About Us


Our purpose

Developing innovative, feed additive solutions to enable
antibiotic-free and sustainable livestock production.


Nutrition & Biosciences has invested over multiple decades to address the big issue of food security and, in particular, the rising global demand for high-quality protein. Both animal and plant sources will continue to be important to satisfy the rising demand for high-quality protein, and in fact, they are
co-dependent on one another.

As a pioneer in the development of innovative feed additives, we understand the challenges you face and the crucial issues that determine optimal nutrition and gastrointestinal health. That’s why our products are developed to balance sustainable ambitions with feed efficiency, animal performance, and welfare.

It’s an approach inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which asks every organization across the world to play a part in tackling the world’s dominant social, environmental, and economic challenges.

We are committed to supporting and aligning our business with this call to action in several important ways, for example:


SDG 2 Zero Hunger: Our nutritional solutions contribute to sustainable animal production and economic independence; helping farmers produce more from less.


SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing: Our gut health solutions reduce dependence on antibiotics; contributing to the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: We promote the safe use and handling of enzymes; supporting a safer working environment.


SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Our significant investment in science-based solutions continues to push boundaries and drive discoveries.


SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production: Our nutritional and health solutions help to improve animal welfare - through better litter quality, lower prevalence of footpad lesions, reduced ammonia emissions, and improved livability - while our focus on renewable materials and energy efficiency helps to reduce environmental impact.


SDG 13 Climate Action: By improving feed efficiency, we reduce the use of phosphorous and levels of ammonia emissions; improving environmental performance and arable land use.


SDG 14 Life Below Water: Our feed additive solutions reduce nitrogen and phosphorous excretions from animal production; helping to prevent water courses becoming polluted with excess levels which would otherwise encourage algal bloom, lower oxygen levels, and affect the survival of fish and plants.


SDG 15 Life on Land: Using our enzymes improves feed conversion; meaning less land is needed to grow crops to support the same level of production. While use of our protease as an alternative protein source reduces pressure to destroy the rainforest for soybean crops.


What we do

At Danisco Animal Nutrition, we take a holistic approach to optimizing livestock production; focusing on the interactions between nutrition, the microbiome, and gut and immune function - a state we refer to as ‘nutribiosis’.

Achieving a favorable nutribiotic state in the gut enables better growth, maximizes feed utilization, and helps protect birds from enteric diseases. This focus defines our approach to optimal livestock production and sets us apart from the competition.

Learn more about Nutribiosis


Our numbers speak for themselves


Where we are: Global presence


Our History

For over 35 years, our range of feed enzyme and gut health solutions has helped livestock producers resolve the nutritional and health puzzles at the heart of antibiotic-free and sustainable production.



Axtra® PHY GOLD launched in USA, Mexico, and India



The separation of DuPont and Dow and formation of the “NEW” DuPont



Axtra® PRO launched in Brazil



Syncra® SWI launched in USA
Enviva® PRO launched in EU



Poultry microbial analysis service upgraded with enhanced pathogen detection capabilities



DuPont and Dow enter into a “merger of equals”



Syncra® AVI enzyme/probiotic combination launched in USA; wins Frost & Sullivan’s “New Product Innovation Award”



Axtra® PHY launched in USA



DuPont acquires Danisco
Carbohydrase enzymes launched;
Axtra® XB (EU) and Axtra® XAP (USA



Danisco acquires AgTech; an agricultural biotechnology company and pioneer in probiotics for livestock
Poultry microbial analysis service introduced



Danisco acquires Genencor



Phyzyme® XP launched; world’s first E. coli phytase



FinnFeeds renamed Danisco Animal Nutrition



Danisco acquires FinnFeeds



Avizyme® 1500 launched
Genencor acquires Gist-Brocades, Solvay,
Enzyme Bio Systems, and Rhodia Enzymes

(between 1995-2003)


Porzyme® and Avizyme® launched;
world’s first species-specific multi-enzyme solutions



First ß-glucanase enzyme introduced



Genencor incorporated


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