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Friday, December 26, 2014
Nutriquest opens Ran Research Center for swine studies
Nutriquest has opened a new research facility in Minnesota capable of advanced swine research applications.
The Ran Research Center, located near Pipestone, Minnesota, can accommodate all aspects of wean-to-finish swine research. The facility features 2,400 animal finishing spaces, modern design and a state-of-the-art automated feeding system, making it fully capable of producing controlled and technologically advanced research. The Ran Research Center is the final piece of a breed to slaughter research system that already includes modern commercial sow and nursery research facilities.
“Nutriquest’s investment in the Ran Research Center furthers our focus on the research and development of real-world technologies that help producers optimize pig performance and profitability. We now have the capability of doing breed to slaughter research, on large numbers of animals, within a state-of-the-art commercial research setting.” said Dr. Chad Hagen, senior vice president of Nutriquest.
The Nutriquest team has proven experience in the design and development of products and technologies, with a team of scientists with over 100 years of experience in research and product development.
The center is yet another stride in the continued growth of Nutriquest’s research, product development and take-to-market capabilities. “The Ran Research Center continues our commitment to the animal agriculture industry and will ensure we deliver on our goal of developing products and technologies that enhance animal productivity in a cost effective, safe and healthy manner while respecting the environment,” said Steve Weiss, president of Nutriquest.