Neovia - FDF

The project

Neovia wants to position itself among the most innovative companies in the field of nutrition and animal health. As such, the company has invested in innovation for a number of years (state-of-the-art analysis laboratory opened in 2013, We’nov, its World Innovation Centre, opened in 2016, and investment in data analysis and connected objects). This constant investment in innovation must now be coupled with a more technological experimentation based on tools (big data, the digital) and new approaches (test modelling, analysis of animal behaviour, etc.). It must also be fully connected to new societal challenges in order to clearly place livestock farmers (connected farms, home automation) and consumers (children, adults) at the heart of our approach. To reach these objectives, Neovia is setting itself a new challenge: construct the Farm of the Future to promote the future of sustainable livestock farming.

The Farm of the Future project was announced in July 2016 when We’nov, Neovia’s World Innovation Centre was officially opened. This farm, which should commence operations in late 2020, will embody a single ambition: to offer livestock farmers innovative, efficient, and sustainable solutions representing the future of sustainable livestock farming.

3 major objectives

Via its Farm of the Future project, Neovia pursues its strong ambition: construct the future of sustainable farming. To this end, Neovia has set three key complementary goals for this project:

  • Bring animal nutrition R&D into the future: structure, aggregate, and analyse new data while creating more advanced experimentation capability based on technology, tools (big data, digital, etc.) and new approaches (modelling, behavioural analysis, etc.).
  • Create a space for dialogue between consumers and livestock farmers: foster interaction and integrate social issues into practices. Anticipate changes in livestock farming and contribute to proposing more relevant and differentiating economic and technological models that combine respect for the farmer’s work, consideration of consumer expectations and animal and environmental welfare.
  • Build tomorrow’s connected livestock farming: test the usefulness of “Smart Farming” solutions in R&D contexts and evaluate conditions under which they would be implemented on farms.