About Wageningen Livestock Research

About Wageningen Livestock Research

Eggs, meat (including fish) and dairy products must, in the first place, be healthy and tasty, but they must also be produced in a responsible fashion, with proper attention for animal welfare and health. That is precisely what Wageningen Livestock Research stands for: developing the knowledge needed for sustainable and profitable livestock farming.

How will we feed the world in 2050?

We believe that animals play a crucial role in circular economy. This requires research into more sustainable and climate-smart livestock farming.

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We offer practical solutions

Together with our clients, we translate our scientific knowledge into practical solutions in the area of livestock farming systems, nutrition, genetics, animal welfare, and the impact of domestic animals on the environment. This allows us to work concretely on developing livestock farming concepts for future generations.

Our expertise

We have the following fields of expertise:

Our research facilities

Wageningen Livestock Research has around 225 employees and three research facilities.


Our innovative strength lies in our ability to combine new and available scientific knowledge with professional process design. In this, the efforts of our broad network of companies and public organisations are indispensable. Around our fields of expertise we form partnerships, consortia and other collaborations to meet the challenges of the future together. Through collaboration with the university's department of animal sciences and on the other hand the agrifood sector, we serve the entire knowledge agenda.

We work together in the field of animal husbandry with WUR's Department of Animal Sciences in three collaborations: