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Research and Development
Solla´s Research and Development Department (R&D) is exclusively focused on animal nutrition innovation. It counts on human and technological resources which along with optimum infrastructure to carry out permanent research generating direct benefits for our clients.
For that reason it counts on experimental farms where nutritional research is impelemented on topics like raw materials, premixtures, new products development and improvement, handling practices, palatability and flavor tests.
Current R&D lines of research are aviculture, dairy farming, and dogs allowing us to deliver our clients scientifically endorsed high quality products.
Betania Cattle Farming Experimental and Demonstration Farm (founded in 2009)
Located at Santa Rosa de Osos on the road to Llanos de Cuivá, and at an altitude of 8626 feet above mean sea level, it holds 120 Holstein dairy cows in production used for research in the field of ruminants’ nutrition.
The modern equipment at this farm measures quantity of milk as well as milk quality (fat content, proteins, total solids, and more). Also assessed are the hygiene issues such as somatic cells production.
With these tools, Solla constantly evaluates the proposals it brings to the market, in terms of product cost-benefit ratio and in terms of livestock management practices. Research is also made in partnership with leading universities in the fields of animal nutrition and environment.
Sometimes, research from countries such as United States, Canada, New Zealand, and others, does not match the conditions of our productive sector. For that reason at the Betania Farm research is being performed under Colombian and Latin American livestock production models.