Four compelling reasons to choose Nukamel


Nukamel specialises in one key area: the development and production of dairy nutritional solutions for the critically important first phase in the life of young animals. The (st)art of growing: that’s our motto.


To us, nutrition for young animals is more than a field of expertise. It’s a passion. We relish being able to bring something different to the world of livestock farming, and we know where we’re heading.


Nukamel is a true pioneer in nutrition for young animals. Our solutions are developed today for the livestock farming of tomorrow and have already brought positive changes to farming over decades. We were the first company in the world to introduce milk replacer and nutritional emulsifier, and there are even more industry-first developments coming soon.


Our approach is highly personal. Each customer and each of their animals is an individual with unique needs. We believe in growing long-term collaborations together with our partners.

Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM)

Milk – but not as you know it 

Milk contributes to the survival and fitness of newborns. MFGM (Milk Fat Globule Membrane), a lipid-containing component of cow’s milk, is essentially contributing to neonatal health. Elaborative research, done by Nukamel, converts these benefits of MFGM into clear economical gains in young animal nutrition.

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Nutritional knowledge


Growth through research

Nukamel has been putting science into products for nearly 70 years. Through our scientific research, we can provide feed mills and farmers with dairy-based nutritional solutions and services that meet the unique needs of young animals.

Optimising animal nutrition at an early stage truly has a lifelong impact. As the genetics of animals advance through development, so do their nutritional needs. While our products help the animals to achieve their full genetical potential, they also enable farmers to improve the efficiency of their production and reduce the environmental impact.

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Top-quality raw materials


Focus on nutritional value

Milk and dairy products are naturally rich sources of a wide range of essential nutrients, growth factors and bioactive components that all young animals need.

As a dairy specialist, Nukamel selects only top-quality sources. This selection is made based on our profound scientific understanding of the entire dairy production process.

We know that heat treatment of milk components lowers their nutritional value and can destroy their health benefits. We are committed to using only fresh, high-quality, low heat-treated ingredients that are rich in bioactive components.

How to select top-quality dairy based raw materials

Our experts, have the nutritional knowledge


Evi Croes

R&D Manager

Albert Einstein once said: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." Every  day Nukamel plants seeds for a future harvest. Whether it concerns small steps in the optimisation of our current solutions or huge leaps into the future using our brightest imagination, both are fascinating to contribute to.


Steven Cools

Product Manager Poultry

Curing animals was my passion. However, keeping them sound and this yet from the beginning, pays off better. Therefore, with a PhD in the pocket and my field experience, I contribute nowadays to Nukamel's 'art of growing' in the poultry business.


Béke Nivelle

Product Manager Piglets

As a young mother myself I feel even more committed to giving young animals, especially piglets, the best possible start in life.


Stephen Van Den Meersch

ARTI, the youngstock specialist

Working as a Calf Specialist at Nukamel gives me the chance to translate scientific and veterinary knowledge to helpful tips and tricks for the farmers, increasing the efficiency and sustainability of their calf rearing.

Marlijn Adriaanse

Marlijn Adriaanse

ARTI, the youngstock specialist

From a young age, I have really loved being on the farm. At Nukamel, I can transfer my passion and knowledge to customers as a youngstock specialist. I love challenges and always strive for the best practical result for farmer and calf.


Francesca Bonvini

ARTI, the youngstock specialist

I  have always been passionate about the science of nutrition, combined with practical on-farm work with animals. Working for Nukamel I found the possibility to be involved in both. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to be able to improve performance on farm while translating the latest science of calf nutrition to farmers and customers.

Drew Coppinger

Drew Coppinger

ARTI, the youngstock specialist

Having a strong understanding of calf nutrition, integrated supply chain and genetics allows myself and Nukamel to support our UK and Irish customers to further develop new opportunities. 

Our passion and knowledge of calves allows us to translate the needs of our customers to ensure we are developing market leading products to support British and Irish farmers. 


Peter Ramaekers

Peter Ramaekers

Product Manager Piglets

Pig nutrition is my passion and I want to share my knowledge and experience with you to meet the challenges within our industry.


Mariëlle de Haan

Mariëlle de Haan

Product Manager Calves

Starting calves up in a proper way, will be beneficial in their later life. As product manager calves I am passionate about giving the calf the best quality milk replacer but also taking into account the farmer’s wishes. 

Why these clients choose Nukamel ?

Spray cooling

Spray cooling

The heart of our production process is ‘spray cooling’ – a unique, gentle, and highly controlled processing technique. Years of extensive research shows that spray cooled products ensure better digestibility and performance in young mammals.

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Tips and tricks

Providing the best possible nutritional solutions for young animals is essential. However, the extent to which the animals reach their genetic potential can also be influenced by other practical elements. You can find out practical information to help optimise your processes through our ‘Tips and tricks’.

Watch the Tips & Tricks videos here:

  • How to mix milk replacer for piglets correctly.

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Our brands

  • Calves

    • ProtéGo
    • Nukamel
    • Fokkamel
    • OmniSMART
    • Maestro
    • Buffalomel
    • Fokkamix
    • Whey Up
  • Piglets

    • Piglait
    • Porcomel
    • Nukamix
    • Fokkamix
    • Porcomix
    • Mixomel | Feedomel
    • Whey Up
  • Poultry

    • Volamel Extra
    • Compass
  • Lamb & Goat Kids

    • Lammomel
    • Kiddomel
    • Wessamix

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You could help us make a difference. We are present in more than 70 countries across the world and dedicated to the art of growing young animals through top quality nutrition. If you are starting or developing your career, find out how you can work with us.