Technical Information

Disciplined science with a customer focus

Cargill / Purina is a global leader in bringing to you the latest New Technical Information in animal nutrition science due to our strong customer focus paired with a disciplined, scientific approach to nutrients and animal metabolism. This approach has deep roots, beginning in 1958 with a group of dedicated researchers who established a research farm in Elk River, Minnesota. That research farm became our Innovation Campus, recognized around the world as a state-of-the-art research and technology center that maintains a strong commitment to customer success.

Our scientists, deployment managers and consultants can offer customers:

  • proven expertise in animal nutrition research
  • an extensive knowledge of raw materials, nutrients and nutrient metabolism
  • comprehensive experience in applications, product development and production processes
  • expert technical services
  • a network of intellectual asset professionals to safeguard the technical ideas, solutions and agreements that are yours exclusively or that we develop together
  • regulatory support to help you enter target markets around the world

These are just some of the ways our people work closely with customers to help grow their business while supporting animal health and productivity.


A global network of innovative research

The Innovation Campus in Elk River, Minnesota is the hub of the Cargill Animal Science Technology Development Center. Our laboratories in Songtan, Korea and Spessa, Italy support and enhance our commitment to state-of-the-art research and development that includes customers as an integral part of the team.


Safety and Integrity

Our work goes beyond animal nutrition and feed ingredients. It also encompasses feed safety, quality assurance of ingredients, product integrity and food safety, and the production of quality, reliable feed through standardized processes. We are committed to excellence at every step of the feed manufacturing and food production process.