Animal Health & Nutrition Consortium
Innovating how industry and land-grant universities work together to support animal health, welfare and production
Strong Partnerships — Strong Futures
The Animal Health and Nutrition Consortium (AHNC) is a novel public–private partnership that brings together animal health companies, biotechnology companies and university scientists to identify the foundational limitations to the development of new products, services and markets — and foster research to address these knowledge gaps.
The ultimate goal of the AHNC is to provide its members with a competitive advantage in the development of game-changing new products that improve animal welfare, reduce disease, and improve the nutritional value of feed and production. The AHNC is a foundational constituent of the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Food Animal Initiative.
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Poultry and Swine Strengths
NC State is the only U.S. university fully integrated in both poultry and swine.
Public/private partnerships provide access to grant opportunities otherwise out of reach.
A pipeline of future talent eager to participate in research and other opportunities.
12 Grants Awarded
Over $600,000 in support of AHNC member-directed research priorities.
“Iluma Alliance has been a member of the Animal Health and Nutrition Consortium from the beginning. As we move forward, I am confident that the AHNC will continue to accomplish its purpose of working collectively towards a healthier and more sustainable future for the animal protein industry.”
— Paula Barngrover, CEO, Alura USA | Iluma Alliance
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