As a technology and innovation driven corporation, the Company strictly follows its mission described as "Using advanced technology, excellent service, and outstanding products to promote the development of China’s animal husbandry industry, save resources, protect the environment, provide food security and benefit the society", its R&D team, driven by market-oriented and customer-oriented principles and the goals of “safe product, stable quality, tailor-made nutrition and powering business performance”, has always been dedicated to constantly innovating know-how and working on new products.
There are approximately 405 technicians and experts who have deep theoretical understanding and considerable practical experiences in the technology innovation team, they are continuously conducting research targeted at product innovation and improving the company's overall technical level. In the meantime, Wellhope has 400 staff who engage in formula, quality control and technical service.
In the first half of 2019, the Company led and participated in more than 10 projects at national, provincial and municipal level. Among them, Wellhope, as the first organizer, coordinated the major science and technology project of Liaoning Province--"Feed Quality and Safety Control and Low-protein Feed". The project "Creation Technology for New-type Amino Acid and Low-Protein Pig Feed", co-operated with China Agricultural University, has entered the second prize list of National Technology Invention Awards and passed the publicity period. The project "Development and Promotion of Energy-saving and Environment-friendly Livestock and Poultry Feed" passed the preliminary selection of the second prize of Liaoning Province Science and Technology Progress Awards. As a representative of enterprises in the feed industry, the Company participated in formulating group standard for fermented feed production, and participated in formulating the standard for "Question Bank for Formulators of China's feed industry" and compiling relevant questions. Meanwhile, in the first half of 2019, the Company successfully screened two sets of cost-effective antibiotic-free feed formula solutions, and developed "Wellhope immune nutrition" products, which improved animal's immune response ability and disease resistance by enhancing daily intake of amino acids, etc., to help to realize the withdrawal of antibiotics in feed and efficient and healthy animal raising. Furthermore, in the first half of 2019, the Company was granted with 3 invention patents, and had submitted 6 invention patents that were formally accepted.