Friday, October 20, 2017

20/10/2017: Aquaculture Vietnam opens in less than one week!

 Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 will open its doors in less than one week. 

 You can see the latest innovations in the Aquaculture industry by planning your visit to Vietnam's International Aquaculture Industry Event - Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 from October 25-27, 2017 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC), Can Tho City, Vietnam. 

 It is the only international exhibition and conference event in Vietnam that offers priceless industry insights across a wide range of conferences, technical seminars and exciting activities. 

Four good reasons to visit Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 

  1. Meet and source new products and services from more than 150 local and international exhibitors at one venue - The show will exhibit the best in feed and aquaculture products, services and the latest innovations presented by more than 100 exhibitors from many countries, such as the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Japan, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Meet the top industry players including Sheng Long, Bayer, De Heus, MSD, EW Nutrition, Vemedim and Empyreal.
  2. Gain more knowledge and market insight into the aquaculture industry with the second International Aquaculture Conference - A vast amount of knowledge, field experience, market insight and the latest research on future trends and solutions for key commercial and technical issues facing the industry will be shared with guests, participants and visitors during these three days with the theme of "Aquaculture - A profitable and sustainable business."
  3. Enjoy special dishes from the third annual Mekong chef competition - The third annual Mekong chef competition, introducing special dishes using pangasius fish as the main ingredient, from 10 professional chefs, in order to show the commercial and nutritional values of Vietnam's pangasius fish. 
  4. Stay connected with industry professionals - Meet exhibitors and industry people, whether to establish a new relationship with a supplier or strengthen an existing one. A trade show is an ideal place to meet face-to-face, exchange ideas and give feedback on products or services to further enhance your business. 
Click here to pre-register. 

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

20/10/2017: Shrimp farming in India

by Dr B Laxmappa, India

Shrimp farming is a multi-billion dollar industry contributing a major income to several countries in Asia and South America

India as the second largest country in aquaculture production in the World, the share of brackish-water sector includes culture of shrimp varieties mainly, the native giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon and exotic white-leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Today, L. vannamei is the most extensively farmed crustacean species in the World.

Culture Status
Brackish-water aquaculture in India is concentrated around the giant tiger prawn (P. monodon) as the single most important species. Recently, the culture of exotic, white-leg shrimp, L. vannamei, however, has attracted the farmers’ attention because of its fast growth, low incidence of native diseases, availability of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) domesticated strains and culture feasibility in wide salinity range.

With the production levels of 10–12 tonnes/ha/crop of three to four months’ duration, the production of this species has reached to a level of 406,044 tonnes during 2015–16. Very recently, L. vannamei culture is also started in freshwater ponds particularly in Telangana State and some other states in India by the stocking of PLs acclimatising to zero ppt salinity at hatchery level. The culture and production level is encouraging.

Brackish water aquaculture is mainly concentrated on the coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and West Bengal in India. With regards to the market, while the main areas of consumption for freshwater fish are in West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and northeastern India. Cultured brackish water shrimps are destined mainly for export.

Among the coastal states, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of P. monodon and L. vannamei shrimp respectively in the country during the year 2015-16. Today L. vannamei is the largest cultured shrimp in terms of production and productivity in India.

Andhra Pradesh tops in area under culture and production followed by Tamil Nadu way behind (Table: 1 & 2). The commercial farming of tiger shrimp declined gradually and L. vennamei shrimp started increasing significantly from the year 2010-11 (Table: 3 & Image).

Disease outbreaks
With the development of shrimp culture practice from traditional form to modern intensive culture practice, the complexity of diseases has been equally magnified in India.

The frequent outbreaks of diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Black Gill Disease (BGD), Running Mortality Syndrome (RMS), Loose Shell Syndrome (LSS), White Feacal Syndrome (WFS), White Muscle Disease (WMD) and Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHHN) in shrimps causing economic loss to the aquaculture industry.

Farmers are losing 15-25 percent of their investment due to these diseases in every crop in the season. Shrimp aquaculture industry has experienced severe setbacks due to devastating viral diseases.

L. vannamei is an exotic species and culturing both in freshwater and saline waters in the country. The viral outbreaks are minimal in low saline waters compared to the high saline waters with the best management practices.

Read the full article, HERE.

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PTN company profile

PTN’s (Pallet Technology Netherlands) mission is to produce and develop high-quality, reliable machines.

PTN strives to provide its customers with the following benefits through its products: higher yields lower energy consumption low maintenance requirements access to state-of-the-art technology.

As a globally operating, specialist manufacturer of pelletisers and related machinery it is their ambition to expand to become the most respected professional OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

According to the PTN website, “Our strategy for achieving this ambition is to: expand and consolidate the global network of professional sales and service points create a virtual and real image of professionalism, quality and innovation as well as a high level of standardisation and digital accessibility for strategic partners transform technology, know-how and competences into technical and commercial added value generate stable growth in sales and profit.”

PTN develops and manufactures all its products under its own management at two production sites in Schijndel. This means that PTN is able to build both standard products and products to meet customer specifications.

After the machines have been manufactured and installed at the customer’s site, their service department commissions the machines. In addition, the service department is also available should there be any problems or if the customer’s own technical department needs support.

Visit the PTN website, HERE.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

19/10/2017: ILDEX Indonesia 2017 underway

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 stimulates the Indonesian livestock market’s growing demand and more investment through an International Exhibition – Tremendous growth has been achieved over 3 successful editions

ILDEX Indonesia 2017, the third edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition, starts with strong attendance and plentiful business opportunities.

Livestock experts and exhibitors have confirmed that this is the best marketplace and international business platform for Indonesian markets.

The exhibition starts today and runs through 20 October 2017 at JI Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivering the highest quality and variety of new technology, business opportunities and both quality and quantity of local and overseas trade buyers.

This year’s edition of ILDEX Indonesia is larger than last year. The exhibition space grows by up to 60 percent. It occupies over 9,360 sq.m., or 2 halls of JI Expo, and is showcasing 230 exhibitors from 34 countries, 2 international pavilions from China (24 companies) and South Korea (6 companies and a new special Pavilion from the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (KPIS).

The exhibition expects 8,000 trade participants from 30 countries and it has received tremendous feedback from exhibitors about the quality and quantity of both the local and overseas trade buyers.

Visitors have also expressed their pleasure about the huge increase, variety and quality of technology and solutions available at the show. The number of overseas buyers has also increased significantly, more than 200 potential buyers from 13 countries including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and more, are invited to attend the exhibition.

The special highlight for this edition is the honourable awards “Indonesia Poultry Veterinary Award (INPOVA),” in a series of ILDEX 2017 will present awards in three categories.

The first awards is the “Veterinary Business Management Award”, an award for a veterinarian who serves as a CEO, COO, of a top management company engaged in the livestock, animal health, and related enterprises. The winner is Dr. Irawati Fari, President Director of PT Novindo.

The second award is the “Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Award,” an award given to a veterinary researcher and academic who devotes themselves to the development of poultry health science.

The second winner is Prof. Dr. Drh. Wayan Teguh Wibawan, MS. from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University. The third award is the “Veterinary Poultry Technical & Consultancy Award”, an award given to a veterinarian who serves in Poultry Health Services, Poultry Health System Consultancy, and who assists in developing poultry farms.

The last winner is Drh. Eko Prasetyo from Tri Group Bogor. ILDEX Indonesia and Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia (FMPI) are very pleased for all of these winners who received three remarkable Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Awards this year. Mr. Nino Gruettke, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. said that, “ILDEX Indoensia has seen tremendous growth this year, both in terms of size and visitors. The exhibitors have increased by 48 percent from the previous edition and now 100 percent of the exhibition space is sold out with several companies increasing their exhibition area by 50 percent, as well as many new companies. There will be 230 top companies to interact with 200 potential buyers that we hosted from many focus countries. We are targeting 8,000 visitors who will be present at this exhibition. We are also introducing our the first edition of ABC Challenge Asia 2017 which is a conference highlight for anyone involved in ensuring that the Asian consumer is receiving the safest poultry meat and of the highest quality that complies with the latest rules and regulations. It began yesterday with full seats. We also have more than 40 technical seminar topics and 30 international speakers in the conference session.”

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 is showcasing three industry zones which include: Feed and Animal Health; Feed Milling and Farm Equipment; and Genetic, Breeding and Processing.

It’s driving innovation and enabling buyers and sellers to meet easily and develop great business together. Many different industry events are taking place at the exhibition and it’s also providing successful meetings, business matching, knowledge exchange, networking and business opportunities for participants from the poultry, cattle, all livestock and aquaculture industries.

H. Don P. Utojo, President of FMPI said that, “ILDEX Indonesia 2017 will be the third ‘Unique-comprehensive Expo’ ever held in the country focusing on livestock and fishery, including the genetic, feeds additive and premixes, animal drugs and medicines, on-farms, processing and many more. The exhibition, seminars and meetings are participated by hundreds of international and national country’s pavilions, companies, associations, organisations, and other. FMPI (Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia / the Federation of Indonesia Poultry Society) supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of trade and DKI Jakarta Government, and hand in hand with VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific – an International Exhibition Organiser – proudly took an initiative to hold ILDEX Indonesia 2017 on 18th-20th of October 2017. We hope this exhibition will be a place for new information, technology and knowledge to improve the efficiency and productivity of Indonesia livestock so as to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian livestock products in Asia and other region.”

In two years, ILDEX Indonesia 2019 will continue to expand and return on October 2019 at Jakarta, Indonesia. Demand for space is increasing and stronger-than-ever from returning and new exhibitor’s wanting to expand their businesses in Asia.

Please do not miss your chance to join ILDEX Indonesia 2019, the fourth edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition. The exhibition continues to move forward and keeps promoting the event with the objective of "Livestock Industry Growth, Customised Service."

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 opens today and runs through 20 October 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information contact 
Mrs Saengtip Techapatiphandee at or visit the event website, HERE.

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19/10/2017: Fishmeal, fish oil and “The Need for Feed”

by Neil Auchterlonie, IFFO

It is stating the obvious to say that the use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds has changed over time

With high inclusion rates of fishmeal and fish oil common in early modern aquafeeds, and especially those for salmonids, these materials could be regarded as the foundation of fed aquaculture as we know it (Auchterlonie, 2016).

The provision of diets that met the farmed fish nutritional needs essentially freed up the industry to develop systems technology and health controls. Therefore making the advances in the volume of production that was required to achieve viability.

Inclusion rates seen with those early diets were 90 percent or more for total marine-sourced materials (Ytrestøyl, Aas, & Åsgård, 2015), and this was only feasible when the aquaculture industry was of relatively small volume.

Over time the partial substitution of marine ingredients with those of other (terrestrial, mainly vegetable but some animal proteins) origin occurred to allow a continuing supply of feed to aquaculture within a global market.

The challenge was in meeting the volume of supply required for the developing aquaculture industry. There is an economic consideration too, that emanates from the volume of supply point.

Although marine ingredients may appear as higher cost compared to the alternatives in the market, it is simplistic to look at feed ingredients from solely that perspective as bioeconomic models have a great deal more complexity, and feed formulations are not all about price – the performance of the material needs to be taken into account.

This has already been shown with fishmeal in respect of feeds for weaning piglets (Ma et al., 2013) where the growth and health advantages of high quality fishmeal in those feeds provide benefits that extend across the whole production cycle.

The same may well be true for fish species. (Interestingly, it is the comparative cost of marine ingredients that provides the financial attraction from the investment sector that supports the development of alternatives, as discussed in Naylor et al. (2009) who describe the situation thus: “price signals will provide the best inducement for technological and management change”, even if – nutritionally - those alternatives are generally quite different to fishmeal and fish oil.)

For references and to read the full article, click HERE.

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Wynveen International company profile

Wynveen International B.V. is a leading Dutch company, specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of complete mills for the animal feed industry.

With a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic team, the company focuses on the development and construction of high-quality innovative equipment and installations for animal feed, aqua feed and pet food manufacture.

In addition to turnkey projects, their core products are hammer mills, ribbon and paddle mixers, double-shaft paddle mixers, rotary sifters and coaters for liquids (vacuum and atmospheric).

Approximately 80 percent of their products are exported. In order to guarantee its high quality standards, Wynveen assembles and tests all its key equipment in-house.

Wynveen always aims to fully understand customer requirements, working in partnership with customers and using all their accumulated knowledge and experience to deliver the optimum, often highly innovative, technological solution.

That’s why their company motto is: ‘Versatility in feed processing’.

Visit the company website, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Registration open for GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the responsible use of antibiotics on livestock and aquaculture

Responsible use of antibiotics in livestock and aquaculture production – GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the reduction of antibiotic use via the implementation of the criteria of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standard (IFA)

The growing demand by processors, retailers and consumers to control and reduce the use of antibiotics in their production systems is a cause of concern to livestock and aquaculture producers.

Members of the supply chain are beginning to require antibiotic-free production systems and have started to sell meat and aquaculture products for consumption with the claim “Raised without Antibiotics”.

Public regulators such as the WHO are advocating global action to mitigate antibiotic resistances.

This is due to the growing prevalence of bacteria with antibiotic resistances, such as MRSA and ESBL, and their impact on human health.

This ongoing discussion has triggered multiple activities to lower antibiotic use and the resistances as caused by applications in human and in veterinary medicine.

The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards for livestock and aquaculture require multiple actions and approaches by producers to comply with the control points regarding the responsible use of antibiotics.

GLOBALG.A.P. invites you to attend a free one-hour webinar.

The focus will be on the responsible use of antibiotics and the antibiotic reduction policies as implemented on GLOBALG.A.P. IFA farms certified for livestock and aquaculture.

Customised solutions as provided by GLOBALG.A.P., such as the “Sustainable Meat Initiative” by Dutch retailers, will also be discussed.

The webinar includes a Q&A session with the participants.

The focus group for the first webinar on this topic is:
• Producers
• Auditors and inspectors of certification bodies
• Farm Assurers

 The speakers:
• For livestock: Dr. Roland Aumüller, Standards Manager Livestock
• For aquaculture: Mrs. Valeska Weymann, Aquaculture Expert

The key learning objectives:
Participants will gain insights into:
• The criteria for producers of livestock and aquaculture regarding the responsible use of antibiotics with specific focus on training of staff and record-keeping.
• The role of the contracted veterinary surgeon when initiating an antibiotic treatment.
• The veterinary health plan and its integrated reduction policy for antibiotics.
• Preventative measures to lower the use of antibiotics to achieve a more sustainable production.
• The approach by Dutch retailers with a GLOBALG.A.P. add-on module for additional criteria on responsible use of antibiotics and their reduction.

Date and time:
The first webinars will be on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

a) 10:00 to 11:00 am CET
b) 5:00 to 6:00 pm CET
Language: English

To register click, HERE.

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