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Monday, January 23, 2017

24/01/2017:Abstract presentation Dr Holger Kühlwein – Aquatic Asia conference 2017

“From beer to fish: functional brewer’s yeast products in aquafeeds”

by Dr Holger Kühlwein, Leiber GmbH


Beer brewing has a centuries-long tradition, and especially the famous Reinheitsgebot, sometimes called the “German Purity Law”, of beer brewing from the year 1516 has enormously contributed to the great acceptance of beer as a high-quality, food-grade product. 


 
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Consequently, processing the brewer’s yeast to a refined quality after the brewing process results in a premium, standardised, quality consistent, guaranteed non-GMO raw material free from other contaminants or additives (e.g. additional flavor components, enzymes or even antibiotics and heavy metals).

The yeast used during beer brewing is Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Depending on the further processing a range of various brewer’s yeast products can be produced featuring different functionalities in humans and animals including aquatic organisms (e.g. prebiotic yeast cell walls improving gut health, and highly purified ß-glucans boosting immune competence).

In intensive aquaculture fish and shellfish are often subjected to a plethora of various stressors in their living environment (pathogens, handling/transport, environmental changes, etc.).

In consequence, these stressors may have negative effects on growth performance and health status of the animal, and ultimately the economic success of aquaculture husbandry.

Hence, functional feeds are increasingly applied in order to prophylactically strengthen the animal’s resistance against external adversities.

The presentation will introduce the functional differences in various brewer’s yeast products, and then illustrate these functionalities in aquatic species by means of exemplary scientific research data.


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24/01/2017: Aller Aqua Ghana is officially open for business

Aller Aqua Ghana was recently inaugurated in Senchi Amanfrom 

The inauguration was attended by many customers, business partners and industry officials – more than 80 people came to help us celebrate.
 


Amongst participants were officials from the District Assembly, the Ministry of Fisheries, the Royal Danish Ambassador and members of the press.
 

Emmanuel Ofosu
(Country Director, Aller Aqua Ghana).
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At the inauguration, speakers included Carsten Jørgensen (CFO, Aller Aqua Group), the Royal Danish Ambassador Tove Degnbol, Madam Abene Kyei (District Coordinating Director) and Niels Lundgaard (Commercial Director for Africa, Aller Aqua Group). 

Emmanuel Ofosu, Country Director for Ghana, was present to greet all attendees and answer questions. Emmanuel received many inquiries and contacts for further collaboration, and is looking forward to follow up on these. Fish feed for aquaculture, specifically Tilapia and Catfish, will be offered in Ghana by Emmanuel Ofosu and his team, consisting of five dedicated staff members. 


Aller Aqua Ghana Limited is strategically situated by the Volta River where many fish farmers have their farms. This, paired with positive statements from current customers, gets the company off to a positive start.

“The opening day was a result of months of hard work, and we are glad to be able to start offering fish feed to the Ghanaian aquaculture sector from our local company, Aller Aqua Ghana Limited. Aller Aqua essentially help the farmers grow their businesses by providing high quality fish feed which leads to faster growth, healthier fish and thus a better end product. This is our aim in all the countries we are represented in, and was a key parameter in our decision in starting Aller Aqua Ghana Limited. ” Explains Niels Lundgaard, Commercial Director for Africa, Aller Aqua Group.

Aller Aqua would like to thank this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making the inauguration a great success and hope to see all of you again soon.


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Ferraz Machinery and Engineering Ltda company profile



Based in the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo state, Brazil, on the Via Ananhguera, one of the main highways of the country, Ferraz now occupies premises of approximately 13,000 m2, built on a land area of 32,000 m2.

All the products that the company sells are manufactured entirely on the premises of Ferraz by the most qualified professionals in the areas of machining, boilers, bodyshop, welding, lasers, shipping, services and spares.


Ferraz projects are in accordance with the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) required by the Ministry of Agriculture, and bear the ANFAL quality seal PIQ-PET (National Association of Balanced Food Manufacturers).


According to their website, "We design and install complete lines for animal feed production processes - for branny, pelleting and extruded feeds. From start to finish of every factory installation project, we present and follow all the steps of its construction. We also provide aftercare, always bringing innovations and improvements to equipment as well as effective and constant technical assistance."

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23/01/2017: Future of global aquaculture feed and pharmaceutical market: 2016 - 2024

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an agency regulated by law for the sale and distribution of animal feed and animal therapeutic drugs.

Aquaculture refers to the breeding, harvesting of all kinds of freshwater and marine water species including fish, shellfish, and plants.

 
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It is mainly used for the commercial purpose in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, nutritional and biotechnological industry.

Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector and accounts for about 50 percent of world's food fish.

It is pointed that aquaculture provides protein-rich food and is most efficient than any other production system.

For healthy aquaculture, high-quality feeds should be used by the farmers.

New technological advancement in the field of aquaculture will help to expand the aquaculture feed and pharmaceutical market, as it has the wide range of applications in food and pharmaceutical industry.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an agency regulated by law for the sale and distribution of animal feed and animal therapeutic drugs.

The art of aquaculture is ancient and remained isolated in historical past. In 2500 B.C, Egyptians were first to culture fish, some Romans, Chinese, and Indians had described the methods of fishing.

Different type of fish requires different feed with different essential nutrients.

In farmed fish cultivation, fishmeal and fish oil is included in the diet as it is the natural source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a combination of 40 nutrition are essential for healthy fish breeding.

Aquaculture represents around 50 percent of production cost. Nowadays development of species specific diet is supporting the aquaculture market. Aquaculture feeds are available in different sizes (pellets) because each aqua animals has different feeding rate, frequency, and timing.

Various oxygen tablets and probiotic tablets are also available in the market. Fish usually stop eating during bacterial disease progression. If a bacterial disease is detected then medicated feed is the best option to be used as the therapeutic drug.

Continuous advancement in the field of aquaculture has the potential to expand the variety of species for both restoration and commercial drives.

In 2004, China aquaculture production was about 70 percent of the total fisheries production. It is estimated that by 2020, global aquaculture will contribute about 120 million tonnes of fish to meet the demand of growing population.

Growing focus to increase the production of marine species will reflect, trend to increase in reliance on aqua feed. Global aquaculture feed and the pharmaceutical market is segmented into products type, feed type, animal type, and Geography.

Based on the product type aquaculture feed and pharmaceutical market is sub segmented into amino acids, antibiotics, oxygen tablets, probiotic tablets, feed acidifiers, and vitamins.

Based on the Feed type, the global feed and the pharmaceutical market is segmented into extruded feeds and pressure-pelleted feeds.

Based on the animal type global aquaculture feed and pharmaceutical market is sub segmented into carp, shrimp, salmon, catfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and tilapia. In 2008, it was estimated that global commercial aquaculture feed was about 29.2 million tonnes.

In 2006, 48 percent of aquaculture feed production in Europe was contributed by Norway.

By regional presence, the global aquaculture feed and the pharmaceutical market is segmented into five broad regions, North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.

According to Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Asia's fed aquaculture excluding China accounts for about 64.2 percent.

The Asian region has contributed robustly in the marine sector. In 2012, the global demand for aqua feed accounted 65 percent from Asia Pacific.

Asia-Pacific aquaculture feed and the pharmaceutical market is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. Regions present in Rest of the World is supposed to grow significantly within the forecast period.

Favourable governmental regulations for aquaculture, increasing demand for aquaculture is expected to enhance the global market for aquaculture feed in the near future.

Read more HERE.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

23/01/2017: Is the grass greener for UK farmers after Brexit? Lords to investigate

New inquiry launched into implications of Brexit on UK agriculture 

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture.
 

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 The first evidence session will take place on Wednesday 25 January when the Committee will take evidence from leading academics.

Membership of the EU has allowed the UK to trade freely in agricultural goods and foods with Member States and has determined the UK’s external trading relations with the rest of the world.

European Union legislation has also governed UK policy on agricultural production, animal welfare, food safety, product standards, environmental protection, funding and rural development.

This inquiry seeks to highlight the challenges the Government will face when disentangling UK farming from the EU and the opportunities that arise for agriculture and food after withdrawal.

The Committee will take evidence from key industry representatives, academic experts and Government officials in order to identify priorities for a post-Brexit relationship with the EU that will benefit UK farmers.

Key issues the Committee will explore include: 

- The opportunities and challenges arising from Brexit for UK farmers.
- How the future trading relationship with the EU will affect future agricultural policy 
- The implications of Brexit on the regulatory regime underpinning agriculture and the trade in agricultural products.
- What effect WTO rules will have on policy decisions on funding for farmers and the environment
- Whether Brexit will impact the supply of affordable and good-quality food in the UK

In the first session, the Committee will explore with the witnesses critical policy decisions the Government must consider before the UK leaves the EU to protect UK farmers, as well how the future trading relationship with the EU will affect the UK’s agricultural policy, and how the provision of public goods could be promoted after Brexit.

At 11:00am the Committee will speak to: 

- Professor Wyn Grant, Warwick University
- Professor Alan Swinbank, University of Reading
- Allan Wilkinson, Head of Agrifoods, HSBC Bank plc

The evidence sessions will start at 11:00am on Wednesday 25 January and will be held in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords.

Watch the session live on the internet, HERE.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Liptosa company profile

  
LípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service.



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20/01/2017: FISA launches new web site along with the unveiling of its new logo

Fibras Industriales S.A. (FISA) a global leader in net, aquaculture manufacturing and fabrication, have announced the launching of their new webpage and logo

As part of the companies evolution, that has included the investment of over US$4.5 million in new machinery and net loft over the last three years, FISA refreshed its traditional logo, providing a new look and feel.
 


The company’s Commercial Director, Yoni Radzinski, stated that after careful consideration the company decided it was time to choose a new logo providing a better reflection of who the company is today, "modern and driven to provide superior quality and services across the globe".

Over the years the company has expanded its range of products, making them able to complete the full circle of needs for its customers not only in fishing and aquaculture, but also in offshore aquaculture, agriculture, sports, safety and specialty netting.

Among the companies main investments were new extrusion lines for PE & PP, new depth stretching machine, upgrading of its twisted knotless (Shogun) machinery, several new knotted weaving machines and increased capacity for the Raschel knotless netting production lines.

Visit the new website HERE.

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