Monday, October 31, 2016

Zhengchang company profile

Established in 1918, Zhengchang has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions. ZCME has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world.

Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects around the world, covering the fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet food, premix feed, sawdust pellets, fertilizer, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment etc. ZCME projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and greater profits.

Zhengchang have overcome many challenges for their customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years. According to their website, "we are now making great endeavors to apply our latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertiliser, and sawdust shaping industries".

Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas. It is also a true problem solver who knows you well enough to oversee your development.

Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.
Visit the website HERE.

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01/11/2016: Mycotoxin levels put farmed species at risk

by Rui A. Gonçalves, Scientist at BIOMIN

The negative effect of mycotoxins in aquatic species has been highlighted in recent publications.

Mycotoxins can cause adverse effects in several aquatic species and these effects vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including nutritional and health status prior to exposure, dose and duration of exposure, age and species.

Nonetheless, the important question that remains to be answered: which species can the real-life mycotoxin levels in aquafeeds affect? Comparing results of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey with known sensitivity levels of farmed fish and shrimp reveals that numerous species are at risk in terms of impaired health or lower performance—undermining the industry’s profitability.

Mycotoxin occurrence
Over a period of one year, 41 samples of finish aquaculture feed, both shrimp and fish, were analysed within the scope of the annual BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey program. The samples were sourced in Asia (31 samples) and Europe (10 samples). In all, 154 individual analyses have been conducted. The samples were tested for aflatoxins, zearalenone, deoxynivalenol, fumonisins and ochratoxin A.


Directly comparing literature values with contamination levels found in the survey (Figure 1), we can observe that several species can be affected by DON in real aquaculture production scenarios.

In European samples, an average value of 165 ppb (parts per billion) and maximum of 282 ppb of DON was detected and in Asian samples an average value of 161 ppb and maximum of 431 ppb of DON was found. These values are within the sensitivity level of rainbow trout, pacific white shrimp, carp and red tilapia production.


Aflatoxins were the most common mycotoxin found in the survey for Asia. Aflatoxins have been considerably investigated in farmed fish and crustaceans’ species due to the toxicity of AFB1. The contamination values of aflatoxins found for Europe were negligible (0.43 ppb); however, the values found for Asia (average = 52 ppb and maximum of 221 ppb) can impact several rearing species (Figure 2).

These aflatoxin levels could spell trouble for rainbow trout, European seabass, Nile tilapia, rohu, yellow catfish and white leg and black tiger shrimps, amongst many others. While the aflatoxin contamination appears restricted to Asian samples, the global trade in raw materials and aquaculture feeds could potentially export the occurrence of mycotoxins to other regions.

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01/11/2016: VIETSTOCK 2016 forms a new record!

The VIETSTOCK 2016 Expo & Forum breaks another record with a registered 10,518 attendees coming from 39 different countries.

With this result, the show has grown 23 percent bigger than the previous edition, officially making this year’s show the biggest international feed, livestock & meat industry trade show in Vietnam.
Visitor's Quotes

- “I attended the exhibition today to source for suppliers in feed additives. After participating, I feel very satisfied because there are many brands for me to select.”

- “In the future, I hope that the show could be expanded bigger especially for the aquaculture sectors. I attended VIETSTOCK 2016 Expo and Forum through the Group Delegation Programs. I came to the show this year to find new livestock products, technologies and suppliers.”

- “I think the show performed very well because I have met many livestock stake holders from over the world. This is also good for the consumers like me when looking for products and equipment for my farm.”

More than 300 international and local exhibitors showcased the latest products and services in farm equipment, animal nutrition, veterinary, animal health, meat processing, feed manufacturing and other related products for livestock industries.

The Business Matching Program has successfully connected industry players which resulted to numerous trade agreements as well creating a wide business network reach within major stakeholders.

Most of the participants agree that VIETSTOCK 2016 is the most successful version that they have ever attended among trade exhibitions in livestock industry in Vietnam.

The exhibitors also expressed their appreciation about VIETSTOCK 2016: Nabel is a Japanese company specialising on Egg grading and Packaging system.

“We are establishing to serve South East Asia, including Vietnam. We come to the show this year to introduce our products and technologies to the Vietnam egg market. We really want to see the hygiene and high quality eggs are produced by our equipment in the Vietnam market. I feel very happy after 3 days show because I’ve been able to meet many new customers, friends and business partners. By this way, we can learn more about the industry information, and more importantly, we can enhance our relationship with all of them. We are specialising in providing the closed house system as well as equipment for swine and poultry. Come to the show this year, we would like to introduce our isolation technologies to the Vietnam market which will help control the temperature in order to make our client to have more production. I would like to thank VIETSTOCK's organiser for providing such a great show and we definitely will come back in 2018.”

 “Nutriad is a Belgium company which establishes 50 years ago. We specialise in nutritional feed additive. This is the third time we attended VIETSTOCK. I think VIETSTOCK 2016 is the largest show with many improvements compare with the last two shows. Vietnam is our important market and our profit is very good for the last ten years. We met at least 80 percent of our largest top ten customers at the show. I think the quality of the show is good and we benefit a lot in the VIETSTOCK 2016.”

Technical seminar and conference program
Aquaculture Vietnam Conference 2016 With the theme “Sustainable Aquaculture in Practice”, the 1st Aquaculture Vietnam Conference were attended by more than 450 delegates where a series of pertinent and timely issues on aquaculture, fishery and other related topics were led by 10 international and local experts.

Supported by Directorate of Fishery (MARD), the Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS), the International Collaboration Center for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS),the International Aqua Feed and Aquaculture Without Frontier, the conference served as an international platform in providing practical knowledge and skills regarding the aquaculture, fishery and seafood sectors.

Technical Seminar Programs The three-day event also featured an interesting run of conferences and seminars which were held in three seminar rooms that featured more than 40 significant topics where all discussions—spearheaded by key government experts and renowned industry specialists—provided the latest information and knowledge on livestock, meat and feed.

“On behalf of UBM Asia, organisers, we thank you for your untiring support in creating another successful VIETSTOCK show. And we hope you join us once more at VIETSTOCK 2018 Expo & Forum!” Ms. Rungphech Chitanuwat Business Director UBM Asia

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31/10/2016: Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show (TIFSS) looks set to be the biggest yet

Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show (TIFSS), 2016 will take place at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC) between Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th November.

Sponsored by Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and directed by Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, ROC Kaohsiung City Government; this annual event is  organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and My Exhibition Co, Ltd.

The show opens at 10AM and closes at 6PM with the exception of the final day when the show will close an hour earlier at 5PM). 

This annual event is not only open for trade & by Invitation, but is also open to local public by admission too.If the predictions for this year ring true then the number exhibitors will increase from 218 to 250, the number of booths will increase from 415 to 500; with visor numbers expecting to swell from  6,527 to 7,000.

To enable these impressive increases, the organisers have implemented an innovative new strategy which they believe will ensure that these targets are achieved. One element of this is that implementation of clearly designated 'Exhibit Areas,' which will include:

  • Fishing Equipment & Technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Seafood & Value-added Seafood
  • Processing Equipment
  • Fishery Services
  • Local Government & Academia
  • Oversea Exhibitors
  • Marine Biotechnology  

According to the organisers the show will also boast a wealth of unique highlights including: 
1. Taiwan's Exclusive Fisheries and Seafood Show
2. Predicated Exhibit Area Covers the Fishery Industry from Top-to-Bottom
3. Vast Show Appeal with International Multi-Channel Marketing Campaigns
4. This Hub Connects Asia-Pacific and ASEAN Market
5. Scout Asian Agents & Swap Ideas with Leading Fishery Technology Manufacturers/ Farmer, Breeders

For more information, or to contact the organisers directly, please select the link below.

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Leiber company profile

Now with more than 140 employees, with each one a specialist in his or her domain, Leiber has a well-proven team in a company following a clear strategy for more than 50 years: working with values.

“What makes us unique? We focus on what we know best. Yeast. Production on the highest level of quality. Latest technology. New findings from science and research. The performance of a team of specialists. 

This is what defines Leiber´s strategic orientation. This is what makes us truly entrepreneurial”, as explained on the Leiber website.

“The markets´ requirements are changing - we are able to follow. This is how we became one of the leading manufacturers of specialised yeast products”.

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31/10/2016: Spotlight on Africa at World Aquaculture 2017

The World Aquaculture Society takes its annual conference to Africa for the first time in 2017 – turning the spotlight on the potential of aquaculture production to support economic development and investment opportunities in the world’s second-fastest growing regional economy.

Aquaculture is increasingly important as an environmentally sustainable way to meet global demand for fisheries products, while Sub-Saharan Africa’s vast inland waters and coastlines – home to a small but rapidly growing aquaculture sector – present a largely untapped opportunity to contribute to the nutrition and socio-economic development needs of the region.

Themed “Sustainable Aquaculture – New Frontiers for Economic Growth – Spotlight on Africa”, World Aquaculture 2017 will bring together some 3,000 industry, academic and government delegates from the 100 member countries of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), in Cape Town, South Africa, from 26-30 June 2017.
Representing the coming of age of African aquaculture and a significant milestone for the global aquaculture community, the WAS plans to launch its Africa Chapter at the conference, whereby the continent will join the United States, Korea, Asia-Pacific and Latin-American-Caribbean as fully affiliated chapters of the WAS.

The conference will balance global and African perspectives, the theme captured in keynote addresses – “Feeding the Nine Billion: The Role of Aquaculture” by leading sustainable aquaculture advocate Dr Rohana Subasinghe, and “African Perspectives on Aquaculture” by Dr Sloans Chimatiro, Programme Manager: Fish Trade at the World Fish Centre, Zambia – setting the tone for the conference and highlighting the value of aquaculture in global food security.

Dr Subasinghe, who retired in 2015 as Chief of the Aquaculture Branch of the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, is a strong advocate for the contribution of aquaculture to poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security, and empowering the people involved in small-scale aquaculture value chains.

Conference co-chair and former WAS President, Dr Kevan Maine said Dr Subasinghe was ideally placed to lead off the conference discussions, especially given his role in spearheading development of the FAO’s Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP), which addresses the need for a concerted effort to ensure future aquaculture development will become increasingly socially acceptable, environmentally sustainable, and responsibly managed.

Dr Chimatiro has been instrumental in raising ‘the African voice’ in international fisheries and aquaculture forums, and building African research institutions and networks in support of fisheries and aquaculture development.

He played a leading role in formulating fisheries and aquaculture policy and governance programmes for the African Union, including coordination of the development of the Comprehensive African Fisheries Reform Strategy (CAFRS).

Financing and investment in the aquaculture industry will be highlighted in the keynote address “The global seafood industry from a banker’s perspective” by Gorjan Nikolik, senior industry analyst for Food and Agri-business Research and Advisory at Rabobank International, the Netherlands-based cooperative bank.

Nikolik is a leading industry analyst, speaker and researcher focusing on the global seafood sector, including aquaculture, wild-catch, seafood trade and processing. In his primary role, he provides research and advisory on the sector to support Rabobank in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, venture capital, and credit risk management.

Focusing on “farm to plate”, aquaculture development and commercialisation expert Prof Tom Hecht, a former board member of the WAS, will speak on “Establishing aquaculture value chains”. Prof Hecht has played a lead role in the development of aquaculture in southern Africa with a career spanning research, policy, development and commercial involvement.

He is an emeritus professor of Rhodes University where he played a lead role in establishing the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science as a regional centre of excellence in aquaculture.

In addition to pioneering research on African catfish and abalone culture, he has made extensive contributions to African aquaculture development including small farmer development in Malawi, a landmark review of African aquaculture for the FAO, and the establishment of the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa.

His current work includes establishing a trout farm in the Lesotho Highlands and facilitating the formulation of a Marine Aquaculture Masterplan for the Seychelles.

World Aquaculture Society (WAS) President Juan Pablo Lazo said: “the time was right for the world aquaculture community to focus on Africa. Rapid urbanisation, economic growth and a rising consumer class will only increase demand for fish over the next two decades and aquaculture presents a solution for production of affordable, fresh fish for the region.”

“The opportunities for investment and technology development to realise the growth potential of marine and freshwater aquaculture in Africa make the continent the logical choice for World Aquaculture 2017,” he said.

WAS Conference Programme co-chair, Prof Peter Britz said: “The continent is seeing a boom in infrastructure and logistics development, there is a growing population to sustain consumer demand and support employment creation, and Africa is endowed with vast natural resources to support aquaculture.”

He said that traditional small-subsistence aquaculture in Africa was rapidly transforming and becoming integrated into the continent’s food systems as African governments increasingly adopted policies to support commercial-scale production and encourage investment in the sector.

The conference caters to the broad range of interests in aquaculture, providing a learning, information-sharing and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, business, scientists, technical specialists, educators, students, policy-makers and public officials.

The technical and scientific programme and diverse parallel sessions will be complemented by a major international trade show, while the AquaForum provides an opportunity for producers from around the world to share information on challenges, techniques and new developments. Cape Town, recently voted one of the best cities in the world, and the Cape Town International Convention Centre provide an outstanding setting and venue for the first WAS meeting in Africa.

The conference is hosted by the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa and the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Conference details:

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa Dates: 26 – 30 June, 2017

First deadline for discounted registration: 26 April, 2017.

Abstract submissions: Due online by 1 December, 2016.


Register and abstract submissions online HERE.

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