Thursday, August 31, 2017

01/09/2017: Nutriad manager, Allen Wu, receives aqua award in Asia

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS), founded in 1969, is considered the world’s largest aquaculture society with currently more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries

 
Allen Wu
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It seems fair to say it is a good representation of the global aquaculture community. To meet address the local industries better, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region called (WAS-APC).

A member since 2002, Allen (Ming-Hsun) Wu, Regional Manager Aquaculture APAC of Nutriad was elected as Board Director of World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC) for 2015-2017.

He served as a member of Industry relationship committee of WAS since 2012 and as member of the Asia-Pacific Aquaculture 2013 steering committee. He presented at the World Aquaculture editions of 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and at the Asian- Pacific Aquaculture editions every year since 2007-2017.

He judged the student presentation at World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 and chaired a session at World Aquaculture 2015.

Mr Wu furthermore contributed to membership promotion/exhibitions of SE Asia and China. He will be a steering committee member of APA18, which will be held in Taipei in 2018.

Dr Endhay Kusnendar, President of WAS-APC presented an appreciation award to Allen Wu for his outstanding services and contribution to WAS-APC during his last board meeting in APA18 in KL, Malaysia on July 26, 2017.

Mr Wu said, “I am honored to form part of WAS and to be able to actively contribute to to WAS and to the progressive development of our industry at the same time.”

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.

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01/09/2017: Advanced aquaponics workshop prepares farmers for success

ISU partnering to host training opportunity on commercial aquaponic production strategies

Growing interest in climate-smart, sustainable agriculture has helped bring closed-loop systems like aquaponics to prominence. Despite increased interest in aquaponics, expert-led training opportunities that can provide an in-depth look at commercial aquaponic production strategies are few and far between.
 
Image credit: US Department of Agriculture on Flickr
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With this in mind, the United States Aquaculture Society, Iowa State University and Kentucky State University have teamed up to host a full-day event titled “Advanced Aquaponics Workshop: Application for Commercial Production.”

The workshop will be held on February 18, 2018 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the 2018 WAS Aquaculture America Conference. An all-star cast of instructors from across the country will deliver a full day of aquaponic wisdom.

Prepare to go beyond the “what is aquaponics?” topics and learn core principles for a successful aquaponics business. This group of world-class aquaponics experts will cover advanced topics in aquaponics targeted for commercial producers.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, receiving real-world advice that will help take their operation to the next level.

Presenters at the workshop include:

• Angela Caporelli, aquaculture coordinator and marketing specialist with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture

• Ryan Chatterson, owner of Chatterson Farms and the founder of the College of Aquaponic Engineering and Design

• Janelle Hager, research associate aquaponics with Kentucky State University

• Dr Jeremy Pickens, extension specialist in nursery greenhouse horticulture at Auburn University

 • Charlie Shultz, lead faculty in controlled environment agriculture at Santa Fe Community College

Gain an improved understanding of industry trends, system design and engineering, economics and marketing, regulatory compliance requirements and aquaponic system management techniques with specific focus on the major revenue generator – the plants.

Participants will earn a certificate of completion and receive a USB flash drive with instructor presentations and workshop resources. The workshops costs $300 for non-USAS members, $150 for USAS members and $75 for USAS student members.

Registration for the Advanced Aquaponics Workshop can be completed by contacting John Cooksey at worldaqua@was.org or on the World Aquaculture Society website, HERE.

For more information on workshop topics and instructors contact:
Janelle Hager (janelle.hager@kysu.edu) or Allen Pattillo (pattillo@iastate.edu).



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01/09/2017: Alltech and DLG announce joint venture to provide advanced animal nutrition offerings in Russia

Global leaders in animal health and nutrition Alltech and DLG Group (DLG) are joining forces to deliver greater profitability and efficiency to farmers and producers in Russia

Alltech and DLG are finalising a joint venture to strengthen their delivery of the latest in innovative animal nutrition. 


 
Image credit: Dmitry Dzhus
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“We are excited about this next step with DLG, which is a very significant player in the agricultural industry,” said Dr Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech.

“This joint venture will combine DLG’s excellence in premix manufacturing with Alltech’s field-proven nutritional solutions.

“Alltech is pursuing several collaborations in new markets focused on growth,” he continued.

“We are very committed to strategic investments, organic growth, collaborative agreements and key acquisitions that secure a stronger business platform to provide forward-thinking animal nutritional solutions and on-farm support to customers across the globe.”

The joint venture follows a period of close collaboration and negotiations between Alltech and DLG, both of which have business operations across Europe.

The companies will hold a 50 percent share in the joint venture located in Orenburg, south of the Ural Mountains, in Russia.

“We believe this joint venture with Alltech will ensure that we enhance our presence and increase our strength in the Russian market,” said Kristian Hundeboll, CEO of DLG.

“The synergies created by this cooperation with Alltech will present our customers in Russia with innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies to maximise their profitability, increase their competitive advantage and improve their feed efficiency.”

Visit the Alltech website, HERE.

Visit the DLG website, HERE.

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IDAH company profile



IDAH’s ultimate goal is to be world’s number one with customer satisfaction.
IDAH’s vision is to build on our solid traditional manufacturing roots and expand out to be a full-service solutions provider: offering value-added system designs and turnkey project consultation services.

Through this expansion, we hope to create an international platform where technology could be shared and integrated for the benefit of our customers.

By upholding the IDAH Spirit, the passionate team members of IDAH are committed to achieve this vision.

The IDAH Spirit
"Creativity, Honesty & Quality "

Creativity is what gave birth to IDAH in 1974 and consequently the birth of the feeds manufacturing industry in Asia.

Innovation through creativity is what has enabled us to be the industry driver from our inception until now. IDAH is committed and well positioned to lead the industry of tomorrow.

If creativity is the engine that has rapidly pushed IDAH forward; Honesty is what keeps us moving in the right direction.

 IDAH has been firmly grounded on the virtues of quality, honour, and accountability. Our main business is to safeguard the trust that customers have given us and be a dedicated upholder of the highest quality standard.

Visit the website HERE.

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31/08/2017: Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum, pre-registration now open

Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum will debut at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from 28-30 September in Taiwan
 


It is positioned to be a one-stop B2B trade show and will bring together manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in aquaculture industry to exhibit feed additives, fry, feeding systems and high-efficiency aquaculture environmental control equipment.

The conference is focussed on “Enhancing Technology In Aquaculture” and will introduce the latest technologies and trends of aquaculture production, fish and shrimp health control and marketing strategies.

The speakers combination of industry, official and university includes Dr. Sheen, Shyn Shin from National Taiwan Ocean University, Mr Philip Shieh on behalf of Aquaculture Development Association of Taiwan and Mr Otto Tsai, General Manager of Quadlink Technology, Inc.
   


Pre-register for free admission is open online now.

For more information visit the Aquaculture Taiwan website, HERE

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31/08/2017: Cargill EWOS technical day at Aquaculture New Zealand Conference

According to Aquaculture New Zealand, productivity, policies and market gains will pave the way for New Zealand’s aquaculture future - but it's biosecurity that will protect it
 
Image credit: Aquaculture New Zealand

As arguably aquaculture's biggest global issue, the importance of biosecurity will be discussed during the Cargill EWOS Technical Day, along with the psychology of health and safety and culture change, maximising productivity, salmon farming science and harnessing the latest opportunities unlocked by research developments.

The Cargill EWOS Technical Day brings industry together with scientists and experts to transfer applied technical information and communicate needs and opportunities for innovative applications and research to help ensure Our Future is Bright


NB: Places for the Technical Day are strictly limited.  Register now to secure you place.

New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will run from 
September, 20-21 Rutherford Hotel, Nelson 

Cargill EWOS Technical Day
Wednesday 20 September 8.50am - 5pm

Conference
Thursday 21 September 8.45am - 5.15pm

Cocktail Function
Thursday 21 September 6.30pm - 10pm


Read about the technical day agenda, HERE.

Read about the conference agenda, HERE.

To register click, HERE.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

31/08/2017: Cabinet Secretary congratulates Gael Force on recent feed barge order, Scotland

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy in Scotland, Fergus Ewing, has visited Gael Force Group’s engineering facility in Inverness following the Highland firm’s announcement earlier this month that they had received their single largest ever order, to build and supply Marine Harvest Scotland with a series of SeaMate 400T concrete feed barges complete with state-of-the-art SeaFeed Offshore Feeding System
  

Gael Force Group owner and MD, Stewart Graham, was on hand to provide the Cabinet Secretary with a tour of the company’s engineering facility which is set to double in capacity to assist in accommodating an increased programme of barge builds over the coming two years, including that of barge build capacity for other Scottish Salmon producers. 

 
Image credit: Paul Campbell/HIE
The company expect that the initial order will enable the creation of around 20 new jobs at the Group, adding to the 43 staff that have already joined the company this year. They also anticipate that a minimum of another 12 jobs will be created in the Group’s own supply chain and the wider rural Highland economy.

Speaking during the visit on Friday 25TH August, Mr Ewing said, "I am delighted Gael Force has secured this major order from Marine Harvest. This is testament to the quality of their work and strength of their team. It is also a further demonstration of the value of the aquaculture sector to Scotland in terms of the overall economy and jobs created.

He added, “I work closely with the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group, and we are committed to further develop and grow the supply chain in the sector.”

On welcoming Mr Ewing to Gael Force, Stewart Graham said, “We are delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary to Gael Force today and I am pleased he has been able to see at first-hand the quality of output from our team. His continued support of the strategic plan for Aquaculture growth to 2030, and of the Scottish Aquaculture industry as a whole, has been unwavering and for that he should be commended”.

Mr Graham went on to say, “…as a direct consequence of the success of Scottish Salmon we have created many new jobs this year and will continue to recruit on the back of this order. We are grateful to Marine Harvest for placing their order and their trust in Gael Force as a leading Scottish fish farming supplier. There are huge positive benefits to the wider rural economy and its communities and this order is a great example of that positive impact on the Highland economy.”

Gael Force Group currently employ ca. 170 employees across the UK, the vast majority of which are based across the Highlands and Islands.


Visit the Gael Froce Group website, HERE.

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Andritz company profile


ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors.

The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.


Visit the website HERE.

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30/08/2017: Nutriad sponsoring Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2017

A world leader in specialty additives for fish and shrimp, Nutriad sponsored the Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2017 (APA) exhibition which was held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
Prof. Dr. Peter Couteau
Image credit: Nutriad
Nutriad health expert Isern Subich presented on Health Management for Profitable and Safe Aquaculture Production. APA, organised by the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), is the biggest aquaculture exhibition in South East Asia.

Nutriad sponsored the scientific session entitled “Functional Feeds for Disease Prevention.” At this session, chaired by Dr. Peter Coutteau and Prof. Dr. Rossita Shapawisurely, speakers from the industry as well as the academic sector treated some hot topics related to health management and farm practices in Thailand; functional feed additives to prevent fish and shrimp diseases; effects of soybean meal on tissue cholesterol status and molting relative gene expression in white shrimp as well as effects of garlic against Aeromonas hydrophila in Nile Tilapia.

The topics of this sessions sponsored by Nutriad allowed attendees to learn more about current market developments and new findings regarding health management.

Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture commented, “Nutriad is committed to working in the field with producers and in labs with scientists to provide practical solutions to challenges producers face. We feel it is important to share our knowledge and join industry professional from all over the world each day in making aquaculture production more sustainable, more efficient and more profitable.”

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wenger company profile




From small-town entrepreneur to worldwide leader.  With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, brothers Joe and Louis Wenger founded Wenger Mixing Company in a small Kansas (USA) town in 1935. They went on to design a machine that blended molasses with dry feedstuffs and produced pellets in 1948.

Theirs was the first extrusion cooking system and the basic technology for all commercial extruders used today.  The Wenger brothers' novel idea created a worldwide industry. And, seventy-five years later, Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. is still a family-owned business committed to groundbreaking innovation in the extrusion market.


Visit the website HERE.

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Reed Mariculture company profile



Reed Mariculture is the world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates for larval fish, bivalves, crustaceans and other filter feeders.

Their Instant Algae® larviculture feeds are used by over 500 hatcheries, universities, and marine ornamental operations in more than 80 countries around the world.

They also produce and distribute pathogen and ciliate free rotifers,Parvocalanus copepods, and Otohime and TDO weaning feeds.


Reed Mariculture's Instant Algae products are closer to nature than any other feed on the market. They produce whole-cell, whole-food microalgae feeds and enrichments from marine algae using proprietary processes.


Their
 products provide fish, bivalve and shrimp hatcheries with clean, convenient, long shelf-life feeds that are superior choices to replace or supplement live microalgae.

Their feeds ensure stable and rapidly-reproducing rotifer populations with superior rich nutritional value.


Visit the website HERE.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

28/08/2017: New Zealand King Salmon FY17 result and dividend exceed expectations

A combination of operational achievements and a successful market positioning strategy underpins strong growth for New Zealand King Salmon Investments Ltd (NZX and ASX:NZK) (the Company), which today reported its full year result for the twelve months to 30 June 2017 (FY17)

The Board affirms the Company’s full year FY18 forecast as presented in its Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) dated 23 September 2016, prepared for its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
 
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Key highlights include:
• Net profit after tax of $22.8 million, up 778 percent on the comparable twelve month period to 30 June 2016 (FY16) and 125 percent ahead of the Prospective Financial Information forecast (PFI)
• Pro forma operating EBITDA of $21.6 million, 35 percent ahead of FY16 and up 13 percent on PFI 1
• Fully imputed dividend of 3.0 cents per share (cps), comprising 2.0 cps ordinary dividend and 1.0 cps special dividend (compared with PFI of 1.8 cps)
• 7,223 metric tonnes of gilled and gutted salmon sold, up 18 percent on FY16 and 4 percent on PFI
• Premium branded strategy continues to drive demand in excess of available supply, underpinning improved value
• Sales of Ōra King salmon up 27 percent on FY16 and 5 percent ahead of PFI
• Hatcheries certified by ‘Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP), adding a 3rd star to our existing BAP certification, in addition to sea farms and processing facilities
• Favourable fish performance metrics, with mortality at 8.5 percent (compared with PFI of 11.0%)
• Pet food range Omega Plus now stocked in 85 supermarkets across New Zealand

“Our historical investments in infrastructure and seafarm licences are reflected in a positive full year result, significantly ahead of the previous financial year and our PFI forecasts” said Chairman John Ryder. “During the year, the Company outperformed all key profitability forecasts as laid out in the IPO process. We are pleased to have exceeded the expectations of our investors and take this opportunity to reiterate the guidance provided for the FY18 year.

“We are positive about the future of the Company and its global potential, whilst also being mindful of our privileged domestic position and the environment we operate in”, John added. “We take our sustainability responsibilities seriously. Where we have historically focused on sustainability in our seawater operations, we are now developing a broader sustainability report, expected to be published at the end of the year. It is also pleasing to see a positive trend in our Health, Safety and Wellness metrics this year reinforcing our commitment to keeping our team safe.”

The Company continues to execute on its premium branded strategy, said Managing Director and CEO Grant Rosewarne. “Sales of our branded ultra-premium salmon, Ōra King, were up 27 percent on FY16, continuing the growth trend. Ōra King is now on the menu of more than 850 restaurants globally, affirming the demand for our sustainably produced, high quality seafood. Our unique breed story coupled with our quality and care throughout the process resonates with our chefs, restaurants and specialist foodservice customers worldwide.”

“Our export growth for Ōra King was supported by further investment in our sales and marketing team and in-market activities in our established foodservice channel. This investment was reflected in a significant growth in sales to North America, up by 38 percent on FY16. We also engaged specialist resource to explore new retail territories overseas with our Regal brand.”

“Our domestic sales increased notably, particularly in retail. It is important to us that our product is readily available to the New Zealand public, both in recognition of their broader support for our business as well as salmon being part of a healthy diet. During the year we achieved an 11 percent increase in volumes sold domestically (more than 400 tonnes) which saw our local market share increase.”

“We also saw positive improvements in fish performance. Mortality, a key biological indicator for us, lowered to 8.5 percent, a notable improvement against our PFI forecast of 11.0 percent and FY16 mortality of 13.7 percent. Improvements in our hatchery practices, feed composition, better results from higher flow sites, and a more benign summer have all influenced this result.

Our feed conversion ratio (FCR) at 1.84 was also better than FY16 (1.91) but higher than our PFI forecast of 1.76, indicating there remains work to be done in optimising feed for the King salmon species”, Grant said.

He added that, “the company is in a strong financial position with a positive net cash position as at 30 June 2017. This reflects improved financial performance but also timing delays in the commencement of capital expenditure projects laid out in our PDS. We expect that this underspend will be caught up by the end of the FY18 year.”

New Zealand King Salmon has declared a fully imputed final dividend of 3.0 cents per share to be paid on 18 September 2017 comprising both an ordinary dividend of 2.0 cents per share, and a special dividend of 1.0 cents per share. This compares to its PFI forecast final dividend of 1.8 cents per share.

Visit the New Zealand King Salmon website, HERE.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

28/08/2017: Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018, Taiwan

Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan April 24-26, 2018

Following up the success of the APA17 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which was attended by more than 2800 people, the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the Asian Pacific Chapter (APC) have agreed to organise the next APA conference (APA18) from the 23rd to the 26th of April in Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan
 
SC members at APA 2018
Image credit: WAS

This will occur together with the help of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and local partners, Taiwan Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture (FA), National Pingtung University, FBAT, and Fisheries Research Institute.

The Steering Committee chaired by Prof. Ching-Fong Chang (President of NTOU) and Dr. Guillaume Drillet (President of WAS-APC) has hold its first meeting during APA17 event. We are now eight months ahead from the conference and therefore the activity of the steering committee is increasing every day to ensure a very successful event both for scientists and industry partners.

The program committee led by Prof. Ming-Wei Lu (NTOU) and A/Prof. PhamQuoc Hung (Nha Trang University) have a deadline for abstract submission on January 31st, and online abstract submission is encouraged at www.was.org. The theme of the conference has been chosen to be “Innovation for aquaculture sustainability and food safety”.

The three- day conferences program offers special sessions and workshops covering all aspects of Aquaculture in Taiwan and Southeast Asia on marine and freshwater fish culture, production system, seaweed and algae, food safety, and many more.

Plenary topics will include trends and prospects of Taiwanese Aquaculture and biotechnology application in the aquaculture industry.

The three day exhibition featuring international and Taiwanese companies will showcase the latest products, services, instruments and equipment for aquaculture management and all aquaculture related information to encourage sustainable aquaculture practices within the industry.

Register early to benefit on early bird rates.
For more information visit the WAS website, HERE

For conference and registration contact John Cooksey: worldaqua@was.org

More information on the trade show and sponsorship contact Mario: mario@marevent.com

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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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Friday, August 25, 2017

25/08/2017: Visiting the Royal Agricultural University - A BBC look into insect meal

Image from 'Ask Nature'
as part of their article
"Body shape and position direct water current"
 A report from the BBC has been looking into Salmon production and the new regulations around insect meal this month. 

 The report begun, "Both in the wild and also in the farmed environment."

 "Salmon farming is big business. In 2015 the farm gate value of Scottish farmed salmon is £650 million. From July 1, this year a new EU law has permitted fish farmers to feed insect meal to their fish alongside their more usual diet of fishmeal. It's a more sustainable food stuff for fish and experts in the industry are excited about the possibilities it offers. 

 "Howard Shannon has been looking into it and starts his report at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, with aquaculture lecturer Dr Shona O'Rourke," the report continued.

 "So Shona, tell me, what is aquaculture?" Mr Shannon begins. 

 "Well aquaculture is the captive rearing of aquatic species in production methods right the way from plant species through shellfish through to fish, so quite a wide variety of organisms can be grown through aquaculture." Shona explains. 

 "How is it currently being used as a farmed food?" BBC journalist Mr Shannon asks. 

 "Fishmeal is the food product that is being fed to the aquaculture species. There is substantial issues with the use of fishmeal, it's a very unsustainable practice," she points out. 

 "We get the fish for fishmeal from wild capture fisheries, unfortunately a lot of our wild capture fisheries are overfished. As a result it is unsustainable to continue to take fish from the ocean to create fishmeal, which is used then to feed aquacultured fish."

 Mr Shannon asks, "Tell me a little bit about insect meal then, how's that produced?"

 Dr O'Rourke continues, "Insect meal is what it says on the tin. It's using insects to produce a feedstuff for aquaculture species. So insects have been shown to be very high in protein, very high in fats, very high in micronutrients that are essential for the growth of fish. If we could use insect produced food rather than fishmeal - it's a far more sustainable production process to go down. 

This report was taken from a podcast on BBC Radio 4 Farming today. 

To listen to the full podcast click here. 

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

25/08/2017: Anglers encouraged to fish for escaped Atlantic salmon, USA

Washington Department of Fish And Wildlife (WDFW) State salmon managers are encouraging anglers to fish for thousands of Atlantic salmon that escaped recently from a salmon farm near the San Juan Islands

Cooke Aquaculture notified the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) of a net pen failure on August 19 that caused the release of Atlantic salmon from the Cypress Island location.
 
Image credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Flickr
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About 305,000 salmon were in the net pen at the time, though the company initially estimated that only 4,000-5,000 fish have escaped.

Cypress Island lies along Rosario Strait between Guemes and Blakely islands "Our first concern, of course, is to protect native fish species," said Ron Warren, head of WDFW's Fish Program. "So we'd like to see as many of these escaped fish caught as possible."

Mr Warren said there is no evidence that these fish pose a threat to native fish populations, either through disease or crossbreeding with Pacific salmon. To date, there is no record of Atlantic salmon successfully reproducing with Pacific salmon in Washington's waters, he said.

"It will be some time before we know how many fish escaped the net pens," Mr Warren said. "That's why we've authorised Cooke Aquaculture to fish with beach seine nets and we're encouraging anglers to go out and harvest these fish."

The escaped fish are estimated to be eight to 10 pounds in size and are safe to eat. There is no size or catch limit on Atlantic salmon. However, anglers may only fish for Atlantic salmon in marine waters that are already open to fishing for Pacific salmon or freshwater areas open for trout fishing. Anglers also must stop fishing for Atlantic salmon once they've caught their daily limit of Pacific salmon.

Anglers must have a current fishing license and must also observe gear regulations identified in the 2017-18 sport fishing rules pamphlet.

Anglers do not have to report Atlantic salmon on their catch record cards.

WDFW is responsible for monitoring fish diseases and shares regulatory authority for net pen operations with several other agencies, local governments and tribes.


To help anglers identify Atlantic salmon, WDFW has posted a salmon identification guide on its webpage, HERE

Read the original post on the WDFW website, HERE.

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Nutriad company profile



The Nutriad story
The global population increases 50 percent in the next four decades.  Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging.  Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance.

Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health and safety, challenge your business. As manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years they know the agricultural market. Still every day they are passionate about theirwork.

Their ambition is to be their customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their people work on finding ways to improve your production.

Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of their dedicated local product specialists is available for you. In direct contact with you, Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.


Nutriad's people
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24/08/2017: Evonik determines water footprint for global value chains

The Animal Nutrition business line of Evonik is to participate in the cooperative research project "Water Footprint for Companies - Local Measures in Global Value Chains" (WELLE)

 The aim is to expand life cycle assessments of products and processes by the aspects of water consumption and local water scarcity. 

 
Image credit: Evonik
The three-year project launched in April is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project management is carried out by the Department of Sustainable Engineering at the Technical University Berlin.

For Evonik, the protection of resources, the environment and climate is central to its business activity. Life cycle assessments (LCAs) are already firmly anchored in Evonik's operating businesses. For example, the Animal Nutrition business line has been regularly performing life cycle assessments for its amino acid products since 2003, in order to quantitatively assess their sustainability with regard to CO2 emissions, acidification and eutrophication over the entire life cycle ("cradle to grave").

"We would like to further expand our methodology to include the water footprint and to come to a holistic sustainability assessment by 2020, which also includes social aspects," says Dr Michael Binder, responsible for the water footprint in Sustainability Development in the Nutrition & Care segment of Evonik.

One key focus will be on water consumption at the production sites. The methodology for this will be developed within the framework of the WELLE project, making Evonik one of the first companies to test its industrial applicability in the coming year.

However, a large proportion of water consumption does not arise at the production sites, but actually in the supply chain - often incountries already suffering from water shortages. So, a key part of the project WELLE is the consideration of entire global value chains.

For Evonik, this means that its suppliers will also be included in the analysis, either by directly working with the methodology or asked to provide the raw data. "In addition to climate change, water is expected to become one of the most dominant ecological issues in the coming years," predicts Dr Martin Kirchner, Head of the Life Cycle Management Group from the Technology & Infrastructure segment, involved in the WELLE project.

In the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, for example, it already attracts great attention. "We are glad that this methodology development in the area of assessing water footprint is now being pushed forward. As a basis for making responsible future business decisions, reliable facts are essential," says sustainability expert Kirchner.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

24/08/2017: Antibiotic-free breeding technology revealed at Taiwan Livestock Exhibition

"Livestock Taiwan Expo & Conference", jointly organised by the Council of Agriculture (COA) and UBM Asia, will debut at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre from 28-30 September in Taiwan

This international exposition brings together manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in livestock industry to exhibit animal feeds, feed additives, vaccines, meat processing equipment and high-efficiency livestock treatment systems to deal with animal manure, wastewater and livestock dead body.
  


Featuring “Innovation,” “Eco-friendly” and “Sustainability,” it is positioned to be a one-stop comprehensive livestock B2B trade show and provide a complete business networking platform. The business model of Taiwan Livestock industry is changing rapidly from individually-owned to enterprise management. 


 
Fortide consists of nutrient peptides and is a high-quality raw
material for the feed industry. It is prepared from carefully selected
plant protein and is processed by enzymatic hydrolysis into
small peptides.
Image credit: Taiwan Livestock 
The rising awareness of food safety had driven European Union to ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed enters into effect on January 1, 2006. This action gave fresh impetus to antibiotic-free breeding and boost animal husbandry’s ideas of sanitary feeding environment and the development and use of animal feed additives.

Despite “antibiotic-free breeding” is highly praised, the livestock farming has been facing many issues and challenges amongst the feeding process. It seemed to have unlimited prospects, but there are some obstacles to overcome.

Take swine farming as an example, the formulation of scientific immune procedures and regular monitoring of antibody levels are necessary to the control of swine intestinal health and growth performance when adopting antibiotic treatment. 


 
Probiotic products specifically used for water systems
can also apply in animal water treatment to reach
antibiotic-free purpose. 
Image credit: Taiwan Livestock
As a result, using animal feed additives has become one of antibiotic-free strategies to extend animal feed nutrition and increase swine productivity and gut health improvement. Cottonseed protein, for instance, is prepared from carefully selected plant protein and is processed by enzymatic hydrolysis into small peptides to improve animals’ appetites as a result of high digestibility and feed attractants.

This small peptide product derived from liquid enzymatic hydrolysis technology without fermentation and acid hydrolysis is appropriate to every kinds of feeding animals. Besides, probiotic products specifically used for water systems can also apply in animal water treatment to reach antibiotic-free purpose.

A multistrain direct-fed microbial feed additive for pelleting feed, a patent lactic acid bacteria is characterized by high solubility and low nutrient source to improve animal intestinal microbiota and immunity and feed intake. 


 
The new generation of Phytase, Natuphos® E, is built upon BASF’s
long term experience and expertise to ensure fast and efficient release
of phytate-bound phosphorous and other valuable nutrients.
Image credit: Taiwan Livestock
Hailing from 23 country brands, there are more than 50 items of animal feed additives using probiotics as the key element to showcase in the show. The conference theme will also focus on antibiotic-free technology.

Alltech, China Chemical & Pharmaceutical Co. (CCPC), Synbio Tech, Kanvergen are invited to share the latest technologies and trends of antibiotic-free production, animal health management and feeding strategies.

The new concept is expected to bring advanced ideas for benefiting livestock industry.

The three-day event will be held within “Livestock Taiwan Expo & Conference” from 28 to 30 September, including business matchmaking and seminar series.

Concurrently held with “Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum” and “Aquaculture Taiwan Expo” at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, the Livestock Taiwan exhibitions will reveal the strength and competitiveness of Taiwan supply chain.

Pre-registration for free admission is open online.


Visit the Livestock Taiwan website, HERE

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FAMSUN company profile



Muyang Co, Ltd recently announced changing its brand name from Muyang to FAMSUN starting May 2014. This move is prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. It is consistent with Muyang’s global strategy and its aim of becoming an integrated solution provider in the agro-industry.

FAMSUN originates from “famous, farm, family, sun and union”; it implies Muyang Co, Ltd’s development concept and vision, which is to build a green and healthy supply chain from farm to table together with its customers and to convert traditional agriculture into a modern, profitable and sustainable business with its integrated solutions in feed manufacturing, grain milling, grain handling and storage, food processing, as well as industrial automation.

The creative design of the FAMSUN logo features a beveled letter “F”, a curvy letter “A”, a stretching letter “S” and a friendly letter “U”. It will be the only signage representing Muyang’s business, products, service and solutions. Meanwhile, the company will continue to operate in its current structure, provide follow-up service based on relevant agreement, and its business contacts will remain unchanged. 


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23/08/2017: MillSMART™ online technology reduces process variation in animal feed

Key European feed mill operators see technology first hand during a study visit in Ireland 

Kemin Industries, a global nutritional ingredient company that uses science to touch 3.6 billion people every day with its products and services, is improving feed mill efficiencies through MillSMART™ online process control.
 


The company recently invited key European feed mill operators to Ireland to see the benefits of online process control first hand. “Feed mill operators have worked hard to increase feed profitability by reducing costs at the raw material level,” said Luis Conchello, MillSMART Business Manager for Animal Nutrition and Health, Europe.

“Through our MillSMART program, we’ve taken this industry challenge and developed an innovative online technology to help operators increase feed production profitability and feed processing productivity.”

The online technology reduces the variability of the mash feed in the mixer. During the subsequent pre-conditioning step, the feed is standardised to a uniform target by adding a surfactant pre-conditioning solution.

This step helps producers achieve low variability both within and between production batches. It also optimises the conditions for the pelleting process which positively improves final pellet quality. “With this technology, feed is produced more efficiently while ensuring feed safety and quality,” said Raf Snoekx, Senior Product Application Department Manager at Animal Nutrition and Health, Europe.

“It allows feed mills to be a tool to optimise feed processing and quality, not just a cost centre.”

After a short seminar, attendees witnessed the MillSMART technology in action. This study visit allowed visitors to clarify technical questions and discuss the program with operators using the technology.

Because of the success of this study visit, Kemin will continue organising study visits and seminars for feed mill operators.


Visit the Kemin Industries website, HERE.

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