Monday, July 16, 2018

17/07/2018: Seafood industry veteran Mark Prater joins Australis Aquaculture sales team

Australis Aquaculture is pleased to announce and welcome Mark Prater as Director of Sales. In this role Mr Prater will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and managing key foodservice and retail accounts from his Southern California base.

“Mark has worked with Australis for many years as an independent sales representative and we are thrilled to have him bring his deep knowledge of Australis and the seafood industry to us on a full-time basis,” says Australis VP of Sales, Bill Shea.
 
Mark Prater
Image credit: 
Buzz Orr 

Mr Prater is a well-known figure in the seafood industry with over 30 years of experience. He spent the last nine years running Mariners Pacific Seafood, which serves as a regional retained sales agent for numerous organisations, including International Pacific Seafoods, Regal Springs Tilapia, Bonamar Seafood, Villa Seafood and Certi-Fresh Foods. Australis was among his first clients. 

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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17/07/2018: Turning fuel into food, rather than food into fuel

by Unibio, Denmark

The world needs sustainable solutions to overcome the food challenges of the 21st century.

Therefore, we do need to figure out how we can feed the growing world population when agriculture land per capita is decreasing and how we can produce more protein in a sustainable way without polluting our planet.
 

Unibio is a Danish biotech company founded in 2001. Its main focus is to supply solutions to the challenge of protein scarcity in an eco-friendly way while addressing the environmental issues of overfishing, deforestation, use of pesticides and fertilisers, exhaustion of farm lands and water resources. Unibio has unique competencies within fermentation technologies allowing a highly scalable production of protein with the use of methanotroph bacteria. Methane is converted into the highly concentrated bacterial protein meal, Uniprotein, in an environmentally friendly manner with a minimum use of energy and water.

Since the foundation, Unibio’s goal has been to provide the world with innovative sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of a growing global population and sustained growth in living standards, which have increased the global demand for fish and meat for human consumption. With the use of Unibio’s biotechnological innovations the company is able to decouple protein production from the fluctuating and limited agricultural sector and the volatile fishing industries.

Thus, a change in the protein value chain occurs where proteins can be produced by the bioindustry as feed for animals, and cropland can be used to produce food for humans instead of feed for animals.


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Unibio website, HERE.

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Van Aarsen company profile



Van Aarsen has become a household name worldwide for machinery and turnkey projects for animal feed technology, both for commercial feed producers and for vertically-integrated businesses. 

Quality is of the utmost importance in both sectors of the industry and innovations in feed production are therefore of great interest. 

Thanks to their extensive experience, engineers and technicians are always able to offer tailor-made solutions.

Visit the Van Aarsen website, HERE.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

16/07/2018: Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research

Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive. 

The multi-year research project was concluded with the Ph.D. thesis of Pierre Moquet on the effects of butyrate in broiler diets, which he successfully defended on June 22nd at Wageningen University (Netherlands). 
 
Image credit: Nutriad
Dr Moquet started his Ph.D.-research in the Wageningen Animal Nutrition Group (WUR) to investigate an important conundrum related to the use of butyrate as an additive in animal feed: on one hand, this molecule has received considerable attention for its potential to improve intestinal health and animal performance, while on the other hand, the mechanisms underlying these effects have been described as very diverse and seemingly less consistent.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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16/07/2018: Commercially available methionine sources and its implications on aquaculture feeds

by Dr Alexandros Samartzis Senior Technical Service Manager, Evonik

All living organisms, including fish and crustaceans, do not require protein per se, but amino acids (AA), the building blocks of proteins.

All AA structurally contain three common parts: a central carbon bond to a hydrogen, a nitrogen containing amino group and a carboxylic group. Proteins, consisted of few up to thousands of AA, having numerous structural and metabolic functions. In animal production, the most direct result of AA deficiencies translates to reduced growth. Traditionally, it was the economic incentive, which resulted in the use of supplemental AA in diet formulation. However, there has been a gradual evolution with more emphasis directed towards sustainability and total nutrient supply.
 

In aquaculture feed formulations, Methionine (Met) is usually the first limiting essential amino acid (EAA) especially in low fish meal (FM) diets. It is therefore, required to include a supplemental source of Met in order to meet the feeds’ specification, targeting the animal’s requirement for this particular EAA. While evaluating supplemental nutrients or additives for use in feed formulation, three parameters needs to be considered: (i) nutritional value (biological effectiveness) of the supplemental nutrient, (ii) stability, homogeneity etc. during the feed production process and (iii) physical properties of the nutrient source during feeding practice.

There are several commercially available Met sources in the market like DL-Met (DL-Methionine for Aquaculture), DL-Methionyl-DL-Methionine (AQUAVI® Met-Met), L-Met (L-Methionine), Methionine Hydroxy Analogue-free acid (MHA-FA or liquid MHA) and Methionine Hydroxy Analogue calcium salt (MHA-Ca). Both terrestrial and aquatic animals can utilise crystalline AA such as Methionine; however, the biological availability of the different methionine sources differs greatly. The differences in biological availability are a reflection of differences in product matrix, digestibility, transport mechanism and metabolic conversion requirements.

DL-Met, as well as the dipeptide DL-Methionyl-DL-Methionine (Met-Met), are the racemic mixture of D- and L-isomer of Methionine and are commercially available as feed additive, with 99 percent DL-Met and 95 percent Met-Met (95 percent DL-Methionyl-DL-Methionine and two percent DL-Met) purity, respectively. As only the L-isomer can be utilized for the protein synthesis by the animals’ body, D-isomer is metabolically converted to L-isomer first through oxidation to keto-Methionine by the enzyme D-amino oxidase and then transaminated by transaminase enzyme to L-Met. The enzymes required in the conversion of D-form to L-form are not at a rate-limiting factor in fish and shrimp alike poultry and swine.


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PCE company profile

Pelleting Consumables Europe (PCE) is a global supplier of tailor-made, high-grade precision ring dies and roller shells.
Thanks to years of experience in the pelleting industry they can provide their customers expert advice on the geometry and design of Ring Dies and Roller Shells.

Manufacturing reliable ring dies and roller shells for compound feed, biofuel and recycling industries and a wide range of other applications.

Their tailor-made Ring Dies and Roller shells are available for pellet presses of all brands and are manufactured at their ultra-modern manufacturing facility.

As the entire process takes place In-house, they can guarantee short lead times and optimum quality.

PCE ring dies and roller shells are made of high-quality steel. The Ring Dies are manufactured as standard from high-grade, high chrome steel X46Cr13, tempered to 53-55 HRC.

The associated Roller Shells are manufactured from 100Cr6 or 20MnCr5, depending on specific application.

According to the PCE website, “our company is continuously focussed on improving the life cycle of our products and to increase profits for our customers.”

PCE key features: 
- Longer life cycle
- Higher capacity
- Low power consumption

In addition to their products they also assist with the planning of your spare and wear part inventory.

A team of experts is available to guide you by selecting the right ring dies, roller shells and to set up a service level spare part management program.

PCE is your partner for just perfect ring dies and roller shells.

Visit the PCE website, HERE.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

13/07/2018: Let algae feed your growth

by David Erlandsson, Co-founder of Aliga Microalgae, Denmark

For hatcheries, rearing robust, stable and high performing cultures with low mortality rates requires expertise. Any issues that occur early in the process can easily amplify in the latter stages of growth.

It is therefore important that larvae and juveniles are fed nutritiously during their first weeks to maximise the production yield of the fully-grown species. As microalgae are essential initial diets for many marine species, successful and reliable microalgae cultivation demand skills and expertise too. Particularly when it comes to producing consistent nutritional and bio-secured quality at greater volumes.
 


Most hatcheries are today cultivating their own microalgae, to a greater or lesser extent. On-site cultivation is often labour and resource intensive with imminent risks of culture crashes. As a complement to hatcheries’ on-site cultivated microalgae, Aliga has developed the Aquapaste product range. A pre-packaged and easy to handle off-the-shelf-concentrated paste line with nutritive profiles and high cell concentrations that provide the protein, vitamins and essential fatty acid enrichments needed to support the growth and wellbeing of live prey and larvae.

At our indoor production facility in northern Denmark, our closed and fully automated photobioreactors operate under a continuous 24/7 regime to produce a high and stable yield. To eliminate any risk of waterborne pathogens and contaminants being brought into our cultures via collected seawater, we formulate and use only our own artificial seawater throughout the production process.

The flexibility in our bioreactor’s control and lighting systems also enables the setting of the optimal growth parameters for each individual strain, this so the desired nutritional profile of the strains can be formed. These cultivation procedures in combination with gentle harvesting, dewatering and packaging processes guarantees nutritious and bio-secure concentrated paste products with very high cell survivability and almost purely intact cells.

Our R&D team are continuously improving our existing cultivars and develop new ones based on the needs and demands of our hatchery customers. We cooperate with some of the leading universities, research institutes and industrial partners in Europe who assist in developing, testing and quality-assuring our products. This to make sure that every Aquapaste bag produced, packed and shipped from our facility passes our rigid controls.


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Almex company profile




Almex specialises in single screw extrusion equipment, from the extrusion unit to complete installations. They are a family owned, independent company.

Almex extruders and Contivar Expanders are in use worldwide for fishfeed, oil extraction, petfood, animalfeed plants, the food industry and the processing and chemical industries. Almex started early 1970's with repair and installation of extruders.

For use in Europe these units needed much modifications, so they decided to design and built in the Netherlands a complete range of extruders for 500 to 15.000 kg/hour capacity.

These extruders did find their way to clients worldwide. Today the largest extruder has a diameter of 400 mm, a barrel length of 4800 mm and a drive of 500 kW.

Visit the Almex website, HERE.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

12/07/2018: AFIA recognises animal scientists with Nutrition Research Awards

The American Feed Industry Association honoured two individuals in the animal science field at the American Society of Animal Science annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, July 9th.

Juan Loor, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois, received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Ruurd Zijlstra, Ph.D., of the University of Alberta, Canada, received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.
 


"Each year, AFIA honours leaders who have significantly advanced animal nutrition through their research," said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA's director of quality, animal food safety and education. "Drs.  Loor and Zijlstra have spent their careers researching cattle and swine nutrition and providing guidance to students in these fields, exemplifying the purpose of these awards."


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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12/07/2018: AFIA welcomes Louise Calderwood

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Louise Calderwood as its director of regulatory affairs, effective July 2nd.

Ms Calderwood will provide proactive industry and technical leadership on regulatory and state issues related to pet food and equine nutrition and general regulatory issues. She will work with the Association of American Feed Control Officials and lead AFIA's pet food and equine committees.
 
Louise Calderwood
Image credit: AFIA

"We are extremely pleased to find someone of Louise's talent, expertise and experience to serve on our legislative and regulatory team," said Richard Sellers, AFIA's senior vice president of public policy and education. "I've known and worked with Louise for many years and am excited to see her join AFIA, and I know she will represent our members well."


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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12/07/2018: Vast majority of krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

A Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally, has received the unprecedented support of the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in Antarctic waters.

The move was announced at Greenpeace's Antarctic 360° event in Cambridge, UK, attended by scientists and Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, who joined Greenpeace's expedition to the Antarctic in January 2018.
 
Krill under the ice
Image credit: Aker Biomarine

This major announcement from a group of the largest krill fishing companies will see nearly all krill companies operating in the Antarctic voluntarily stop fishing in huge areas around the Antarctic Peninsula, including "buffer zones" around breeding colonies of penguins, to protect Antarctic wildlife. Krill is a small crustacean which is a keystone species in the Antarctic food web, eaten by penguins, seals, whales and other marine life.

The companies have also pledged to support the scientific and political process for the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the Antarctic, including areas in which they currently operate. The companies are all members of the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK), and represent 85 percent of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic.


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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12/07/2018: Micro-algae, macro-algae, seaweeds, kelps … what are these little-known organisms?

by Thierry Chopin, Professor of Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada

Algae periodically make the news, however, not always for positive reasons: harmful micro-algal blooms toxic to marine life and sometimes to humans; Olympic swimming pools turning completely green in Rio de Janeiro in 2016; large recurrent green macro-algal tides in China; brown macro-algal tides unpleasant to tourists in the Caribbean islands; etc.

It is time to demystify this ‘obscure’, albeit photosynthetic, group of organisms, as they render key ecosystem services to nature and to humans, who eat them almost everyday, in one form or another, without always knowing it.
 

In fact, the term ‘algae’ does not mean much!
Giving a simple definition of what algae are is not that simple. Since the time of the Greeks and the Romans, algae have been a misunderstood, unappreciated and underused group of organisms, lumped together in a very artificial manner. When they did not know in which group of organisms to classify a new species, they described them as ‘incertae sedis’ (of uncertain placement).

Over time, a lot of algae/seaweeds became ‘incertae sedis’ … The end result of several centuries of neglect is that, systematically, algae do not have much in common and are an unnatural grouping (what is called a polyphyletic group, i.e. with different ancestors and different evolutionary histories).

Algae share only a few characteristics: they are photosynthesising (sequestering carbon dioxide and producing oxygen); they strive on absorbing dissolved inorganic nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus (hence the interest in using them for bioremediation); they do not make flowers and their anatomy is relatively simple (no roots, stems, leaves or vascular tissues, and simple reproductive structures).

We now realise, especially with the progress in molecular techniques, that this mixed bag is completely unnatural, with no real cohesion and with species spread over most kingdoms of organisms, encompassing microscopic microalgae (like the unicellular phytoplanktonic forms) and macroscopic macroalgae (like the giant kelps that grow taller than trees) that colonise the oceans, freshwater streams, trees (associated with fungi in lichens), stones, high altitude snow in glaciers, geothermal sources and even deserts.


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Evonik company profile



Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of their strategy, which is supported by their owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent).

Their specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalisation—and their goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

Visit the website HERE.

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11/07/2018: SPACE 2018, highlight international event for animal production professionals

SPACE 2018 will be held from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th September, at Rennes Parc-Expo, in France. This 32nd edition is very promising and will be a key event for livestock professionals. 
 


Join the 1,450 exhibitors present at SPACE!

SPACE is the highlight international event for professionals across all area of animal production (cattle [dairy and meat], poultry, pigs, sheep, goats and rabbits). Vector of meetings and reputation for your company, it is also an ideal forum for promoting your innovations and know-how.

SPACE is also the perfect opportunity to meet more than 110,000 professionals from 128 countries and to benefit from services especially tailored to your needs.

Take part in this major event for Planet Livestock!

SPACE 2018 key figures:
- 1,440 exhibitors, of which 1/3 are international
- 11 sectorial halls
- 300 outdoor exhibitors
- 16 ha of exhibition space
- Most represented sectors: Animal feed and nutrition,  Breeding equipment, Farming materials (handling, transport, tillage and fodder harvesting), Farm buildings, Genetics, Animal health, Farm effluent treatment, Energy, Agrobiology, Milking, Aquaculture supplies...
- Top quality features : more than 70 conferences, an exceptional genetic showcase, varied and renewed farm visits, Espace for the Future presenting future practices and equipment...

Consult online the SPACE 2018 exhibitors list, HERE.

Visit the SPACE 2018 website, HERE.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

11/07/2018: Aquaculture comes in many shapes and fashions

by Sven-Olof Malmqvist, AwF Board of Trustees, Owner at Grytåsa

One has to establish that the “new aqua production” is what the poultry production was in the past (and still is) fast growing item with white meat production on the the behalf of traditional meat production like meat and pork. The consumer pattern is clear so both aqua and poultry will gain in popularity.

First, we have the corporation side of the business, huge enterprises with quarterly reports to the shareholders, fair to say that the salmon production worldwide starting with Norway as the leader and Chile as a runner up then you have Canada, US, Scotland NZ, Tasmania etc is still in growth even if prices on salmon varies a lot during the fiscal year.
 


Undoubtedly the salmon recon to be a very healthy alternative to red meat with all the constraints in terms of sustainability, methane emissions, feed conversion rate usage of resources etc.

Globally Catfish, Tilapia are produced more in tonnage but is a more scattered industry. Another lucrative business is shrimp which seemed to be production at the moment with highest investment rates.

But there is a possibility for the smallholders in developing countries to establish a sustainable aqua production in order to provide for the family and in the end also create a stable income over the years.

But in order to get it going there must be taken some initiatives which can improve the rate of success. Feed is one major factor, another is the environment and management and simple training.

Aquaculture without frontiers (AWF)is one example of the NGOs who tries to encourage smallholders production with fundings, trainings, scholarships among other activities to improve the production.


Read more, 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. 


Visit the website HERE.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

10/07/2018: New Zealand Aquaculture Conference 2018 registration now open

The 2018 New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will take place September 26-27, Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand. Registrations are now open!

As one of the most sustainable and most efficient forms of protein production on the planet, aquaculture offers a tremendous opportunity to create green jobs and stimulate growth in regional communities through the production of the world's best seafood.
 
www.aqua.org.nz/conference

We'll be exploring that opportunity for New Zealand's Future.

Day 1: Technical day, 9am – 5pm
Day 2: Conference, 8.30am – 4.45pm, Cocktail function, 6.30pm – 10pm

Full agenda and speaker profiles to follow soon.

With inspiring speakers, amazing seafood and unparalleled networking opportunities, come and see why it's widely celebrated as New Zealand's best primary sector conference.

Book early to get the best flights.

Register for the conference, HERE

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10/07/2018: Sustainable raw ingredients and functional products

by Ioannis Zabetakis, Lecturer, UL, Ireland, Ioannis.zabetakis@ul.ie @yanzabet
The projected increase in world population and therefore demand for food in the foreseeable future pose some risks on how secure is the food production system today. Malnutrition, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes, and obesity threaten millions of people.
 


This is a multidimensional challenge: the production of food needs to be increased but also the quality of food needs to be improved so less people suffer from undernourishment and CVDs [1]. The use of oil by-products and vegetable oils in aquaculture has some strong potential and current research worldwide is focusing on how to valorise new sources of oils in fish feeds.

In a recent paper on the impact of dietary oil source on the shelf-life of seabream; the researchers have found that gilthead seabream, fed two diets containing 100 percent fish oil (FO) or a 75 percent vegetable oil blend (VO) (50/50 soybean and rapeseed oil), had similar shelf-lives [2]. The fish were stored at 4±1ºC for up to 21 days. Physicochemical, microbiological, and sensory analyses were performed.

A smaller quantity of highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) in the VO group resulted in lower lipid oxidation. Higher water holding capacity (WHC) of muscle was also observed in the VO group. A higher redness (a* value) was observed in the VO group, although discoloration occurred with the same intensity in both groups. Despite the differences among groups observed in psychrophilic and Pseudomonas counts and in some sensory attributes, shelf life was equal for both groups.

The use of olive pomace (OP) in aquaculture has some potential, especially in the Mediterranean region where OP is readily available [3]. OP could be exploited as an alternative dietary lipid source in compounded fish feeds resulting in the formulation of functional fish feeds and aquacultured fish according to the EU legislation (EC 1924/2006).

Read the full article, HERE.

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Biomin company profile




BIOMIN are dedicated to finding innovative, trend-setting solutions that empower their customers to master existing and future challenges in animal nutrition– the natural way. The application of their scientific know-how and expertise, based on an in-depth understanding of their customer’s needs and concerns, enables them to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimise performance and production efficiency.

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers.

Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

One of the cornerstones of BIOMIN’s success is the ongoing improvement of their inhouse quality standards. In 1997, BIOMIN introduced the international ISO 9001 standard. The HACCP system, introduced subsequently at BIOMIN’s production sites, provides the quality assurance our customers seek from them. In addition, the feed quality standards QS and GMP+ guarantee the utmost degree of control and quality for their products – from raw material inputs right through to the final product.

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimising feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.
Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients.

An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.


Visit the BIOMIN website, HERE.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

09/07/2018: Aqua Feed Extrusion seminar at SPACE 2018, France

Aquaculture is one of the fastest developing sector in the world, now accounting for nearly 50 percent of the world’s fish supply
 


Currently 100 percent of floating feed and about 60 percent of sinking feed is made by extrusion technology. Traditionally, single-screw extruders are widely used for producing the feeds for low protein adult fishes such as tilapia, catfish, grass carp, etc. Now we see twin screw making some special and ultra-fine feed. Basic extrusion technology has been around for a long time. It has been used in one form or another in the food and feed industries.

There has been no revolutionary or significant development in extruder design. As the aquaculture sector grows, there is increasing aquafeed demand in the market. Thereby aquafeed making business is also the promising industry in the world.

There are hundreds of species of fish which require a wide range of feeds. Some species need floating feed (catfish, carp), some of them need slow sinking feed (salmon, trout) and some of them need fast sinking feed (shrimp). The quality of the feed has a direct effect on fish reproduction, maturation, growth rate, uniformity of growth, resistance to stress and diseases, mortality and water quality.

The feed industry experiences constant change to meet the needs of an evolving market. New processing technologies provide this industry the flexibility and efficiently to process a wide spectrum of foods that are trending toward increased complexity. Due to the rising demands of food production and necessary food per person, the consumption of fish increases dramatically.

In this one day course participants will learn about current status of aqua feed globally, principles and introduction to extrusion technology, selection of raw material and their properties for making aqua feed, grinding of raw material for making good quality pellet, extrusion of aqua feed, twin screw extruders to process aqua feed, optimising aqua feed quality, and latest technology for the ingredients, vacuum coating of aqua feed and finished product analysis.

This course is organised by the International aqua feed magazine and Dr Mian N. Riaz, world leader in extrusion technology from Texas A&M University.
 


For more information visit the SPACE Aqua Seminar website, HERE or email organiser Tuti Tan tutit@perendale.co.uk

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09/07/2018: BioMar expands their R&D capabilities in the Hatchery feed sector

BioMar has increased its research capabilities in hatchery with an expansion of its Aquaculture Technology Centre, ATC Hirtshals facility in Denmark. BioMar has now opened a state-of-the-art marine fish larval trial unit that not only allows for larval rearing but also the production of live feed.
 

BioMar ATC Hirtshals hatchery trial unit
Image credit: BioMar

BioMar is this year celebrating 15 years of excellence in hatchery feeds as they continue to invest in business growth in new geographical markets and new species. BioMar has recently streamlined their product portfolio and adopted new innovations and functional raw materials in their LARVIVA hatchery range to maximise health and performance. The new research facilities will enable BioMar to continue to drive breakthrough innovation in the hatchery feed segment.

The opening of the new hatchery research and development facilities is the second of a three-phased strategic plan for the segment. BioMar announced last year heavy investment in the area including the establishment of a business unit in Nersac, France headed by Chris Dinneweth and the expansion of the fry feed production line in Brande, Denmark expected later in 2019.

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PTN company profile




PTN’s (Pellet 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.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

the interview | Jérôme Le Friec, Head of Diana Aqua

Jérôme Le Friec has over 24 years of international experience in animal nutrition and feed additives industry. His first career step was at Timab, Roullier group where he held for 17 years different positions as Market Manager, Business Unit Manager and Managing Director. He then joined Olmix as Managing Director for six years before taking the position of Deputy General Manager at Mixscience (Avril group) in 2016.
In January 2018, Jérôme Le Friec was appointed at the head of Diana Aqua, a global strategic growth segment for DIANA, nutrition division of the Symrise Group.




Aqua feed is an ever-changing industry, where do you see feed going over the next five to 10 years?
Aquaculture should become more and more technical as in terrestrial animal feed. Performance will be driven by breaking the last barriers of fish and shrimp nutrition, leading to significant innovation in feed formulations. Improvement of animal genetics will also be a step-change for aquaculture growth.

What makes Diana Aqua stand out from other companies in aquaculture?
There are indeed different reasons why Diana Aqua stands out from other companies in aquaculture.
First, Diana Aqua belongs to Diana, a world leader in natural-ingredient based solutions in the human and non-human agro-food sectors. Diana is the nutrition division of one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of fragrances and flavors, Symrise AG. The entire company is really driven by a scientific curiosity, and willingness to innovate, it always favorises close collaboration with its clients, whatever the sector in order to get ideas off the ground.
That being said, Diana Aqua relies on a unique global network of scientific and technological experts, a dedicated team of 140 passionate employees and 5 industrial sites all over the world.
Diana Aqua is committed to promoting a sustainable aquaculture with a strong consideration for quality and safety criterias guaranteed by certifications such as GMP, ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, IFFO RS and IFFO RS COC, SEDEX and OHSAS 18001.
Our product development and business model are based on fundamental principles, notably with sustainable and high quality raw materials. These come 100 percent from co-products and traceable sources secured through long term partnerships.

How and why did you get into aquaculture and what makes it a desirable career choice?
During my previous experiences I was already involved in the aquaculture world but on a smaller scale than at Diana Aqua.
How can you not be passionate and involved in contributing to the task of feeding nine billion people in an innovative, safe and environmentally friendly way?
These challenges are truly exciting and fit with my values to be part of the blue revolution.

Can you explain the difference between your products “Actipal” and “Nutripal”?
Our Nutripal range consists of nutritional specialties developed for their very specific raw materials origin and freshness. Our main products are tuna liver powder, tuna soluble extract and dry fish soluble. They are characterised by a very high nutritional value and palatability.
Our Actipal range consists of functional protein hydrolysates manufactured from marine co-products (fish frames, tuna viscera and shrimp head). This range of products was specifically developed to improve attractability/palatability, digestibility and health benefits of aquaculture feed. The application of a controlled hydrolysis process on raw materials will allow the production of a high level of soluble protein and peptides. The high and standardised content of these compounds in functional hydrolysates will support flexibility in feed formulation while ensuring consistent feed performances batch by batch.
The unique peptide profile of functional hydrolysates will support a better resistance of fish and shrimp helping them go through the stressful period successfully.

How does your enzymatic hydrolysis technology work? What makes is special?
Diana Aqua has 30 years experience in the hydrolysis process. This process is particularly efficient to bring new functionalities to raw materials.
Unlike the meal manufacturing process which is a simple cooking/drying process leading to an end product with nutritional benefits, the hydrolysis process will target the production of specific bioactive peptides that will provide better functionalities to the end product. Palatability and digestibility will be significantly enhanced and the production of bioactive peptides during the hydrolysis process will support fish and shrimps’ health.

Where do you see Diana Aqua progressing over the next few years?
One of our main goals is to have all our industrial sites IFFO certified within the next 12 months and importantly, to keep on developing specific tailor-made sustainable solutions for all species at any grower stage to meet and anticipate as far as possible our customers’ demand and expectations.

What do you think needs to be done to ensure that aquaculture continues to be the fastest growing industry and therefore sub-sequentially sustainable?
The most important point will be to satisfy the final consumer by supplying safe, traceable, tasty and healthy finished products. Of course, the environmental impact of aquaculture will have to be improved with a better management of veterinary treatments in some aquaculture areas as well as nitrogen/phosphorus waste from farms. This will involve improving farming practices in most of the countries.
Moreover, aquaculture growth would certainly have to though the development of a new farming system (off-shore, recirculating system). Feed will be the cornerstone of a sustainable development of aquaculture. Aquaculture will look like what it will be fed. (je ne suis pas sure de comprendre, option: aquaculture will be what we make of it).
Sustainability should drive the development of aquaculture through the main pillars of the Global Goals of Sustainable development. This is something Diana Aqua is very much focusing on. That is why we put in place our own dedicated team two years ago to allow us to be deeply involved on this key challenge.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the feed industry currently and what can be done to combat it?
To follow its growth trend and perspective, aquaculture, and therefore fish and shrimp, will have to be fed and we must prepare for the future now. Volumes and quality/standardisation of raw materials will attract most of the attention of feed and raw materials companies as well as nutritional scientists in the next decade.
The first step will be to take the most of the sustainable source of marine protein and oil available today, especially co-products. But a possible stronger competition with food and pet-food industries is a scenario to consider. Then, the main challenge will be to develop new nutritionally balanced sources of protein and oil while not impacting non-renewable ones.

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06/07/2018: Final day at IndoLivestock

After an incredibly successful few days this week in Jakarta, IndoLivestock is drawing to a close today

Last but by no means least, there is a full day of conferences taking place between 1000-1730.


Arya Seta Wiriadipura with all associations that support the shows
Image credit: Indo Livestock

The conference is hosted by the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, IndoLivestock Expo and Forum is considered a "must-attend" event for decision makers and buyers across Asia.

More than 14,000 trade visitors and delegates were expected to attend the expo this year with official figures yet to be released. Key however, is that over 500 exhibitors from 40 countries participated in the event.

Look out in next month's edition of Milling and Grain and International Aquafeed for a feature length event report giving all the details of the goings on and pictures/interviews of the fantastic companies and technology displayed.

You can find out more about the final day and the exhibition as a whole, HERE.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

06/07/2018: Late Irish-American entrepreneur and scientist Dr Pearse Lyons awarded the 2018 Kennedy-Lemass Medal

Alltech founder, the late Dr Pearse Lyons has been honoured with the Kennedy-Lemass Medal by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.

During 4th of July celebrations, Barry O'Sullivan, president of the American Chamber of Commerce announced that the late Irish-American entrepreneur and scientist, Dr Lyons was this year’s recipient of the Kennedy-Lemass Medal. The award honours US leaders of Irish heritage who have helped to strengthen the Irish-US relationship.
 

Irish-American entrepreneur and scientist the late Dr Pearse Lyons was this year’s recipient of the Kennedy-Lemass Medal. The award honours US leaders of Irish heritage who have helped to strengthen the Irish-US relationship. Pictured with the Kennedy-Lemass Medal was Minister Paschal Donohoe TD; the wife and son of the late Dr Pearse Lyons: Deirdre Lyons and Dr Mark Lyons and Mark Redmond, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.
Image credit: Conor McCabe Photography.

Speaking about his achievements, Barry O'Sullivan described Dr Lyons as someone who “truly lived the American Dream,” and that, “we will continue to be inspired by the legacy of individuals such as Dr Lyons who had the courage and skills to turn a vision into a reality.”


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06/07/2018: Geelen Counterflow supplies its 10,000th counterflow system

The company started in 1980 and quickly decided to specialise exclusively in the counterflow cooler as invented by its founder Pierre Geelen.

The efficient counterflow heat exchange between product and ambient air proved to be a winner in the feed industry, with more than 30 percent savings in energy consumption, floor-space and investment cost compared to the incumbent horizontal belt coolers.
 

Geelen Counterflow team
Image credit: John Peters, Roermond

Over the years the company became the global market leader for coolers in feed, petfood, aquafeed and oilseeds, partially by supplying coolers to nearly all of the major producers of pelletmills and extruders worldwide.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.
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