Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mr Goud Dhanunjaya joins Nutriad aquaculture team India

Multinational feed additives producer, a pioneer in species specific health and nutrition solutions for aquaculture producers, announces the appointment of Mr Goud Dhanunjaya as Regional Sales Manager Aquaculture for the Indian sub-continent (ISC). The move is part of the continuous strategic expansion of Nutriad into the rapidly developing aquaculture market, aiming to have experienced local staff in key markets.
 
Mr Goud Dhanunjaya
Image credit: Nutriad

Mr Goud has a Master of Fisheries Science (Aquaculture) from the College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri, India and 15 years of hands on experience in aquaculture sales and technical support to shrimp farms, shrimp hatcheries, aqua feed manufacturers and fish growers in Asia.

The Indian sub-continent has shown tremendous growth in aquaculture during the past decade. The shrimp production in India has boomed from around 100,000MT in 2010 to over an estimated 800,000MT this year, whereas Bangladesh has dramatically increased the volume of farmed freshwater fish such as catfish, carp and tilapia. As a result, India is expected to become the number one producer of shrimp, surpassing China, in 2019. The ISC region has a tremendous potential in terms of water and coastal resources for future growth.

Erik Visser, CEO Nutriad commented, "The fast expansion of aquaculture is driving the need to solve a number of limiting factors for the industry, including the reduced availability of local fish oil and fishmeal and the increasing impact of diseases on productivity. Now that the integration of Nutriad and Adisseo is well advanced, we can offer the combined product portfolio of both our companies as well as the service of local support teams, to build value adding species specific solutions for our customers. This is a very exciting development that will bring us accelerated growth into the aquaculture market in the coming years."

For more information visit the Nutriad website, HERE.

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The intensification of African aquaculture requires access to affordable formulated feeds

By Ramon Kourie, Chief Technical Officer, SustAqua Fish Farms, South Africa

The challenges aquaculturalists and sea farmers face are numerous; few feed milling operations run successfully, raw materials are expensive due to local shortages and a restrictive fiscal policy environment on imports in most countries, poor quality raw materials, high logistical costs associated with the movement of commodities and scale economies requiring critical mass for viability of the whole value chain.
 


Farmers may elect to produce their own farm-made feeds which requires a careful strategy at the outset. Having gone this route on the Chambo Fisheries fish farm in Blantyre, Malawi, I’m particularly well positioned to contribute an article to cover all considerations, needed additives (mycotoxins absorbent), useful additives, the economics, merits etc. without self-promoting products that we have developed.

Most fish farmers use feeding tables or highly subjective visual estimates in satiation feeding in most aquaculture operations. The use of feeding tables may not be reflective of the growth performance of the particular genes in use on a farm nor find applicability in terms of abiotic and biotic factors known to influence appetite and growth.

For instance, swimming energetics in tank and recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) farmed fish are most often ignored, where the same feeding rates are applied using standard feeding tables generated by feed milling companies for cage farmed fish. Satiation feeding most often results in overfeeding and consequentially increases feed conversion ratio’s (FCR’s) beyond that which is possible when using more robust approaches, based upon the use of bioenergetic models feeding the daily weight increment.

Practicable bioenergetic feeding rate models, developed for use on commercial fish farms, are simple enough to implement using Excel spreadsheets and could greatly assist farmers towards improved feed use efficiency.

We have developed models for the major farmed species based upon the same philosophy introduced in a slide show presentation tuned for tilapias raised under Biofloc Technology (BFT) conditions.


Read the full article in International Aquafeed magazine online, 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.


Learn more, HERE.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Use of the microalga Tetraselmis in shrimp culture

By Eric C Henry, PhD, Research Scientist, Reed Mariculture Inc

For many years Tetraselmis has been one of the microalgae most frequently recommended as a feed for early life stages of shrimp. Fortunately, Tetraselmis is easier to identify by light microscopy, at least to correct genus, than some other flagellates. This is because it is relatively large (8-12 µm), and very few other green flagellates bear four equal flagella.
 


Many Tetraselmis strains have proved to be easy to grow under hatchery conditions and are valued as feed because they contain significant levels of the essential Omega-3 fatty acid Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Some strains contain significant levels of taurine, a sulfur amino acid that may have significant nutritional value for larval and juvenile shrimp. Taurine has been only rarely reported in microalgae, but in some Tetraselmis strains it may constitute as much as 10 percent of total amino acids.

Several studies have reported that Tetraselmis has value beyond providing essential nutritional components. Addition of Tetraselmis to a formula feed diet was found to lower several measures of oxidative activity and consequent stress in vannamei shrimp. Suppression of Vibrio bacteria by Tetraselmis has been shown in culture of shrimp, as well as Artemia and finfish.

The performance of larval and post-larval shrimp what have been fed Tetraselmis with larvae and fed other algae have been compared, either singly or in combination with Tetraselmis or other algae. By far, the most comprehensive study was by Ronquillo, who cultured Tetraselmis at six different salinities, nine pH levels, and two temperatures, as well as varying culture medium nutrients. Tetraselmis produced under this wide range of conditions was then fed to Metapenaeus ensis, Metapenaeopsis barbata, Trachypenaeus curvirostris, Penaeus chinensis, P. indicus, P. japonicus, P. latisulcatus, P. merguiensis, and P. semisulcatus.

Later studies focused on Penaeus monodon or Litopenaeus vannamei. In none of the trials did Tetraselmis serve well as the sole feed; this is not surprising because it lacks the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which has been shown to be required by some shrimp.

This finding is consistent with the general principle that no single species of algae is likely to provide the truly optimal diet for any animal, and indeed the combination of Tetraselmis with other algae almost always yielded improved performance, even for algae that could support development of shrimp as sole feeds.


Read the full article in International Aquafeed magazine online, 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.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cargill inaugurates feed plant for shrimp in Ecuador

Cargill's investment of approximately 65 million dollars USD creates 150 new jobs and enables the creation of 500 related positions – boosting the local economy and bringing nutrition technology and services to the shrimp industry.  
Image credit: Jim Bauer on Flickr
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Cargill formally opened the world's most modern shrimp feed plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador on the 11th October creating the potential for significant growth in the country's aquaculture sector.

 
With this plant, Cargill will be producing 165,000 tons per year, around 20 percent of the 800,000 tons of feed that the Ecuadorian market demands currently. Ecuador is the world's fourth largest shrimp producer, according to Global Aquaculture Alliance data.

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

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Oceanology International Americas, a world-class forum for global ocean tech and science community

Oceanology International is the world's leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference. Oi started in the UK and runs every two years, 2019 is the 50th anniversary in San Diego for Oi Americas second edition. Over the years, the Oi portfolio has established itself as a truly global portfolio with events in London, China and San Diego.
 


The three-day conference and exhibition will be returning in 2019 newly branded as Oceanology International Americas to broaden its reach to the rest of the Americas. This is with the aim of welcoming over 2,700 attendees and enabling more than 200 exhibitors to showcase the latest ocean technologies and industry developments on the trade show floor as well as on water demos and vessels.

Attracting visitors from a variety of industries including offshore oil & gas, ports & harbours, marine renewables, maritime security and marine science, Oceanology International gives the opportunity for buyers and suppliers to do business in one location. Oceanology International offers structured networking opportunities to help suppliers establish relationships and secure business on a global scale. The Oceanology International portfolio has grown into three different complementary shows in recent years - attracting new buyers from new markets and delivering new connections in the industry on a global scale.


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

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Aquafarm 2019, the international conference and exhibition on Mediterranean aquaculture

AquaFarm, the third edition of the International conference and trade show event dedicated to the technologies, products and best practices of sustainable production of fish, will be held on 13 and 14 February 2019 at the Exhibition Centre of Pordenone.
 


AQUAFARM 2019 is an International B2B two-day event dedicated to and reserved for operators of the Euro-Mediterranean sustainable aquaculture industry, one of the food production activities with the highest growth rate worldwide, which supplies 46 percent of the total amount of fish consumed and is exceeding deep sea fishing as a source of supply. Moreover, using sustainability criteria, aquaculture could become the most advantageous zoo technical activity with regards to the relationship between foodstuff used and product obtained.


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

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The effects of climate change upon aquaculture

By Maurine Toussaint, Gergö Gyalog, Courtney Hough, Elizabeth Ytteborg

Following the summer temperatures in Europe 2018, it becomes clear that European aquaculture needs specific adaptation plans in case of extreme climate change. High mortalities have been reported due to elevated temperatures, water evaporation and algae blooms.
 


ClimeFish is a four-year European project funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme that aims to create a decision support framework (DSF) to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe under climate change. The project focuses on three different fish supply sectors: marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and lakes and ponds, which are divided into 16 case studies that involve more than 25 species across the continent.

The main objective of the ClimeFish project is to ensure that future growth in seafood production occurs in areas and for species with a potential for sustainable growth. The project has been running for more than two years now.

The marine aquaculture sector includes six specific case studies describing different aquacultured species and systems. Three fish species includes the most popular marine farmed fish species in Europe, Sea bass (Dichentarius labrax) in Greece and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Scotland and Norway, as well as common carp (Cyprinus carpio) pond farming in Hungary, in addition to shellfish farming in Italy, Spain and Scotland.

The ClimeFish climate scenarios used to forecast growth in the seafood production were initially based on the three specific climate scenarios from the International Panel of Climate Change, IPPC. These scenarios have already been outdated, bringing new scenarios in the picture.

In addition, the local aquaculture farms that ClimeFish is addressing are not covered by the global scale temperature models available. The consequence is that multiple models and temperature data are needed to correct the existing sea water temperatures so that they follow the overlapping timeframes available and predict the correct temperatures 30 years from now. The climate predictions are used in species specific growth models developed in the project to forecast future growth until 2050.


Read the full article in the International Aquafeed magazine, HERE.

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TSC Silos company profile

As a specialist in the building of square silos TSC Silos supplies an end product that meets the highest quality requirements and is used in a variety of industries

According to TSC Silos, “We use our focus and expertise to design suitable rectangular silo installations of which we are proud. That is all we do: we design, calculate and build silos; day in day out, year in year out. For your benefit.”

The rectangular silo concept is characterised by an optimum storage capacity and flexible layout options. A clever design produces the best possible product discharge with maximum storage capacity.

With a TSC silo you are also investing in a safe, hygienic working environment.

The organisation is 100 percent focused on this silo concept, from sale and design to production and installation.

They are able to handle projects from A to Z: from the steel support structure to the insulating cladding and from functional design up to and including fitting.

At TSC safety is a given. Their well-trained engineers carry out sound calculations for your silo. TSC designs, calculates and manufactures all the silos in accordance with the latest standards (EN 1991, EN 1993 and EN 1090).

TSC Silos are familiar with ATEX, earthquake coefficients, snow loads and the effects of wind. Everything is worked out using advanced computer software down to the smallest detail.

If you so desire, you can have the calculations checked by independent parties; that’s not a problem.

Their experienced installation teams have all the necessary training and are at home on construction sites.


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Friday, October 19, 2018

Global aquafeed market to witness high growth advancement during 2018-2023

The Global Aquafeed Market 2018 report comprises a variety of results, that enable businesses from the sector to create plans for enterprise growth and direct companies forward.


Aquaculture fish feeds
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In 2017, the Aquafeed market size has been USD 286.3 million, and it is anticipated to attain USD 539.27 Million by 2023, with a CAGR of 11.13 percent throughout 2018-2023.
The global aquafeed markets well-established foreign vendors are giving fierce competition to new players from the market while they fight with technical development, quality, and reliability issues. The aquafeed report can provide the reply to questions regarding the current demand grows as well as the competitive range, opportunity, and much more.
Market Insights:
The 2018-2023 market report is a very efficient and in-depth study on the current case of the industry by emphasizing the global sector. The aquafeed report provides statistics info available on the market position of aquafeed manufacturing companies. The global aquafeed industry report provides a pure perspective of the containing application in its debut, and technology. Additionally, the report scrutinises the aquafeed international market players.
Best aquafeed industry players included in the report: 
Ridley Corporation Limited, Biomar, Biostadt India Limited, Purina Animal Nutrition (Land O Lakes Inc), Norel Animal Nutrition, Dibaq A.S, Biomin Holding GmbH, DE Heus Animal Nutrition, Nutriad, Nutreco N.V, Cargill, Aller Aqua A/S, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Avanti Feeds Limited and Alltech.
Aquafeed market report functions a skilled and in-depth analysis of latest key industry trends and coming aquafeed market progress prospects, leading drivers and limitations, profiles of vital economy players, segmentation analysis and prediction analysis. A global Aquafeed market functions a perspective of trends size and aspect are contained within this report to evaluate facets that will conduct significant influence in simplifying the earnings of Aquafeed market in the coming years.
Aquafeed report affirmed product kind comprises:
Soybean
Corn
Fish meal
Fish oil
Additives
Aquafeed report confirmed application:
Fish
Mollusks
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA): A responsible approach to farming our waters

by Dr Thierry Chopin

In September 1995, I gave a presentation entitled “Mixed, integrated, poly-, or multi-level aquaculture - whatever you call it, it is time to put seaweeds around your cages!” at a conference in St Andrews, New Brunswick. I could see a number of faces in the room saying, “What is this guy talking about?!”


The period 1995-2000 was spent “preaching in the desert” for what was just “integrated aquaculture”. We wanted to differentiate our practice from monoculture. The obvious term was polyculture; however, cultivating three species of fish together, while being polyculture, does not address the problems of co-cultivating three fed species together.
 


In March 2004, at a workshop in Saint John, New Brunswick, we gave a name to what we were doing. I came up with “Integrated Aquaculture” and Jack Taylor with “Multi-Trophic Aquaculture”. By combining the two, “Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture” or “IMTA” was born, and in the 14 years since, more than 1,300 publications referring to IMTA have been published worldwide.

With IMTA, farmers cultivate species from different trophic levels, with complementary ecosystem functions, in proximity. They combine fed species (e.g. fish) with extractive species (e.g. seaweeds, aquatic plants, shellfish and other invertebrates) to take advantage of synergistic interactions among them, while biomitigation operates within a circular economy approach (nutrients are no longer considered wastes or by-products of one species, but co-products for the others).

The aim is to ecologically engineer a new ERA of aquaculture systems (Ecosystem Responsible Aquaculture) for increased environmental sustainability (ecosystem services and green technologies for improved ecosystem health), economic stability (improved output, lower costs, product diversification, risk reduction and job creation in coastal and rural communities), and societal acceptability (better management practices, improved regulatory governance, nutrient trading credit incentives and appreciation of differentiated and safe products).


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GePro company profile






GePro Gefluegel-Protein Vertriebs- gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG is a group company of PHW, one of the largest producers of poultry products in Europe 

As a member of PHW, GePro is part of a completely integrated poultry production.

GePro headquarter is in Diepholz (Germany) with global sales offices located in Bangkok (Kingdom of Thailand) and Moscow (Russian Federation).

GePro transforms poultry by-products from the slaughterhouse into valuable ingredients for animal nutrition and biofuel (SP-Power)

With the state of the art production systems, our products are of extremely high quality and are regarded as benchmarks in the industry. The entire process is under strict veterinarian control leading to consistent flawless quality and great value proposition for our customers.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Crayfish parties

by Sven Olof Malmqvist

It is one thing to write a column in an aquaculture magazine and an entirely other thing to be a practical grower of any aquatic species.

Years back I put a number of crayfishes (a form of fresh water lobster) in one of my ponds. It is vital that you have a constant inflow of fresh water and, of course, an outlet so there is sufficient circulation and oxygen.
 


The pond isn’t that big and deep but is brimming with stones and hideouts, which are needed when the crayfish exuviate their shells and are vulnerable to attacks by their own sort. Nature is cruel!

Anyway, I have been fishing every autumn when you are supposed to eat them but so far I have thought they are too small and have thrown them back again.

In Scandinavia we normally go out in the night placing cages in the water. As bait one can use fresh meat, chicken or fishes as cray fish aren’t picky about their food. The next morning you pick them up and empty the catch.

You boil crayfish in really hot water, together with dill, sugar and beer, and then let them cool down.

You eat them cold as is, preferably sitting outside as it is rather messy, as you eat them with your own hands, so you need to cover your clothes to protect them. Shots of aquavit and many glasses of beer will also play an important role in this crayfish party.


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Zheng Chang company profile



Zhengchang
, established in 1918, 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.
Zhengchang 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 world around the world, covering fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet feed, premix feed, sawdust pellet, fertiliser, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment, etc.

Zhengchang projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and more profits. 
Zhengchang have conquered challenges one after another for the customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years.

They are now making great endeavors to apply their latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertilizer, 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 during your development. Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.


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Aquafarm International 2019

The Pordenone Fiere Exhibition Centre in Venice, Italy, will be home to the Aquafarm International conference and exhibition, on 13-14th February, 2019. 

This conference, focussing upon Mediterranean aquaculture, will offer a amazing chance for businesses to network, offer services and raise awareness of the services they offer to fellow members of the aquaculture sector.
Main topics that will be discussed during th Aquafarm conference have been confirmed as feed and quality of fish, environmental technologies, processing and packaging of farmed fish, health and well-being of fish, distribution and consumption, hatcheries and the future of aquaculture.
Several companies have already confirmed they will be exhibiting at the event, including, but not limited to, Aller Aqua, Biorigin, Del Pesce, Faivre, Fisa, Milanese, Technocage, Xylem and many more.
Aquafarm 2019 will be the third edition of the conference and exhibit, dedicated to the latest technological innovations in aquaculture. The event is primarily looking for exhibitors from the Mediterranean Sea Basin; primarily, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Malta, turkey, Spain and Portugal.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Exploring ISAAH

by Dr Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director, IFFO

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH), held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada. This event, held on a four-year cycle, draws aquatic animal health professionals from across the world.
 

The Symposium ran over the whole week, with many different sessions, and there was a great diversity of fish species discussed, reflecting the growth in aquaculture over time. As well as the usual suspects of the modern aquaculture industry, there were even special sessions devoted to the health of cleaner fish, ornamental fish, and zebra fish (for laboratory studies), so it really was all-encompassing in terms of the coverage of subject matter.

I was not attending the Symposium out of personal interest though, nor was I on holiday, even though Charlottetown appeared to be a very picturesque location, and worthy of some time spent as a tourist.

IFFO had submitted an abstract in order to provide a technical presentation within one of the sessions, the QASH project session. QASH is an acronym that stands for Quantitative Atlantic Salmon Health Assessment, and the project is a collaboration between scientists in Norway, Scotland, Chile and Canada, led by Prof Karin Pittman of the University of Bergen. The aim of QASH is to develop tools that permit rapid and accurate measurements of farmed salmon health, indicating very strong real-world applications of the research.

Within salmon farming there are some clear health challenges, often linked directly to pathogens such as sea lice, piscirickettsia, gill amoebae, salmonid alphavirus. The session was split into three, focusing on biomarkers, barriers and stressors, and available toolboxes, with some lively discussion at the end.

My IFFO paper focused on the link between nutrition and health in farmed salmon, exploring the changing profile of salmon feeds over time and the nutritional variability that has resulted. None of this is earth-shattering in terms of the messages and many are aware of the substantial progress that has been made in the substitution of marine ingredients over time.

That research has largely been undertaken by the feed companies, responding to market competition over time with their changing formulations. Much of this research is understandably commercial and confidential. Although some of the information has reached the public domain, the majority has not.


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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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Monday, October 15, 2018

The Salmon of Knowledge

by Ioannis Zabetakis

Once upon a time (in one of my beloved Celtic stories), Fionn mac Cumhaill, the great leader of the Fianna of Ireland, was still a young boy and he was sent to live with a very wise man named Finnegas.  

Finnegas was a poet who lived on the banks of the river Boyne and was renowned throughout Ireland for his vast knowledge. As well as being renowned for his skills in composing and reciting poetry, Finnegas knew more about the ways of the world, including the secrets of the birds and animals and plants and stars, than any other man in Ireland. It was because of his vast knowledge that Fionn had been sent to learn from Finnegas.

Fionn loved to listen to the old man’s wonderful stories and his many words of wisdom which he too, in time, would learn to recite. In exchange for the wisdom Finnegas would pass on to him Fionn would help with house chores like cooking and cleaning, but also fishing for the old man.

However, despite Finnegas’ vast knowledge, he did not know everything and there were times when Fionn’s endless curiosity got the better of him, and he was left unable to answer the young boy’s questions. ‘Is there a way to know everything?’ Fionn asked him.

This was a question that Finnegas had asked once too and was the very reason why he now lived next to the river Boyne. It had been told by the druids of old that living in a still, dark pool in the shade of the overhanging hazel trees was the Salmon of Knowledge. It was as result of eating the nuts of these magical hazel trees that the salmon had acquired all the knowledge of the world. And so it was, that, according to prophecy, the one who would eat the salmon would gain the knowledge for themselves.

Finnegas had been living on the edge of the river for several years now, attempting to catch the salmon and gain such wisdom. And the story goes on…and we still do not know if Finnegas has been successful in his pursuit of the Salmon of Knowledge.


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Yemmak company profile





Established in 1965, Yemmak is a Turkish feed machinery manufacturer, providing industrial process solutions for the animal waste processing, chemical and biomass industries.

Through its deep industry experience spanning over half a century, Yemmak exports to 35 countries on four continents, and provides services in project consulting and engineering, special-purpose projects, automation, modernisation, steel construction and after-sales support with a 250-strong staff lead specialist engineers at its 50,000m2 area plant in Bandırma, Turkey.

Yemmak is among the few producers in Turkey and Europe that can manage machinery, process and turnkey projects from a single centre.

Yemmak recognises the key role of advanced technology in improving Turkey's prospects and believes R&D investments are crucial in this regard.

As a global brand, Yemmak exports 70 percent of its products to 35 countries including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East; Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and all other Turkish republics; and Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Sweden and Panama. Providing low energy costs, the design, production, and assembly operations of the company are of high quality, selection, reliability, and efficiency.

Yemmak sees each project as a complete system, and identifies for its customers the most optimal solutions. With the mission of transforming factories into manufacturers that turn out products with high marginal utility, Yemmak has set up numerous of the highest capacity factories, producing feed for poultry, cattle and fish. It is currently establishing the largest turkey feed factory in Russia.

Yemmak's primary product groups consist of:
- Raw material intake and cleaning units
- Storage solutions for solid and liquid raw materials
- Grinders Mixer systems
- Blending units
- Pelletising technologies
- Weighing and bagging machinery
- Transport equipment
- Electrical power panels and control panels
- Automation systems

Yemmak reshapes production through environmentally friendly, sustainable and innovative technologies.

Visit the Yemmak website, HERE.

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Vietstock 2018 starts this week

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development are once again hosts of Vietstock 2018, Vietnam's premier international feed livestock and Meat Industry show. The International Aquafeed magazine team will be present reporting on the show, keep an eye out for a show report in an upcoming edition of the magazine!
 
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Vietstock 2018 expo and forum opens its doors for the biggest gathering of animal husbandry, veterinarian, feed millers, veterinarians, animal health specialists and international stakeholders to Vietstock 2018 expo and forum which will be held on October 17-19, 2018, at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) Hochiminh city, Vietnam.

This year's edition promises to be bigger than ever with 368 exhibitors from 32 countries showcasing the best in animal and feed production on a 9,500-square meter exhibition Halls A1 & A2 of SECC. Industry players from the Vietnam livestock industry are all set and ready to welcome their counterparts from all over Asia and rest of the world to Vietstock 2018.

The 9th edition of Viestock will highlight on "Enhancing Processing Capability and Connecting to Potential Markets in Vietnam's livestock and aquaculture production" focusing on the strength of the event since launching edition in 2004.

Vietstock 2018 will welcome ASEAN Livestock related associations to have a round table discussion. Representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines will sit together to share the production figure, challenges, and their activities.

For more information visit the Vietstock 2018 website, HERE.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Inteqnion Solutions company profile



Inteqnion is specialised in the design, build and installation of control systems for the batch and continuous controlled process industry. With their control solutions, Inteqnion focus on the improvement and optimisation of your production process.

Industries
You can find Inteqnion Process Control Systems in different segments within the feed, flour and bulk industry. For each segment, Inteqnion modifies the Process Control Systems for the specific requirements in the particular market.

Why choose Inteqnion?
“When you cooperate with Inteqnion you choose for quality and reliability. You benefit from our knowledge and experience our passion. Inteqnion is a no-nonsense organisation with more than 30 professionals who have years of experience in the process industry”
– Interqnion Solutions


Visit the Inteqnion website, HERE.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Register now for World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit 2018

The World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit will take place 14 – 16 November 2018, Hong Kong

The ocean is essential to a prosperous and sustainable planet in many ways. The ocean supports economic growth and development by providing energy, food, water, minerals, transport, tourism, recreation and many other values to humans and society.

Ocean industries operate in a fluid, three-dimensional, interconnected ocean space. This means industry's activities, responsibilities and impacts are also intertwined – amongst the various sectors and economic users – and with the surrounding template of ocean ecosystem processes, functions and biodiversity.
 


The increasing kind and level of ocean economic activity make a compelling business case for industry leadership, collaboration and action in addressing "Corporate Ocean Responsibility". Tackling ocean sustainable development and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) create challenges to understanding the risks and opportunities of ocean sustainable development.

The legal community can help address this and facilitate the private sector in working to conduct its business in a manner compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the local communities and global ocean in which they operate – and in compliance with the emerging regulatory regime for the marine environment. For example, how can ocean industries best comply with marine ecosystem-based management requirements, or how should the ocean business community engage in marine spatial planning it develops?

The SOS 2018 session on "The Role of the Ocean/Maritime Legal Community in Understanding and Addressing Risk and Opportunity in the Blue Economy and Ocean Sustainable Development" will bring together leading members of the international legal community to consider how to best work with the ocean business community and other ocean stakeholders to address sustainable development.

A panel of leading legal community representatives will consider:
• What is the role of the ocean/maritime legal community in addressing the risks, opportunities and challenges of the growing and increasingly diverse ocean economy?
• What experience, lessons learned and ongoing efforts can the ocean/maritime legal community bring to help advance ocean sustainable development, and is there a need for greater collaboration amongst the ocean/maritime legal community on sustainable development?
• What are the priority ocean development and sustainability issues for engaging the ocean/maritime legal community - from the perspective of: a) the legal community, b) the overall ocean business community and c) other ocean stakeholders (e.g. government, NGOs)?

The international legal community is invited to participate in this forum and engage in the development of an international network of legal experts working in support of ocean sustainable development.

Register for the WOC SOS 2018, HERE

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