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Thursday, April 20, 2017

21/04/2017: Mexico among the top ten places in tilapia production in the World

One of the fish species produced in aquaculture farms in Mexico of greatest consumption and popularity is tilapia, which is also known as mojarra, and which represents a food solution for the Mexican population

 
Image: Etienne Mahler
According to the following press release from the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, so popular is this rich fish that 50 percent aquaculture farms in Mexico produce it.

70 percent of the national volume is provided by five states of the country, Chiapas occupies the first place with 28,782.03 tons; Followed by Jalisco with 27,739.13 tons; Michoacán in third with 9,663.14 tons; Veracruz fourth with 8,762.11 tons; and Sinaloa is the fifth with 8,285 tonnes.

The importance of tilapia in Mexico is preponderant since the country is the ninth largest producer in the world, China where 1,698,483 tonnes is produced. Another fact to highlight is its commercialisation, which is mostly at the national level, although this product has been imported to meet demand, exports have gone up generating US$ 31.9 million from the 4,340 tons exported.

In addition, tilapia is an especially rich fish with great nutritional benefits because of its high protein content, low in mercury and high in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is essential in pregnancy and cognitive development in infants.


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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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21/04/2017: Feather meal to replace fishmeal by half in Nile tilapia diet

Hydrolyzed Feather meal is widely used in fish feeds
by Franz-Peter Rebafka, GePro Gefluegel-Protein Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG 
 


The material is rich in crude protein but its amino acid profile is not balanced, its digestibility is poor very often and some of its amino acids are destroyed during the drying process of the meal.

Gepro, Germany, has developed a drying process at low temperature that decreases the destruction rate of the amino acids in the feather meal. The improved product is called Goldmehl® FM.

Trials done on shrimps and some fish species, demonstrated that it can successfully replace some of the fishmeal in aqua-feed, without any detrimental effect on the performance.

This article explains the trial that was carried out by Nam Sai Farms Co. Ltd., Thailand for Gepro Gefluegel-Protein Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG to test whether GoldMehl®FM can replace fishmeal in practical diets for Nile tilapia reared in hapas in earthen ponds.

Materials and Methods
In a previously drained and disinfected earth pond of 1 rai (pond 10, Nam Sai Farm, Tambon Ban Grabow, Ban Sang, Prachinburi, Thailand), 15 x 5 m2 hapas (1 mm mesh) were installed and stocked with 300 1” Nile tilapia fry of 0.2 g initial body mass (total 4,500 fish). The fish were initially fed on powdered feed with a crude protein content of 30 percent at a rate of 5-10 percent body weight per day divided into three feeds.
 
Table 1: Feeding schedule

The amount fed was calculated subsequent to biweekly sampling and fed at a set rate for the whole period. After a period of four weeks, small pellets, consisting of the same ingredients as the powdered test diets, were added in increasing amounts until the fish were fed entirely on pellets only (Table 1).

The weaning period took one week. Five isonitrogenous test diets, in which Goldmehl® FM (supplied by GePro) is used to replace 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100 percent of fish meal, was compared in triplicate to test their effect on growth and health performance of stocked juvenile tilapia (Tables 2 & 3).

An inclusion rate of 3:7 fishmeal:soybean meal was used in supplying protein to the control diet, as this is typical of most commercial tilapia diets. The total culture period was 12 weeks.

Hapa change was carried out after six weeks of culture, and the fine-meshed 5m2 hapas were all replaced with 10m2 4mm meshed hapas, which allow for better water exchange.


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21/04/2017: SITEC: Nutriad´s technical symposium Brazil

For the fourth consecutive year, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, hosted a well-attended technical symposium in Brazil, where current trends and future challenges in animal protein production were discussed

Ten renowned industry experts, from academic and industry background, presented to an international group of poultry and swine producers at the Costão do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina.
 

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 Participants varying from producers coming from integrators, feed and premixer producers as well as consultants, veterinarians, nutritionists and researchers interacted with global experts that hosted talks on the global agribusiness in general and Brazil focusing on areas as feed intake via palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance.

The opening day was dedicated to the applications of flavours and sweeteners in animal feed to promote nutrition at critical life stages.

Nutriad’s David Vanni Jacob, from Brazil and Simon Eskinazi from UK provided the audience with an array of technical data from across the world.

As producers sometimes have difficulties in determining the real threat that mycotoxins pose to their animals, the second day of the program was dedicated to enhance the understanding of mycotoxin management.

An interesting line up of researchers; raw material experts and industry leaders brought presentations of Dr Radka Borutova, Prof. Ana Paula Bracarense, Prof. Dr Eduardo Micotti da Glória and Guilherme Bromfman. Gut health is a key requirement for healthy and high yielding animals.

A range of topics on digestive performance were presented by Prof. Dr Elizabeth Santin, Dr Tim Goossens and Prof. Dr Roberto Guedes.

According to the event's host, Marcelo Nunes, Managing Director Nutriad South America, the 4th edition of SITEC once more exceeded expectations, "The intention is always to offer our clients and partners a program with relevant and updated guidelines on maximising the potential of their animals. At SITEC we are not only presenting technical content, we promote the interaction between attendants and speakers to forge productive relationships. Choosing Florianopolis to host our symposium - against the back drop of exuberant beaches and stunning nature - further confirms SITEC as one of the most prestigious events in the sector.”

Read more HERE.

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This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
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20/04/2017: Mondi wins Flexostar Award for printing excellence and customer focus

The jury of ATF Flexo (French association of flexography), consisting of experts and professionals in this sector, awarded Mondi Industrial Bags’ pinch-bottom bag solution for customer Sopral with a Flexostar Award

   
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The solution was produced at Mondi Lembacel SAS, France, and the plant’s product portfolio comprises pinch-bottom, open-mouth and valve bags.

For Sopral, the plant produced an attractively printed, strong pinch-bottom bag with ideal barrier properties for cat food packaging.

The excellent printing result on the laminated outer ply was honoured with the golden Flexostar Award in the category ‘print on paper’.

The winning pinch-bottom bag is constructed with four plies – with a 12-micron PET-laminated outer layer of white kraft paper 80 g/m² for outstanding print results.

Thanks to the 4-ply construction and the grease-proof outer layer, the bag is not only very strong and reliable but also ideally suited for pet food.

Sopral is a French producer of pet food and horse feed and a long-term customer of Mondi Lembacel.

Customer focus and interaction are key strategies of Mondi, and winning the Flexostar Award is once again proof of how well this strategy is adopted and lived every day.

“This is a great achievement for us to be recognised by the world of printers as one of the most reliable partners in delivering consistently high-quality print results,” said Laurent Nefoussi, Sales & Marketing Manager, Mondi Industrial Bags France.


Read more HERE.

The Aquaculturists
This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
Perendale Publishers Ltd

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

20/04/2017: GAA spearheading initiative to reduce SRS in farmed salmon in Chile

Together with Multiexport Foods S.A. (“Multiexport”), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui Tokyo”) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is spearheading an initiative in Chile aimed at contributing to a reduction in the incidence of Salmonid Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS) in farmed salmon

The Piscirickettsia salmonis, or SRS, an endemic intercellular bacterium, has reportedly cost the farmed salmon industry more than $300 million annually. 


 
Image: Paul Miller
SRS can spread quickly, causing high mortalities if not treated quickly. Announced on Day three of Seafood Expo North America on March 21, this initiative, if implemented, would apply the principles of integrated health management, including the implementation of GAA’s newly developed Biosecurity Area Management Standards, together with an array of health management tools such as vaccines, functional feeds and genetic selection, among others.

A key element of this initiative is close coordination of biosecurity management among farms within a production area and physical separation from nearby zones. This project would also monitor a variety of other factors, including water quality and the presence of harmful algae blooms.

If implemented, Multiexport’s farmed salmon producer subsidiary, which is jointly owned with Mitsui Tokyo, will manage every activity related to this initiative.

“The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to collaborate on this unique opportunity to apply the principles of integrated health management and biosecurity area management to reduce the use of antibiotics in controlling an otherwise intractable disease. The results of this project will have far reaching benefits to producers, consumers and the environment,” said GAA President George Chamberlain.

“We are committed to providing our value clients the highest standards of quality and sustainability now and in the future. Accordingly, we will be always collaborating, promoting, and working towards securing our customers the sustainability of the farmed salmon industry, in all its aspects, wherever we operate. This initiative goes in the direction, enhancing, our goal of providing a highly sustainable source of healthy protein, with a minimal environmental footprint. It is a great opportunity, with highly valuable partners, to even improve our standards and to contribute to a better fish health and environment,” comments Andres Lyon, CEO of Multiexport Foods S.A. and CEO of Salmones Multiexport S.A.

“We are honoured to participate in the organisation of this initiative with great partners both in Chile and the US, which will contribute to strengthening ecological sustainability in salmon farming in Chile. We hope this initiative will establish a new integrated management system as an advanced farming standard in Chile for a better environment, better sustainability, and better quality salmon,” comments Yasushi Takahashi, COO of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.’s Americas Business Unit and CEO of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.


Read more HERE.

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This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
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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.


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The Aquaculturists
This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
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Perendale Publishers Ltd

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