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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

31/05/2017: AIT Certificate program on Sustainable Asian Aquaculture

AIT is launching a certificate program on Sustainable Asian Aquaculture at the AARM Academic program from August 2017 semester




This Certificate program is for one semester beginning August 2017 ​and is the combination of a well-designed course work and hands-on experience on specialized areas (fish/shrimp hatchery or farming). 




The program is useful for both students (with credit transfer) and for working ​professionals and entrepreneurs (without credits). 

For students, the AIT entry qualifications for Masters program will apply. The Certificate program can lead to a Masters Degree, if so desired. For professionals, the entry requirements are flexible. There is also the option to avail either the course work or hands-on experience alone as separate modules.

​An excellent panel of world renowned experts will handle the topics in this program.

Read more on the site HERE.


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31/05/2017: World Aquaculture 2017

Logo of World Aquaculture 2017 - credit to the World Aquaculture society
 Welcome to World Aquaculture 2017 - the first international conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) to be held on the African continent at the Cape Town International Convention Centre June 26-30, 2017.

 This year’s annual meeting is co-organised by WAS with the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).  On behalf of the World Aquaculture Society, its chapters and our co-hosts, it is our pleasure to welcome you Cape Town, South Africa.  We hope you enjoy and benefit from the conference, the trade show, and spend time enjoying the culture, history and incredible natural beauty that Cape Town has to offer.

 Sponsors
 World Aquaculture 2017 has attracted wide sponsorship and support from African development institutions including the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the African Union and NEPAD, and the WorldFish Centre.  The industry Gold Sponsor is the Aller Aqua group from Denmark which has made significant investment and commitment to developing the aquafeed industry in Africa. 

 Conference Theme
 The conference theme, “Sustainable Aquaculture – New Frontiers for Economic Growth – Spotlight on Africa” highlights the potential of aquaculture production to support economic development and investment opportunities in Africa - the world’s second fastest growing regional economy.   

 Africa Session
 We are pleased to present a five-day program entitled “Spotlight on Africa” that include an opening ceremony plenary address by Guinean President Alpha Condé, Chairman of the African Union and African Union special ambassador for aquaculture.   On the first full-day of the conference, two plenary addresses will be given: Dr. Rohanna Subasinghe, former chief of Aquaculture for FAO, will speak on “Feeding the Nine Billion: the Role of Aquaculture” followed by Dr. Sloans Chimatiro, Acting Country Director with WorldFish Zambia, speaking on “African Perspectives on Aquaculture”.  In recognition of the early developmental stage of African Aquaculture, special sessions on Developing African Aquaculture Value Chains, Financing African Aquaculture and African Aquaculture Policy Day will be presented by the African Union, NEPAD, World Bank and WorldFish. 

 Trade Show 
 Our trade show will feature over 90 exhibitors and the WAS Scientific Program at the conference features 70 sessions that will be conducted over four days, covering a diverse array of aquaculture-related topics and speakers, as well as a dedicated poster session.

 World Aquaculture Society- Africa Chapter Launch
 Representing the coming of age of African aquaculture and a significant milestone for the global aquaculture community, WAS will host a meeting to launch the formation of a WAS Africa Chapter on Tuesday afternoon following the Spotlight on Africa program. Be sure to join us for this important organisational to form the African Chapter of WAS.

 Student Programme
 For students, we will host a special tour of the DAFF Marine Research Aquarium, the Student Spotlight Presentations and awards, special seminars, and the student reception and a social event.  Of course there will be many social events (Welcome reception, Student reception, President’s reception, and Happy hours) that are important occasions to network with new and old friends from around the world.  Be sure to participate in the Farm tours, which will highlight South Africa’s Aquaculture Industry. On behalf of the World Aquaculture Society, we want to thank and recognise the Steering and Program Committee members for the many years of work that went into organising this event.  Best wishes for a productive and enjoyable conference.

Kevan L. Main, Roger Krohn & Siphokazi Ndudane – WA17 Steering Committee Co-Chairs 
Maria Haws, Peter Britz & Michael Schwarz – WA17 Program Committee Co-Chairs


Read more HERE.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

30/05/2017: Europharma host fish health training

Fishguard - image courtesy of Europharma
 Europharma, one of the world’s leading developers of fish health and welfare programmes, has developed a unique training course set to address the challenges and opportunities in Scotland’s aquaculture industry. 


 Fishguard, the veterinary services arm of Europharma, is delivering the Fish Health & Welfare Training Course at the Stirling Court Hotel on the grounds of the University of Stirling (19-20 June), and welcomes those interested in learning more about fish welfare and health issues whether they have industry experience or no knowledge of the issues at all. 

 The course will provide delegates with knowledge of husbandry, understanding what hands on fish production is like and the health challenges they could face within the aquaculture industry. 

 Over the two days, delegates will also learn about a variety of fish health topics including welfare, disease, vaccination, immunology, bacteria disease and the role of vet support. 

 The vaccination module is to be delivered with the participation of Aqualife, a global leader in fish vaccine delivery. 

 Delegates will also achieve background knowledge on manifestation, prevention and the treatment of a range of health problems as well as basic knowledge of how to sample and diagnose disease in fish. 

 Nikos Steiropoulos, Managing Director of Europharma, will be discussing disease vs health and how fish health issues can start, the reasons they do, and how the industry can manage the situation.

 He said: 
 “We are delighted to be delivering the Fish Health & Welfare Training course at Scotland’s aquaculture hub at Stirling University. At Europharma, we strive to advise and help our customers achieve healthy, sustainable and profitable production, so it’s important we provide the correct tools and education.   

 “We decided to host this course which is open to all, because as an industry, we need to work together and find solutions to the challenges we face. This includes speaking about disease and promoting the positive ways we can ensure healthy stock including education on correct sampling, vaccinations and use of medicinal products and treatments. 

 “At the end of the course, we want delegates to leave with a better understanding of the treatment of a range of fish health problems and why it’s important to prevent disease which will allow the successful management of healthy stock and drive more profitable production. I look forward to welcoming everyone to the course and hope all delegates leave feeling more aware of what is needed to keep the industry going strong.”

 Speakers at the event include representatives from Fishguard, Aqualife and the University of Stirling. Sean Black, Bartek Wieczorek and Rosa Merino, all of Europharma Scotland, will be delivering sessions during the course providing expert insight into the prevention and control of diseases in the aquaculture industry. 

Visit the Europharma website here. 

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30/05/2017: WAS-APC- 'Student and Women' award winners APA17


 
Tin Han Chien / Pre - Conference Student Travel Award
Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017 (APA17) is an aquaculture platform for the industry to meet potential business partners and acquire new markets while taking pleasure in a comforting and memorable time in Malaysia. APA17 is organised by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS-APC) and the Malaysian Fisheries Society and hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture &Agro-Based Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


 Travel Award for Women and Students
 WAS-APC is pleased to announce the results for the Travel Award for Women and Students to participate in the World Aquaculture Society Conference in Asia Pacific Region. The award committee of the World Aquaculture Society, Asian Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC) together with external reviewers (12 scientists in total) have evaluated the abstracts submitted by students for the APA17 conference taking place this summer in Kuala Lumpur. All in all, 58 abstracts were ranked and the awardees for the Pre-Conference Student Travel Awards for 400 USD each are:

• Rui A. Goncalves (Austria, University of Stirling) “Micotoxins in SE Asia aquaculture plant-based meals”
         
• Tin Han Chien (Taiwan, National Cheng Kung University) “Characterization of gonad development in grouper with gonad specific markers – PIWIL2 and VASA”

• Steven Gamble (Australia, James Cook University Townsville) “THE COMPARATIVE AEROBIC ETABOLISM OF BARRAMUNDI Lates calcarifer AND BROWN-MARBLED GROUPER Epinephelus fuscoguttatus”

The award committee also announced that with the support of Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) and three external jury members selected by WAS-APC, it has evaluated submissions for the Women award of 600 USD each. The successful candidates for this year are as follows:

• Christaline George, Nanyang Technical University (Singapore)

• Indah Susilowati, Diponegoro University (Indonesia)

• Juli-anne Royes Russo, Juli-Anne Royes LLC (USA)

 “We would like to congratulate the awardees in both categories for their outstanding submissions. We also wish them the best in their future endeavors. WAS-APC will carry on supporting excellent young and promising scientists as its conferences. We look forward to see you all this summer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.” said Dr Guillaume Drillet, President- Elect of the World Aquaculture Society, Asian Pacific Chapter, on Behalf of the Award Committee of the WAS-APC.

 Post conference farm tour
 On 28th July, there will be a farm tour organised by the Malaysian Fisheries Society. The full day farm tour will include visits to marine fish cage farming activities, an indoor marine fish farm, nursery and hatchery and a shrimp farm in Selangor.

 More information and registration for conference and farm tours at www.was.org / www.was-apc.org The early bird rate for the conference will end on June 20, 2017. Please email to worldaqua@was.com for conference, and mario@marevent.com for the tradeshow and sponsorships details.

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30/05/2017: Ecuadorian shrimp farming: A success story


Located between Colombia and Peru on the Pacific cost of the South American continent, Ecuador is a small Latin American country, with only 277,000 square kilometers of land and 2,200 km of coastline. Nevertheless, Ecuador is one of the world’s major players in farmed shrimp production, especially if we look at the shrimp production ratios relative to the land surface or to the length of coastline of the considered countries.

Shrimp farming in Ecuador started in 1969 with the extensive method, which consisted of capturing the seeds from the estuaries and then transporting them into the earth ponds where they were maintained during four to eight months in order to reach a marketable size.  The size of the ponds was from 10 to over 50 hectares. Today, almost 185,000 thousand hectares of ponds are dedicated to shrimp production mostly located in the Guayaquil area. The individual size of a shrimp farm ranges from less than 10 hectares to more than 2,000, but a large majority (almost 35 percent), in terms of surface are between 100 to 250Ha. This repartition is different when talking about the number of farms.

The density of shrimp farms in the Guayas is really impressive with a lot of ecological connections between all farms. So it is almost impossible that one shrimp can be isolated from others (Fig. 6). It is also important to insist on the fact that the water quality is variable in a lot of farms according to their position in the delta. During the winter and rainy season, the temperature is elevated but the salinity is very low to almost 0ppt in many farms; during the summer and dry season, the temperature is lower and the salinity higher (from 10ppt to 36ppt according the farm situation).  Despite these not being the optimal theoretical condition for sustainable shrimp farming, Ecuador has pioneered and led shrimp farming production in Latin America.

by Hervé Lucien-Brun, Aquaculture & Qualite, France 

Read more HERE.

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IDAH company profile




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

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, honor, 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.

Read more on their website HERE.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

26/05/2017: Livestock 2017 Phillipines Expo second day

Don't miss out! Tomorrow is your last chance! [Image courtesy of Livestock 2017 Philippines expo and Aquaculture Philippines]
Tomorrow is the last day! Meet 250 companies in the livestock and aquaculture industry. 

Did you miss the chance to go today? Don't worry, you still have tomorrow to join the Philippines' International Livestock Nutrition, Health and Production, and Meat Industry Expo and the Philippines International Aquaculture and Fisheries and Seafood Industry Expo! 

Have any questions? Feel free to approach any of the accommodating and friendly staff as they will be happy to assist you with anything they can. 

Read more HERE.

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26/05/2017: Benchmark sign joint venture agreement with SalMar ASA

Benchmark logo: image courtesy of Benchmark Holdings PLC
 Benchmark, the aquaculture biotechnology and food chain sustainability business, announces that group performance for the six months to 31 March 2017 was broadly in line with the board's expectations. 

Highlights of the first year include: 

  • Benchmark signed a joint venture agreement with SalMar ASA, through which it will provide genetics, health and knowledge services to the world's third largest salmon producer. This is an important acknowledgement of Benchmark's technology, and exemplifies its strategy to provide a suite of technology solutions to the aquaculture industry. 
  • Construction of the group's new salmon egg production facility in Norway continued on schedule. This important development will underpin Benchmark breeding and genetics' market leading position in the sector. 
  • Good progress was made in advanced animal nutrition towards the goal of delivering 100 percent live replacement for feeding juvenile shrimp, a key to unlocking future growth potential for the industry. 
  • As anticipated, the Animal Health division saw significantly lower demand for Salmosan in Norway due to an industry focus of new solutions to the significant sea lice challenge. 
  • Good progress was made towards the commercial field trials launch of a ground-breaking sea lice treatment. Significant revenues from this product are anticipated in H2 and beyond, which are projected to support the achievements of the board's expectations for FY 2017 following the challenging first half for Salmosan.
  • The new state of the art vaccine manufacturing facility in Braintree is being commissioned and first commercial batches are expected in H2. 
 In the shrimp sector, disease challenge coupled with low market prices resulted in delayed sector investment and lower growth rates in the first half year. The group has proceeded cautiously with new investments, whilst continuing to progress core infrastructure projects which support long term growth. 

 The group is seeking to grow sales and market share in developing markets, including China, for its breeding and genetics and advanced animal nutrition divisions, and is progressing towards establishing strategic relationships in those regions. Further progress has been made with the development of the group wide customer account management programme, which will promote the full benefit of Benchmark's integrated technology solutions in aquaculture. 

 The long term drivers of growth in the Company's sectors, which include the growing global demand for aquaculture products and an ever increasing pressure to limit the use of antibiotics in the food chain, remain strong, with increasing momentum and interest in the aquaculture market. The company continues to focus on delivery of its strategy to deploy leading technologies drawn from across the group, through established distribution channels, into long-term growth markets. 

 Benchmark expects to announce its interim results for the six months to March 31, 2017 during the week commencing June 26, 2017. 

Commenting on trading, Benchmark's Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Pye, remarked, "The agreement with SalMar is an example of the value we can deliver to our customers by aggregating leading technologies to provide integrated solutions to the issues faced by the food production industry. There are a number of technologies in the later stages of development that we are particularly excited about, and we look forward to delivering these, through our distribution networks, including into the significant Asian and Latin American shrimp and tilapia markets." 

Visit their website here. 

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25/05/2017: ILDEX Indonesia 2017

Photo provided by ILDEX Indonesia team
Internationalising the livestock market in one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. 

 Indonesia is considered as the largest economy in Southeast Asia. The middle class are set to become a prominent force in the country. This is due not only to their huge demographic, but also to their strong income growth prospects. 


 Investors will find in Indonesia the ideal balance between booming demand for livestock products and an abundance of agricultural and natural resources. As Southeast Asia's largest country (and the world's fourth most populous at about 250 million people), 

Indonesia has witnessed a major boom in demand for livestock products such as red meat, milk, eggs and beef and cattle. Of which the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture is more focused on strengthening at the moment. 

 The Indonesian Minister of Agriculture commented, "This effort is the government's commitment in pursuing self sufficiency of cattle production, targeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, to be reached in 2026. This effort is also to realise an independent country in terms of the fulfilment of livestock products, and at the same time, to improve the welfare of farmers." 


 The Minister of Trade also remarked that Indonesia should be self-sufficient on livestock and be able to export these products. He said, "The welfare of farmers is rising, and the poverty rate is decreasing. That is the governments target." 


 VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific and Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia together announced investment platform entitled, 'ILDEX Indonesia 2017'. 


 It is the third edition of its kind, focusing on international livestock, dairy, meat processing and aquaculture exposition. It will take place at the Jakarta International Expo in Hall D1 and D2, Jakarta, Indonesia on October 18-20, 2017.


 More than 8,000 trade visitors are expected to participate and interact with 250 international brands. The show will feature three industry zones which will include; feed and animal health, feed milling and farm equipment and genetic, breeding and processing. 


 The exhibition will also present two country pavilions (China and South Korea) and a special pavilion for pet food. 


 Mrs Panadda Atthakowit, Head of Competence Center of Livestock of VNEAP explained that, "Indonesia represents 40 percent of ASEAN's total population and middle-income economies. It also represents a growing domestic and regional consumer base. With a professional industry partner, FMPI, we are strongly confident that we can offer the qualified market place that may create value and business opportunities for today's livestock market. At ILDEX Indonesia, visitors will be able to meet many top companies such as Big Dutchman, Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, Japfa, Famsum, Cheil Jedang Corporation, Elanco, Emtech and King Techina." 


 ILDEX Indonesia 2017 will feature a long list of supporters from the Indonesian government and local associations including the Department of Husbandry), Department of Marine Agriculture and Food Security, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agriculture University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federation of Indonesia Poultry Society, Indonesia Layer Farmer Association, Indonesia Poultry Farmer Association, Indonesia Poultry Veterinarian Association, Indonesian Association of Veterinary Public Health, Indonesia Feedmills Association, more from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Republic of Indonesia. 


 Deddy Kusmanagandi, Chairman of Indonesian Poultry Industry Association expounded that, "ILDEX Indonesia is the event that the Indonesian people are waiting for. We told our members and farmers in our association to come to this event because it is the right platform where we will meet top quality exhibitors and buyers." 


 In the previous editions of ILDEX Indonesia, 94 percent of visitors gave positive feedback and recommended this show to their friends and colleagues. More than 88 percent were satisfied with the qualities of the trade visitors and they intend to visit the expo again. 


 Edy Purwoko, country manager of PT Ceva Animal Health Indonesia commented that, "The quality of the visitors is very good. It exceeded my expectation and Indonesia is one of the largest countries we will continue to invest in during the next edition. Next year I think the number of participants will grow significantly and be even better. So, I'd like to invite everyone to come to ILDEX Indonesia 2017." 


 Visitors can find out more information by clicking here. 


We encourage companies related to livestock, dairy meat processing and the aquaculture industry to be a part of this event, and introduce your brand worldwide. It will help you become recognised in Asia. 


You can contact the exhibitions sales department via; +662 670 0900 or email; ildex@vnuexhibitionsap.com (international sales support)


For an international public partnership, please contact Mrs Saengtip Techapatiphandee at saengtip.won@vnuexhibitionsap.com or +662 670 0900 ext 122.


Read more HERE. 



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

25/05/2017: Leiber company profile


An innovative future with refined brewers' yeast

(From Leiber's website) 

How can our customers' requirements be met in terms of quality and innovation time and again with brewers' yeast, one of the world's most natural and healthy raw materials? 

This question gives us the most motivation and direction for our daily activity. The challanges that result from such disparate applications, such as taste, health and fermentation, form the basis for new ideas - virtually every day! 

We produce brewers' yeast at three sites. Germany, Poland and Russia for a varied and demanding customer base in more than 40 countries and employ over 180 people.

Our passion is a wide range of brewers' yeast products. We have therefor established ourselves as the worlds' leaving provider of brewers' yeast products for over six decades. 

Visit their website here. 

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25/05/2017: Show daily from Livestock 2017 Philippines Expo

Image courtesy of Livestock 2017 and Aquaculture Philippines
 Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines successfully opened today. 

The welcome ceremony was preceded by remarks from His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, represented by Atty. Hansel O.Didulo Assistant Secretary for Regulations, Department of Agriculture. 

 The local and international agribusiness community together with the country's top leaders and major stakeholders graced the opening of Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines. 

 Over 250 exhibitors from 30 countries presented the latest innovations in feed, livestock, meat and aquaculture. Renowned industry experts also led the first part of a three-day series of seminars and conferences. 

Read more HERE.

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25/05/2017: Dinnissen is developing by a mix of innovations

Dinnissen has broadened the deployability of its mixers, thanks to a mix of innovations

The mixers have been further improved in several areas, and, moreover, they explicitly consider the role of the mixer in the overall operation. That is why the validation of mixing processes have now been added to their service. 

The improved D-Topline mixer is easy to clean
Dinnissen Process Technology is actively engaged in the development and manufacture of process equipment such as grinding mills, mixers, bulk bag filling systems and turnkey projects for the food industry,animal feed industry, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The company is a specialist in prudent, hygienic and rapid mixing of powders, pellets and granules.

They never shirk challenges such as achieving higher capacities, improving homogeneous mixing of micro-components, mixing poor flowing materials or processing high percentages of liquid. On the contrary; Dinnissen are constantly looking for applications that are a trigger for the development of even better mixers.

Improved D-Topline 
This desire for constant innovation has recently led to the introduction of the 'Improved D-Topline', a model based on the familiar Pegasus double-axle paddle mixer. The geometry of the installation is modified in such a way that the upper sides of the mixing chamber lean in towards each other, resulting in a drop shape.

The negative angle of inclination in the upper side of the mixing chamber reduces the risk of product adhesion. In addition, the 'Improved D-Topline "can be equipped with an additional hatch ('front hedge') on the front.

This feature makes it much easier to inspect or clean the mixer. In some cases, thanks to this hatch, a version can be offered where the paddle axle assembly can be driven entirely from the mixing chamber. Furthermore, the ‘Improved D-Topline’ is provided with a divisible shaft seal, allowing the installation to be CIP-cleanable.

High-shear mixer 
Dinnissen is at an advanced stage of optimising high-shear applications in the mixing process, which are also based on the Pegasus mixing principle. There are applications in which powders require a greater frictional force in order to obtain a homogeneous product. A change in the paddle configuration ensures that the new high shear process applies the necessary energy to the product, but without sacrificing the typical advantages of the Pegasus mixer.

Explosion-proof mixer 
Yet another development is the introduction of an explosion-proof mixer (Atex-zone 20 internal), suitable for processing materials in which the Kst- and LEL-values are within a fixed range. This mixer was subject to a risk assessment and received a type approval for the entire Pegasus mixer range from an independent Notified Body. 

 

An example of an 'All in One' concept
‘All in one’ concept 
The 'All in one' concept is Dinnissen’s response to the demand for fully integrated process lines. An example is the mixing line which has recently been shipped to a customer in the United States. This consists of a skid comprising a docking system for vessels which can be deposited into the mixer dust-free, which can then move the mixer up and down to mix and fill the same vessel again.

The great advantage of the 'All in one' concept is that the various components are perfectly matched to each other. This means that a consistently high-quality product can be guaranteed. There is no segregation of the product, and moreover the process is completely dust-free and explosion-proof.  

Smart concept 

Dinnissen is becoming increasingly involved in the concept stage with their customers. This lies in the fact that the company not only acts as a process specialist but also as a solution provider. Nowadays, processes are developed using 3D modelling, simulations and time analysis.

Thanks to VR support (Virtual Reality), the customer can visualise the design of a process and have an idea of the accessibility and possibilities of systems and components at a much earlier stage. One of the accomplishments of Pegasus mixers is that they are able to mix in concentrations as low as 0.1%. This offers the possibility of removing a premix-step, thereby simplifying the process and gaining the benefits of less handling and energy consumption.

Validation 
The increasing interest in the role of the mixer in the overall production process translates into the need for Dinnissen’s customers to have the mixer validated. A validation makes it possible to determine which set of parameters will result in the raw materials being homogeneously mixed to produce an end product of the required quality.

Thus, making it possible to reproduce the mixing processes. Dinnissen is also interested in this validation data, as it will allow them to further optimise their mixers. For that reason, Dinnissen has now added a validation of its mixing processes, which may, if required, be undertaken by an independent agency.

Read about Dinnissen, HERE.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/05/2017: Fishmeal … or beyond



Sustaining fishmeal in the modern aquaculture market

A special report published this month by Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team by Matthew Muller, International Aquafeed magazine

Fishmeal’s increasing scarcity over recent years has led to the rise in the production of alternative protein ingredients being sourced to keep up with aquaculture’s continuing demand for increased production, says a major report on major report on fishmeal newly-released by RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness compiled by Gorjan Nikolik and Beyhan de Jong. 

“With now one good season in Peru behind us and another good season on the way, supply is good and prices have stabilised at a relatively lower level. 
“With scarcity of fishmeal and fish oil and high prices, many projects for alternative meals and oils have been stated worldwide. Many are in the pre-profit start-up phase,” say the authors.

“We combine these two observations to make the conclusion that the next few years will be decisive for the rising alternatives producers. Some will emerge and achieve scale, which may in the medium-term further erode prices or at least prevent prices from rising again to what they had been. 

“This means all the others will need to find niche markets for their products,” they add.
Therefore, a need for solid growth strategies has presented itself, which companies are keen to exploit in order to remain profitable and competitive. It is prudent to take a look at some of the economic factors of supply and demand that surround the issue of fishmeal. 

Read more HERE.

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24/05/2017:Nutriad company profile





The global population increases 50% in the next 4 decades. Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging. Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance. Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health & safety, challenge your business. 
Nutriad has been a manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years and they know the agricultural market. They are passionate about our work with an ambition to be the customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their staff work on finding ways to improve production.
Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of dedicated local product specialists is available direct for customers. Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.
Visit their site HERE.




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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23/05/2017: Omega 3 innovation


Evonik and DSM recently announced to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. This breakthrough innovation will, for the first time, enable the production of omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition without using fish oil from wild caught fish, a finite resource.

International Aquafeed Magazine caught up with Dr Christoph Kobler from Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and Dr David Nickell from DSM Nutritional Products Ltd to find out more about this ground breaking idea.

Christoph Kobler is Head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition at Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from University of Stuttgart.
David Nickell is Vice President for Global Marketing & Business Development, Animal Nutrition and Health at DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. He received a PhD in Aquaculture from University of Stirling.

Can you give the readers an overview of what your breakthrough is?

Kobler: We are the first to offer a liquid, non fish-based alternative source of long chain omega-3-fatty acids. By the help of natural marine algae, we produce an algal oil that contains a natural balance of both essential omega-3-fatty acids EPA and DHA – a true market first. Also, the exceptionally high concentration of active ingredients at greater than 50 percent, increases the flexibility in feed formulation.

Nickell: Furthermore, our new algal oil can be applied in feed production in the same way as fish oil. That means feed and pet food producers can easily introduce it in the process. To meet the increasing demand for omega-3-fatty acids in animal nutrition, we will manufacture at an industrial scale. The initial annual production capacity will meet roughly 15 percent of the total current annual demand for EPA and DHA by the salmon aquaculture industry.

What prompted the joint venture?

Nickell: The success was only possible thanks to the complementary competencies that both of our two companies bring to the collaboration. DSM has expertise in the cultivation of marine organisms including algae whilst Evonik’s focus has been on developing industrial biotechnology processes and operating at large-scales. Our teamwork across companies, countries, and cultures is fantastic and we consider our joint venture the perfect way of collaborating.

Read more HERE.

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23/05/2017: African Extrusion Seminar 2017


http://bit.ly/aesafrica


‘Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO UK’ is supporting a one-day extrusion seminar hosted by Wenger Manufacturing of Sabetha, Kansas in the USA and International Aquafeed magazine and which will be held during the up-coming World Aquaculture 2017 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The venue is the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from 12:00-18:00 on Monday June 26, 2017. The event is free of charge and limited to 150 places.

If you’re interested in attending this unique opportunity, please register HERE

“The Wenger company and IAF are making their contributions in organising and running this event free-of charge to attendees, however a donation towards AwF CIO’s work in Africa, which is aimed at assisting small fish farmers adopt more modern practices that support fish heath and productivity while reducing environmental impact would be much appreciated,” says Roger Gilbert, publisher of International Aquafeed magazine.


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Liptosa company profile







LIPTOSA is a family-run company founded in 1996, committed to provide efficient solutions to distributors and customers involved in the animal nutrition business. We are specialized in animal nutrition, always looking for a healthy and complete growth of animals, believing that a proper nutrition is essential for diseases prevention. 
Faithful to the philosophy of "the green way of life", we seek for the most sustainable way to obtain effective products, in accordance with the strict European regulations and taking advantage of the resources provided by nature.Currently, LIPTOSA is present in more than 56 countries spread across five continents. We are able to tackle global challenges, but focused individually, and offering tailor made solutions for each client.
From the very beginning, our research has been focused on the diversity of animal species kept under versatile production scenarios. Thanks to the knowledge of the diversity we can provide an individual approach and solutions adapted to the concrete needs of each particular customer. 
Visit their site HERE.




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Monday, May 22, 2017

22/05/2017: Livestock and Aquaculture Philippines 2017






OPENS IN TWO DAYS!
Two days to go and our doors will finally open! What are you waiting for? Pre-register NOW!
Well-known speakers from livestock and aquaculture industries will tackle knowledgeable and interesting topics on the technical seminars. These speakers include Ms. Maria Rovilla Luhan, Dr. Emilia Quinitio, Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha, Dr. Wilfredo Resoso and many more!



SEAWEED KAPPAPHYCUS: CLONAL PROPAGATION AND CULTURE

Ms. Maria Rovilla J. Luhan


HOW TO GROW MUD CRABS IN POND: HARD OR SOFT  
Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio


SWINE NUTRITION FOR BETTER ANIMAL PERFORMANCE IN HOT CLIMATE
Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha 


USE OF FULL FAT SBM AND CASSAVA IN ANIMAL DIETS: THE THAILAND EXPERIENCE
Dr. Wilfredo Resoso


SKOV DA 1700 BLUE FAN NON-CORROSIVE AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
Mr. Tommy H. Krogh


ROLE OF PROBIOTICS IN IMPROVING GUT HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY
Dr. Sumit Saxena
Dr. Saurabh Agarwal 


ANTIBIOTICS REPLACEMENT IN ANIMAL FEED
Mr. Robert Walbeek, BSc


 FULLTIDE: NEW ALTERNATIVE TO ANTIBIOTICS 
Dr. Erwin Awitan 






Visit the site HERE for more information.


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