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Issue 47, Vol 16, December 8, 2016
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- AgriProtein grants licenses to build feed factories in Australasia
- Nutriad experts advise mycotoxin vigilance when using wheat in UK and Ireland
- Growth in global fish production slows, aquaculture increases
- New Responsible Aquaculture Foundation courses address water quality
- NORWAY - Eliminating waste in the fisheries industry
- CHINA - Zhanjiang's companies to expand overseas operations
- BANGLADESH: Shut down plants using tannery waste in animal feeds
- CANADA - researchers explore fish feed effects on blood chemistry, immune responses, gut microbiota
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 12/7/2016
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
FEED COMPANY NEWS
- Nutreco launches new sustainability program Nuterra
- Ohio Soybean Council seeks commercial partners to test EnzoMeal™
- GAA: Aquaculture Exchange with Rick Barrows
- GAA: The digestibility of hydrolyzed soy protein
- USA - FDA revises CPG on extralabel use of medicated feeds for minor species
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Kristian Jensen appointed Global Technical Manager for Aller-Aqua
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
- Extension Aquaculture Specialist, California
- Aquaculture Research Technician, Virginia
- Feed Manager, Panama
- GIANT PRAWN 2017 Conference in Thailand
- Expo Pesca and AcuiPerú 2017
AgriProtein grants licenses to build feed factories in Australasia
AgriProtein Technologies has granted its Australian partner Twynam Group licenses to build and operate 20 fly-factories across Australasia. The fly-factories will produce industrial volumes of the insect-based feed (MagMeal™). When operational, the 20 factories together will be able to recycle 1.8 million tonnes of waste per year across the region. “Today marks another step in the fight to replace fish-meal in aquaculture and animal feeds – the start of a global roll-out of the only tried and tested, commercially-viable alternative." Read Story
Nutriad experts advise mycotoxin vigilance when using wheat in UK and Ireland
Nutriad has released the results of their 2016 mycotoxin survey, concluding that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination. Based on the results of the survey, conducted immediately after the 2016 harvest, Nutriad experts believe that this year’s wheat crop in the UK and Ireland should not automatically be considered safe for inclusion into finished feed rations for all animal species, and a degree of vigilance is prudent. The 2016 Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey covers 66 samples from all over Great Britain and Ireland. More than 500 analyses were conducted to test for the occurrence of the eight mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities intended for animal production. Read Story
Growth in global fish production slows, aquaculture increases
Growth in global fish production is expected to slow slightly this year, driven primarily by lower catches of major wild species including anchoveta. Production solely from aquaculture continues to increase at a steady rate with a further 5 percent increase in total volume expected in 2016. Global per capita consumption of fish is rising each year by approximately 1 percent, and the proportion of fish produced by the aquaculture sector for human consumption is forecast to reach 53 percent this year. Low or stable supplies of many highly-traded species can be expected to push global seafood prices up further in the medium term. The recent contraction of the anchoveta supply following the El Niño weather event is likely to drive up fish feed prices, which in turn increases costs for producers of farmed carnivorous species around the world. Read Story
New Responsible Aquaculture Foundation courses address water quality
The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation has launched two new online courses for aquaculturists: Total Suspended Solids Management in Aquaculture and pH Management in Aquaculture. Developed with the assistance of renowned expert Dr. Claude Boyd, the free courses are the first in a new series of RAF courses on water quality. "The new courses on water quality are designed to help producers identify and manage problems that can greatly affect the health and growth of their fish and shrimp. We are working on several more related courses to complete a full curriculum on water quality." Read Story
NORWAY - Eliminating waste in the fisheries industry
The fishing company Nordic Wildfish has been assisting in the development of a new technology that can make use of the entire by-product from whitefish such as cod, pollock and haddock. Instead of discarding the heads, guts and the rest of the fish, they can all be incorporated into a hydrolysis process that separates the bones, leaving a kind of "soup" to which enzymes can be added and valuable oils and proteins extracted.
CHINA - Zhanjiang's companies to expand overseas operations
Zhanjiang-based Guangdong Yuehai Feed Group, one of the largest aquatic feed producers in the country, plans to invest in Vietnam and India to tap into those markets. Preliminary work is under way for a plant in Vietnam designed to produce 50,000 to 80,000 tons of shrimp and fish feed annually, said Han Shulin, vice-president of the group. The group will invest more than $10 million in the wholly-owned project.
BANGLADESH: Shut down plants using tannery waste in animal feeds
The Supreme Court upheld a High Court verdict that had asked to shut down factories that are using toxic tannery waste to produce poultry and fish feed in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area. Earlier, traders used to import bone meal to produce feed. Meat and bone meal, a protein-rich substance, is an essential ingredient for fish and poultry feed. Around 10 years ago, however, the practice of using tannery waste in producing fish and poultry feed was started by corrupted businessman as the price of imported protein has gone up over the years.
CANADA - researchers explore fish feed effects on blood chemistry, immune responses, gut microbiota
Pinpointing fish nutritional requirements and using feed to combat diseases are research priorities for aquaculture, says Canadian expert.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 12/7/2016
Prices for menhaden fishmeal in the Gulf and the East Coast for FAQ and Select Quality remained steady at $1,350-1,375.
Peruvian & European fishmeal
Fishing is ongoing in Peru, with total catch at 450,000 m/t as of December 1, still well short of the season quota. IMARPE anticipates that fishing may be better in January, with lower numbers of juveniles. Indication prices based on the November quota have levelled off in the range of $1,300-$1,600. Fishmeal originating from Europe has levelled off and is in the range of $1,440-$1,620. Read more at Hammersmith Marketing on our Fishmeal page.
Also available: Today’s grain prices and Commodity Futures. There is also a wealth of up-to- date commodity information available via links from our Markets & Price Reports Page.
Nutreco launches new sustainability program Nuterra
Nutreco has launched its new sustainability program Nuterra, which sets out the company’s sustainability strategy and provides tools to implement it throughout the entire organization. “The word ‘sustainability’ has been grossly overused and in many ways its meaning has eroded over the last decade. The challenge for corporations like Nutreco is to keep it relevant, credible and measurable. That is precisely what we aim for with Nuterra."
Ohio Soybean Council seeks commercial partners to test EnzoMeal™
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is seeking commercial partners to test new feed technology developed and evaluated by research partners Battelle and Kentucky State University. The technology completely removes non-digestible carbohydrates (oligosaccharides) without compromising the amino acid composition, making it easier for fish to digest. Initial testing has shown that EnzoMeal™, an improved soybean meal, outperforms 100% fishmeal diets. “Ohio soybean farmers are excited to be able to meet an important need for aquaculture farmers. This technology shows tremendous promise.”
GAA: Aquaculture Exchange with Rick Barrows
After 14 years with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, Rick Barrows talks to GAA about the importance of finding "a complete package," in terms of an alternative source of omega-3 fatty acids, and continuing innovation in the aquafeed sector.
GAA: The digestibility of hydrolyzed soy protein
Studies demonstrate that hydrolyzed soy protein can be well digested and utilized by Pacific white shrimp, and that digestibility is improved through a bioprocess with the bacterium Lactobacillus spp.
USA - FDA revises CPG on extralabel use of medicated feeds for minor species
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a revised Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) about the extralabel use of new animal drugs approved for use in or on animal feed (medicated feeds) for minor species, including fish. Because of the need to have therapeutic options available for treatment of minor species, and to help ensure animal safety and human food safety, FDA issued the CPG to provide guidance to FDA staff about factors to consider when determining whether to take enforcement action against a veterinarian, animal producer, feed manufacturer, and/or feed distributor for the extralabel use of medicated feeds in minor species.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Kristian Jensen appointed Global Technical Manager for Aller-Aqua
Aller-Aqua has announced the appointment of Kristian Jensen as Global Technical Manager. Kristian will strengthen the coordination of processes and information between factories, and will further optimize production performance on many different levels.
Aquafeed Job Center
Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
Blue Aqua is seeking a Sales Representative for Feed Additives, based in Bangkok. The representative will be responsible for the sales and market strategy development and implementation for aqua and livestock feed additive and animal nutrition products in Asia Pacific to achieve sales targets.
Extension Aquaculture Specialist, California
The California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego (UCSD) Extension Specialist will have a background in marine or estuarine aquaculture (freshwater expertise considered) and will provide research-based information and leadership in topical areas related to aquaculture husbandry, nutrition, genetics, diseases, systems design, or policy.
Aquaculture Research Technician, Virginia
Hampton University is seeking an aquaculture technician to perform duties including twice daily feedings of the zebrafish, maintenance of equipment, and other routine facility duties.
Feed Manager, Panama
Open Blue in Panama is seeking a motivated young professional who has some management experience and can do the necessary calculations for feeding the fish.
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GIANT PRAWN 2017 Conference in Thailand
The GIANT PRAWN 2017 International Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Asian Institute in Technology in Thailand from March 20 - 24, 2017. The deadline for early bird registration and online abstract submission is December 31, 2016.
Expo Pesca and AcuiPerú 2017
The 8th Expo Pesca and AcuiPerú, a growing international fisheries and aquaculture tradeshow, will take place on November 08 - 10, 2017 in Lima, Peru. This specialized event is the largest in its sector in Latin America and has been held in Peru every two years since 2003 to promote and support the sale of equipment, supplies and services for fisheries and aquaculture.
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