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Issue 1, Vol 17, January 5, 2017
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- Mycotoxin survey finds Polish maize not automatically safe for feeds
- New feed reduces discoloration in salmon fillets
- CAMBODIA - First Large-Scale Marine Fish Farm in Works
- USA - Company to make fish feed from raw processing waste
- ARGENTINA - Puerto Madryn plant focuses on shrimp oil
- USA - Western Innovator: Researcher studies how fish digest
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 1/4/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- Norel expanding in Mexico
- Aqua Feed Market Report: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
- PAPER: Growth performance and feed utilization of keureling (Tor tambra) fingerlings fed a formulated diet with different doses of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
- PAPER: Performance of juvenile mojarra supplied with feed containing varying levels of crude protein
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Mogens Stentebjerg retires from BioMar, Claus Eskildsen appointed as CFO
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
- Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
Mycotoxin survey finds Polish maize not automatically safe for feeds
Nutriad has released the results from their 2016 Mycotoxin Survey, which included 86 maize samples from across Poland. The survey concluded that this year’s harvest of maize in Poland was of medium quality in terms of mycotoxin contamination, and should not automatically be considered safe for inclusion into finished feed rations for all animal species. More than 600 analyses were conducted to test for the occurrence of the 8 mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities intended for animal production. The results showed that almost 48% and 44% of the maize samples were contaminated with DON and T-2 toxin, respectively. Unexpectedly, more than 53 % of the samples contained HT-2 toxin. None of the samples were contaminated with OTA or AfB1.
New feed reduces discoloration in salmon fillets
Recently there has been a marked increase in dark spots in salmon filets, and they now pose a serious quality problem. Nofima had previously found that changes in feed can halve mortality from natural outbreaks of PD and HSMI, and set out to investigate if changes in the salmon’s diet could also reduce the incidence of melanin spots in the fillet. "Since a lean, protein-rich test feed was found to improve disease resistance, we investigated whether this feed could also prevent the formation of melanin spots. Salmon were fed with the test feed or ordinary feed before, during and after a natural outbreak of disease with co-infection of the viruses PRV and SAV3. 2,600 fillets were examined.”
CAMBODIA - First Large-Scale Marine Fish Farm in Works
A proposal for the country’s first large-scale marine fish farm that would raise grouper, sea bass and other valuable dinner-table species has been sent to the Council of Development for Cambodia for approval, officials confirmed. The $24 million proposal by Norwegian company Vitamar would create a coastal base and egg-hatching site in Preah Sihanouk province over the next eight years, and train some 200 locals in aquaculture and fish farming, according to local media reports earlier this year.
USA - Company to make fish feed from raw processing waste
An Idaho fish processor has purchased an innovative feed mill to convert raw fish guts into high-quality feed. Leo Ray, owner of Fish Breeders of Idaho, believes he’ll soon be the only business in the industry making fish feed directly from raw fish processing waste. His largest customer, Whole Foods, will pay a premium for his fillets in order to make a sustainability claim. Fish Breeders is negotiating with local farmers to contract for wheat, corn and peas and will also use soybeans.
ARGENTINA - Puerto Madryn plant focuses on shrimp oil
A fishmeal producer based in Puerto Madryn has started producing shrimp oil, and now expects the laboratories to confirm that it meets the quality standards to be able to definitively go into the national and international market. Besides generating new jobs for people residing in Chubut, this reactivation allows transforming fishing waste, which causes significant environmental problems, in a product of high commercial value.
USA - Western Innovator: Researcher studies how fish digest
A lot of cutting-edge research takes place at the University of Idaho’s Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, and Brian Small is excited to be in the middle of it. The fish endocrinologist and physiologist came to the center in 2015. With 16 years of fish research under his belt, Small was appointed director of the experiment station in November.“We’re interested in trying to understand how the environment, health status and diet affect microbes that live in the gut of the fish and how changes there affect the fish itself. It might include changes in how well they utilize the feed and just general gut health.”
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 1/4/2017
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 reported at 1.3-1.5 million m/t as of December 29. Average daily catch was good towards the end of December, with several days at or above 40,000 m/t of catch. There is approximately 500,000-700,000 m/t to go to reach the quota. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,250-$1,560. Fishmeal originating from Europe has levelled off and is in the range of $1,410-$1,650. 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.
Norel expanding in Mexico
Norel Mexico held an event last month to inaugurate the expansion of their production plant and offices in Querétaro, Mexico. "This expansion of the factory and offices is thanks to the effort and unconditional support of our top management from Spain, having placed all their trust in our Mexico facility and always honoring the motto: 'We do not recognize limits' at Norel.”
Aqua Feed Market Report: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
According to a new market study by Transparency Market Research, the development of species-specific diet formulations will result in the global aqua feed market to reach a valuation of US$122.6 billion by 2019. Asia Pacific is the largest market for aqua feed due to the high demand for fish and the emergence of a considerable number of aquaculture facilities in the region. Europe is expected to stand as the second-largest market for aqua feed in the coming years.
PAPER: Growth performance and feed utilization of keureling (Tor tambra) fingerlings fed a formulated diet with different doses of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
The objective of the study was to determine the optimum dosage of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) in the diet of keureling, Tor tambra (Val.) fingerlings for optimal growth performance and feed utilization. he optimal dose in terms of the hepatosomatic index and survival rate was 300 mg kg−1. Hence, it was concluded that the optimum, most economical dose of vitamin E supplement for keureling (T. tambra) was 150 mg kg−1 feed
PAPER: Performance of juvenile mojarra supplied with feed containing varying levels of crude protein
The objective of this study was to evaluate the growth performance of juvenile mojarra fish (Diapterus rhombeus) fed diets containing different concentrations of crude protein (32, 36, 40 and 44 g 100 g-1). Results found that dietary crude protein concentrations between 38.06 and 38.91 g 100 g-1 provide the best performance indices for juvenile mojarra.
See Open Access papers from Aquaculture as they become available in our Tech Center here.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Mogens Stentebjerg retires from BioMar, Claus Eskildsen appointed as CFO
Claus Eskildsen has been appointed as the new CFO of BioMar Group. He moved into the role on January 1 from his former position as Group Finance Manager. Eskildsen took over for Mogens Stentebjerg, who retired after more than 30 years in the company. “Claus Eskildsen has during the last four years been working closely together with Mogens Stentebjerg and has proven to be a very strong contributor to our strategic development. I am confident that Claus Eskildsen will be an asset reaching our strategic objectives.”
Aquafeed Job Center
Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
Zinpro Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Aquaculture Nutritionist. In this role, the Nutritionist will provide aquaculture nutritional services and training to our sales team and customers globally. The position will be based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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.
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