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Issue 11, Vol 17, March 16, 2017
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- Stage 2 rollout announced of the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database
- iBAP welcomes Greek aquafeed manufacturer
- £1m boost for aquaculture innovation in Scotland
- GAA debuts new online portfolio
- Genetic key to salt-tolerance discovered in tilapia
- CANADA - Feed producers make more, use less: survey
- MEXICO - Fish feed formulas becoming increasingly specialized
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 3/15/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
FEED COMPANY NEWS
- BioMar reports strong results for 2016
- Poeth introduces Z-Conveyor for the complete emptying of fine, light powders
- Evonik to expand probiotics portfolio in Asia with Ecobiol®
- Nutriad participates in Aquaculture Seminar Malaysia
- Anpario expands Regional Team in Asia
- Novus Graduate Scholars 2017 Program (NGS) launch
- USDA ERS: Feed Outlook March 2017
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Gary Huddleston appointed as AFIA Director of Feed Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Laboratory Manager - Florida
- Technical Sales Manager - Scotland
- Aquaculture Technical Manager – Global/Telecommute
- Novus Aqua Academy feed competition in China
- Highlights from the Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico
- George Blankenship, Jack Bobo, Peter Diamandis join lineup of innovative leaders for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference
Stage 2 rollout announced of the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database
The International Soy in Aquaculture Program of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has announced the rollout of the Stage 2 version of the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database (IAFFD), a standardized tool for feed formulators around the world. “As we increase sustainability by moving away from fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds, the easy approach to formulation with those ingredients is over. We have to move to more complex formulations using a wide variety of ingredients to meet target nutrient levels. We need formulators that are good at innovative approaches, and that are trained both within a feed company and within the industry.”
iBAP welcomes Greek aquafeed manufacturer
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has welcomed the first facility in Greece to engage in the BAP third-party certification program. IRIDA S.A., a fish feed manufacturer located in Evia, Greece, is currently participating in the iBAP program and is expected to transition to BAP certification soon. The company produces 48,000 metric tons of feed annually for sea bream, sea bass, meagre and trout, supplying high-quality feed to aquaculture producers worldwide. “The level of compliance of responsible manufacturing practices that IRIDA applied into its feed production is impressive. IRIDA’s good performance in our iBAP improvement program is allowing the company to transition to third-party certification earlier than expected."
£1m boost for aquaculture innovation in Scotland
A £1 million pilot program to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. The program is targeted at helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) achieve greater commercialization of new innovative products and services, which will have a positive and sustainable economic and social impact. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding package and will run the program in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). Projects supported will have clear commercial outcomes. Together they are expected to boost industry turnover in the region by around £8 million and create up to 50 jobs, including many in fragile areas.
GAA debuts new online portfolio
GAA has debuted a new online portfolio, which includes redesigned GAA, Global Aquaculture Advocate and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) websites as well as the new MyGAA community forum and GAA Films. The new online portfolio comes as GAA celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. Among the improvements to the new BAP website are a new map feature allowing users to pinpoint the exact location of all 1,600-plus BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills, and simply by clicking on a map pin more information on a facility can be accessed.
Genetic key to salt-tolerance discovered in tilapia
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have identified short DNA segments in tilapia that influence the expression of the genes that regulate the fish’s internal body chemistry in response to salinity stress. Additionally, the researchers developed an assay to identify similar regulatory DNA segments in the genomes of other fish species. “This work represents a critical milestone in our efforts to understand how highly stress-tolerant fish convert environmental signals and cues into very beneficial biochemical and physiological outcomes that enable them to adapt to an extremely wide salinity range that is deadly for most species.”
CANADA - Feed producers make more, use less: survey
The world produced a record one billion tonnes of animal feed last year, and it did so with seven percent fewer feed mills. Aquaculture and the aqua feed industry have seen six years of growth in line with increased consumption of farmed fish. China is the world leader in fish feed production at 16 million tonnes. It’s estimated that three-quarters of the world’s fish feed is consumed in the Asia Pacific region.
MEXICO - Fish feed formulas becoming increasingly specialized
As the price of fish feed continues to increase, companies will need to work to make its use more efficient by creating more precise feed formulas to reduce waste. Albert Tacon of Aquatic Farms pointed out that fish feed prices, which can make up about 60% of the cost to raise fish, have continued to increase significantly, a trend which will not likely change. “Prices of ingredients are never going to go down, they're always going to go up.”
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 3/15/2017
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
Some fishing is being allowed in the south of Peru, though daily catch rates are small. The total amount landed thus far this season is 69,000 m/t, with a quota of 515,000 m/t. The word out of the north is that the next fishing season will begin in late April or early May. Indication prices remain in the range of $1,150-$1,500. Fishmeal originating from Europe decreased slightly and is now in the range of $1,300-$1,350. 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.
BioMar reports strong results for 2016
BioMar Group has reported their EBIT increased from DKK 447 million in 2015 to 581 million in 2016. At the same time working capital was reduced from DKK 752 million to DKK 414 million, leading to a strong cash flow from operations. Revenue ended up slightly lower than last year with a modest increase in volumes.
Poeth introduces Z-Conveyor for the complete emptying of fine, light powders
The new Z-Conveyor by Poeth was specially developed for the hygienic transport of light, fine powders in the vertical, diagonal or horizontal direction. The innovative transport system consists of plastic flights that move forward on a chain within an enclosed trough and at the unloading point “fall” gently out of the transport system.
Evonik to expand probiotics portfolio in Asia with Ecobiol®
Evonik is to expand its portfolio in Asia with the probiotic Ecobiol®. It will be launched at VIV Asia in Bangkok. Ecobiol® is designed for the use in aquaculture and poultry production. Ecobiol® helps to maintain the natural gut balance and has a positive effect on the gut microbiome that has been scientifically proven (in-vitro- and in in-vivo).
Nutriad participates in Aquaculture Seminar Malaysia
Nutriad participated in the yearly aquaculture seminar organized by its Vietnamese distribution partner Tan Sao. This year’s seminar was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event addressed challenges for farmers on health and nutrition. Alexander Van Halteren, Business Development Manager Aquaculture Nutrition, presented a talk on Functional Feed Additives Improving Disease Resistance and Growth Performances in Shrimp. Ho Gim Chong, Commercial & Technical manager Aquaculture, South-East Asia, shared farm trial results on managing White Feces Syndrome of Shrimp in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Anpario expands Regional Team in Asia
Anpario is pleased to announce the appointment of Regional Sales Manager for Thailand, Indonesia Country Manager and Country Consultant for the Philippines and Bangladesh. “As part of our global restructure we have identified opportunities to grow our business and to promote the Anpario brand by increasing our local presence in countries and to strengthen our relationships with end users. The additional appointments will allow us to focus on an increased customer base and to target and build key business relationships in a greater number of countries.”
Novus Graduate Scholars 2017 Program (NGS) launch
This year's Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) launch is set for March 20 at Sichuan Agriculture University. NGS is based on "Science-Based, Elite Identification," aiming to find the most outstanding graduates and develop their potential to innovate in the industry through scholarships and internships. This informative event is open to students and will be the first step in the process. Applications opened to students on March 8, and NGS candidates will be selected by August.
USDA ERS: Feed Outlook March 2017
Projected 2016/17 corn for ethanol raised 50 million bushels to 5.4 billion. Projected 2016/17 feed and residual use lowered 50 million bushels to 5.6 billion. Global coarse grain production in 2016/17 is forecast up 12.7 million tons this month to a record 1,341.7 million.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Gary Huddleston appointed as AFIA Director of Feed Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs
The American Feed Industry Association has announced the promotion of Gary Huddleston to director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. Huddleston previously served as the manager of feed manufacturing safety and environmental affairs. He joined AFIA in 2015. "This well-deserved promotion is a result of the excellent work Gary has done surrounding FSMA, as well as EPA, OSHA and DOT, during the last two years."
Aquafeed Job Center
Laboratory Manager - Florida
Zeigler Bros. Inc. is currently seeking a dynamic Laboratory Manager to operate the Zeigler Aquaculture Research Center (ZARC) on the campus of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, FL. The laboratory is designed for conducting research on nutrition and feeds for marine shrimp in larval nursery and growout phases in highly replicated systems. Reporting directly to the on- site Research and Development Technical Manager., the incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to manage product testing and feed trials.
Technical Sales Manager - Scotland
The marketing department of AquaGen Scotland is looking for an experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic person to fill the role of Technical Sales Manager. Key responsibilities will be to support and develop sales of AquaGen products to both new and existing customers. The successful applicant will have an important day to day role in a team responsible for the U.K and Ireland, and be a member of the European sales & marketing group.
Aquaculture Technical Manager - Global/Telecommute
AB Vista is looking for an ambitious Aquaculture Technical Manager. Reporting to our Global Technical Manager, your role will involve the development of innovative solutions, liaising with the global sales team to provide professional technical support and deliver product sales through commercial business managers in the aquaculture sector.
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Novus Aqua Academy feed competition in China
Novus Aqua Academy, with a theme of “Map Out Strategy to Win in the Blue Ocean,” is taking place in Xiamen, Fujian from March 14-17. Topics targeted in this year’s Aqua Academy are stress and immune modulation by nutrition, anti-nutritional factors (ANFs) and feed utilization, digestible energy, net energy equation estimation and market tracking, protein structure and effective utilization, the relationship between marketing strategy and industry trends, and how to recognize the additional value of the brand in animal nutrition industry.
Highlights from the Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico
The 7th Offshore Mariculture Conference 2017 is currently taking place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. the key takeaways from the first two days are: the future lies in offshore; food production to meet the global demand; accessibility on any scale; minimal environmental impact; and sustainability.
George Blankenship, Jack Bobo, Peter Diamandis join lineup of innovative leaders for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference
“This year’s audience should prepare for truly disruptive ideas when they hear from these influential leaders,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech’s founder and president. “From changing the car-buying experience to serving as the architect of Apple’s brand-building retail methodology, George Blankenship has disrupted the status quo in several industries. Peter Diamandis taught us how to go big, create wealth and impact the world through his book ‘Abundance.’ And Jack Bobo is a name synonymous with biotechnology and consumer perceptions.”
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