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Dr. Alex Obach, MD Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre to open Aquafeed Conference in Nashville

Dr. Alex Obach, Managing Director at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) will be the opening speaker at the \\\"Practical Developments in Aquafeeds - Feed Advances to Boost Profitability\\\" conference taking place February 23, 2013 in Nashville, TN, USA

January 10, 2013


Dr. Alex Obach, Managing Director at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) will be the opening speaker at the \"Practical Developments in Aquafeeds - Feed Advances to Boost Profitability\" conference taking place February 23, 2013 in Nashville, TN, USA.

Dr.Obach has headed up the Skretting ARC, the central R&D unit for Nutreco’s global fish feed company, since 2007. Skretting ARC\'s main objective is to provide research and technical support regarding feed for both fish and shrimp. The research centre is based in Stavanger, Norway, and has further research units in Italy, Spain, China and Japan. 

Practical aquafeed advances is the theme of the meeting and in keeping with this, Dr.Obach will discuss trends and advances in feed formulation, towards lowest cost fish production. 

An international line up of expert industry speakers make up the program:

Evaluation of New Ingredients  – Eric Bell, Cargill (Empyreal75)

Extrusion Options for Product Specific Aquafeeds  - Joe Kearns, Wenger Manufacturing

Drying energy efficiency and uniformity in aquatic feeds - Speaker from   Andritz (TBC)

Phytogenics: a new tool to improve performance in aquatic species  – Dr. Pedro Encarnacao, Biomin

Potential of extra nutritional additives to keep shrimp healthy and farmers wealthy  – Gilberto Hernandez, Nutriad

Feed Cost Savings and Improved Performance with 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butanoic acid (HMTBa) Supplementation  - Dr. Anant S. Bharadwaj, Novus International

The future for soy in aquaculture feed development – addressing basic and applied research needs to meet the growing demand for aquaculture feeds? - Dr. Steven Hart, Soy Aquaculture Alliance

Registration is free of charge and available only to Aquaculture 2013 visitors and delegates but pre-registration is required. Places are limited - book now at www.feedconferences.com.

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