Cargill begins production of starter feeds in Indonesia

The company started producing AquaXcel® feed, a formulation with specialized immune-boosting ingredients, at its Serang plant.

Cargill begins production of starter feeds in Indonesia
May 6, 2021

Cargill started producing AquaXcel® feed at its Serang plant with the aim of enabling aquaculture customers to thrive by achieving more sustainable growth. As a started feed in the industry, AquaXcel® can enable faster fry growth, increase survival rate and reduce feed waste.

To commemorate this occasion, a video conference was held which was attended by government officials and Cargill aquafeed customers and partners in Indonesia. 

“We value the partnership with Cargill Indonesia in our effort to elevate the domestic fishery sectors and look forward to continuing this partnership in various initiatives to educate our breeders on the latest technologies and know-how in the market so that they can remain competitive,” said Ir. Mimid Abdul Hamid, M.Sc., director of Feed from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia.

“AquaXcel® means a lot to Indonesia's aqua industry. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we hope to enhance the productivity of the industry and hence help meet the demands of Indonesians for healthy and sustainable fish products,” said Sarawoot (Pop) Chittratanawat, managing director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Finding a good starter feed can be challenging for aqua farmers in Indonesia, due to the lack of options of starter feed, the low survival rate of fingerlings, as well as prolonged days of cultivation. AquaXcel®, which adopts a formulation with specialized immune-boosting ingredients, can help farmers address these challenges and achieve more sustainable growth.