Wai Wai Linn, USSEC technical manager, aquaculture – Myanmar, recently met Htoo Thit Co consultant Dr Pe Tin in Myanmar, to discuss the company’s future plans, constraints, and challenges, and the USSEC-led Asian Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database (AAFFD).
Htoo Thit is in need of near infrared equipment to ascertain moisture content and to cool down the temperature of the aquaculture feed they produce. The organization has extended its facilities to increase production to 500 metric tons (MT) of feed per day, with plans to produce 800 MT daily in the future. However, they currently face issues with feed quality, and despite external demand from Nepal and Malaysia, cannot export feed because of policy issues over their export license.
For now, the company has contracted in FY16 to import soy meal from India and Argentina, but plans to purchase US soy meal in the future because of its high quality, especially in terms of growth and nutrition.