Sheng Long, a subsidiary of Guangdong Haid Group Co., Ltd., one of China’ largest feed companies, expanded its second feed mill in Long An Province, Vietnam. The expanded mill will create 500 new jobs and contribute $3 million to the provincial budget. The total investment for the expanded feed mill, which has two Wenger twin-screw extruders, was $15 million.
Upgrades include a state-of-the-art laboratory for routine feed analyses. It has a PCR laboratory, an electrophoresis room, analytical balance laboratory and a chemical storage room. These facilities allow the feed mill to keep a database of nutritional information on ingredients as well as to implement quality assurance systems based on ISO 9001:2005 and HACCP standards.
Sheng Long now has feed mills in Binh Duong, Khánh Hòa and Long An provinces with a total production capacity of 14,400 metric tons per month of shrimp feed. It has five brands of starter to growout feeds for Penaeus monodon and P. vannamei: Tiger, Royal Dragon, Lion, Bitech and Panda; and four brands of booster feeds: Golden Tiger, Golden Lion, Baccarat and Marina.
[Source: Shrimp News International. Read story]