Tuesday, April 24, 2018

25/04/2018: Nutriad promoting feed additive solutions in Asia

Nutriad a global leader in feed additives solutions, was an active participant at the recent VICTAM Asia 2018, a trade show focused on feed processing, additives; ingredients and aquafeed in Asia. The event, along with various conferences, took place in Bangkok, allowing industry professionals and academics from across the region to participate and discuss on the latest developments in the dynamic feed market.
 


BK Chew, APAC Director Nutriad, explained that it was the first time Nutriad participated at VICTAM and highlighted the efficient set up as it allowed to participate in three major conferences Aqua Feed Horizon, FIAAP and GRAPAS at the same time.

Dr. Glenn Alfred Ferriol, Area Manager for the Philippines, Indonesia & Malaysia presented on “Mycotoxin Management in Stored Grains” at GRAPAS, analysing the difference between controlling mold growth and managing the risk of mycotoxin contamination in grains. He emphasized that raw materials such as corn, are already contaminated with mycotoxins right at plantations and upon harvest, as was shown by the annual mycotoxin survey.

Depending on how long grains are stored silos, an appropriate anti-mould program needs to be applied to control the mould growth, which in turn will help minimize the increase in the level of storage mycotoxins. The next step is to do a confirmatory testing using a more accurate method (GC/LC-MS/MS) in testing the finished feeds or end products. Nutriad’s app MYCOMAN® allows producers to determine and apply the right mycotoxin deactivators and dosage.

Nutriad offers an effective anti-mould product range (MOLD-NIL®); a complete range of mycotoxin deactivators (UNIKE®, TOXY-NIL PLUS® & TOXY-NIL®); and services like raw material screening to help asses and address the risk of mycotoxin contamination.

Daniel Ramirez, Business Development Manager Digestive Performance, presented on gut health at FIAAP. “Nutriad’s ADIMIX® product range exploit the proven health benefits of butyrate and provides a cost-effective option to improve animal performance. ADIMIX® Precision enhances enteric development and intestinal health as well as nutrient absorption. It furthermore provides support for the control of Salmonella and Campylobacter infections,” stated Mr Ramirez.


Read more on the Nutriad website, HERE.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

24/04/2018: Single screw extrusion in aquafeed

by Joe Kearns, Owner, JK Kearns Consulting and Meridian Ingredients

The single screw extruder, the “World Heavy Weight Champion of Extrusion Tonnage Per Year Overall”, which is the topic of concentration in this issue. Perhaps a review of the history and the developments the single screw extruder has undergone is in order and would be beneficial.

The history of extrusion started years ago in an unusual fashion, by design and by accident. A major pet food group, Purina, took plastic extruders and changed them to make simple pet foods. Wenger, a small-localized equipment manufacturer in Kansas, was experimenting in making a high molasses feed for the livestock industry.
 


Accidents happen, as in not turning on the liquid flows to the machine. The die, on an extrusion like machine, plugged except a few holes where the material came out highly expanded or “puffed up”. Studies were done on this product by Kansas State University confirming the product was cooked. No one cooked livestock feeds 60 to 70 years ago. What happened next changed or contributed greatly to the “World of Extrusion Cooking”.

Purina marketed a product made for pets as noted above and their competition researched the method of its production. Kansas State, when asked, confirmed that they did not know how it was made but a small company (at that time) in Sabetha, Ks., Wenger, made something with similar characteristics. The phone rang in Sabetha and the research began in trying to figure out how to make this unusual occurrence happen again and on demand. The birth of a new commercial industry, extrusion cooking began.

Initially the industry, which was basically just starting, demanded simple pet foods and other products. Actually, one of the first extruders Wenger sold was for Venezuela and for floating fish feed. Some one noticed the feed floated and the vision of fish eating on the surface started in the 1950’s. It is hard to explain but not many know all of the situations that had to be overcome to make this system work. Examples include, raw materials and continuous operation.

In my opinion, these were the major two areas of work initially. How did this system work and what made it work and why were ingredient qualities, grind and the percent in the formula important? What happened to the vitamins, fats oils and other components when extruded? How could the equipment be designed to run 24 hours a day with no issues? The research of both of these aspects, mostly by trial and error, changed over time into a science.


Read the full article in the online version of International Aquafeed magazine, HERE.

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Reed Mariculture company profile




Reed Mariculture is the world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates for larval fish, bivalves, crustaceans and other filter feeders.

Their Instant Algae® larviculture feeds are used by over 500 hatcheries, universities, and marine ornamental operations in more than 80 countries around the world.

They also produce and distribute pathogen and ciliate free rotifers,Parvocalanus copepods, and Otohime and TDO weaning feeds.


Reed Mariculture's Instant Algae products are closer to nature than any other feed on the market. They produce whole-cell, whole-food microalgae feeds and enrichments from marine algae using proprietary processes.


Their
 products provide fish, bivalve and shrimp hatcheries with clean, convenient, long shelf-life feeds that are superior choices to replace or supplement live microalgae.

Their feeds ensure stable and rapidly-reproducing rotifer populations with superior rich nutritional value.


Learn more, HERE.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

23/04/2018: Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference speaker profile - Spencer Lawson

21 June 2018,  Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Part of VIV Europe 2018)

Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanisation and with increasing disposable income.

According to one report, U.S. pet food market was valued at over USD 24.60 billion in 2016, is expected to reach above USD 30.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 3.36% between 2017 and 2022, and global pet care market sale was reached US $110 billion in 2017 (Pet food Industry.com). Top 10 largest pet food global market are USA, Brazil. Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada and Australia.

Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein.

Extrusion of pet food is an art and science which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

In this half day conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimisation and palatability. 

Speaker Profile - Spencer Lawson, Wenger 
Spencer Lawson
Image credit: Wenger

Spencer Lawson received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 from Kansas state University. After having worked in the feed and pelleting industry for 2 years, he has been employed with Wenger since 2008.

For the past four years he has been exclusively involved with the process technology for extrusion in livestock feed systems. Spencer actively speaks at university short courses and industry seminars as well as traveling globally in the extrusion industry.










We hope you can join us on June 21 at Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands



Register for the event, HERE.



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23/04/2018: How inadequate cold storage systems constrain East Africa’s seafood market

by Shem Oirere, Journalist, East Africa

East Africa’s fisheries sector continues to grapple with the persistent challenge of inadequate, or a lack of cold storage facilities coupled with a troubled refrigerated transport industry whose woes resonate across the region’s food supply chain.


These inadequacies have contributed to the high post-harvest fish losses (PHFLs) whether in terms of physical damage, decline in quality or constrained market performance in a region that is also characterised by poor access roads, unstable electricity supply, inadequate landing sites and a weak policy enforcement culture.
 


The United Nations agency, ‘Food and Agriculture Organization’ (FAO) estimates that Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda incur PHFLs of between seven percent and 40 percent of their sardine fish and between five percent and 28 percent of fresh tilapia fish production in a year because of long and unreliable transport, lack or inadequate fish preservation facilities, use of crude equipment such as spears and hooks and also market forces that could be responding to situations such as oversupply of the fish.

The PHFLs could be much higher were researchers to overcome constraints in data collection, which the FAO says is “rather a challenge due to complexes in the industry” such as the many fish species in the tropics, varying fishing methods and equipment, many landing sites and deployment of different preservation and storage systems.

A previous sample survey by FAO among selected sub Saharan African countries estimated physical losses by sardine fish operators in Kenya at 7.5 percent while loss of quality of the same fish shot up to 18.7 percent or an equivalent of 3,600 tonnes every year. The survey indicated the country losses up to 28 percent of the quality of its fresh tilapia harvest annually.

For Tanzania, FAO found out the country’s fish operators suffer physical loss of up to 40 percent of their sardine fish harvest or an equivalent of up to 28,000 tonnes annually. Their losses in quality of the sardine catch goes up to 20 percent or an equivalent of 14000 tonnes every year.

A similar situation was observed in Uganda where physical losses in sardine fish goes up to 40 percent or 11,000 tonnes per a year and up to a five percent loss in quality of the same type of fish.

It would appear there is little public and private investment directed into solving the challenges that contribute to high PHFLs in East Africa despite the potential of aquaculture to turn around for the better the earnings of fish operators in the region and boost contribution of the sector to the respective countries’ gross domestic product (GDP).


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IDAH company profile



IDAH’s ultimate goal is to be world’s number one with customer satisfaction.
IDAH’s vision is to build on our solid traditional manufacturing roots and expand out to be a full-service solutions provider: offering value-added system designs and turnkey project consultation services.

Through this expansion, we hope to create an international platform where technology could be shared and integrated for the benefit of our customers.

By upholding the IDAH Spirit, the passionate team members of IDAH are committed to achieve this vision.

The IDAH Spirit
"Creativity, Honesty & Quality "

Creativity is what gave birth to IDAH in 1974 and consequently the birth of the feeds manufacturing industry in Asia.

Innovation through creativity is what has enabled us to be the industry driver from our inception until now. IDAH is committed and well positioned to lead the industry of tomorrow.


If creativity is the engine that has rapidly pushed IDAH forward; Honesty is what keeps us moving in the right direction.

IDAH has been firmly grounded on the virtues of quality, honour, and accountability. Our main business is to safeguard the trust that customers have given us and be a dedicated upholder of the highest quality standard.

Visit the website HERE.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

20/04/2018: Feeding systems for frys and fingerlings

by Fish Farm Feeder, Spain

Fish Farm Feeder (FFF), is a Spanish Company that specialises in manufacturing Aquaculture Feeding Systems, and supplying automatic feeders to the global market.

With headquarters based in the main aquaculture production region of Spain and an established international distributor network, FFF knows first-hand the threats and challenges aquaculture farmers face today, mainly related to feed externalities.
 

Hatchery Central Feeder
FFF developed the first central feeder for hatcheries, a solution which aims to respond to the aquaculture sector’s needs by improving hatcheries’ success, through implementing automatic feeders with micro diets between 150- 500 μm of grain size. Hatchery feeders manage, monitor and control the feeding process based on different parameters (dissolved oxygen, temperature, etc.) and operate with high precision instead of the current artisanal and manual feeding process used for fingerlings. The hatchery feeder is supported by fully programmable software with learning ability from species-specific feeding regimens generating a continuous improvement of feeding protocols.

The system is provided with the ability to make decisions based on both the interpretation of insitu rearing parameters and accumulated experience. The hatchery feeder helps reduce direct feed costs, while diversifying the farmed species due to their low profitability associated with their early feeding stages. Objectives Hatchery feeder covers the following

Objectives
1. To optimise fingerling stocks viability by reducing direct feed purchases;
2. To decrease a fish hatcheries’ production costs through automation reducing mortality and deformity rates;
3. To diversify fish farmed species due to precise parameter control and protocol optimisation for each individual species.

Operational workflow
FFF’s hatchery feeders ensure specific Pathogenic Free Standards (SPF) and have the capability to monitor and manage feeds between 150-500 μm of grain size as follows:

1. Feed storage. This is carried out in four silos/hoppers for different feed sizes (from 150 to 500 μm) and types;
2. Feed composition and frequency is calculated by the software based on the datalogged parameters (water temperature, dissolved oxygen and hopper capacity);
3. Feed dosage mixing and provision. Feed proper dosage based in software decision is prepared in the intermediate silo until matrix outlet assignation;
4. Matrix delivery positioning. This is the one of the most critical technical developments of Fish Farm Feeder’s technology. The system consists of a mobile distributor along a matrix of outlets, where each one corresponds to a specific rearing tank;
5. Blower transportation from the matrix through the 20 mm hose system fabricated in polyethylene to maintain pressures between two and four bar.


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