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Grobest partners with Vietnamese shrimp hatcheries to secure high-quality source

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Grobest Vietnam Co., Ltd. entered a cooperation with leading domestic shrimp larvae hatcheries to diversify the supply of high-quality, high-yield larvae for shrimp farmers. The combination of Grobest's 40 years of expertise in shrimp nutrition with the hatcheries’ hands-on manufacturing experience will help optimize shrimp larvae production while securing a high-quality source. The shrimp larvae hatcheries include Thong Thuan, Truong Thinh, Nam My, Le Xuan Bay, Tran Hau Dien, and Shrimpvet.

Nguyen Van Khanh, director of Consulting Technical Services, Grobest Vietnam said that “shrimp larvae is the most fundamental and deciding factor for the success of each crop. However, currently, there is very limited access and choice of good larvae sources for Vietnamese shrimp farmers. Understanding this, Grobest decided to initiate a program of technical assistance and nutrition consultancy under which we collaborate with reputable manufacturers to help customers access high-quality and high-growth performance shrimp larvae to support their production operations. We believe that this will build a more solid foundation helping Vietnamese farmers achieve fruitful crops in the future.”

For the cooperation, Grobest and partner hatcheries have selected the broodstock to be used and set the nutritional criteria for each larval stage and the post-larvae (PL) product. Grobest will also dispatch a team of technicians to monitor the quality of PL products, ensuring they fit the company’s criteria.

Nguyen Van Son, director of Truong Thinh Seafood Co., Ltd., said that “during the partnership with Grobest, my company learned a great deal about nutrition and white shrimp farming. Besides, the technicians of the corporation were always ready to provide support and were always eager to learn from our experiences and adjust the manufacturing methods to maximize efficiency.”

Experimental evidence shows that cooperation between Grobest and partner hatcheries has resulted in stronger shrimp that are more resistant in critical growth stages. Additionally, shrimp farmers reported shorter farming times and reduced expenses for feed and other overheads. A particularly noteworthy performance enhancement was seen in shrimp size, with PL products reaching the 30 shrimps per kilogram standard in only 90 days.

 

Photo caption:  Finished shrimp larvae at a hatchery.

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