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Skretting’s new RAS feed concept to optimize RAS operationsSkretting’s new RAS feed concept to optimize RAS operations
The new feed concept, known as RCX, will ensure a product with high structural integrity optimized for RAS operations through a certified factory auditing. The range will be launched globally for selected customers, first to Atlantic salmon farmers in North America.
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Borregaard targets the shrimp marketBorregaard targets the shrimp market
The company has developed a new sustainable product that inhibits bacterial growth and biofilm formation and can be used in all production stages including feed preservation.
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Functional additive shows promising results in the prevention of several diseasesFunctional additive shows promising results in the prevention of several diseases
Domca has developed a functional additive that has shown promising results in the prevention of several diseases in salmon and European seabass and sea bream. The product is enriched with stable sulfur compounds from garlic and onions that have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory effects and can be a microbiota modulator.
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New ADM animal nutrition facility in Vietnam New ADM animal nutrition facility in Vietnam
The new facility joins a growing list of investments by ADM in Vietnam, marking its fifth plant dedicated to animal nutrition in the country, and reaffirming the company’s commitment to being the go-to partner for livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal customers around the globe.
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Open registration for Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2020Open registration for Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2020
Twelve presentations under the theme Current trends and future developments in aquaculture feeds will focus on what aquafeed producers should know and practical steps they can take to ensure they are not left behind as the industry moves forward.
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Peruvian & European fishmeal
another Peru fishing season and one with a larger quota than had been expected. Trade reports say that this is the largest quota for this period in 15 years.
Prices per m/t FOB vessel Peru port ranged from US$ 1,050/1,070 m/t for 65/66% protein to US$ 1,300/1,320 for 68% protein, 500 hist, 120 TVN. European fishmeal prices are in the range of US$1,350 – $1,800.

Also available: Today’s grain prices and commodity futures. There is also a wealth of up-to- date commodity information available via links from our Markets & Price Reports Page.

FAO report on hazards in feedFAO report on hazards in feed
Generated from an expert meeting held in 2015, the report discusses potential hazards in feed of chemical, biological and physical origin.
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Drought decreases EU protein self-sufficiency Drought decreases EU protein self-sufficiency
The level of EU self-sufficiency and total feed supply in 2018/2019 decreased compared to the previous years, according to the latest EU feed protein balance sheet.
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Addressing the challenges in Southeast Asian fisheriesAddressing the challenges in Southeast Asian fisheries
IFFO, GAA and SPF published a new report focused on Vietnam and Thailand trawl fisheries to further spur development in Southeast Asia and increase the availability of responsibly sourced fishmeal.
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New tilapia culture bookNew tilapia culture book
The new second edition brings the most updated information on tilapia culture delivering new content on tilapia transfers, the use of probiotics and other additives, tilapia trade and sustainability approaches.
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New data tool measures seafood sustainabilityNew data tool measures seafood sustainability
By combining data from five leading seafood certification and ratings programs, this tool provides a global analysis of the sustainable seafood landscape.
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NEW! Area Sales Manager Latin America, Spain and Portugal – The Netherlands
Geelen Counterflow is looking for an area sales manager for Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
The candidate will be responsible for the sales of dryers and coolers for petfood, aquafeed, feed, food and oilseeds.
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NEW! Trainer in Feed Technology – Switzerland
The Swiss Institute of Feed Technology is looking for a highly motivated trainer in feed technology to expand and adapt its range of courses in terms of scope, quality and internationality.
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NEW! Researcher Fish Nutrition – Norway
Skretting ARC is currently looking for a researcher in fish nutrition with an innovative mindset and good collaboration skills to develop novel solutions to optimize fish diets for the company’s fast-growing aquafeed operations world-wide.
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Technology Application Manager (Shrimp) - Vietnam
Cargill Vietnam seeks a technology application manager to implement and apply CQN global technology in the region, design and apply it for the business team according to the local strategy.
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Project Coordinator - Norway
Skretting ARC is looking to fill a permanent position for a project coordinator at Lerang Research Station in Forsand, Norway.
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Post-Doctoral Researchers - Sweden
An international multidisciplinary research team at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is seeking two postdoctoral students in microbiology, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, bioengineering, aquaculture or related fields to work internationally on aquaponics/recirculating aquaculture research.
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Aquaculture Graduate Research Fellowship – USA
The fellowship aims to support exceptional graduate students and help them become tomorrow's leaders in aquaculture science and management. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive set of professional development trainings offered by VASG to enhance their career readiness.
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Shrimp Production and R&D Manager - France
The French aquaponics company, Agriloops, is looking for a shrimp production and R&D manager. The company is looking for talent to manage their first commercial scale farm in 2020.
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Feed Nutrition Manager - East Africa
A newly acquired feed facility is looking for a feed plant nutrition manager in East Africa. The facility currently produces poultry feed but plans on adding of new lines such as aquafeed.
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  • Laboratory analysis and lab scale demonstrations highlight extrusion processing conditions critical for high performance RAS feed production
  • Mixing in aquafeed production
  • A considerable resource of a tiny crustacean – Calanus finmarchicus
  • Krill performance for all
  • Rewarding responsible production and sourcing: ASC’s new Feed Standard
  • Hydroxy-selenomethionine reduces the effects of stress in fish
  • EURASTiP, bridging the gap between Europe and Southeast Asia
  • A palatability enhancer that improves the performance of feed pellets in shrimp aquaculture
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The F3 Challenge with Kevin Fitzsimmons and Michael Tlusty
Aquademia sat down with Kevin Fitzsimmons and Michael Tlusty, the judges of the F3 Challenge, to talk about the contest and its impact on the aquafeed industry.
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Early bird registration for Swiss extrusion courses
The course Design of food extrusion dies will cover the theory and practice of designing dies for food and feed extrusion systems. Early registration deadline is December 6.
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Join the Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Food Chain course
The course is an interactive course that aims to impart clarity and understanding on the global complexities of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in food-animals.
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Open registration for Purchasing and Ingredients Suppliers Conference
The three-day educational and networking program is the “must attend” event for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry. PISC will be held in from March 17 – 19 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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