Aller Aqua, in partnership with premix specialist VDS, developed a range of aquafeed products that are specifically designed for use in shrimp RAS systems. These systems are becoming increasingly popular in Europe as they allow the production of high-quality, fresh shrimp products within short distances to the market.
The range of products is designed to provide rapid feed availability and high feed performance, addressing key concerns of shrimp producers. “We look back at a long cooperation with VDS as an experienced partner in shrimp feed production. Together, we noticed the same shrimp producer demands about feed availability and performance as well as physical quality. With the growing demand, we found it was time to get together and develop an optimal feed for shrimp farmed in RAS,” said Hanno Slawski, group R&D director of Aller Aqua.
“Feeds have been tested in our own RAS system, where we found faster growth and remarkably even size distribution of shrimp with the now market-ready products. Shrimp farmed in RAS is a growing market and our feed concentrate solution in combination with Aller Aqua’s experience in feed manufacturing, raw material selection, and high standard for physical pellet quality, have led to a range of products that have already gained customer attention,” said Koen Blanchaert, CEO of VDS.
Aller Aqua and VDS will continue to cooperate in the development of new and innovative aquafeeds that support the expansion of the aquaculture industry as demand for high-quality, sustainable seafood grows.