Livestock & Feed Bussiness Worldwide: April 2022

Nutrition and feeding in sustainable aquaculture
No markets and industries, including those of aquaculture, are immune to major events of global, consequential impact on world trade.
Recent troubles in Eastern Europe are expected to unsettle the global seafood trade and skyrocket already high feed prices as tight supplies ensued. Sanctions threaten to escalate the costs of oil, which would burden livestock producers further with increased fuel costs.
As aquaculture is vital to global food security, the industry has to step up in overcoming hurdles by sourcing raw materials and producing more sustainably.
Acknowledging the recent geopolitical reality, Adisseo notes a big spike in commodity prices "that continue to rise" (page 8-9). It adds that "within the current context of record lecithin and oil prices", formulators can "make aquafeeds perform with less fat and energy levels and therefore achieve significant cost reductions." To meet this need, Adisseo presents AQUALYSO?, a lysophospholipid-based digestibility enhancer developed for application in fish and shrimp.
Aside from adverse international developments, aquaculture productions - on the local level - are also affected "by numerous extremes, making it impossible to avoid exposure to pathogens, stress and environmental stresses," DSM says (page 10-11). But the risks in aquaculture farming can be mitigated when shrimp producers "ensure that robust immune stimulation and modulation is achieved." DSM's highperformance immunostimulant, Rovimax HB Ultra, is created for this indispensable outcome.
Lastly, Angel Yeast highlights the importance of paying attention "to the early intestinal development of a fish for the entire cultivation process" (page 12-13). In relation to this issue, the company's high-quality functional protein, GroPro Aqua - which can improve gut health and feed palatability at a fish's early stages - was found to improve intestinal conditions when compared to a diet that had a high inclusion of soybean meal.
The current war in Eastern Europe will not be the only event of serious implications for the feed market. This realisation should more urgently necessitate the right course of action for global aquaculture.
With a better understanding of using feed sustainably, the aquaculture industry is increasingly equipped to define a promising future for itself.
The full article is published on the April 2022 issue of LIVESTOCK & FEED Business. To read the full report, please email to to request for a complimentary copy of the magazine, indicating your name, mailing address and title of the report.
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