May 7, 2021
Cargill kickstarts production of multi-species starter feed for aquaculture in Indonesia
Cargill announced May 6 that it has started producing AquaXcel® feed in its Serang plant with the aim of enabling aquaculture customers to achieve more sustainable growth.
The new starter feed, which adopts a formulation with specialised immune boosting ingredients, can enable faster fry growth, increase survival rate, and reduce feed waste.
To commemorate the occasion, a video conference was held which was attended by government officials and Cargill aqua feed customers and partners in Indonesia. Ir. Mimid Abdul Hamid, M.Sc., Director of Feed from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, delivered a keynote speech.
"We value the partnership with Cargill Indonesia in our effort to elevate the domestic fishery sectors and look forward to continuing this partnership in various initiatives to educate our breeders on latest technologies and know-hows in the market so that they can remain competitive," he said.
"AquaXcel means a lot to Indonesia's aqua industry. In collaboration with our customers and partners, we hope to enhance the productivity of the industry and hence help meet the demands of Indonesians for healthy and sustainable fish products," said Sarawoot (Pop) Chittratanawat, managing director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Finding a good starter feed can be challenging for aqua farmers in Indonesia, due to lack of options of starter feed, low survival rate of fingerlings, as well as prolonged days of cultivation, Cargill said.