September 4, 2018


Nutriad sponsors TARS 2018




Multinational feed additives producer, Nutriad, sponsored the Roundtable Aquaculture Serious (TARS), which was held in August, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


The theme of TARS 2018was Shrimp Aquaculture: Need for change, with specialists from Nutriad presenting views on the use of novel feed ingredients and additives to improve nutrition and health in shrimp production across the world.

The event attract more than 250 aquaculture industry professionals from international and regional aqua feed mills, including, Cargill, CPF, Thai Union, Gold Coin, DeHeus, Biomar, as well as farm owners and major suppliers in the region to share industry updates and experiences, and to explore workable solutions towards increasing efficiency in shrimp farming. 

"Low Shrimp pricing is the main issue producers are facing this year, but we believe that we can still manage feed cost through innovative nutritional approaches,"Dr. Fai (Poonmanee) Kanjanaworakul, technical and commercial manager aquaculture, Nutriad Asia Ltd (Thailand), said.

"In the past few years, farmers have managed to offset increasing production costs with strong global shrimp prices. At TARS, the industry sector advocated for an aggressive Need for Change towards more efficient production in order to sustain profitability of shrimp production," Allen Wu, aquaculture manager APAC for Nutriad, shared.

Dr Waldo Nuez, Nutriad´s aquaculture lead scientist, shared his views on the potential of novel feed ingredients and functional feed additives to upgrade the current nutritional and functional value of shrimp feeds.

His presentation received special attention and questions from participants, particularly feed producers, aiming to secure production efficiency and good health of shrimp by improving their formulations.

"Traditional plant ingredients, novel oils and protein sources will improve the inputs of some but not all essential nutrients, so functional feed additives aiming to maximise the efficiency of absorption and utilization will be the key to extract more nutritional value of each kilogram of feed," Dr.Nuez explained.

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