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Ridley Ready To Sell Shrimp Feed Ingredient

 

Over a 12-year period, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) developed “Novacq”, a revolutionary new shrimp feed ingredient, and it’s currently working with Ridley Corporation, a feed company in Australia, to produce and distribute it around the world.

 

Ridley, based in Melbourne, Australia, says “Novacq” could help Thai shrimp farmers get four harvests per year instead of the usual three.  It has just completed a 50-day test of Novacq in ten cages at a pond next to its feed mill in Chanthaburi, Thailand, which shows “Novacq” could increase shrimp biomass by 33% in one year.  Some of the shrimp were fed steam pellets with a 5% inclusion of Novacq and some without.  Those fed the ingredient achieved growth rates in 50 days that would normally take 70 days.

 

Many Thai shrimp farmers now harvest early to avoid the risk of early mortality syndrome (EMS), so the ability to grow biomass more quickly will allow them to make more money.

 

Ridley CEO Tim Hart said, “These results ratify our confidence in pushing ahead with ‘Novacq’ in Australia and overseas, commencing with Thailand and then expanding through export sales to its neighbors in the region.”  Ridley has exclusive rights to produce and market “Novacq” in all countries, except China and Vietnam.

 

Information: Tim Hart, Ridley Corporation, P.O. Box 16187, Collins Street West, Melbourne, Victoria 8007, Australia (Phone +61-3-8624-6500, Fax 61-3-8624-6514, Email secretary@ridley.com.au, Webpage http://www.ridley.com.au/contact).

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (undercurrent@undercurrentnews.com).  Ridley Ready To Sell Shrimp Additive Following Successful Thai Trial.  September 11, 2017.

 

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