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Minnesota—trū Shrimp, Notes on Expansion


trū Shrimp Company, an affiliate of Ralco Animal Nutrition, a third-generation, family-owned agriculture company with distribution in more than 20 countries, is in the process of financing its first $50 million shrimp farm.


Michael Ziebell, President and CEO of trū Shrimp, recently had a meeting with Amy Klobuchar, a USA Senator from Minnesota, to help her learn more about shrimp farming.  One of the things Ziebell told her was that a major retailer had called him about ordering trū Shrimp.  “They don’t normally call you,” Ziebell said.  “Normally, you have to call them....  We can track our shrimp.  This is critical to the FDA and important to Sam’s Club buyers.”


Ziebell also told Klobuchar that trū Shrimp’s harvest methods produce nine different sizes of shrimp and that it grows its shrimp without antibiotics.


Trū Shrimp’s first shrimp farm will require 100,000 gallons of water a day.  The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, which serves Luverne, Minnesota, said there would be ample water for the shrimp farm.


Innotek Corporation has built a prototype machine for trū Shrimp to de-head and de-vein its shrimp.  Innotek also has a machine that removes the shells from shrimp.


Information: Innotek Corporation, 9140 Zachary Lane North, Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369, USA (Phone 1-763-488-9910, Fax 1-76-488-9904, Webpage https://www.innotek-ep.com).


Information: Michael Ziebell, trū Shrimp Systems, 330 3rd Street, Balaton, Minnesota 56115, USA (Phone 1-844-220-7574, Email michael.ziebell@trushrimpsystems.com, Webpage http://www.ralconutrition.com/).

Source: Independent.  Klobuchar Touts trū Shrimp’s Possible Impact on Area Farmers.  August 28, 2017.

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