TARS 2019. Aquafeeds: Fit for Future. August 14-15 2019, Bali, Indonesia. See you in Bali!

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Aquafeeds: Fit for Future

 August 14-15, 2019      Bali, Indonesia
TARS 2019. Aquafeeds: Fit for Future. August 14-15 2019, Bali, Indonesia. See you in Bali!

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Overcoming constraints and maximizing benefits with feed additives

Benedict Standen, Product Manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Austria

As aquaculture becomes more intensive, the reliance on compound feeds has grown. Globally more than 40 million tonnes of aquafeed is produced, 70% of which is manufactured in the Asia Pacific region, including China. While a well formulated diet provides the correct nutrients for aquatic animals, they often fall short when the animal is under challenging conditions. In order to bridge this gap, micro additions to aquaculture diets can be useful, in the form of feed additives.

There are many different feed additives on the market, in terms of products, suppliers and categories. The most widely used additives are organic acids, phytogenics, enzymes, probiotics and immunostimulants, although there are others. Although they comprise a small part of the overall formulation, their inclusion can make a large difference in terms of growth performance, digestibility, health and immunity. However, these components are often heat sensitive so their successful inclusion can be difficult, especially in extruded feed where temperatures and pressures are usually higher, than its pelleting equivalent.

These constraints can be overcome by different technologies, from enzyme engineering, to encapsulation and post pellet application. This presentation will discuss the benefits which can be gained from using feed additives, and strategies which can be implemented to overcome their limitations.

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