Official opening of our new research expansion
The first facility of its kind globally will provide greater opportunities for aquafeed research and innovation, driving improved farm performance.
Fish production in Germany, Austria, Nigeria, Lithuania, Russia and many more countries is hugely prevalent — with species varying from rainbow trout, catfish, sturgeon and many more. The aquaculture industry develops globally at a high pace, requiring farmers to develop their methods quickly and optimize their farm’ performance and efficiency to face upcoming challenges like the growing demand for fish, climate change and sustainability.
“The unique feature of this expansion is that we are now able to conduct growth and digestibility trials at the same time,” Ronald Faber explained. “Also, this system can create the perfect circumstances for species like trout, eel and also catfish.”
Nutrient requirements and feeding characteristics of fish are key to farm performance. At the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre, over 20 years of in-depth research has been carried out on methods of promoting the health of fish and determining their precise nutritional requirements. This research has provided the basis for the formulation of efficient, high performing diets and the development of feeding strategies — both of which have been instrumental in the success of fish farmers. We can’t wait to take the next steps!
Ronald Faber, CEO & Global Aqua Lead Alltech, together with Philip Lyons, Global Manager Aquaculture Research officially open the newest expansion of the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre.
The future of research for efficient aquaculture production
The Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre (ACAC) addresses challenges related to farmed catfish, the feeding of rainbow trout, efficient operations in RAS, raceway, pond and cage fish production and the environmental sustainability of raw materials and practices used in the global aquaculture industry. The newly expanded research centre will now enable Alltech Coppens to broaden the spectrum of their research and work more efficiently. Robin Biermann, manager ACAC, discusses the advantages of the new expansion to the ACAC and the importance of these developments for farmers, now and in the future.
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