With aquafeed it’s important to ensure the ideal formulation in order to deliver a complete diet for fish, shrimps etc. On the other hand, producing a product that can retain the exact water solubility desired is important for fish health and sustainability. For the aquafeed industry it’s a constant challenge to find natural ingredients that offer functional benefits yet allow optimal nutrient composition.
Global aquaculture has been steadily growing for many years now. The Aqua Feed culture today supplies more than half of all ﬁsh for human consumption, and global ﬁsh consumption per capita more than doubled over the last 50 years. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that aquatic feeds became the fastest growing feed sector when compared to other animal feeds and pet food.
Aquafeed comes in a wide variety; float or sink, extra fine, regular or large pellets etc.
Wynveen International and Aquafeed
Aquatic feeds have very high requirements in terms of both nutritional and physical characteristics of feed. These nutritional and physical feed requirements are driven by the life stage of a speciﬁc species under consideration. Physical characteristics include issues such as pellet size and shape; pellet density allowing us to produce ﬂoating, slow sinking and sinking feeds, water stability and pellet durability. The challenge is to achieve all of these characteristics while having a negligible effect on the environment.
Wynveen International keeps these and other project speciﬁc issues in mind when designing an aquatic feed processing plant. The choice of equipment, technologies, processes, and equipment is, therefore, the key to success. We take time consulting with customers to ensure we fully understand customer requirements and more speciﬁcally, requirements of the speciﬁc market the customer is serving. We do not promote or apply a “standard” Aquatic Feed Plant design and each project is assessed on its own merits.