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The department of Agriculture and Water Resources has implemented the seasonal measures for the 2018-19 BMSB risk season for certain goods shipped to Australia between 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2019 inclusive.
Although Big Nutrition do not import good from any of the affected countries, our goods have been caught up in the delays due to an under resourced and under staffed Bio security department. We are currently seeing delays of up to 4-5 days on top of our normal processing times, resulting in our feed being held up on the ports for close to a week.
In November 2016, Cargill Aqua Nutrition broke ground on what will become our largest shrimp feed plant when it is operational in 2018. Situated near Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, the plant will bring an annual capacity of 160,000 tonnes of feed to this important shrimp production market. Joining us in the project is Naturisa, Ecuador’s second largest shrimp producer, which has also entered a 10-year agreement for the supply of 300,000 tonnes of shrimp feed. The new plant will leverage expertise from EWOS to replace traditional pelletizing with extrusion technology, making more efficient feeds.
Big Nutrition is currently bringing in the newly formulated Black Tiger extruded prawn feed from Cargill South Korea. The Kunsan Aqua plant has been producing extruded prawn feed for nearly a decade and is now available to order through Big Nutrition.
Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, ingredient and antibiotic reduction are some of the factors considered when evaluating the sustainability of aqua feed, says sustainability manager.
Due to a much stronger peak season in Asia pacific, Big Nutrition are experiencing longer than expected delays on all containers that trans-ship via Singapore. This has unfortunately come just before our Summer and high demands on our Aquaculture feed products.
We will endeavour to control the problem as best we can and hope this will not affect our customers too much. Where we can substitute EWOS with Cargill feeds, or vice vera, we will do so at no additional cost to you.
We will keep the website updated as further information comes to hand.
Fishmeal is an excellent source of protein and other essential nutrients to aquaculture species but it is a limited natural resource. Through our extensive nutrient research and work with other Cargill business units, we are able to source ingredients that provide the necessary nutrients and apply technologies to utilize them without affecting growth performance and production.
As a result, we have been able to significantly decrease our use of fishmeal in aquaculture feeds. We continue to look for amino acid sources and other essential nutrients in co-products to continue our journey in replacing fishmeal in aquaculture diets.
Peak period for import / export runs between September through to the end of December, before returning to normal.
We are experiencing worse than normal congestion through international ports with delays on our orders expected to interrupt our standard delivery time. Please contact our office directly for more information.
Cargill has entered into an agreement with Altor Fund III and Bain Capital Europe III to acquire EWOS, a global leader in salmon nutrition for 1.35 billion euros. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close before the end of the calendar year.
Cargill will acquire seven feed manufacturing facilities. The acquisition gives Cargill entry into the salmon market and will make Cargill’s animal nutrition business a leading player in the growing salmon feed industry, one of the most advanced and professionally managed segments in global aquaculture. As part of the transaction, Cargill will acquire seven feed manufacturing facilities; three in Norway, and one each in Chile, Canada, Scotland and Vietnam, as well as two state-of-the-art R&D centers located in Norway and Chile. EWOS produces more than 1.2 million metric tons of salmon feed for the biggest salmon producers in the world.