Cargill opens new aqua research facility
Cargill Animal Nutrition has completed construction
of a new aqua research facility in Elk River, Minnesota,
The environmentally controlled facility consists of multiple research systems
capable of handling a wide range of research objectives, including feeding
trials using either freshwater or saltwater animals of various sizes and at a
range of salinities and temperatures. Initial feeding trials will use tilapia
and hybrid-striped bass. However, longer-term projects will include catfish as
well as shrimp and other saltwater species.
Cargill officials said they
anticipate that the facility will be able to host up to a dozen major
aquaculture studies annually.
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