News last update:6 Aug 2012

Cargill opens new aqua research facility

Cargill Animal Nutrition has completed construction of a new aqua research facility in Elk River, Minnesota, USA.

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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