Aquafeed continues to be the most dynamic and exciting sector of the feed industry.
Characterized by rapid growth and development, it is continually evolving to meet the demands of new species and farm production systems.
Unlike terrestrial animals, nutritional requirements for many of the growing and hugely diverse range of aquatic species farmed are still unknown.
Add to that the physical demands of feed for differing aquatic environments, feeding habits, and sizes and the complexity becomes clear.
Aquafeed manufacturers must also rise to the challenges of environmental responsibility, production efficiency and profitability.
The fifth Aquafeed Horizons 2011Conference to be held in association with Victam 2011, will arm delegates with the latest processing and formulation information to meet head on the challenges facing this sector and succeed.
Papers are now invited from qualified presenters in the following subject areas, as they relate to the Aquafeed sector:
- measures to ensure feed and food safety and hygiene,
- processing efficiency,
- product quality,
- formulating for new and emerging farmed species,
- formulating for different production methods
- protein alternatives,
- specialty ingredients,
- regulation, consumer attitudes, market trends.
As in all sectors of the food chain, safety and hygiene and sustainability are key issues.
Presentations that address these concerns are strongly encouraged. As in all sectors of the food chain, safety and hygiene are paramount. Presentations that address these issues are strongly encouraged.
Priority will be given to talks that provide a practical take-home message that delegates can apply to enhance their business efficiency, competitiveness and profitability, and those that present new information.