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VDS and Aller Aqua collaborate to provide RAS shrimp feed

September 4, 2023  By RAStech staff

In partnership with VDS, a premix specialist, Aller Aqua has developed a range of feed products that are specifically designed for use in shrimp RAS systems.

These systems are becoming increasingly popular in Europe as they allow to produce high-quality, fresh shrimp products with short distances to market.

The new feed products developed by Aller Aqua and VDS are designed to provide rapid feed availability and high feed performance, addressing key concerns of shrimp producers.


“We look back at a long cooperation with VDS as experienced partner in shrimp feed production. Together, we noticed the same shrimp producer demands about feed availability and performance as well as physical quality. With the growing demand, we found it was time to get together and develop an optimal feed for shrimp farmed in RAS,” said Hanno Slawski, group R&D director at Aller Aqua.

“Feeds have been tested in our own RAS system, where we found faster growth and remarkably even size distribution of shrimp with the now market-ready products. Shrimp farmed in RAS is a growing market and our feed concentrate solution in combination with Aller Aqua’s experience in feed manufacturing, raw material selection, and high standard for physical pellet quality, have led to a range of products that have already gained customer attention,” said Koen Blanchaert, CEO of VDS.

The success of the on-farm trials conducted using the new feed products has generated interest among shrimp producers and the aquaculture industry. The new feed has proved to deliver faster growth and a more even size distribution of shrimp, improving the efficiency and profitability of shrimp farming operations.

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