Aquafeed manufacturers can ensure quality by looking beyond price and with written ingredient specifications adhering to nutritional formulations.
Evolving vacuum coaters can apply coatings to feed with up to 40 percent oil levels. It may soon be used to reduce inclusion levels of fat- and water-soluble vitamins in feeds.
Antioxidants can be effective at controlling lipid oxidation in animal feeds and ingredients and should be added early in processing to limit free radicals.
Quick heating can reduce degradation of flavor and nutrient content in aquafeeds. Microwave dryers dry a range of products uniformly.
Analytical procedures, like measuring water stability of shrimp feed, performed at labs provide more consistent and quantitative results.
In grinding aquaculture feed to proper particle sizes, parameters of consideration include particle size distribution and pellet density.
Shrimp feeds manufactured through the extrusion process can be produced with target quality attributes in a shorter time, thus improving feed production efficiencies.
Extruded pellets with high water stability can be produced without artificial binders by controlling the specific mechanical energy, or SME controls.
During the aquafeed manufacturing process, preconditioning increases the moisture content and temperature of feed meal particles.