Pelleting mills, where finely ground and conditioned meal are mechanically pressed through a die, produce cost-effective, high-density, water-stable shrimp feeds.
Eugenio J. Bortone
Pressurized conditioners offer an alternative preconditioning technology to improve pellet quality, increase capacity and feed conversion and pasteurize feed.
Aquaculture feed manufacturers in the Americas – with the exception of a few countries like Ecuador – have relied on short-term, single-pass conditioners.
The effects of long steam preconditioning times of up to 30 minutes on the water stability of shrimp feeds were evaluated in early research studies.