News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Preconditioning shrimp feeds

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Preconditioning shrimp feeds, Part 4

Pressurized conditioners offer an alternative preconditioning technology to improve pellet quality, increase capacity and feed conversion and pasteurize feed. 

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Preconditioning shrimp feeds, Part 3

Aquaculture feed manufacturers in the Americas – with the exception of a few countries like Ecuador – have relied on short-term, single-pass conditioners. 

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Preconditioning shrimp feeds, Part 2

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. 

Aquafeeds

Preconditioning shrimp feeds, Part 1

To obtain highly water stable pelleted feeds, the mash should be preconditioned for more than 90 seconds at temperatures higher than 90 degrees-C.