ADM launches BIOSIPEC in Asia, an innovative and intensive shrimp farming concept
- ADM is showcasing BIOSIPEC at Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2019, Chennai Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai Tamil Nadu, India, June 19, 2019 — ADM Animal Nutrition, part of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced the launch of BIOSIPEC in Asia, a comprehensive solution for intensive shrimp production based on innovative techniques involving feeding, biosecurity, water treatment, aeration system, and digitization, at the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture event organized in Chennai, India. Visitors coming to the booth will have the opportunity to discover this single model through a virtual reality movie.
BIOSIPEC was initially developed by ADM in Vietnam after observing the characteristics of Vannamei shrimp farming, the associated risks (particularly relating to the environment and diseases), as well as sustainability issues. The solution helps to reduce farming risks and environmental impacts and maximizes profitability for shrimp farmers. To showcase the different innovations and provide training to farmers, a demonstration unit was set-up in ADM’s Aqua R&D center in Southern Vietnam two years ago.
To achieve high growth and survival results, BIOSIPEC applies innovative technologies:
- Water treatment to improve biosecurity and prevent disease outbreaks
- Special aeration system to reduce energy cost and optimize water aeration
- Specifically formulated feed for improved growth and stable water quality
“In 2018, the Vannamei production and exports increased throughout Asia, particularly in India, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, and further growth is forecast in the coming years, according to the World Aquaculture Society” said Marc Campet, Aquaculture Manager, ADM Animal Nutrition, Asia. “To achieve successful farming results, the choice of feed, water quality, biosecurity and technique all play an important role in shrimp quality and productivity. With BIOSIPEC, we can produce shrimp successfully, differently and sustainably. Our demonstration farm is available for shrimp farmers to discover the different technologies used and provides training to aquaculture professionals,” continued Campet.
Through BIOSIPEC’s commercialization, ADM will be providing training on the use of technology, processes, and best-practice to shrimp farmers. This new project reinforces the firm’s commitment towards the development of aquaculture in Asia.
“BIOSIPEC is an exclusive concept that ADM has designed for its customers in Asia. We are very proud to have developed this solution combining all of ADM Animal Nutrition’s know-how. This concept has been developed to answer a market need identified by our teams; it will support the evolution and consolidation of the shrimp aquaculture industry in Asia,” said Pierre Domps, Director Marketing and Commercial Development, ADM Animal Nutrition, Asia.
About ADM Animal Nutrition:
ADM Animal Nutrition is a global leader in animal nutrition, providing amino acids, additives, ingredients, tailor-made premix formulations and complete feed for the production animal, aquaculture and companion animal markets. With more than 110 production facilities around the world, and unmatched research and development capabilities, ADM Animal Nutrition provides innovative individualized solutions to support its customers growth and optimize value creation and differentiation, while reinforcing food safety and animal health and wellness.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in nearly 200 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.