Bringing Smart Farming to Aquaculture

Lizzy Schultz

Farmers across the livestock production sectors have begun to have increased access to smart farming technology on their operations, including the booming global aquaculture industry. Rully Setya Purnama is the Chief Operating Officer of eFishery, a company offering integrated feeding solution for fish and shrimp farming that allows operators to control their fish/shrimp feeding performance directly from a smartphone or …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed

The #USsoy Competitive Advantage

Jamie Johansen

Iowa no-till corn and soybean farmer, Rolland Schnell, was one of the many farmers from states throughout the Midwest who trekked south to Panama for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Aquaculture Educational Opportunity. During the event we spent a day at the Panama Canal getting a full glimpse of the important role infrastructure plays …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

U.S. Soy Meets Demand of Growing Aquaculture Industry

Jamie Johansen

As the fastest growing animal protein, aquaculture is the center of conversations beyond the circle of animal agriculture. And the most common circle these days discussing aquaculture is soybean. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, Nutrition, Soybean, USSEC

Aquaculture Explodes & #USSoy Meets Nutrient Demand

Jamie Johansen

I sat down with Sebastian Bell, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, to talk about the role soy protein is playing in the formulation of aquatic feeds as the industry of aquaculture continues to explode globally as an agricultural production system. “Aquaculture is the largest growing food production activity in the …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, Audio, fishing, Food, Soybean, USSEC

Demand for Aquaculture Creates Demand for #USsoy

Jamie Johansen

Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production system in the world today? Or that aquaculture is the fastest growing utilization area for soy protein ingredients? Aquaculture and U.S. soybean production easily fit hand-in-hand. While I was at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange I quickly realized the relationship aquaculture and the soybean community have formed and …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, fishing, Soybean, Sustainability, Trade, USSEC

Another #ONEBigIdea – Cuba

Jamie Johansen

Cuba’s newly opened relationship with the United States gives us access to an emerging market and provides new perspectives on it’s lands. The opportunities for new agriculture, technology and food concepts is something we can’t ignore. Alltech calls it a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I sat down with Dr. Jorge Arias, Global Aqua Director, Alltech, during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, International, Markets

Swine Vets Learn from Other Animal Ag Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in New Orleans, a group of swine vets heard from their counterparts in cattle, poultry and aquaculture during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) seminar. Dr. Nels Lindberg of Kansas belongs to a team of veterinarians known as Production Animal Consultation. For him, the most important controllable factor for …

AASV, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eggs, Livestock, Poultry, Swine

Alltech Answers Fish Oil Shortage Dilemma

Jamie Johansen

It is hard to find a more diverse company than Alltech. At their recent REBELation, breakout sessions covered topics from digital media to aquaculture. Headlining discussion on algae was, Becky Timmons, Director for Applications Research and Quality Assurance for Alltech Algae. She started with Alltech 30 years ago and also has a very diversified background. She has been everything from …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture

Seafood Videos for Consumers

Chuck Zimmerman

We’ve heard a lot about consumer attitudes about and consumption of meats like beef and pork but how about seafood? Well the Seafood Industry Research Fund sponsored a research study to do just that. Working with Virginia Tech’s Department of Food Science and Technology the research was used in the development of educational videos that address gaps in consumer knowledge …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Food, Seafood

Support for Repeal of Catfish Inspection Program

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s a whole boatload of folks who think something is fishy about the USDA catfish inspection program that was included in the 2008 Farm Bill and they’d like to see it thrown back. An effort to repeal the program apparently has widespread support in Congress and with a variety of agricultural companies and organizations. National Fisheries Institute spokesperson Gavin Gibbons …

Aquaculture, Audio, Government, USDA