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are by-products themselves, upgrading waste streams into valuable nutrients. In some markets, animal byproducts such as poultry meal might be included in the formulation. And we are increasingly seeing novel raw materials like algae, insects or single-cell proteins being considered as alternatives. Micronutrients are routinely used to support the physiology and quality of the animals being fed. Synthetic amino acids can be used to balance the amino acid profile of the feeds to meet the needs of the fish more accurately, reducing the need to add extra protein sources or for the fish to eat more feed to obtain the amino acids they need. Beyond the usual vitamin and mineral premixes that are included to ensure a balanced diet, certain functional ingredients might also be added to deliver a nutritional benefit and support the health and welfare of the animals. We have introduced a portfolio of feeds like BOOST, ROBUST, ALPHA and BACTER to support fish immunity and help fish recovering from clinical symptoms of disease along with a highly palatable base pellet to support any medicinal treatments that may be required. These innovations have been well received by the market and have become important tools for fish farmers to use in combination with best husbandry practices.

Why are the ASC standards so important to Cargill?

Demand for independent certified seafood products is growing, with three major organisations active in different markets: Global GAP covers 1.6 million tonnes salmon and 94kt shrimp; ASC covers 42 salmon farms, 28 tilapia and 24 shrimp farms; GAA BAP covers 725kilotonnes salmon, 185 kilotonnes tilapia and 170 kilotonnes shrimp. Given the extent of this movement, we believe that we as a leading aqua nutrition business must continue to support customers wishing to produce certified fish and shrimp, according to ASC or any other reputable standard. ASC feed standards

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SUMMER EDITION THE SUMMER EDITION HELPS REDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS IN FISH AND SUPPORTS IT TO COPE WITH HIGH WATER TEMPERATURES. THUS, THE SUMMER EDITION PROMOTES EFFICIENT FEED CONVERSION AND GOOD FARMING RESULTS EVEN DURING CHALLENGING SUMMER TEMPERATURES.

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