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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What percent of natural Artemia will it replace? In shrimp production trials, EZ Artemia demonstrated 100% replacement of Artemia and gave better survivals, larger PLs and faster growth. EZ Artemia consistently provides survivals of greater than 70%. How do you feed it? For best results, feed the recommended amount of EZ Artemia every two hours. 1) Shake the jug well, 2) Measure into a beaker, 3) Dilute 1 part EZ Artemia with 10 parts water, 4) Swirl to mix well, and 5) Distribute evenly throughout the tank. Nothing could be EZer! How do feeding rates of EZ Artemia and Artemia compare? 1 kg of EZ Artemia replaces 1 kg of Artemia cysts (80% hatch-out) or the resulting 2-3 kg of wet weight Artemia derived from 1 kg of cysts. EZ Artemia is designed to replicate enriched Artemia and therefore has a superior nutrient profile and fatty acid (HUFA) composition than regular Artemia. How does this product save the hatchery money? EZ Artemia does not require the extra personnel, tanks, pumps, blowers and freezer space associated with Artemia which can add up to $15/kg in additional costs. It also can cut up to 3 days off of the culture cycle, saving several hundred dollars/million PLs produced in cost savings. Finally, unlike Artemia, it is not subject to supply limitations and the associated price instabilities. How can EZ Artemia help with biosecurity in a hatchery? Hatched Artemia is a known vector of many very pathogenic bacteria. Using EZ Artemia reduces the introduction of pathogens into your production tank because it is free of all known shrimp pathogens. VpakTM (Vitality Pak) is included in the formulation to help boost immune response and resist disease. Anti-microbial probiotics are included to inhibit pathogens. Does this product need any special storage such as with Artemia? EZ Artemia has a shelf life of up to 2 years if kept in a cool location (22° C/77° F). It can be refrigerated, but not frozen. Open containers can be used up to 6 weeks.

ZEIGLER COMPLETE HATCHERY LINE Larval Feeds

Post-Larval Feeds

Maturation & Broodstock

Health Enhancement

EZ Larva

Premium, micro-capsulated, liquid larval feed designed to improve water quality, shorten the culture cycle, and produce stronger PLs

Larval Z-Plus

Premium dry larval feed utilizing high levels of HUFAs and cholesterol to promote molting and growth

Larval Esencial

Cost-effective dry larval feed based utilizing marine ingredients and providing enhanced attractability

Larval AP-100

Well-proven larval feed formulated to support good health and survivals in fish and fresh water shrimp larvae

PL Raceway Plus

Complete, premium diet to enhance growth and produce stronger PLs for acclimation into ponds

Shrimp Starter

Cost-effective post-larval feed utilizing highly-digestible marine ingredients

Artemia Flakes

Highly attractable flakes formulated with brine shrimp; Available in black and red colors providing enhanced pigmentation

EZ Black

Pre-ground, Artemia flake to enhance monitoring of feeding and animal activity through coloration of the digestive tract

EZ Mate

Partial replacement of fresh feeds; contains high levels of HUFAs and astaxanthan. Proven to increase spawning frequency, as well as quantity and quality of nauplii

Shrimp Maturation

Highly palatable diet formulated to reduce lag time associated ovarian maturation

Shrimp Broodstock

Complete pelleted diet supporting transition from growout to Broodstock. Contains high levels of marine proteins & oils to reduce time to maturation

EZ Bio

Probiotic designed to reduce vibrio and other pathogens in hatchery rearing tanks

BiopakTM

Pond probiotic or feed supplement designed to reduce organic sludge and improve water quality in ponds

VpakTM

Feed supplement to increase survivals during stressful conditions in ponds

EZ

Zeigler Tradition Setting aside their orchestra careers touring as The Scotch Highlanders, two brothers, Ty and LeRoy Zeigler, moved their young families to rural Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they had just purchased a farm and a water-powered grist feed mill. The year was 1935.

Micro-capsulated Liquid Larval Diet

A Proven Alternative to Natural Artemia

Circa 1950’s.

The first feeds were manufactured under the Conewago brand, named after the stream which powered their newly purchased mill. Their strong orientation to value, integrity and customer service was soon rewarded by the trust and business of many local farmers. In 1967, the leadership passed to LeRoy’s son, Dr. Tom Zeigler, who transitioned the company from a manufacturer of farm feeds to an internationally recognized producer of specialized animal feeds. Beginning in the 1980s, the company began licensing nutritional and manufacturing technologies globally under its Zeigler brand. The Zeigler family tradition continues today, more than 75 years later, under the leadership of Tom’s sons, Tim and Matt Zeigler. With a renewed spirit toward technology and innovation, the brothers continue to uphold the company traditions of value and integrity, while striving to serve the changing needs of loyal customers.

Zeigler Bros., Inc. P.O. Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324 USA 717-677-6181 phone www.zeiglerfeed.com Zeigler Aquaculture © 2012


Zeigler Bros., Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the development and formulation of specialized feeds for the global aquaculture industry. Our commitment is to the worldwide growth of aquaculture through continued research and development. No matter the species or production system, we are experienced and equipped to provide the solutions you need to improve the health and productivity of your aquaculture operation.

SUPPLY & DEMAND Worldwide demand for Artemia cysts continues to rise to levels which could exceed global supply (see below). In past years, good harvests and adequate inventories have helped Artemia suppliers meet market demands. Today, as global demand increases, the combination of depleted inventories and unpredictable harvests could result in supply shortfalls much sooner than anticipated. Artemia: Global Supply vs. Demand 6,000,000

Lbs

5,000,000 4,000,000

World Supply – Dry Processed World Demand

3,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 0

01

02

03

04

05 06 Year

07

08

09

10

11

It is important that the industry understands Artemia’s limitations and continues to focus its efforts to reduce the risks and costs of excessive reliance on this natural resource. Developing practical and cost-effective alternatives to Artemia will clearly help aquaculture become a more sustainable means to feed our planet.

EZ ARTEMIA: A PROVEN ALTERNATIVE EZ ARTEMIA EZ Artemia is a liquid micro-capsulated diet formulated to mimic the nutritional value of enriched Artemia. Unlike live Artemia, which is subject to nutrient variability, EZ Artemia provides a consistent nutrient composition that is completely biosecure. With EZ Artemia, there is no extra preparation or cost involved from wild cysts…it is ready to feed right from the jug!

Consistent Nutrient Profile Biosecure Improved Survival Consistent High HUFA Content No Storage & Preparation Costs Stays in Suspension Contains VpakTM Contains Enzymes & Probiotics Extends Transport Time Complete Size Range Industry Standard Stable Supply


CUSTOMER FIELD RESULTS

Artemia vs. EZ Artemia – Shrimp PL Survival

Artemia EZ Artemia

78.6% 11 Days to PL 4 Month 1 89.2% 11 Days to PL 4 87.2% 13 Days to PL 4 Month 2 88.7% 12 Days to PL 4 40

50

60

70

80

90

100

% Survival

“We have achieved 100% replacement of Artemia (nauplii) in production and transport…reduced ammonia levels and bacteria loads have improved water quality and animal health.” – Mexico “A good amount of lipid is observed in the hepatopancreas…EZ Artemia gives us a good means to eliminate vibrio due to contamination from Artemia.” – Honduras “EZ Artemia is an excellent product that reduces processing costs…it lowers the frequency of attacks of bioluminescence. “We just conducted trials replacing live Artemia in PL transport…we intend to start using it in our larval rearing.”

– Panama

– Brazil

“EZ Artemia has demonstrated higher survivals and animals having well-marked digestive tracts…we have replaced 100% Artemia in 2011.” – Mexico

ARTEMIA

PRODUCT COMMENTS Artemia nutrition varies based on the strain, harvest, and life stage. Artemia is a known vector for disease. EZ Artemia is pathogen free and biosecure. Field tests have demonstrated higher survivals with EZ Artemia.

Enriched

EZ Artemia is formulated to match the nutrient profile of very high quality or enriched Artemia. EZ Artemia does not require hatching and can reduce costs approximately $15/kg before the expense of cysts and enrichment. EZ Artemia is practically neutrally buoyant. VpakTM (Vitality Pak) enhances immune response and helps animals resist disease. EZ Artemia contains enzymes and probiotics to enhance digestion and improve water quality and animal health. EZ Artemia maintains water quality, and unlike Artemia, reduces oxygen demand during PL transport. EZ Artemia can be fed from Zoea 1 to PL harvest; a smaller size particle size can be entirely consumed by filter feeders. Due to heavy reliance on natural Artemia, it has become the recognized standard within the industry. World demand is exceeding the natural supply of Artemia impacting both pricing and availability.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What percent of natural Artemia will it replace? In shrimp production trials, EZ Artemia demonstrated 100% replacement of Artemia and gave better survivals, larger PLs and faster growth. EZ Artemia consistently provides survivals of greater than 70%. How do you feed it? For best results, feed the recommended amount of EZ Artemia every two hours. 1) Shake the jug well, 2) Measure into a beaker, 3) Dilute 1 part EZ Artemia with 10 parts water, 4) Swirl to mix well, and 5) Distribute evenly throughout the tank. Nothing could be EZer! How do feeding rates of EZ Artemia and Artemia compare? 1 kg of EZ Artemia replaces 1 kg of Artemia cysts (80% hatch-out) or the resulting 2-3 kg of wet weight Artemia derived from 1 kg of cysts. EZ Artemia is designed to replicate enriched Artemia and therefore has a superior nutrient profile and fatty acid (HUFA) composition than regular Artemia. How does this product save the hatchery money? EZ Artemia does not require the extra personnel, tanks, pumps, blowers and freezer space associated with Artemia which can add up to $15/kg in additional costs. It also can cut up to 3 days off of the culture cycle, saving several hundred dollars/million PLs produced in cost savings. Finally, unlike Artemia, it is not subject to supply limitations and the associated price instabilities. How can EZ Artemia help with biosecurity in a hatchery? Hatched Artemia is a known vector of many very pathogenic bacteria. Using EZ Artemia reduces the introduction of pathogens into your production tank because it is free of all known shrimp pathogens. VpakTM (Vitality Pak) is included in the formulation to help boost immune response and resist disease. Anti-microbial probiotics are included to inhibit pathogens. Does this product need any special storage such as with Artemia? EZ Artemia has a shelf life of up to 2 years if kept in a cool location (22° C/77° F). It can be refrigerated, but not frozen. Open containers can be used up to 6 weeks.

ZEIGLER COMPLETE HATCHERY LINE Larval Feeds

Post-Larval Feeds

Maturation & Broodstock

Health Enhancement

EZ Larva

Premium, micro-capsulated, liquid larval feed designed to improve water quality, shorten the culture cycle, and produce stronger PLs

Larval Z-Plus

Premium dry larval feed utilizing high levels of HUFAs and cholesterol to promote molting and growth

Larval Esencial

Cost-effective dry larval feed based utilizing marine ingredients and providing enhanced attractability

Larval AP-100

Well-proven larval feed formulated to support good health and survivals in fish and fresh water shrimp larvae

PL Raceway Plus

Complete, premium diet to enhance growth and produce stronger PLs for acclimation into ponds

Shrimp Starter

Cost-effective post-larval feed utilizing highly-digestible marine ingredients

Artemia Flakes

Highly attractable flakes formulated with brine shrimp; Available in black and red colors providing enhanced pigmentation

EZ Black

Pre-ground, Artemia flake to enhance monitoring of feeding and animal activity through coloration of the digestive tract

EZ Mate

Partial replacement of fresh feeds; contains high levels of HUFAs and astaxanthan. Proven to increase spawning frequency, as well as quantity and quality of nauplii

Shrimp Maturation

Highly palatable diet formulated to reduce lag time associated ovarian maturation

Shrimp Broodstock

Complete pelleted diet supporting transition from growout to Broodstock. Contains high levels of marine proteins & oils to reduce time to maturation

EZ Bio

Probiotic designed to reduce vibrio and other pathogens in hatchery rearing tanks

BiopakTM

Pond probiotic or feed supplement designed to reduce organic sludge and improve water quality in ponds

VpakTM

Feed supplement to increase survivals during stressful conditions in ponds

EZ

Zeigler Tradition Setting aside their orchestra careers touring as The Scotch Highlanders, two brothers, Ty and LeRoy Zeigler, moved their young families to rural Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they had just purchased a farm and a water-powered grist feed mill. The year was 1935.

Micro-capsulated Liquid Larval Diet

A Proven Alternative to Natural Artemia

Circa 1950’s.

The first feeds were manufactured under the Conewago brand, named after the stream which powered their newly purchased mill. Their strong orientation to value, integrity and customer service was soon rewarded by the trust and business of many local farmers. In 1967, the leadership passed to LeRoy’s son, Dr. Tom Zeigler, who transitioned the company from a manufacturer of farm feeds to an internationally recognized producer of specialized animal feeds. Beginning in the 1980s, the company began licensing nutritional and manufacturing technologies globally under its Zeigler brand. The Zeigler family tradition continues today, more than 75 years later, under the leadership of Tom’s sons, Tim and Matt Zeigler. With a renewed spirit toward technology and innovation, the brothers continue to uphold the company traditions of value and integrity, while striving to serve the changing needs of loyal customers.

Zeigler Bros., Inc. P.O. Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324 USA 717-677-6181 phone www.zeiglerfeed.com Zeigler Aquaculture © 2012


Zeigler Bros., Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the development and formulation of specialized feeds for the global aquaculture industry. Our commitment is to the worldwide growth of aquaculture through continued research and development. No matter the species or production system, we are experienced and equipped to provide the solutions you need to improve the health and productivity of your aquaculture operation.

CUSTOMER FIELD RESULTS

Supply & Demand

Particle Size – 50-200 microns and 300-500 microns

Artemia vs. EZ Artemia – Shrimp PL Survival

Artemia EZ Artemia

Product specifications

Guaranteed Analysis

78.6% 11 Days to PL 4

Crude Protein Crude Fat Crude Fiber Moisture

Month 1

Worldwide demand for Artemia cysts continues to rise to levels which could exceed global supply (see below). In past years, good harvests and adequate inventories have helped Artemia suppliers meet market demands. Today, as global demand increases, the combination of depleted inventories and unpredictable harvests could result in supply shortfalls much sooner than anticipated.

89.2% 11 Days to PL 4

Artemia: Global Supply vs. Demand 6,000,000

40

50

60

Lbs

1,000,000 0

70

80

90

100

• Best if used within twenty-four (24) months from date of manufacture. • Can be refrigerated – do not freeze.

% Survival

2,000,000

01

02

03

04

05 06 Year

07

08

09

10

• Opened jugs should be used within six (6) weeks. “We have achieved 100% replacement of Artemia (nauplii) in production and transport…reduced ammonia levels and bacteria loads have improved water quality and animal health.” – Mexico “A good amount of lipid is observed in the hepatopancreas…EZ Artemia gives us a good means to eliminate vibrio due to contamination from Artemia.” – Honduras

11

“EZ Artemia is an excellent product that reduces processing costs…it lowers the frequency of attacks of bioluminescence.

It is important that the industry understands Artemia’s limitations and continues to focus its efforts to reduce the risks and costs of excessive reliance on this natural resource. Developing practical and cost-effective alternatives to Artemia will clearly help aquaculture become a more sustainable means to feed our planet.

14.0% 4.5% 1.0% 73.0%

Product Storage

5,000,000 3,000,000

52.0% 17.0% 3.7% 0.0%

Packaging – Jugs: 1 kg (2.2 lb), 2 kg (4.4 lb) and 10 kg (22 lb)

88.7% 12 Days to PL 4

World Supply – Dry Processed World Demand

Minimum Minimum Maximum Maximum

87.2% 13 Days to PL 4 Month 2

4,000,000

Dry Weight Wet Weight

“We just conducted trials replacing live Artemia in PL transport…we intend to start using it in our larval rearing.”

– Panama

• Store sealed jugs in a cool (22° C/72° F), dry place away from sunlight. • Shake well prior to each use. • Keep capped after each use. • Rotate stock to use oldest product first (“first in, first out” principle). Sold pursuant to license from Cargill, Incorporated under U.S. Patent No. 5,698,246

– Brazil

“EZ Artemia has demonstrated higher survivals and animals having well-marked digestive tracts…we have replaced 100% Artemia in 2011.” – Mexico

Feeding Guide & Instructions

EZ Artemia: A Proven Alternative EZ ARTEMIA EZ Artemia is a liquid micro-capsulated diet formulated to mimic the nutritional value of enriched Artemia. Unlike live Artemia, which is subject to nutrient variability, EZ Artemia provides a consistent nutrient composition that is completely biosecure. With EZ Artemia, there is no extra preparation or cost involved from wild cysts…it is ready to feed right from the jug!

ARTEMIA

PRODUCT COMMENTS EZ Artemia Feeding Protocol per Million Larvae

Consistent Nutrient Profile

Artemia nutrition varies based on the strain, harvest, and life stage.

Biosecure

Artemia is a known vector for disease. EZ Artemia is pathogen free and biosecure.

Z1

Z2

Z2

Z3

M1

M2

M3

PL1

PL2

Improved Survival

Field tests have demonstrated higher survivals with EZ Artemia.

27

36

72

90

105

150

210

203

270

203

270

Consistent High HUFA Content

Enriched

EZ Artemia is formulated to match the nutrient profile of very high quality or enriched Artemia.

No Storage & Preparation Costs

EZ Artemia does not require hatching and can reduce costs approximately $15/kg before the expense of cysts and enrichment.

Stays in Suspension

EZ Artemia is practically neutrally buoyant.

Contains VpakTM

VpakTM (Vitality Pak) enhances immune response and helps animals resist disease.

Contains Enzymes & Probiotics

EZ Artemia contains enzymes and probiotics to enhance digestion and improve water quality and animal health.

Extends Transport Time

EZ Artemia maintains water quality, and unlike Artemia, reduces oxygen demand during PL transport.

Complete Size Range

EZ Artemia can be fed from Zoea 1 to PL harvest; a smaller size particle size can be entirely consumed by filter feeders.

Industry Standard

Due to heavy reliance on natural Artemia, it has become the recognized standard within the industry.

Stable Supply

World demand is exceeding the natural supply of Artemia impacting both pricing and availability.

PL3

PL4

PL5

PL6

PL7

PL8

PL9

PL10

PL11

PL12

PL13

PL14

PL15

Total (kgs) 1.16

525

638

615

165

188

221

246

258

278

293

308

323

338

4.87

Stage EZ Artemia 50-200 (mls/day per million) EZ Artemia 300-500 (mls/day per million)

*For best results, feed every two hours. Unlike Artemia, which requires hatching, EZ Artemia is very easy to use.

1. Shake Well

2. Measure

3. Dilute 1 part EZ Artemia with 10 parts water

4. Swirl

5. Distribute Evenly Throughout Tank

Do Not Freeze

Do Not Blend

Do Not Screen


Zeigler Tradition Setting aside their orchestra careers touring as The Scotch Highlanders, two brothers, Ty and LeRoy Zeigler, moved their young families to rural Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they had just purchased a farm and a water-powered grist feed mill. The year was 1935. Circa 1950’s.

The first feeds were manufactured under the Conewago brand, named after the stream which powered their newly purchased mill. Their strong orientation to value, integrity and customer service was soon rewarded by the trust and business of many local farmers. In 1967, the leadership passed to LeRoy’s son, Dr. Tom Zeigler, who transitioned the company from a manufacturer of farm feeds to an internationally recognized producer of specialized animal feeds. Beginning in the 1980s, the company began licensing nutritional and manufacturing technologies globally under its Zeigler brand. The Zeigler family tradition continues today, more than 75 years later, under the leadership of Tom’s sons, Tim and Matt Zeigler. With a renewed spirit toward technology and innovation, the brothers continue to uphold the company traditions of value and integrity, while striving to serve the changing needs of loyal customers.

Zeigler Bros., Inc. P.O. Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324 USA 717-677-6181 phone www.zeiglerfeed.com Zeigler Aquaculture © 2012

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