DSM opens seventh premix site in China, BioMar’s new shrimp feed extrusion line is operational and iCell creates US engineering alliance


Kicking off our briefs is the news that DSM opened a new animal nutrition and health premix plant in Baishazhou Industrial Park, Hengyang City, in China, on Wednesday [November 18].

The site is DSM’s second premix plant in Hunan Province and the seventh in the Chinese market.

The company said the build underscores its ‘commitment’ to China.

The Hengyang site will be one of the biggest premix plants globally, with an expected annual production of 120,000 metric tons, said DSM.

Enhancing shrimp extrusion

Meanwhile, BioMar said its new extrusion line in its Ecuadorian production facility is now operational, bringing the factory close to 200,000 tons total capacity.

With the new line installed, the Danish feed group said it can now provide a full range of both extruded and pelletized shrimp feeds in Ecuador.

“We are fast establishing a global footprint in shrimp and this new line brings increased flexibility and increased choice for our customers as it will expand our capacity for extruded and value-added feed solutions,”​ said Henrik Aarestrup VP, LATAM, shrimp and hatchery, BioMar Group.

We also just went through a debottlenecking in our plant in Costa Rica increasing the shrimp feed capacity of that plant, which was originally designed for tilapia feed but now produces feed for both fish and shrimp to customers all over Central America,”​ he added.

BioMar also launched a new high-end diet, EXIA Maxio, targeting the most intensive part of the Ecuadorian shrimp farming sector. The feed suits customers looking for more nutritional dense diets, said the company.


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