Philippine Feedmill Customers Hear About High Quality U.S. Soy Aquafeeds
USSEC met with several aquaculture feedmills in the Philippines to strengthen the ties between USSEC’s Southeast Asia (SEA) Soy in Aquaculture Program and the feedmills last November 27 – 29 in Laguna, Bulacan and Manila.
Lukas Manomaitis, USSEC Aquaculture Program Lead Technical Consultant – SEA, together with Levy Loreto Manalac, USSEC Philippines Aquaculture Technical Manager and SEA Regional Demonstration Coordinator, met with San Miguel Foods Inc.; Sahara/Southeast Feeds Specialist Corp.; Hoc Po Feeds Corp.; PILMICO Foods Inc.; Feedmix Specialist Inc.; and Santeh Feeds Corp. to discuss the USSEC Soy in Aquaculture Program for FY18 and plans for FY19 to further increase the demand for U.S. soybean meal and other U.S. Soy products in aquaculture feeds.
Mr. Manomaitis discussed how U.S soy products are better in aquafeed formulations because of their high quality sustainable raw materials and ingredients, plus U.S. soybean meal is the best ingredient as a replacement for fishmeal and fish oils with its superior nutrient value and amino acid profile over other soy products and origins. He also described USSEC’s feed-based technologies and production techniques, emphasizing the use of high quality feeds with proper data gathering and proper analysis for better fish production, efficiency, and profitability.