The very latest news and updates going on with World Feeds and our brands around the globe.
WORLD FEEDS WINS SPECIAL AWARD FOR VAF'S IMPACT ON AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY
We’re delighted to announce that World Feeds Ltd have been awarded Judge’s Special Recognition at this year’s Aquaculture Awards, held in Inverness.
Following the launch of our innovative feeding systems - designed specifically for cleaner fish used in the global aquaculture industry – in 2019, we’ve become well-established and trusted within the sector. Our unique VAF Feed Blocks have had a hugely positive effect on fish husbandry, cleaner fish health and welfare and bolstering their effectiveness in combatting sea lice. Being recognised for the impact we’ve made in the industry is an honour.
VAF has now been embraced across Scotland, with all major salmon producers including Mowi, Bakkafrost, Loch Duart and Scottish Sea Farms now converted to our diets and feeding strategies as part of their cleaner fish care. We are currently undergoing extensive trials in Norway with Mowi and Lerøy with major new opportunities developing in the region, as well as Canada. We are committed to playing our key part in the continued development of the industry, improving fish nutrition and welfare.
We continue to develop new innovative feeds and delivery methods as has always been the World Feeds way. Next on the agenda, we’re bringing our unique approach to animal welfare in hatcheries with larval and broodstock diets on the horizon.
We wish to thank our global clients and partners for all their collaboration and support!
2020 FACTORY REDEVELOPMENT
Over the past few months, amid the turmoil of Covid-19, we have been undergoing an extensive redevelopment of our production site in the UK as part of a major investment for World Feeds. Our new factory and packing facilities have been designed to increase efficiency and productivity, enabling our production output capacity to increase tenfold.
We have developed new machinery designed as ever by our in-house engineers. This allows us to continue to produce our unique aquatic feeds on a much larger scale and to far greater efficiency within a strictly high-care environment. The new facilities are subject to carefully devised training, cleaning and production management protocols (in line with UK government guidance re. Covid-19) ensuring our products and practices are to the absolute highest standard and meet industry requirements. This investment is a major factor for the development and growth of World Feeds Ltd moving forward and we are already looking ahead with great optimism towards the next stage of development.
VITALIS GOES 100% RECYCLABLE FOR 2020
The first half of 2020 has undoubtedly been a turbulent period for the entire world. Our day to day lives are constantly adapting to the "new norm" and there are important and long overdue conversations about social and environmental change going on across the globe. We're very conscious of these salient issues and the effect that the us of plastic has on the environment. We've taken on board the messages from experts in the industry and we as a manufacturer are trying to contribute towards a sustainable future by lowering our impact on the environment.
We've introduced a new line of packaging for Vitalis, an all-new look in white sealable polypropylene pots but crucially an OVER 50% REDUCTION IN PLASTIC!
WORLD FEEDS FEATURES IN 2019 PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW
We've always strived to provide fresh ideas and innovations in the aquatics and aquaculture industries, combining our unique formulations and engineering expertise to create an unparalleled product. Our Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition range is manufactured and distributed worldwide all from one location in the heart of Yorkshire and we are proud to be representing our sector in 2019's Parliamentary Review.
The Review is a series of governmental publications which aim to share best practice and industry developments among policy makers and business leaders. Each publication puts a focus on a key governmental policy area and includes insights from organisations within that sector, as well as cabinet ministers, government agencies and trade bodies. It also details the impact that current government and political affairs have on our business and industry. The Review serves as a comprehensive summary of the state of the industry in the past year and as a reliable template for the year to come, tied together by the former world trade editor of the Financial Times, The Rt Hon David Curry.
You can read the full feature right here.
VITA AQUA FEEDS LAUNCHES INTO THE GLOBAL AQUACULTURE MARKET
We're proud to be bringing our combined decades of scientific experience, nutritional know-how and engineering expertise to the aquaculture industry in 2019 with the launch of VITA AQUA FEEDS.
Vita Aqua Feeds (VAF) is poised to revolutionise the way in which cleaner fish are fed and maintained in aquaculture. Our unique feed block products and one-of-a-kind feeding stations are designed for practicality and efficiency.
VAF diets are targeted at one of salmon farming’s biggest issues – the control of sea lice. The feed blocks are designed to encourage and facilitate grazing behaviour, as well as have a positive effect on the general health and welfare of the fish. Extensive studies into the effectiveness of our diets with lumpfish has even shown a 77% decrease in cataract prevalence when compared with a pelleted diet - increasing the efficacy of the cleaner fish.
VITALIS TAKES ASIA BY STORM
Our goal has always been to improve the way fish are fed around the world and we’re pleased to say Vitalis has been swiftly growing in popularity on the global market - now distributed in over 40 countries.
We recently paid a visit to Tzong Yang Aquarium Company in Taiwan to meet father and daughter team Denis and Tina Wang and find out about just how well Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition is doing out there.
We were taken aback by the fantastic welcome and response we received from our Taiwanese associates. Vitalis has already found huge success in the Taiwan market, feeding a diverse range of aquatic species for the past year. Their team of 13 have been hard at work sharing the core ethos of Vitalis and demonstrating the benefits of our diets for fish in the retail market. They’re very much looking forward to further success moving forward.