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Shrimp feed consumption increase 20%
February 17, 2013, 02:27 PM
In 2012, the consumption of animal and aquaculture feed in Indonesia was to reach 13.9 million tonnes.

Based on data from Indonesian Feed Mills Association (GPMT), total consumption of animal feed in 2012 was around 12.7 million tonnes, an increase of 12.39% compared to 2011, which is only 11.3 million tonnes. The composition of animal feed consumption is 45% broilers, 44% layers, 9% breeders and the rest are other livestocks.

While total consumption of fish and shrimp feed reached 1.2 million tonnes, up 20% compared to 2011, which was only 1 million tonnes.

This year the consumption of animal and aquaculture feed in Indonesia has the potential to grow by 12%, to 15.5 million tonnes. Animal feed consumption is projected to grow 8.66%, to 13.8 million tonnes.

While fish and shrimp feed consumption are projected to increase 15% and 30%, respectively, accoding to aquaculture division chairman of GPMT, Denny Indradjaja. “Increased consumption of shrimp feed is triggered due to shrimp pond revitalization program by the government.”

Source: (fis.com)
Nguyen Bich
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