Neovia undertakes to help its customers boost domestic shrimp production and help farmers optimise their productivity and financial performance.
The Brazilian shrimp farming sector is regularly affected by health crises. After battling with idiopathic muscular necrosis for several years, Brazilian shrimp farmers must now combat white spot syndrome virus which has rapidly spread in certain production areas of the country.
These successive health crises obviously have a negative impact on farm productivity. Therefore, Neovia Brazil, the national market leader, has decided to initiate a bold project called “Sempre à Frente”* intended for the country’s main shrimp farmers and producers. As part of this project, Neovia undertakes to help its customers boost domestic shrimp production and help farmers optimise their productivity and financial performance. The programme is based on three ambitious and complementary fundamental pillars: dissemination of adapted technologies, knowledge generation/sharing, and innovation.
Meetings with “cutting-edge” Mexican livestock farmers.
Between 9 and 16 April 2016, the Neovia Brazil aquaculture team took its customers to Mexico on the Pacific coast. The purpose of the visit was to show them modern aquaculture farms with different aquaculture systems (low, medium, and high density). The farms studied have state-of-the-art analysis laboratories and fish ponds which allow them to conduct rigorous water quality controls to limit the spread of diseases.
Thanks to the development of new technologies, production regulations, productivity and hygiene management, Mexico can now produce an estimated 100,000 tonnes per year.
For the North-east Brazil Sales Director, Alexandre Marques, “Neovia is one of the world’s major stakeholders in animal nutrition. As a national leader in aquaculture, Neovia must play a fundamental role in consolidating this industry. With this in mind, the company is committed to finding technological solutions enabling its customer to meet current challenges and thus promote the development of the Brazilian aquaculture business”.
* Always at the forefront