New Product Development:To research new products and ingredients in the continuous effort to develop feeds which result in improved dietary efficiency, animal health, and lower cost per pound of grain. Work is also done to expand the product line to provide feed for various aquaculture species, life stages, and culture environments such as larval, juvenile, and maturing shrimp. A research hatchery and grow-out facility are located on-site for production diet trials of trout. Facilities are also available for nutritional research on shrimp.
Diagnostics:To diagnose infections and noninfectious disease in production animals and determine the appropriate action to prevent and control these problems. This may include evaluation of feed, animals, and water to fully address a customer’s concern.
Extension:To exchange and disseminate information through training workshops, educational seminars, and individual consultations. Topics include such things as current developments in vaccines, nutrition, oxygenation, and animal handling.
Water Quality:To monitor key water quality characteristics to maintain fish health and manage waste effectively within today’s stringent governmental and environmental requirements.