Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition team partnered with leading Vietnamese shrimp producer, Viet-Uc, to evaluate the production benefits of farming indoors with limited water exchange compared to traditional outdoor farming.
Together with the use of Benchmark’s high quality Advanced Nutrition products and technical protocol, the indoor method of farming has shown to improve productivity, consistency and reduce environmental impact.
New Advanced Nutrition protocol and products driving sustainability in indoor shrimp farms
In a series of trials, Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition team advised on a tailored protocol for indoor farming to manage environmental factors. Viet-Uc applied Benchmark’s high quality products including water conditioner (Sanolife PRO-W), a feed coating to improve shrimp gut bacteriology (Sanolife PRO-2), and a health booster diet to improve shrimp resistance against environmental stress (Sano S-PAK).
The results were clear:
- Higher productivity and increased predictability: water quality control and the use of high quality probiotics and immunostimulants reduced environmental stress on the animals, resulting in less size variation at harvest.
- Reduced water use: lower production costs due to lower energy consumption as a result of no pumping needed for water exchange. Overall input cost per animal was reduced.
- Improved environmental stewardship: less chemicals were used during the process a result of zero water exchange.
“The Advanced Nutrition team have really supported the growth at Viet-Uc’s shrimp production operations. Over the past year, they have helped us perform several successful commercial-scale production trials in our indoor system. We are now making joint efforts in testing and adopting their protocols from this study on a larger, industrial scale. We look forward to continuing our partnership.” Can Nguyen, Viet-Uc’s Vice President of Production