Aquaculture North America

World’s largest producer of indoor-raised tilapia to make own feeds

November 1, 2017
By Liza Mayer

Virginia-based Blue Ridge Aquaculture says it is producing its own feeds to save about 25 percent in feed costs per year.

Virginia-based Blue Ridge Aquaculture expects to save 25 percent in feed costs per year

Known as the world’s largest producer of indoor-raised tilapia, the company spends roughly $2 million to $3 million per year in feed costs. “Our biggest production cost is feed,” said Chief Financial Officer Jim Franklin.

The spinoff business, called Blue Ridge Aquafeeds, plans to sell feeds that it doesn’t need to other aquaculture operators.

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