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October 7, 2014

United States

Arizona—Desert Sweet Shrimp Farm For Sale





The Desert Sweet Shrimp Farm is for sale for $6.5 million.  The 400-acre site has approximately 60 acres of production and nursery ponds.  Eight of the ponds can be covered, which allows for two crops a year.  Some ponds have produced over 10,000 pounds per acre per crop.  The farm also has an acclimation center with four 100-ton tanks.


The farm was originally developed as an SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) broodstock facility, and it has a history of producing clean broodstock that have been sent to customers all over the world.   Its location in the Arizona desert, hundreds of miles from the ocean, isolates it from diseases and contaminants.


Desert Sweet started as a broodstock facility in 1995, and in 1997, it began producing shrimp for human consumption.  Its shrimp has a sweet flavor without the medicine or iodine flavor associated with most shrimp.  Its brand is well known in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and parts of southwestern United States.  In taste test with other shrimp, Desert Sweet Shrimp wins nearly 90% of the time.


Environmental groups, aquariums and museums have recommended Desert Sweet Shrimp as being a leader in sustainability and environmental friendliness.  The farm has always followed organic and natural food standards.


Several governmental agencies and corporations have looked at the farm for algae and other aquaculture production, and it has revenue streams from other agricultural operations, along with an experience staff and workforce.


Information: Gary Wood, Desert Sweet Shrimp, 45075 South Old US 80, P.O. Box A1, Gila Bend, Arizona 85337, USA (phone 1-623-341-8309, email, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International from Desert Sweet Shrimp.  Subject: Info.  Gary Wood.  October 6, 2014.

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