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February 10, 2016

United States

Pennsylvania—Zeigler Feeds Commissions New Aquaculture Research Center


On February 10, 2016, Dr. Craig Browdy, Director of Research and Development for Zeigler Bros., Inc., announced the startup of the company’s new aquaculture research center at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Called  “Z-ARC”, the research center will be the sight of animal research trials aimed at improving and expanding aquaculture technologies.  Existing facilities at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute will significantly extend the scientific capability of Z-ARC to evaluate different species, health management, and the impacts of feeds and nutrition.


“This new research capability will contribute to much faster innovation of new and improved products, customized to specific markets around the world, resulting in faster and more profitable growth of the world’s aquaculture industry,” said Tim Zeigler, Vice President of Sales for the company.  Peter Van Wyk, a 30-year veteran of the aquaculture industry and manager of the new facility, reports that new important findings have already been made during the startup phase of the facility.


Zeigler, currently in its 81st year, is a privately owned manufacturer of aquaculture and specialty animal feeds.  Located in Pennsylvania, USA, the company exports to over 40 countries and has three licensed manufacturing operations in Mexico and Ecuador.


Browdy stressed, that “in addition to developing our own products, we are looking forward to cooperative efforts with other technology companies to identify and test new ingredients, additives, and technologies.  By striving for win/win solutions, we can grow our industry, create jobs and improve options for heart healthy seafood around the world.”


Information: Dr. Craig Browdy, Zeigler Bros., Inc. (phone 1-843-793-7610, email, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International (with attachment).  Subject: Press Release/Zeigler Commissions New Aquaculture Research Center (Z-ARC).  From: Susan Thompson (phone 1-717-677-3024, email  February 10, 2016.

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