02.10.16- Zeigler commissions new Aquaculture Research Center (Z-ARC)

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Zeigler commissions new Aquaculture Research Center (Z-ARC)

Gardners, PA (February 10, 2016) : Dr. Craig Browdy, Director of Research and Development for Zeigler Bros., Inc.,(www.zeiglerfeed.com), today announced the startup of the company’s new aquaculture research center located at Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, Florida.

The new research center, Z-ARC, is a cooperative agreement between Zeigler and the Florida Atlantic University, www.fau.edu, and will be the sight of animal research trials aimed at improving and expanding aquaculture technologies for the industry. The existing facilities at Harbor Branch 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” stated 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 3 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.”

For additional information, contact:          Dr. Craig Browdy, 843-793-7610, craig.browdy@zeiglerfeed.com

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http://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/Zeigler_HarborBranch_Partnership_Feb2016.php

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