Milestones


1935

Company founded by brothers Le Roy and Ty Zeigler as a local producer of poultry and livestock feeds

1955

Manufactured first feeds for aquaculture

1967

Dr. Thomas Zeigler assumes leadership as President & CEO, with strategic focus toward research & development of specialty animal and aquatic feeds

1975

Development of Open Formula Laboratory Animal Diets in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health

1983

First to develop technology to achieve desired water stability for shrimp feeds

1984

Development of a nutritionally complete line of Pet & Zoo Diets in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute

1986

Licensee operation started in Panama for manufacture of aquaculture feeds into Central America

1988

Commercialization of Ascorbyl Tripolyphosphate (Stay C) - a stable form of Vitamin C

1989

New European expansion processing technology installed to produce highly digestible aquaculture feeds

1992

Began operations of drug-free manufacturing facility in U.S. for production of Pet and Lab Research Diets

1993

Licensee operations started in Mexico and Belize

1994

Introduced Shrimp Hatchery Diets to provide a complete line of shrimp feed products

1996

Developed microparticulate and microencapsulated technology for larval feeds

2000

Granted State of Pennsylvania, Governor's Export Excellence Award

2001

Received ISO-9001 Certification for both U.S. manufacturing facilities

2002

Awarded Advanced Technology Program (ATP) Grant for US Shrimp Production

2003

Development of bio-secure shrimp maturation feed to replace natural food sources

2003

Introduced MonsterDietsā„¢ performance line of pet foods

2004

Received Organic Certification for both U.S manufacturing facilities

2005

Developed first aquatic diets used for biomedical research

2008

Developed all-natural, bioactive feed additive for protection against pathogens

2009

Developed bio-secure 100% artemia replacement for diet for shrimp larvae

2010

Awarded SBIR NOAA Phase I Grant for commercial development of live feed replacements

2013

Wins National Exporter of the Year Award and ā€œEā€ Award, Along with Regional and State International Trade Honors

2015

Celebrates 80 years of business

2015

Achieves GLOBALG.A.P. Certification for being at the forefront of quality assurance, product safety and sustainability

2016

(Z-ARC) The Zeigler Aquaculture Research Center provides a platform for applied feed performance evaluations.
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