Benchmark's Spring Genetics has entered a 3-year broodstock/multiplier agreement with Piscícola New York, Colombia's largest tilapia producer and exporter. The alliance aims to increase farm productivity with improved genetics for growth and disease resistance, and processing plant with improved fillet yield.
This is the second agreement signed by Spring Genetics in Colombia. The company was granted an import license for tilapia genetic material to Colombia in 2019, making it the first authorized tilapia genetics importer in the country.
Situated at the Betania dam, in the Huila department of the Neiva municipality, Piscícola New York produces 10,000 tons per year and commercializes an extra 6,000 from associated farms. Although they have a considerable local market share, the majority of their production is processed and exported as fillet to the USA.