Maharashtra Feeds opens fish feed mill in India
With a production capacity of 35,000 metric tons per year, the company aims to serve the North, Central, East and regions of Western India with premium hatchery feeds and grow-out floating feeds.
Maharashtra Feeds recently inaugurated a new state-of-the-art floating fish feed plant in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. With a production capacity of 35,000 metric tons per year, the company aims to serve the North, Central, East and parts of Western India.
The plant is equipped with modern and fully automated equipment. “Our advanced and latest grinding, mixing and extrusion technology with a 10 TPH twin screw extruder ensures the production of premium hatchery feeds as well as grow-out floating fish feeds with sizes ranging from 0.6mm to 4mm,” Garvit Jain, vice president at Maharashtra Feeds, told Aquafeed.com in a recent interview.
Maharashtra Feeds began its journey in 1993 with a small mash plant in Sonipat. Since then, the company has grown rapidly and became one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, specializing in poultry feed. With an eye on diversification, the company later expanded its operations to cattle and pig feed and in 2019, Maharashtra Feeds ventured into the fish feed segment launching Aquatech in 2021, its brand of premium quality floating and sinking fish feed.
“Our fish feed is formulated to meet the specific nutritional requirements of various fish species for different stages while balancing the macro and micronutrients such as amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, etc.,” Jain explained.
The company has a technical team to provide training and support farmers to improve their skill set, productivity and profitability. The technical team, led by qualified and experienced experts, conduct Farmer Group Meetings (FGM) on a regular basis empowering farmers with the best farming techniques and guiding them to overcome common and seasonal challenges.
Currently, Maharashtra Feeds operates 15 factories across India that produce a range of animal feeds, including poultry, fish, cattle and pig feeds, and feed supplements. “We are a growing family with over 1,000 dedicated employees and over 3,000 satisfied customers, we call it ‘Maha Feeds Family’”, Jain said.