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FARM SCALE COMMERCIAL WALLEYE PRODUCTION AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENTERPRISE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18891
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18891
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Heartland Organic Foods
Po Box 214 Rosholt, SD 57260
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: FARM SCALE COMMERCIAL WALLEYE PRODUCTION AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENTERPRISE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,994.00
 

Abstract:

AQUACULTURE IS THE FASTEST GROWING SECTOR IN OUR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY. THE UPPER MIDWEST HAS HAD LIMITED SUCCESS WITH THE TRADITIONAL AQUACULTURE FISH. COOLWATER FISH THAT COMMAND A HIGH MARKET PRICE AND ARE NATIVE TO THE AREA, SUCH AS WALLEYE, MAY REPRESENT THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESSFUL FISH FARMING IN THE AREAS. FURTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS NEEDED ON THE INTENSIVE REARING OF WALLEYE ON COMMERCIAL FEED AND REDUCING FEED COSTS FOR LARGER WALLEYE TO DETERMINE IF WALLEYE FISH FARMING IS ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE. IN PHASE I THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF TRANSFERRING THIS TECHNOLOGY FROM THE LABORATORY TO THE FISH FARM WILL BE DETERMINED. USING THIS DATA THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A WALLEYE FISH FARMING OPERATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENTERPRISE FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE NORTHERN MIDWEST WILL BE DETERMINED.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph Emrick
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Heartland Organic Foods
Po Box 214 Rosholt, SD 57260

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No