Expansion for Missouri Tilapia Farm in Full Swing

16 May 2016, at 1:00am

US - Quixotic Farming, a family-owned, sustainable seafood company that raises traceable, United States tilapia, has begun its expansion of its Missouri farm by purchasing 27 new fish tanks for the facility.

This farm is already home to approximately 250,000 tilapia that live in 33 ten thousand gallon tanks.

Each tank is equipped with its own filtration and recirculation system, which allows Quixotic Farming to sustainably reuse the water that fills each tank.

By adding the 27 new tanks, Quixotic will increase its water capacity by 250,000 gallons. The farm will be able to hold approximately 200,000 more fish.

“The additional tanks should increase our production by about 70 per cent,” says Randy Constant, Founder and CEO.

Right now, the company ships all of its fish to its second farm location in Colorado to be processed. But with the added tanks and water capacity in Chillicothe, the company has a new goal in mind: to open a second processing facility in Missouri.

“The goal is to expand in Missouri and reach the size of our Colorado facility so that it makes sense to process in both locations,” says Mr Constant.

The farm also anticipates improving its business after it won the Open Door Prize in the Fish 2.0 competition. The prize of a one day training session was supplied by Fish Vet Group.

“When we had our first conversation with Fish Vet Group, we realized we could create efficiencies beyond what we thought possible,” said Mr Constant.