More than 100 years of experience
Lambers-Seghers was originated from two separate companies, Voeders Lambers and Kwaliteit Seghers. Both enterprises had as a primary objective deliver a high quality feed product and offer tailored feed is for this reason these two companies joined forces in the mid-1990s.
Since 1996, the same people have been run both companies and the production of the forage meal and pelletized feed has been centralized in Baasrode.
In 2004, Lambers Seghers Aquaculture (LSAqua) division was created with a ambitions regarding people, planet and profit. Starting for angling sector, ornamental fish sector and their suppliers. LSAqua believes that the use of fishmeal as a source of protein for hobby and recreation should be done in a more environmentally friendly way, and for this reason Lambers-Seghers Aqua offers a more sustainable alternative.
At the beginning of 2009, a grow-out line was added for carp farms and maintenance of bream populations on angling ponds. Likewise, in 2009, coccolite chalk (fossil rock that accelerates the organic sludge of bottom’s ponds) was set up in our product gamma for improving soil and water quality, fish health and higher growth.
Further diversification resulted in a number of successfully completed IWT feasibility and innovation studies in which three ‘new’ fish species were researched. From these fish species, the Omegaperch was selected. On October 2014, it was construted in Kruishoutem the first Omegaperch nursery. A closed system of 2600 square meters and a production of 200 tons of Omegaperch. Two years later, the first Omegaperch nursery was running at full capacity.
LSAqua is the primary supplier of sustainable fish feed for Omegaperch and provides the entire nursery with high-quality feed.
After Omegaperch (AQUA4C) succes, LSAqua has created 3 product lines (fishmeal replacer, concentrate and complete feed) based in two conceptes:
- “Fishless Feed” (FL); aquafeed without fishmeal and fish oil
- “Sustainable Feed” (SF); aquafeed based on recovered-by-products from fisheries and fish farming industry.
LSAqua products are based in its own fishmeal replacer which contains single cell protein to eliminate the use of fishmeal on its diets.
The entry of LSAqua into industrial aquaculture, meant a new but logical step on the history of the company.