Introducing Salt Creek, Inc.
Salt Creek manufactures and markets
speciality feeds for aquaculture. Since the inception of the
company in 1992, it has become a premier global supplier of hatchery
feed, with an emphasis on Artemia cysts (brine shrimp egg).
Salt Creek produces a wide range of hatchery feeds,
enrichments, farm feeds enhancements, and specialty products.
Through strategic acquisitions Salt Creek
is recognized throughout the industry as a leader in the
manufacturing of high quality diets and Artemia. The skills of each
team member, in a “Total Quality Management” approach, have
provided a strong foundation in areas of research, production, and
marketing. This synergy allows Salt Creek to fulfill its
commitment to the industry through innovation.
A Focus On Specialty Feed Manufacturing
Salt Creek has one of the most
successful and competitive harvest fleets on the Great Salt Lake, as
well as long-term contract with independent fishermen. The company
uses aircraft, a private communications network, and global
positioning systems to compete on the lake. These operational tools,
combined with a team of dedicated and hard working fishermen,
pilots, and spotters, assure us a substantial annual harvest. Salt
Creek has also begun a program to procure cysts from alternative
sources of brine shrimp to augment its supply form the Great Salt
processing is completed at the 63,000 square state-of-the-art
production facility in Salt Lake City. Here, washing equipment,
PLC-controlled fluidized bed dryers, classifiers,
computer-controlled mixing, and special packaging equipment are
employed to assure high quality standards for our Artemia cysts.
The end result is that Salt Creek’s Artemia cysts are known
for their high hatch rates, excellent separations, and most
With decades of knowledge as its foundation
for success, the company has emerged from its modest beginnings to
become a top supplier of Artemia cysts and other specialty larval
diets. Today, hatcheries around the world rely on our trusted local
distributors to supply their hatchery feed needs.
A Focus On Specialty Feed Manufacturing
In 1997, Salt Creek acquired Microfeast,
a leading larval feed manufacturer. Microfeast’s rich experience in
the formulation and manufacture of specialty feed products,
including micro-encapsulated diets, completes our goal to become a
leader in the larval diet field.
Through a cooperative effort between Salt
Creek and major aquaculture institutions, our team of dedicated
scientists conducts research and field trials to develop better
products and improve existing diets. We are striving to improve the
vehicle in which a complete package of essential nutrients is
delivered to larvae, eventually developing the world’s first
complete live food replacement. We will accomplish this through our
dedication and determination for providing a cooperative effort of
nature and technology.
Late in the year 2000, Salt Creek
acquired the brand
Ocean Nutrition and
certain business assets of Ocean Nutrition Corporation. With the
addition of these assets Salt Creek entered the pet food
market to further leverage its feed manufacturing technology and
experience. Our goal is to become a significant player in this
field, as we have in the aquaculture industry.
Salt Creek International Presence.
Salt Creek’s technical sales staff
(biologist, chemist, and nutritionist) regularly visits customers
offering technical support to end users as well as sales support for
local distributors. The company sponsors local lectures on
optimizing the use of Artemia and other larval diets in hatcheries
around the world. Working closely with end users and our
distributors help us understand the needs of our customers.
Salt Creek’s overseas investments give
the company a true taste of international business operations. The
company and a Thai partner out and operate a Panaeus monodon shrimp
hatchery and grow out farm. Both sites act as an initial proving
ground for new products and technical procedures. Another overseas
investment is located in China, where pet food is manufactured for
export to the United States.
Salt Creek sees a bright future in the
worldwide expansion of aquaculture. As natural resource limits are
pushed to meet the demand for quality “seafood,” aquaculture will be
vital to meet these needs. Understanding this, Salt Creek’s
management is eagerly investing in the future through research and
development and by acquiring capital assets. The company plans to
grow with the industry by meeting customer’s new and challenging
needs and continuing its commitment to quality.