If you follow on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/niigatanishikigoi – you’ll know I’ve been in the USA for the last couple of weeks visiting Purdin Koi Farm in Louisiana.
I have lots more to post about my visit, which included their harvest weekend event last weekend, but while there I got a chance to get some aerial drone shots of the farm. They were previously posted on Facebook but without being correctly and fully processed, these are new versions that have been through Photoshop to correct lens distortion and sharpen them up.
Tracing backwards from the treeline, directly to the left and right of the mud ponds to the end of the buildings is an area of 10 acres.
The mud ponds have taken considerable development in order that they function correctly in the Louisiana environment. They are used primarily to grow fry in their very earliest stages of life.
The large black covered area contains concrete grow out ponds used for the best tosai. The smaller black covered area contains ponds to house the males. The largest of the covered buildings at the top right houses the main ponds of the farm, including the 500ton ‘river’. The adjacent building contains holding ponds, and ponds used for spawning.
Much more detail on each part of the facility will follow over coming days.