To increase aquaculture yield the feed should incorporate good absorption and 100% ingredient digestion. Best feed are cost effective perfect for different marine spices low waste. There are also environmental considerations ingredient souring and price.
Different Kinds of Fish Feed
Different types of fish food includes non-conventional feed, frozen and dried feed. Others are fresh food, vegetables, meat, live food and processed food. Processed food are pelted feed, crumb, powder, tablet form or flakes. Live fish food are earthworms, red worms, maggots, blackworm. Others are tubifex, grindal worms, bloodworms, mealworms.
- non-conventional feed
- dried feed
- fresh food
- pelted feed
- tablet form
Live fish food
- red worms
- grindal worms
Soybean Production in America
In the United States of America the US Soybean export council partners industrial players to create sustainable demand for the product at home and international markets. This is possible through networking with industrial players like soybean farmers and manufacturers.
Why Soy-based Feed
Soy feed is very nutritious cost effective and environmentally friendly solution. It provides an alternate source of feed for aquatic life. The feed is perfect because it does not contain fish or animal meal.
However soy is added as a third ingredient in fish feed. Another advantage is good sustainability, ready supply, high quality soy protein, cost effective, improved efficiency.
It is ideal for fish farmers who grow tilapia, catfish or western white shrimp. Soy reduces dependence on feed meal, pelted feed, wild fish feed.
- cost effective
- environmentally friendly solution
- alternate source of feed for aquatic life
- Does not contain fish or animal meal.
- reduces dependence on wild food
- high quality soy protein
- improved efficiency
- good sustainability
- ready supply
Aquatic marine that eat soy
Different marine species eat soy as partial replacement of wild fish based food. Soy is ideal for different marine species like tilapia, catfish, and carp.
- different marine species
- Atlantic salmon
- rainbow trout
- Coho salmon
- yellow perch
- hybrid striped bass
- white shrimp
Nutritional content include concentrated soy protein, unsaturated fat. Others include essential omega 3 fatty acids, non-fish or meal. Good vegetable protein, oils easy digestion good weight appreciation.
- concentrated soy protein
- unsaturated fat
- essential omega 3 fatty acids
- non-fish or meal
- healthy vegetable protein
- easy digestion
- good weight appreciation
Ways feed producers use soy
Increased world demand for commercial farmed fish products have opened the industry to alternate sources of feed. In the production of pelleted feed one third of the composition is soy.
This effectively adds vegetable protein and reduces the need for fish meal or meat. The resultant feed product is highly nutritious, reduces waste, cost effective.
Other Soy Products
Soybeans is also used in the production of soybean curd and milk. People love consuming soy bean milk because of its nutritional value.
- Add flavor
To make soybean milk remove dirt by cleaning then soak. Next process is grinding the soaked beans to extract solids. Next step is filter insoluble beans boil to improve flavor add flavoring.
Top producers of soybean based fish feed
There are few producers of soy based fish feed. Top producers are China, India and United States of America.