marine protein meals
Fish Meal is a primary product resulting from the rendering process of fish and other seafood.
The fish meal and oil industry began during the early 1800s in northern Europe and North America based primarily on surplus herring catches.
At present the bulk of the world's production of fish meal is used for incorporation into compound feeds for livestock such as poultry, pigs and fish. The world fish catch is in the region of 70 million tonnes per annum of which about one third is used for the production of fish meal.
38% - 65% protein of Brazilian origin.
Fish Meal can be made from almost any type of seafood, but is generally manufactured from wild-caught, small marine fish that contain a high percentage of bones and oil. It is produced by cooking, crushing and grinding or milling the whole and/or cuts of fish.
Fish Meal is a high quality product for use as an ingredient in the production of animal feed, with most being used for aquaculture feeds.
In the manufacturing process of Fish Meal, antioxidant additives are used to control oxidation of lipid components. To maintain the microbiological quality of the finished product, antimicrobial additives are used.
For ruminants key regulatory juristictions (Europe, Australia) prohibit the use of Fish Meal in feed mixes.
Pig diets benefit from inclusion of Fish Meal in their feed mix as it has good protein quality (with a high methionine content) and is highly digestible.
Fish Meal has high biological value to poultry and its inclusion (when economically viable) provides not only required protein but also minerals such as Phosphorus and Calcium.
The amino acid profile of Fish Meal is ideal for fish and shrimp, leading to more than half of all Fish Meal production being used in aquaculture.
For determining the required feed mix for the growth stage of the target animal or fish species, a qualified animal nutritionist should be consulted.
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