Poultry byproduct meal can replace much of the fishmeal in shrimp diets. To better understand the nutritive value of its fat, the authors analyzed the fat components and conducted a feeding trial.
Sergio F. Nates
Animal byproducts like blood meal, meat and bone meal and other rendered products are good sources of cholesterol for use in aquaculture feed.
Rendered animal proteins present viable alternatives to fishmeal in aquafeeds. High digestible protein and energy contents make them cost-efficient in low-fishmeal formulations.
Shrimp are farmed globally in a wide range of production systems and fed under diverse feeding strategies throughout their life cycles.
"New" ingredients like seaweed meals, particularly from various kelp species, provide trace minerals and vitamin A, and increase the palatability of shrimp feeds.
New ingredients and processes are figuring prominently in the production of more-nutritious and better-balanced “specialty" shrimp feeds.
In most decapod crustaceans the physiological processes of metamorphosis, molting and reproduction are inextricably linked and controlled by hormones.