Use caution when predicting profitability with feed cost per unit gain metrics

Thomas R. Zeigler, Ph.D. Timothy A. Markey

Feed comprises up to 70 percent of total production costs In determining profits, a close economic relationship exists between the cost inputs of aquaculture – with feed a major expense – and the output revenues. There is risk in making decisions that consider only one side of the equation, such as costs. In determining profits,…

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  • Thomas R. Zeigler, Ph.D.

    Thomas R. Zeigler, Ph.D.

    Senior Technical Advisor
    Past President and Chairman
    Zeigler Bros., Inc.
    400 Gardners Station Road
    Gardners, Pennsylvania 17324 USA


  • Timothy A. Markey

    Timothy A. Markey

    Director of Nutrition and Technology
    Zeigler Bros., Inc.