On-farm feed: the potential for improving profitability in aquaculture

Ibiyo, L.M.O. and Olowosegun, T. (2005) On-farm feed: the potential for improving profitability in aquaculture. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 45-53.

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Abstract

The urge to develop a standard practical diet for farmed fish in Nigeria has been on the increase since the last decade. Since ages diets has ever represent the largest single cost item of most fish farm operations. This is the reason why careful selection of feed ingredients for use in aqafeed plays a vital role in the resultant nutritional and economic success of farmed fish. In an attempt to meet the objectives of culturing fish two main sources of fish feed have been identified for meeting the nutritional requirements of fish. These include 'on-farm feeds' and 'commercial feeds'. However, 'on-farm feed' takes the lion share out of the total annual national aquafeed product which amounts to about 70% of the estimated total of 3,570 tones of fish feed produced in year 2000. This paper takes a look at the important of non-conventional feed resource in 'on-farm feed', the place of vitamins in 'on-farm feed', the need to develop and encourage on-farm feed production and feeding strategies if aquaculture will grow further to meet the projected million metric tones production within this decade

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: On-farm feed: the potential for improving profitability in aquaculture
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Ibiyo, L.M.O.
Olowosegun, T.
Page Range: pp. 45-53
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; diets; feed; feeding; feeding experiments; fish culture; food organisms
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3989
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2010 16:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:35
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3989

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