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Healthy growth for small fish

African catfish

Clarias gariepinus

Covering your african catfish's needs

Catfish are considered an easy-to farm-species with a great taste. In warm climates, catfish farming is becoming more intensive and in cooler climates catfish are farmed in recirculation systems. This increases the demand for extruded feed pellets. BioMar has carefully formulated fingerling and grower feed for catfish to meet these demands.

Choosing the right feed

It matters to choose the right feed according to production setup and scope.
Best Economic Performance

The path to increased financial yield

The prices of feed raw materials and of farmed species fluctuate for many reasons. When both costs and income fluctuate, it is crucial that the farmer can choose products that provide the best financial end result – tailored to meet the circumstances.

By means of adapted feed composition, feed choice and feeding regime, we can offer a unique support system based on documentation beyond comparison: the Best Economic Performance model. The customer defines the performance goals and BioMar adapts the product strategy to fit these demands

Feeding all stages

Nutritional requirements vary through the life cycle of each single species.

BioMar's feed ranges cover the special needs in the full life cycle from egg to harvest of both fresh water and marine fish species, and of shrimp.

Starting with the LARVIVA diets for hatcheries and a number of specific types of fry feeds we offer a large variety of transfer feeds and grower feeds developed to match the nutritional needs of specific species in various farming conditions.

On top, we offer specially enriched broodstock feeds, conditioning the brood stock to deliver highest quality eggs and by this securing the best possible start for a new cycle.

BioRhythmic feeding

Good production results are based on informed choices

Our BioRhythmic feeding concept helps to achieve the best possible production results when growth rate, feed conversion rate and survival are very important parts of the picture.

For optimised performance, the daily energy intake must be maximised throughout the production cycle. It matters to choose a feed that maintains the appetite at a high level, irrespective of environmental changes like temperature and light conditions.

Furthermore, it is essential to choose a diet with an energy level that is closely adapted to the growth potential in the various stages of production. It is equally important to apply an optimal feeding regime ensuring the amount of feed needed from day to day to reach production targets is available.

Fish health

Our research prioritises strategies for the development of diets supporting fish health.

We care about the health of fish, fish farmer’s finances and the healthy reputation that farmed fish deserve and on which the industry relies.

BioMar aims to offer a range of functional diets effective against the most serious production disorders, and covering the entire production cycle for a large number of farmed species.

Our research on one species is very often relevant for another. This is especially applicable in terms of fish health, where functional diets tend to have a broader spectrum of use with respect to species than grower feeds do.

Product Ranges

Starter Feeds

THE OPTIMAL START

BioMar's fry feed INICIO Plus covers all the nutritional needs of farmed fish during the first life stages. INICIO Plus contains is based on superior quality raw materials, high protein levels, balanced amino-acid and fatty acid profiles, vitamins and micronutrients.

Due to its specially developed composition, INICIO Plus consistently out-performs in feed trials with excellent feed conversion, growth, and low mortality results. By improving the performance of the fish, BioMar's starter feed contributes to increased production profitability.

INICIO Plus contains Bactocell®*, a well-documented probiotic that reduces deformities and mortality across fish species. In addition, our studies as well as many independent scientific publications, show that the use of probiotics in the feed also enhances the general health status of the fish and increases digestibility of the feed.

Furthermore, a unique production process ensures an optimal sinking speed, well adapted to the eating behaviour of the fry. The result is an optimal growth rate and good feed conversion.

Our production process also emphasizes physical quality with well calibrated sizes as well as absence of dust. Good physical quality assists in maintaining a clean and healthy aquatic environment for the fry.

* Bactocell® is the only probiotic approved by the European Food Safety Authorities for inclusion in fish feed. The approval is based on extensive documentation of reduced occurrence of deformities across fish species.

Starter Feeds

Grower Feeds

FOCUS ON FEED PERFORMANCE

BioMar's EFICO Alpha 838F feed for catfish is designed for farmers who focus on a total economic performance. With an optimized digestible protein/digestible energy ratio specifically for catfish, the fish perform exceptionally well in terms of growth, feed conversion ratio, and flesh quality.

Grower Feeds

Broodstock feed

HIGH QUALITY EGGS AND FRY

BioMar's broodstock feed is specially formulated to provide key nutrients that will be transferred from the mother's diet to the egg reserves stored in the yolk. EFICO Genio feed supports production of nutrient-rich eggs which hatch into high performing fry. 

Broodstock feed

BioMar's Performance Concept

BioMar’s Performance Concept revolutionises feed performance and ensures that the choice of feed fulfils the farmer’s objectives.

Consistent Feed Performance

The Performance Concept is based on formulating feed for a consistent potential feed performance rather than basing the formulation of feed on fixed composition and fixed nutrient levels.

Our researchers and nutrition specialists have performed extensive research on fish needs and raw material properties, which led to the Performance Concept. We have been successfully using this concept for many years to ensure that all of our feeds indeed have consistent, predictable performance with solid documentation.

Based on the individual needs of fish species at each growth stage, the Performance Concept supplies the digestible energy needed for maintenance and the targeted growth performance and it delivers an adequate amount of digestible proteins with the right amino-acid profile in order to enable the fish to fully utilize its growth potential. Furthermore, feed based on the Performance Concept provides the vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients necessary for growth and development.

Benefits

The benefits of the Performance Concept are multifaceted. Feed formulated with the Performance Concept consistently provides excellent nutritional quality which matches the requirements of the fish. As a result, it helps farmers achieve the best possible economic performance on their fish farms.

Applying the Performance Concept reduces the dependency of individual raw materials, which results in more cost-effective feed. In addition, it allows the aquaculture industry to move towards sustainable use of raw materials and scarce resources. At the same time, we can optimize our use of the wide and growing range of raw materials.

Services

BioFarm

BioFarm - adding value to your business

Exploiting the growth potential of the farmed species used to be a bottleneck for profitable aquaculture activity. Today, our feeds are optimised to potentially deliver a feed performance that fully can exploit this potential. 

BioMar’s technical support systems and our BioFarm team provide guidance for appropriate nutrition and feeding strategies. BioFarm assists in regard to general health issues, disease prevention and recovery strategies and pays special attention to the challenges in production of larvae, fry, fingerlings, and smolt. BioFarm team members are specialised in farming technology, recirculation systems, water quality, and energy efficiency as well as sustainability, eco-efficiency analysis, life cycle analysis, and environmental impact assessment.

Logistics

Logistics - Delivering the right feed to the right place on time

We always strive to live up to our reputation for delivering efficient logistics services and to deliver the right feed to the right place on time.

While doing so, we focus on minimising our environmental footprint. The world's first cargo ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been operated by BioMar since 2012 is only one example showing our ambition on reducing our environmental impact.