Salmon

Salmo salar

Covering your salmon's needs

Salmon farming is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BioMar is one of the world's leading manufacturers of feed for farmed salmon, and we offer a complete range for all forms of production in freshwater and saltwater, including recirculation systems.

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.

Recirculation systems

Specialised feeds for farming in Recirculation Aquaculture Systems

Farming in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) gives an opportunity for maximising farming conditions, reducing emissions of nutrients to the aquatic environment, reducing water consumption and for farming with a high level of bio-security.

BioMar was the first to develop a specialised feed for RAS farms: ORBIT.

ORBIT delivers maximum feed performance, maximises the return on invested capital for the farmer, and it improves the environmental balance by reducing emissions to the aquatic environment and by focusing on a sustainable use of raw materials.

ORBIT feeds are available for farming of trout and salmon. We continue developing this feed concept to cover more species.

Product ranges

Starters

The optimal start

BioMar's high-quality starters feeds are designed to give fry the very best start in life. Thanks to the market's smallest heat-extruded pellet, measuring just 0.5 mm, and carefully selected ingredients, we offer the chance for using high-quality pellets from the fry's very first feeding. In addition to being a nutritionally balanced feed, our starter feeds are formulated with Bactocell®*, which offers a number of health benefits. Our starter feeds thus effortlessly joins our range of well documented BioMar products known for their outstanding quality ingredients that produce high yields and healthy smolt.

The high physical quality of our starter feeds provide good water stability and suitability for all feeding systems. This not only results in higher growth rates and lower feed consumption, but water quality is also improved due to the low volume of particles and low feed wastage.

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

Smolt

Sound investments in the fresh water phase produce large and vibrant smolt.  Our smolt feed is manufactured to permit maximum growth, at the same time as supporting the fish through the physiological challenges they encounter during production. BioMar has many years' experience of developing  grower feed specially adapted to the challenges the fish encounter in all phases of their life, for all forms of smolt production including RAS systems.

In developing smolt feed, BioMar focuses on the highest physical quality, using ingredients of unrivalled quality and targeted application of biofunctional components. BioMar’s extrusion technology produces a water-stable and porous mini-pellet of unique technical quality with ideal sink rates.

This lays the foundations for a thriving tank environment, which in turn ensures healthy fish and problem-free production. BioMar also offers functional feeds with immunomodulating ingredients to help smolts face stressful challenges.  Achieving rapid growth with quality smolt as the end-product is essential for optimising operations.

Growers

Focus on feed performance

BioMar's grower feeds are future-oriented and sustainable products that cover all the needs of the salmon in all phases of life, from stocking to harvest. The goal is high performaing, cost-effective and innovative feed, based on research-driven development.

BioMar's grower ranges include feed targeted at salmon production in both sea cage farms and Recirculation Aquaculture systems. In our largest salmon markets, BioMar offers grower feeds based on two complete lines of standard feed, Energy and Energy X, plus two feeds with added performance, Power and Quick.

Broodstock

Preparing the new generation

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. Our broodstock feed ranges* support production of nutrient-rich eggs which hatch into high performing fry. In addition, it contains immunomodulating ingredients and other micronutrients, which promote good condition of the broodstock to increase success of future egg production.

*Only produced in the Chilean factory

Functional

More than only nutrition

BioMar's functional feed research aims at securing animal welfare, fish farmer's finances and the healthy reputation that farmed fish deserve and on which the industry relies.

BioMar is aiming to offer fish farmers around the world a complete range of functional feeds. Our research efforts focus on finding the best quality ingredients to both help support theimmune-system of fish and contribute to rapid recovery.

Recirculation

The environment-friendly solution

BioMar's innovative RAS feed, ORBIT, is designed for increased growth of the fish and capacity of the biofilter. By focusing on a high level of digestibility and high, precise levels of essential nutrients, fecal stability is increased and waste discharge is reduced resulting in the optimal total economic performance.

Targeted solutions

Salmon Targeted solutions (item 1, L pic.) Functional feeds

Functional feeds

Fish health is about animal welfare, preserving the fish farmer's finances and the healthy reputation that farmed fish deserve and on which the industry relies. BioMar's fish health research is a closely coordinated global activity with a high degree of synergy. Research on one species is very often relevant for another. This is especially applicable in terms of health, where functional feeds tend to have a broader spectrum of use with respect to species than standard grower feeds do. BioMar is aiming to offer fish farmers around the world a complete range of functional feeds, effective against the most serious production disorders, and covering the entire production cycle for a large number of farmed species. The way to go is often to combine feeds that help support the immune-system of fish with feeds contributing to rapid recovery. We make research and documentation for all the markets in which we are represented.

Salmon Targeted solutions (item 2, R pic.) ORBIT - Recirc.

ORBIT - special feed for recirculation systems

BioMar’s ORBIT provides the optimal feed performance combined with optimal biofilter performance. Careful selection of raw materials for balance of highly digestible amino acids reduces the amount of waste and ammonia output. The reduction in waste allows for increased biomass production resulting in an improved return on investment.

Salmon Targeted solutions (item 3, L pic.) Feed for cleaner fish

Special feed for cleaner fish - countering sea lice

BioMar's product ranges for cleaner fish, SYMBIO and LUMPFISH, provide these species with the nutrition they need to perform well in their important delousing tasks. Cleaner fish have become important species in the salmon industry, because they feed on sea lice that live on salmon. Lice-eating cleaner fish species are now farmed on a large scale to control lice in a chemical-free, natural way. Salmon lice feed on skin cells and mucus, and represent the greatest challenge for salmon farmers today. Although sea lice do not affect food safety or the quality of the salmon, they do make salmon more vulnerable to illness and affect growth. At BioMar, the development of feed for cleaner fish (both lumpfish and wrasse) is highly prioritized. In 2010, we started performing controlled trials with feed for cleaner fish. This research was founded on the competence that the BioMar Group has built up through decades as a supplier of feed to other marine species of farmed fish, especially in the Mediterranean Sea region. Over the last years, we have intensified the development of cleaner fish feed, and our well-documented range is offered to farms who prefer using cleaner fish for treatment of lice instead of medication.

BioMar Retention Technology

P&S: Retention Technology (item, L pic.)

The performance potential of the feed depends heavily on process knowledge.

Feed for aquaculture is a concentrated package of nutrients and energy designed to provide rapid, healthy and cost-effective growth, and prime quality end products.

Through the BioMar Retention Technology (BRT) project we have learned that process conditions in the feed production itself have a very strong impact on the feed's structure and physical properties.

BRT focuses specifically on nutrition related to process technology. The knowledge package BRT will ensure taking the maximum performance potential out of any feed formula.

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.

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