Maximizing performance through enhanced nutrient availability & absorption

Sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Covering the needs of your sea bass

European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is an important, highly valuable commercial species in Europe, whose farming is widely established in the Mediterranean region. Since the beginning of modern commercial farming of sea bass, BioMar has been pioneering the development of high quality feed with a strong focus on feed performance and the total economic performance for the farmers. BioMar offers feed ranges that cover the whole life cycle of sea bass, from larvae to grower and broodstock feed. Our products are designed to meet the fish needs in their different life stages and in different farming conditions encountered in the Mediterranean region.

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

Hatchery/Starter feeds

Best start in life - LARVIVA larval diets and INICIO Plus fry feed ranges

Optimal feeding is crucial to the beginning of all new life. The LARVIVA larval feed range and INICIO Plus fry feed ranges cover all nutritional needs during the initial life stages from larvae until the juvenile fish leaves the hatchery.

BioMar's hatchery feeds fit the particular needs of many types of hatcheries and feeding regimes in production, from the more traditional approaches to the very early weaning procedures with substantial replacement of live feed.

Both LARVIVA and INICIO Plus feed ranges for fish contain Bactocell® - a probiotic approved by the European Comission for its documented effect on reducing deformities in fish larvae and fry.

In addition, Bactocell® is very well documented by the scientific community for its positive effects on gut health and disease resistance.

Growers

Focus on feed performance

BioMar grower feeds of different digestible energy levels are available to farmers to provide flexibility in production and financial objectives. Determining which digestible energy level is optimal for a given farmer will depend on the farming intensity as well as the production setup and scope.

Increasing digestible energy (DE) in the feed improves the feed conversion rate (FCR) under the condition that the feed includes the corresponding digestible protein (DP) and the optimal essential amino acid levels needed for growth. Farmers using feeds with higher digestible energy and can potentially use less feed for a given biomass produced. To achieve this goal, a fine tuning of the feed management is also required.

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. EFICO Genio feed supports production of nutrient-rich eggs which hatch into high performing fry.

In addition, EFICO Genio contains Bactocell®* and other immune-modulating ingredients which promote good condition of the broodstock to increase success of future egg production.

* 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.

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 the immune-system of fish and contribute to rapid recovery.

Targeted solution

Sea bass/bream Targeted solution (item)

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.

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