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Choosing the right feed

Best economic performance

Best economic performance

The path to increased financial yield. 

BioMar wants to be the best partner in terms of increasing the financial yield of our customers. 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; BioMar adapts the product strategy to fit the customer’s demands. The prices of feed raw materials and also farmed fish fluctuate for many reasons, including global economy, climate, growth conditions, market development etc. When both costs and income fluctuate, it is crucial that the fish farmer can choose products that provide the best financial end result – tailored to meet the circumstances.

Best Economic Performance P.3.0 is a data-based calculation model. The model uses changes in raw material prices to optimize feed formulations, always within well documented limits, for the best financial end result.

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Biomar Retention Technology

Biomar Retention Technology

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.

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Quick performance enhancer

Quick is a potent performance enhancer

QUICK performance enhancer contains KRILL from Aker BioMarine. This is krill from the Antarctic Ocean, one of the world's cleanest and most potent sources of nutrition, MSC certified (Marine Stewardship Council).

With QUICK, both appetite and feed intake increase. This provides extra growth and increased production.

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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.

 

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Recirculation systems

Special feed for recirculation systems.

With the innovation ORBIT, we are focusing fish growth, water quality and biofilter load. ORBIT is perfectly balanced nutrition for fish in recirculation systems (RAS), designed for maximum utilization of all nutrients. In practice, ORBIT provides the same good quality as our well reputed product CPK, but it comes with a reduced feed conversion rate.

The concept was developed by BioMar Continental Europe for the production of portion trout in recirculation systems. ORBIT for trout has shown an increased production of up to 20% on the same biofilter capacity. This fact tells a lot about the potential of the concept.

The effects are achieved by high physical quality, a high level of digestibility, high and precise levels of essential nutrients and a reduction in faecal production. Although ORBIT is specially designed for RAS systems, it can also be used in other farming systems where there are specific requirements for optimal water quality, or reduced nutrient discharges.

ORBIT– feed for recirculation systems

  • Provides equally good growth as the best standard feed for young fish
  • Provides a lower FCR than the best standard feed for young fish
  • Provides the best water quality
  • Provides fewer nitrogen emissions and organic matter
  • Reduces biofilter load
  • Provides better intestinal health

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Biofarm

BioFarm for maximum profitability

Biofarm is optimisation of feed for maximum profitability with operational excellence, peak performance and the finest quality. BioFarm offers the fish farmer practical tools and various other utilities derived from experience and research.

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Products

Product news

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BioMar expands their R&D capabilities in the Hatchery feed sector

BioMar has increased its research capabilities in hatchery with an expansion of its Aquaculture Technology Centre, ATC Hirtshals facility in Denmark. BioMar has now opened a state-of-the-art marine fish larval trial unit that not only allows for larval rearing but also the production of live feed.

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Alimentsa and BioMar present joint team to the public

Shortly after the approval of the acquisition by the authorities, BioMar and Alimentsa presented to the public as one company for the first time at the largest shrimp event in Latin America. BioMar is expected to contribute to the development of an already strong product portfolio in Alimentsa by providing access to large-scale global R&D resources as well as proven product solutions already performing within related markets.

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Nutrition

Until a few years ago, it was not common that cleaner fish in cages were fed maintenance feeds. This practice has now changed however as research has identified that insufficient access to the correct nutrients makes for less healthy and less functional cleaner fish.

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Wild-caught wrasse

There are six species of wrasse living in Norwegian waters. Goldsinny and corkwing are the most common. There are smaller numbers of ballan wrasse, rock cook wrasse, scale-rayed wrasse and cuckoo wrasse.

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Why cleaner fish?

The salmon louse is the most common parasite on farmed salmon, and one of the biggest challenges for the aquaculture industry. Cleaner fish, which from nature's perspective are designed to feed on such parasites, are used in the cages to feed on lice from farmed fish.

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What are salmon lice?

The greatest health challenge for the fish farming industry today is infection with the parasite Lepeophtheirus salmonis, better known as the salmon louse.

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Endurance tests in “The Flume”

To test the influence of feed on cardiovascular capacity and simultaneously examine the role of phospholipids, four test diets were used. Two contained high levels of EPA and DHA, and two had low levels. One of the levels contained krill oil – a source of fatty acids – and the other fish oil. The feed was administered over a period of 8 weeks before samples were taken and measurement of cardiac performance was made in "The Flume".

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Results from field trials undertaken during 2013 and 2014

The trial in 2013 was a commercial trial with a customer in Central Norway with v12G, where two sets of two cages were compared with respect to origin and disease history. The trial in 2014 was carried out on a group of fish in southern Norway without significant disease problems during the trial period.

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