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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cataracts are unfortunately a common eye condition in lumpfish affecting at least 60% and as much 100% of fish with the average condition being a severe cataract level of >5 according to a recent study by BioMar. It also showed that the prevalence and severity increased with fish size. BioMar has now solved the challenges associated with diet-related cataracts in lumpfish with the launch of a new Symbio recipe. These Lumpfish Grower products will make a significant contribution to improving fish welfare and their lice-grazing efficiency.Read more
BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believe it shows promise as an alternative protein source. This is one among many other novel ingredients like algae oil or single cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating. BioMar believes these raw materials can address some of the needs of the market and are now eager to speed up their adoption through the creation of innovative feed solutions targeting the needs of seafood consumers.Read more
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.Read more
BioMar Group decides to invest in additional capacity for the factory in Denmark. The new line will be highly specialized and dedicated to fry and RAS feed production enabling the factory to increase flexibility, quality and production performance.Read more
BioMar strives to be the sustainability leader in the industry and this method supports us with a comprehensive and systematic tool that grants transparency and documentation from raw material to end-product applicationRead more
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.Read more
BioMar Group has an increasing presence in Africa and is now launching a complete high performing range for tilapia and African catfish for African markets.Read more
BioMar´s Silverside™ Premium Coho Salmon Feed including AlgaPrime™ DHA aims to achieve unprecedented sustainability benefits.Read more
Cooperation between Lerøy and BioMar ensures farmed salmed with a high level of Omega 3-DHA partly deriving from the microalgae ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA.Read more
The BioMar factory in Spain is now approved for delivering feed according to the ASC-standard for responsible production of freshwater trout.Read more
Specialist feed designed to promote survival ratesRead more
The BioMar Group is launching a fish feed containing marine fatty acids from microalgae, which offers the industry new opportunities for sustainable development.Read more
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.
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.
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.