Functional feeds

Sea bream (Sparus aurata)

 

FINESTA – FINEST WITH COLOURS

Finesta intro GR_EN (content)

Today’s aquafeeds for farmed sea bream are designed to provide the fish with all the nutritional needs for maximum performance and sound growth. Yet, farmed sea bream may lack some of the attractive colours of its wild counterpart.

Based on commercial field trial results carried out in collaboration with fish farmers, BioMar has designed FINESTA – a finisher diet to intensify the skin colour of sea bream before harvest. By highligting the vibrant colours of the fish, FINESTA aims to bring extra value to the businesses of fish farmers.

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Functional feeds

INICIO Forte & EFICO Forte 424

Boosting resistance

  • Pre-grower and grower feed ranges formulated to reduce the effect of stress periods during sea bream production cycle, e.g when sea bream is transferred to sea cages.

  • Can be used throughout the full production cycle or during specific periods of stress.

  • For better efficiency is recommended to start with pre-growing feed range INICIO Forte preparing the fry for the risk period and continue with EFICO Forte grower feeds.

  • EFICO Forte 423 is similar to EFICO Forte 424 but it includes land animal proteins (LAPs) that bring an economical advantage.

INICIO Forte 424 & EFICO Forte 424
Pellet size (mm) INICIO FORTE 424: 1.5-1.9 / EFICO FORTE 424: 3 - 4.5 - 6
DE (MJ/kg) INICIO FORTE 424: 17.9 – 17.3/ EFICO FORTE 424: 16.4 – 16.7 – 16.8
LAP No
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Comment STRESSFUL PERIODS
EFICO Plus 405

The feeding choice for stressful periods

  • Special feed targeted for preparing fish for challenging periods and changing conditions, such as seasonal varying temperatures, and times of handling, grading, or transferring fish.

  • With anti-oxidant vitamins.

  • EFICO Plus 405 includes Bactocell®, a well-documented probiotic that reduces vertebral deformities across fish species.

  • The fine-tuned feed formulation with a higher digestible protein/digestible energy ratio and lower fat level.

  • EFICO Plus 405 should preferably be used for 3-4 weeks before the winter period and 3-4 weeks during spring to prepare the fish for the difficult cold winter period and the fast growth of the summer period, respectively. Also to be used before planned manipulation of fish in the farm.

EFICO PLUS 405
Pellet size (mm) 3 - 4.5 - 6
DE (MJ/kg) 16.5 - 16.7 - 16.8
LAP No
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Comment Stressful periods
INTRO Qardio & EFICO Qardio

Coping with cold waters

  • Functional range targeting both to help fish maintaining growth and good condition during the winter period and to get them better prepared for the following fast growth period when temperature recovers.

  • Includes Bactocell®* and B-WYSE™**

  • Higher DP/DE and lower fat formulation, a concept working better at low temperatures.

* Bactocell® is the only probiotic approved by the European Commission for inclusion in fish feed. The approval is based on extensive documentation of reduced occurrence of deformities across fish species.
** B-WYSE™: (BioMar Whole Yeast Synergistic Extracts) is a functional yeast-based additive was developed by BioMar’s partner Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

INTRO Qardio M & EFICO Qardio M
Pellet size (mm) INTRO Qardio M: 1.9 / EFICO Qardio M: 3 - 4.5 - 6 - 8
DE (MJ/kg) INTRO Qardio M: 17 / EFICO Qardio M: 16.5 - 16.2 - 16 - 16
LAP No
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Comment winterfeed for sea bream

Functional feed comparison

x Sea bream Functional - GR COMP. (container)

FINESTA 3084 INICIO Forte 424 & EFICO Forte 424 EFICO PLUS 405 INTRO Qardio M & EFICO Qardio M
Pellet size (mm) 4.5 - 6 - 8 INICIO FORTE 424: 1.5-1.9 / EFICO FORTE 424: 3 - 4.5 - 6 3 - 4.5 - 6 INTRO Qardio M: 1.9 / EFICO Qardio M: 3 - 4.5 - 6
DE (MJ/kg) 16.4 - 17.0 - 17.0 INICIO FORTE 424: 17.9 – 17.3/ EFICO FORTE 424: 16.4 – 16.7 – 16.8 16.5 - 16.7 - 16.8 INTRO Qardio M: 17 / EFICO Qardio M: 16.3 - 16.1 - 16
LAP No No No No
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Comment Finest with colour STRESSFUL PERIODS Stressful periods winterfeed for sea bream