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Functional feeds

Sea bream (Sparus aurata)

 

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Intro - Sea bream Functional LOCALS (item)

EFICO Plus - Stronger fish deal better with challenges

EFICO Plus is designed to help strengthen natural resistance and defense of the fish before planned or expected stress periods. EFICO Plus includes extra vitamins and several potent micronutrients, and it is specially formulated for preparing fish for challenging periods, such as handling, grading, temperature changes and fish transfer.

INICIO Forte and EFICO Forte – Boosting resistance when parasites are around

INICIO Forte and EFICO Forte functional pre-grower and grower feed ranges are designed to help sea bream farmers reduce losses in production and performance in sea cages, and help sea bream cope with hostile environmental conditions during this stage, particularly when exposed to hematophagous ectoparasites. INICIO Forte and EFICO Forte can be used preferably from spring to fall, during periods of higher risk.

INTRO Qardio M and EFICO Qardio M - Coping with cold waters

BioMar’s Qardio M range combines the latest R&D results through optimized formulation using extra vitamins, specific ingredients and potent micro-ingredients. INTRO Qardio M and EFICO Qardio M, target to help fish maintaining growth and good condition during the winter period by strengthening them from the very core. This way they get better prepared for the following fast growth period when temperature recovers.

Functional feeds

EFICO Plus 405

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.
  • Boosted with immune-modulating ingredients to promote immune system’s quick reaction in case of stress or infection.
  • Enriched with anti-oxidant vitamins to fight free-radicals and support collagen growth
  • 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 combined with innovative components affect growth positively, helps improve liver condition by limiting the excess of fat deposition, and eventually contributes to a high quality end product.
  • 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
INICIO Forte & EFICO Forte 424

INICIO Forte 424 & EFICO Forte 424 – Boosting resistance when parasites are around

  • 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 and confronted to hematophagous ectoparasites.
  • 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: 18 – 18.5/ EFICO FORTE 424: 16.4 – 16.7 – 16.8
LAP No
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Comment STRESSFUL PERIODS RELATED TO ECTOPARASITES HÉMATOPHAGES
EFICO Forte 423

EFICO Forte 423 – To boost resistance when parasites are around

  • Formulated to reduce the effect of stress periods during sea bream production cycle, e.g when seabream is transferred to sea cages and confronted to parasites.

  • EFICO Forte can be used throughout the full production cycle or during specific periods of stress.

  • For better efficiency EFICO Forte should be fed in several meals during the day, at least one more meal than the current farm practice.

  • EFICO Forte 423 is similar to EFICO Forte 424 but it includes land animal proteins (LAPs) that bring an economical advantage.
EFICO Forte 423
Pellet size (mm) 3 - 4.5 - 6
DE (MJ/kg) 16.4 - 16.7 - 16.8
LAP Yes
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Comment BOOST RESISTANCE AGAINST PARASITES
INTRO QARDIO M&EFICO QARDIO M

INTRO QARDIO M & EFICO QARDIO M - 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.
  • Contributing to support a good immune function with high content of the key antioxidant vitamins C and E.
  • High content of phospholipids, the essential building blocks of the cell membranes, mainly provided by krill
  • Targeted to improved heart and cardiovascular function meaning that  fish can be helped  improve their limited capacity to cover their oxygen needs during low temperatures (“systemic hypoxia”), which is crucial to help maintain growth and an improved health status
  • Includes Bactocell®* and B-WYSE™**, a powerful combination that supports the immune system, mucosal barriers and the gut microbiota.
  • Contributes to lower fat storage in viscera, particularly important for sea bream, by using a 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
DE (MJ/kg) INTRO QARDIO M: 17 / EFICO QARDIO M: 16,3 - 16,1 - 16
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Comment Winter feed for sea bream

Functional feed comparison

x Sea bream Functional - TR COMP. (container)

EFICO Plus 405 INICIO Forte 424 & EFICO Forte 424 EFICO Forte 423 INTRO QARDIO M & EFICO QARDIO M
Pellet size (mm) 3 – 4.5 – 6 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) 16.5 – 16.7 – 16.8 INICIO FORTE 424: 18 – 18.5/ EFICO FORTE 424: 16.4 – 16.7 – 16.8 16.4 - 16.7 - 16.8 INTRO QARDIO M: 17 / EFICO QARDIO M: 16,3 - 16,1 - 16
LAP No No Yes No
Comment Stressful periods STRESSFUL PERIODS RELATED TO ECTOPARASITES HÉMATOPHAGES BOOST RESISTANCE AGAINST PARASITES Winter feed for sea bream