Different performance objectives
Lowest feed cost, high growth with low feed cost – or maximum production?
The extremely comprehensive background documentation for Best Economic Performance can be summarised and illustrated as in the figure below. The figure summarises a very large set of data from experiments with the aim of finding the interactions between DP – DE on the one hand, and growth speed (TGC) – fillet yield - feed utilisation (1/FCR) on the other. It shows the consequences of feed composition on performance potential. This is the basic guidance for the choice of feed.
High growth and low feed cost - at the same time
Feed with high growth potential is more expensive than standard feed. The general assumption is that the cost of feed in this case is much higher. This is not necessarily the case. As a rule, more potent feed gives a much lower feed conversion ratio (FCR) than standard feed, and in addition provides salmon weighing several kilograms. This counteracts the increased feed cost, i.e. the cost per kilogram of fish produced.
Our three product lines are designed to provide different FCRs:
Feed selection and FCR
The products Power and Energy X clearly have the best FCRs. However, the question is what feed cost this gives in production, therefore feed price x FCR.
Products with a low FCR cost slightly more, but the feed cost is only marginally higher. Taking the production increase into account, the best products are very profitable even with a moderate salmon price.
ENERGY X provides a much higher feed cost than ENERGY. POWER is higher, but here the production of fish is also much greater, not least the fillet yield. Use of QUICK growth enhancer has the same effect.
QUICK performance enhancer
According to the customer's requirements
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.