As is known to all, catfish has quite high nutritional value due to its good taste, delicate meat quality and its better dietary therapy function for those ill nourished people. In addition, because of its artificial breeding property, catfish has amazing market potential. Among the cost of aquaculture, catfish feed makes up a large proportion due to the high price of fish feed pellet, so we suggest fish farmers to produce catfish by own through nutritious catfish feed production formulation, advanced catfish feed production technology and high performance fish feed machine.
Main Ingredients in Catfish Feed
Catfish feed, in commercially, refers to mixing feed ingredients, vitamins and minerals, and fat together so as to provide obligate nutrition for the healthy and fast growth of catfish. For each good fish feed formula, feed ingredients should mainly include a certain amount of protein and the energy always existing in carbohydrate. The former can be divided into animal protein and plant protein, respectively used for the feed of fingerling catfish and the feed of 6-7 inches catfish, that is to say, plant protein can take the place of animal protein but only under the precondition of without influencing catfish growth. While the latter commonly used as catfish feed ingredients contains wheat, wheat bran, corn, corn residue, rice bran, fish oil and so on. By the way, the quantity of each part ingredient of catfish feed should consider the following elements: nutritional needs, feed stuff cost, effectiveness and of each ingredient and processing features. By the way, our fish feed pellet mill can make high-quality fish feed pellets.
Catfish Feed Formulation
From the countless experience, if catfish farmers want to get more profits, they must attach great importance to catfish feed quality, not only focusing on feed price because high quality feed can greatly increasing economic benefits much higher than feed cost. There are lots of fish farmers realizing that it’s more profitable to choose produce fish feed by own rather than purchasing feed from market because making feed by own can not only save cost but also control what fish eat. Then, it is very significant for those making their own feed to learn about catfish feed formulation knowledge and master the scientific and nutritional formula.
Catfish Feed Production Technology And Equipment
Other than livestock feed, aquatic feed has much higher requirements on feed formulation, raw material grinding particle size, pelleting temperature, water resisting property and percentage of powered pellets. Everyone knows that experience is the best teacher, so it’s better to learn catfish feed production technology and equipment from practice. Fish feed pellet making machine is important in the fish feed production line equipment.
For feed pellet granulating, we recommend high performance fish feed extruder machine (including dry type and wet type extruder) that can be used to produce both floating and sinking pellets. Dry type fish feed extruder is very appropriate for small scale fish farm, much cheaper than the wet one, so choose the suitable machine based on your fish farm scale.