To help fish farmers provide balanced fish feed pellets at a bargain price. Fusmar Machinery, as a professional fish feed machine designer and manufacturer, we have launched a series of fish feed machines with reasonable prices and high quality according to the local market conditions, including fish feed extruder, feed mixer, feed crusher, feed dryer/cooler, feed package machine, and so on.
We provide floating fish feed extruder to Nigeria at the prices from US$2000 to US$7500, depending on what production capacity the customers choose.
By the way, as the fish feed machine expert, we can customize the production capacities according to customers’ requirements. More specifically, the fish feed production line has capacities with 100-200kg/h, 300-400kg/h, 1t/h, 2t-4t/h, and so on.
Fish Feed Pelleting Machine For Fish Farms
One fact we need to know is that feed is the main operating cost of most fish farms, accounting for 50-70% of the variable cost depending on the intensity of farming. For almost all large or medium-sized fish farms, it is more cost-effective to produce fish feed pellets alone than to buy them from the market.
Commercial fish feed extrusion process refers to a mixture of raw materials for cooking feed at high temperature, high humidity, and high pressure through a fish feed extruder in a short period of time, wherein the high temperature is the direct result of friction (dry extrusion) or pretreatment and steam injection. (wet extrusion). As a technical treatment, extrusion can process a variety of fish feed raw materials such as soybeans, corn, rice, peas, and high water content. According to the moisture content in the raw material treatment, the fish feed extrusion process can be divided into two kinds: dry type extrusion and wet type extrusion.
At present, the main extrusion equipment for aquatic feed production is the single screw fish feed extruder, which is also divided into dry fish feed extruder and wet fish feed extruder. Through different parameters and feed formulations, fish farmers and feed plants can produce high-quality, nutrient-rich floating, sunken and slow-sinking feeds to suit the different feeding needs of various aquatic animals.
Fusmar fish feed extruders have been widely used in small and medium-sized fish farms or feed plants to produce aquatic feed as well as pet feed for cats and dogs.
Status of Aquaculture On Nigeria
Although aquaculture began in Nigeria about many years ago, the country still cannot meet the production needs of its people. According to statistics, Nigeria is the largest aquaculture producer in Africa with an annual output of over 15,489 tons, followed by Egypt with an output of about 5,645 tons. Only five other countries – Zambia, Madagascar, Togo, Kenya and Sudan – produce more than 1,000 tons each. The results show that Africa as a whole lags far behind in aquaculture production.
However, Egypt was reported to be the top producer of aquaculture in 2010, with Africa producing 919,585 tons, followed by Nigeria with 200,535 tons. This is despite their combined production of 98,820 tons and 221,128 tons respectively in 2011. In Nigeria, the development of aquaculture is driven by social and economic objectives, such as improving nutrition in rural areas, increasing incomes, diversifying income-generating activities and creating jobs.
This is especially true in rural communities where economic activity opportunities are limited. Only in recent years has aquaculture been seen as an activity that could meet a national shortage of fish, thereby reducing imports. The fisheries sector accounts for about 2 per cent of gross national product, 40 per cent of animal protein intake and a large proportion of employment, particularly in rural areas. The industry is the main source of livelihood for more than 3 million people in Nigeria.
Why Fish Farming In Nigeria Is A Promising Market
It may be no secret that many Nigerians in the country live on the edge of poverty. They can’t afford the meat they eat every day. That’s why fish is the perfect substitute for meat in a difficult Nigerian economy.
Given the demand for fish farming, this business is very promising. It can provide people with the daily nutrition they need. It’s not as expensive as meat, so developing fish farming in Nigeria is a good thing. People who do this kind of business can make a lot of money, so if you want to benefit from it, you can also enter the market.
It doesn’t cost much to do this kind of business. We will discuss in detail the business plan for the program and the equipment that must be purchased before the program can start its business. But, in a nutshell, we just want to mention that the price of fish for the farm is affordable. Also, when it comes to talking about risks, there’s always a chance of catching the flu or virus on the farm. But for those who own fish farms, the risk is much lower because fewer diseases affect fish than poultry.