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Livestock Feed Manufacturing / Animal Feed Additives / Aquaculture Research
on September 14, 2017

Is fishmeal production sustainable for the future?

An extremely valuable ingredient that has become the exclusive privilege of aquafeeds is now considered too expensive to be used in most farm animal diets.

Regular fishmeal (ranging from 60 to 70 percent crude protein) is produced by harvesting whole fish for the sole purpose of producing this protein-rich ingredient for feeding commercially raised animals. Fish species harvested for fishmeal production include those unsuitable for human consumption, with most common being herring, mackerel, anchovy…

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