Fish feed production, storage and application

Fish feed production, storage and application

Feed Production usually includes a number of steps i.e. identification of the feed ingredient and their ratios; mixing, grinding, binding together, drying and packaging. In Kenya, like many developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, most on-farm feed preparations are made in small quantities, using improvised machinery that are operated either manually or mechanically, with outputs of not more than 500kg daily. Feed ingredients are mechanically or manually grinded and then mixed in a hand-operated mixer. After mixing, feeds are made into pellets, dried and sealed in polythene bags. This guide book helps you if you are thinking of making fish feeds Download the Booklet Here
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Best Practice for Raising Tilapia

Best Practice for Raising Tilapia

Tilapia makes up over 60% of the fish farmed in Kenya. Several tilapia species are farmed. These include; Oreochromis niloticus (Nile Red tilapia tilapia; Nyamami), O. esculentus ( Ngege), O. variabilis (Mbiru), Tilapia zilli and Red tilapia (a hybrid between female O. mosambicus O. variabilis and male, O. niloticus). Of these tilapias, Nile tilapia is the most cultured species. Why Nile tilapia? Grows fast Easy to breed and propagate High market demand Relatively resistant to diseases Propagation Prepare a pond or tank for stocking fish Select healthy breeders (100-500g) from a reputable approved source Stock brooders in ponds, tanks, or hapas in ponds at density of 1-2 males to 4 females per m 2. Feed fish at 3% of total biomass twice daily with high protein formulated diet (35% protein)…
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Getting Started in Aquaculture

Getting Started in Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the raising and harvesting of fresh and saltwater plants and animals. It is practiced to increase fish production worldwide. This industry accounts for an ever increasing share of world fisheries production as wild fish stocks continue declining. Once a subsistence activity, it is now also pursued as a commercial venture reaping profits for farmers, input providers, fish processors and traders. Examples of species that have been produced through aquaculture include catfish, tilapia, trout, carps , milkfish, seaweeds and prawns. Many other species are also cultured in different parts of the world. Ability to culture a species depends on domestication and climatic factors such as temperature, altitude etc. Production systems include earthen ponds, raceways, cages, pens, tanks, and recirculation. These vary in the intensity of production possible. Why fish…
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