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Reed feed for aquaculture has been developed
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 07:00 (GMT + 9)
Scientists continue to find new types of raw materials for the production of feed, and one of these new products is feed based on southern reed, developed at the Volgograd State Agrarian University. Feed consisting of 50% cane will be almost half the price of conventional aquaculture feed.
Many fish in their natural habitat feed on reeds, so scientists at Volgograd State Agrarian University decided to use it as a raw material for food production. As scientists explained in a message seen by sfera.fm, a total of four types of cane-based aquaculture feeds have been developed, which differ depending on where the fish are raised: in a pond or in a closed water supply system.
The food consists of 50% reed, scientists explained. They are nutritious, water-resistant and sink quickly, and are much cheaper than conventional feed. According to scientists, cane feed will cost 25-30 rubles per kg (USD 0.26 - 0.31), while traditional aquaculture feed costs about 60 rubles per kg (USD 0.62). In addition, small farms will be able to produce this feed.
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Another advantage of using reed as a raw material is that reed can grow uncontrollably in water bodies, creating fire hazards. Making feed from reed will make it possible to find useful uses for the weed and improve the health of water bodies.
CBS Commodities plans to increase production of aquaculture feed to 25 thousand tons per year
Author: Arseniy Protasov | sfera.fm (Traslated from the original in Russian)