News & Analysis on the Global Animal Feed Industry
Digestive physiology of shrimp informed new grower diet development
By Jane Byrne
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A story about Skretting developing a new grower shrimp feed for improved feed intake and growth resonated with our audience last month.
The fish feed arm of Nutreco launched the feed in Vietnam in September. Skretting claims the new diet achieves faster gut transit time, enables increased feed intake while retaining FCR, which in turn leads to improved growth. It will be introduced to other shrimp farming markets in the coming months, said the company.
We talked to Dr Matthew Owen, manager, warm water species nutrition, Skretting, to find out about the background to the development of the feed product, and the benefits it brings.