Feed Management in Intensive Aquaculture / Edition 1

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This book is a guide to the management and use of formulated feeds in semi-intensive and intensive fish and shrimp culture. Feeds represent the major variable operating costs in intensive aquaculture, and optimizing their use represents an opportunity for many farmers to increase or maintain the profitability of their enterprise. Fish farmers have an ever widening range of feed types and feeding methods from which to choose, and must carefully monitor the use of feeds in order to control costs. This book includes details of those biological, environmental, and nutritional factors which influence the feeding, growth and survival of fish and shrimp, and of which some understanding is essential in the establishment of effective feeding practices. Details are given of feed handling and storage methods, and the various methods available for feeding fish are described and their relative methods appraised. Methods for selection of the appropriate feed types, ration sizes, and feeding schedules are included, and details given of how to measure performance of feeding programs. Throughout the text reference is made to key areas of current research, and examples are drawn from different sectors of the industry to illustrate the general principles of feed management.

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outstanding reference book for the very serious pond hobbyist and commerical supplier. _ Pondscape; outstanding reference book for the very serious pond hobbyist and commerical supplier. _ Pondscape; outstanding reference book for the very serious pond hobbyist and commerical supplier - Pondscape
While the focus is on the use of commercially produced feeds in intensive production systems, many of the practical issues covered will be of interest to farmers who make their own feeds in less intensive systems. Emphasis is on practical issues, but insight is also given into the biological and environmental factors that underlie feeding responses. Coverage includes the relative merits of the various methods of feed selection, handling, and storage, and details of how to measure the performance of feeding programs. Does not describe in detail the feeding regimens used for any particular species. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412070815
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/1995
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Feed in intensive aquaculture; Feeding and diet; Dietary requirements; Feeding, temperature, and water quality; Feed types and uses; Feed handling and storage; Feeding methods; Feed rations and schedules; Performance measures; Cost factors; Index.

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