The feed-grade fishmeal is produced from inedible fish, marine mammals, crustaceans and waste from processing edible fish, crabs, shrimps, and other hydrobionts with added antioxidant.
Fish meal is a more or less coarse brown flour.
Fish meal is one of the best high-grade animal protein sources. One kilo of this product contains metabolizable energy from 10 to 14.5 MJ and up to 700 g of digestible protein.
Amino acid composition of fish meal protein is equal to chicken egg protein and contains good digestible methionine + cystine (25-30 g / kg), lysine (45-55 g / kg), threonine and tryptophan. Natural fish meal is also a source of calcium, phosphorus, iodine, selenium, fat and vitamins complex: group B, including choline, biotin and B12, A, D and H.
Fish meal is added to combination fodder in order to balance out the recipes in terms of crude protein content, amino acid and fat acid composition, calcium and phosphorus levels, and the metabolism energy.
The balanced amino acid composition of fishmeal complements with other animal and vegetable proteins in the diet to promote fast growth and reduce feeding costs.
Fish meal is an excellent source of highly digestible protein, long chain omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins and minerals. Fish meal quality depends on the raw material used and on the processing method involved.