Advantages of using fishmeal in animal feed

Natural and sustainable, fishmeal provides a concentrated source of high quality protein and a fat rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA and EPA.

Protein

The protein in fishmeal has a high proportion of essential amino acids in a highly digestible form, particularly methionine plus cystine, lysine, threonine and tryptophan. Present in the natural peptide form, they can be used with high efficiency to improve overall balance of dietary essential amino acids.

Fat

The fat will generally improve the balance of fatty acids in the feed to restore the ratio of omega-6: omega-3 forms towards 5:1; which is believed to be optimum; in the fat in many diets currently this ratio is considerably higher. With the optimum ratio and omega-3 fatty acids provided as DHA and EPA, general health of the animal is improved, especially where this is to be less dependence on routine medication.

A dietary source of DHA and EPA results in their deposition in animal products. This in turn will help to balance omega-6: omega-3 ratios in the human diets and provide pre-formed DHA and EPA required for infant development and for prevention of numerous disorders of the circulatory system, the immune system and to reduce inflammatory conditions.

Energy

Fishmeal is a concentrated energy source. With 70% to 80% of the product in the form of digestible protein and fat, its energy content is higher than of many other proteins.

Minerals & Vitamins

Fishmeal has a relatively high content of minerals such as phosphorus, in form with good availability to the animal. It also has a wide range of trace elements. Vitamins too are present at relatively high levels – B complex vitamins, including choline, biotin and vitamin B12 as well as A and D.

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