Feed Formulation and Processing
Fish feed manufacturing involves the processing of mixtures of feedstuffs and feed additives into a usable form. There are several goals and considerations in feed manufacturing, some of which are nutritional and some of which are nonnutritional. The primary goal is to increase profits of fish production by maximizing the nutritional value of a feedstuff or a mixture of feedstuffs at minimum cost. Depending on the fish species and size, this process may range from a simple reduction of particle size to forming feed pellets through steam pelleting or extrusion. Fish feeds are unique compared to feeds used for terrestrial animals grown for food because fish feeds must be processed into water stable pellets, and for many species, must float on the water surface.
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