Fish Meal and Nutritive Applications :
Since fish itself is a highly proteinaceous commodity, it's been preferred on behalf of other food stuffs. Similar to fish the fish meal also imparts proteins of high nutritive value, because of the presence of 22 essential amino acids including the most important amino acid- Lysine, which of course, is rarely present in other feeds/ food stuffs.
The fish meal removes the moisture which in turn increases the concentration of proteins available for the growth. The meal is also rich in B- group Vitamin namely - Riboflavin, Pantothenic acid, Niacin and Choline. The powdered fish meal is rich in minerals like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iodine etc.
Fish meal contains other growth promoting and protein utilization factors that are found to be easily digestible for the poultry and aqua animals. The protein efficiency ratio (PER) has been worked out to find the growth studies in animals and farm grown animals
Unlike other vegetable proteins meals, fish meal contains very less fibre content which is useful in getting the food easily digested and also for the energy calculation.
Specification of Sardine (Sardinella longiceps) fish meal manufactured at Raj Fish Meal and Oil Co. (Within the BIS limits)
|Protein||60 and 62 % min||Application in Aqua feeds, Fish feeds and poultry feeds as the main ingredient|
|Fat||10-12 % max|
|Moisture||7-10 % max|
|Ash||22-25 % max|
|Acid value||25 % max|
|Sand||2 % max|
|Salt||2 % max|