BioMar introduced a new pellet size in the starter feed range INICIO Plus. The new INICIO Plus pellets have a diameter size of 0.35 mm. They are optimized for covering the nutritional requirements of fry and giving an improved feeding experience for many fish species, including trout, salmon and marine species.
In addition to an optimized nutritional coverage, the new pellets provide less dust and thereby lead to less feed wasted, compared to the use of granulates. Utilizing INICIO Plus creates a clean water environment for the young fry. At these early life stages, this leads to a better conversion of the nutrients contained in the feed. State-of-the-art production methods and innovative design solutions secure the slow sinking speed of the pellets, allowing for the feeding success of fry.
“BioMar’s new production line dedicated to fry and RAS feeds at the Danish factory gives results beyond expectations. We are very happy to be able to produce extruded pellets in such a small size. Satisfying the nutritional needs of fry enhances good growth in the production of sound and robust fry,” said Iannis Karacostas, technical director, BioMar EMEA. “The formulation of our new INICIO Plus pellets is based on comprehensive knowledge in fish nutrition and feed production techniques gathered by our global R&D department, combined with continuous and close collaboration with customers all over the world.”
The new member of the INICIO Plus family combines the probiotic Bactocell® and the multi-strain yeast fraction B-WYSETM to help stimulate the immune system of fry and provide high survival rates. A special mix of antioxidant vitamins and gut modulating ingredients are also included in the feed formula to improve the performance parameters of fry.
INICIO Plus 0.35 mm pellets have been tested on commercial hatcheries such as the Danish RAS-based trout farm FREA A/S. Farm manager, Henrik Christensen, said that “the physical quality of the 0.35 mm pellet allows for a slow sinking speed. This provides a larger time frame for feed uptake and by this, they are given better conditions for optimal feed conversion.”
“We strongly believe and hope that this innovative feed solution will make a difference for both the fish and the farmers. Feeding with the nutrients delivered by the new INICIO Plus pellets is a step forward in providing the best feeding experience,” Iannis Karacostas concluded.