January 4, 2022

 

Skretting launches new feed for rainbow trout


 

Skretting has launched new starter and grower feeds for rainbow trout to help farms to meet their full potential.


Based on tailored trout nutrition research, the feeds support consistent and elevated performance, with up to 8% increase in growth and -8% in feed conversion ratio (FCR).


Initially launched in France and Turkey at the end of 2021, the new products will be made available in trout producing markets worldwide.


Built around Skretting's expertise, the latest offering provides farmers with solutions that can be better utilised than conventional feeds. Nutra Sprint is a new high performance starter feed that supports first-feeding trout fry, while Celero accelerates growth in the grow-out phase and enables farmers to produce premium quality fish with a high harvest yield.


Early nutrition has a significant impact on later life stage performance. Nutra Sprint contains a unique combination of ingredients that set trout up for life. The building blocks for their future growth and development are provided in this innovative feed, while the immune system of the fish is also supported.


"With Nutra Sprint, hatcheries can expect to produce faster-growing, healthy fry in the crucial first-feeding stage. In setting the fish up for life by giving them the best possible start, trout farmers can be confident that the juvenile trout that enter the next phase of on-growing are robust and ready to thrive," said Bernardo Sumares, global product manager (fresh water) at Skretting.


While significant emphasis was placed on optimising trout growth rates, equal attention was given to Nutra Sprint's physical properties and its stability in hatchery water systems. It is produced in such a way that the micro-pellets maintain their form and behave in a stable way, making them highly accessible to young fish, while supporting good water quality.


Celero is a grower trout feed tailored to meet the physiological requirements of the fish and to support fast growth within the optimal production period. Initially targeted to fresh and brackish water environments, Celero enables trout farmers to maximise their production efficiencies and deliver premium fillet quality. Validation trials have documented growth increases of up to 8%, combined with a reduction in FCR of 8%, demonstrating value for Skretting customers.


"Celero contains the essential ingredients necessary for the growth and wellbeing of trout in the main part of the production," said Dr. Vibeke Vikeså, team lead (salmonid nutrition) at Skretting ARC. "Thanks to this precise, cost-effective formulation that balances energy and protein, the nutrient uptake and utilisation is more efficient. In addition, a yield enhancer is incorporated into the formulation to improve the transport and utilisation of fat to achieve improved growth and premium fillet quality."


"We are very excited about the long-term benefits that these two feed innovations will bring for trout farmers throughout the world," said Sissel Susort, global business developer (salmonids). "With Nutra Sprint in the hatchery and then Celero in the grow-out, Skretting is providing a complete feed offering for trout that is focused on providing value for customers right through to harvest."


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