Production of Grass Carp Fingerlings with the ASA-IM Formulated 36/7 SPC Feed

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Category: Aquaculture

Region: Northeast Asia


A pond Feeding demonstration was conducted in 2010 by the American Soybean Association International Marketing (ASA-IM) program in cooperation with the Shanxi Provincial Fishery Extension Center and the Datong Municipal Fishery Extension Center to show the effectiveness of replacing fishmeal with soy protein concentrate (SPC) in the ASA-IM 36/71 fingerling feed for grass carp. The demonstration was conducted at the Demo Farm of the Datong Municipal Fishery Extension Center to demonstrate to fish farmers and feed millers in the north region of China that a protein fingerling feed could be used to culture grass carp fingerlings. The ability to use all-plant protein feeds at the fingerling stage provides feed millers with an option to reduce feed cost associated with the rising price of fishmeal, as well as a means to improve industry sustainability by providing a fingerling feed in which the majority of protein is supplied from renewable plant sources.