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Title: A compendium of raw material digestibilities for barramundi, Lates calcarifer
Authors: Glencross, Brett
Blyth, David
Cheers, Susan
Bourne, Nicholas
Wade, Nicholas
Irvin, Simon
Contact Email: b.d.glencross@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: animal by-products
Asian seabass
digestibility
ingredients
plant proteins
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Citation: Glencross B, Blyth D, Cheers S, Bourne N, Wade N & Irvin S (2017) A compendium of raw material digestibilities for barramundi, Lates calcarifer, Aquaculture Nutrition, 23 (5), pp. 1055-1064.
Abstract: A series of experiments were conducted to examine the nutrient and energy digestibility of a suite of diets and specific test raw materials when fed to juvenile (179 to 439g) barramundi, Lates calcarifer. Each of the diets was prepared using a twin-screw extruder to mimic modern aquafeed manufacturing processes. Each of the diets was fed to juvenile barramundi for a minimum of a week to allow acclimation to the diet before the faeces were collected using stripping methods. A broad range of digestible nutrient and energy values among the different raw materials were observed, with protein digestibilities ranging from 36% to 106% and energy digestibilities ranging from 36% to 93%. This range in nutritional values of the different raw materials provides substantial utility in allowing the formulation of diets on a digestible nutrient and energy basis across the Asia Pacific region. These results also provide critical data to help underpin the replacement of both fishmeal and fish oil in barramundi diets.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anu.12473
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