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Title: A compendium of raw material digestibilities for barramundi, Lates calcarifer
Author(s): Glencross, Brett
Blyth, David
Cheers, Susan
Bourne, Nicholas
Wade, Nicholas
Irvin, Simon
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Keywords: animal by-products
Asian seabass
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.
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