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Reprofish proved as good fishmeal replacer

Currently fishmeal prices continue to rise towards the record high levels of 2006/2007. To ensure economical production of pigs and poultry, Provimi wants to emphasize on new piglet research on its fishmeal replacer: Reprofish.

Recent results indicate once again a significant improvement on average daily gain in a large scale piglet trial (Table 1). This is in line with previous work done at the Provimi research farms worldwide.

Reprofish is based on Provisoy, the thermo-mechanical treated soybean meal that acts as an alternative protein source. Furthermore Reprofish is balanced on amino acids, carnitine and omega-3 to ensure the benefits as noticed from the inclusion of fishmeal.

Currently Reprofish is sold in more than 15 countries.

Table 1 - Provimi piglet research on replacement of fishmeal 

                                             Fishmeal             Reprofish   
No. of piglets                           210                     209   
Weight at start (kg)                  5.0                      5.0   
Final weight (kg)                     12.5                    13.0   
Daily gain (g)                          268a                    287b   
Daily feed intake (g)                 328                      333   
Feed conversion ratio              1.23                     1.17 


a,b Means within a row with different superscripts differ significantly (p<0.05) Source: Provimi Research, 2009

 

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