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Floating fish feed to boost Lagos farmers' income

With the running of a feed extruding machine of 150 kg per hour capacity, the Lagos State Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) in Nigeria is geared to give fish farmers a good deal.

The floating fish feed is the result of applying the appropriate technology in its production, a breakthrough in its own respect in local feed production nationwide.
 
Until recently, they were producing feed using locally fabricated pelletizers with production capacity of about one tonne per day.
 
However, with the CADP intervention, the group was able to procure of the complete feed extruding machine with which they now produce floating fish feed that is finely milled, compact, water stable.
 
This has resulted in increased production of high quality feed that minimises water pollution, mortality rate and raise fish productivity.
 
During the tour, Dr. Lucas Akapa, Task Team Leader, CADP said he had no doubt that CADP had the potential to transform agriculture in the country through this type of innovation.
 
He urged the group to ensure that the model technology is replicated across the State and requested that the Project come up with a proposal to the National Workshop to demonstrate the technology to feed millers across the country.
 
The group’s president, Wale Balogun said that the machine also has the advantage of reducing microbial load of most imported feed ingredients and would produce fresh feed using the locally available ingredients with few imported supplements.
 
Though still at the testing stage, the group said they could now meet different feed needs of the individual fish farmers; with a 30 per cent reduction in cost of feed.

Dick Ziggers

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    Moses

    First this is good news. Where is the project located and how far has it gone?

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    Tardoo Kuku

    Hello, I am so much interested in knowing the process of making these fish feed that floats on water. please post to me the process. Thank you sir

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    mope omotoso

    This is a very good development and i hope the project will graduate from the testing stage to real economic production. Replication of the project can succeed if information on the project is available locally so that players in the industry can evaluate and key in appropriately.

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    Adekunle Oresegun

    yes it is a good thing that CAPD has done to fish farming in lagos.I am excited about the project and I wish there could be a replication of such in all fish farmers' co op.in lagos

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    Quein Thanasaras

    This is a basic rundown...
    The raw materials are milled then pre-conditioned with steam before extrusion. Then the food will float approx.4 minutes.
    If you want an in depth breakdown, feel free to contact me - its a bit too technical for a post. quadroalloys@gmail.com

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  • AMO

    Honestly, the Lagos State CADP initiative is worthwhile and highly commendable. Until we are able to take agriculture beyond subsistence level, we may not be able to reap the abundant treasure there-in. I want to suggest that other states of the Fededration follow suit. However, I would like CADP to move a step further by sponsoring research in the agricultural and food value chains. In that case, researchers in the universities and research institutes can come up with innovative processes, equipment and products that could add value to the CADP activities. This will go a long way in making the CADP initiative to be sustainable and all-inclusive. Many thanks. Dr. A. M. Olaniyan.

  • Thang Theng

    How to make fish feed float

  • Amanda Liu

    hi,this is Amanda from Zhengzhou aix Machinery Equipment. We are professional in the floating fish feed pellet machine manufacturing.If you have interest in the floating fish feed machine, please feel free to contact us, or check our website:www.zzaix.com
    My email:zzaixmachine@gmail.com ,whatsApp:+86 18237112105
    Skype:zzaixmachine

  • Amanda Liu

    hi,this is Amanda from Zhengzhou aix Machinery Equipment. We are professional in the floating fish feed pellet machine manufacturing.If you have interest in the floating fish feed machine, please feel free to contact us, or check our website:<a title='floating fish feed pellet machine' href='http://www.zzaix.com'>www.zzaix.com</a>
    My email:zzaixmachine@gmail.com ,whatsApp:+86 18237112105
    Skype:zzaixmachine

  • Jordan Ward

    Great News!!! I noticed that you mentioned"Until recently, they were producing feed using locally fabricated pelletizers with production capacity of about one tonne per day." in the beginning of the article, so i am wondering which type of fish feed extruder are you using? In my experience, www.fishfeedmachine.com, even with the smallest capacity, also can satisfy 1-1.2 tons/hour fish feed pellets manufacturing.

  • Jordan Ward

    floating fish feed pellet making technology: http://fishfeedmachinery.com/Product/fish-feed-pellet-line.html

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