Apart from partially replacing fish meal in aquafeed diets Hoplite also provides gut health benefits for fish and shrimp and improves palatability of feed.
Hoplite made its debut last month at the World Aquaculture Show in Veracruz, Mexico, where it drew interest from producers, consultants and feed mills of all sizes.
“Because Hoplite can partially replace a producer’s use of fish meal, it’s an environmentally conscious addition to any feed program,” said Christine Cerkvenik, product line manager.
“It’s also a great option for producers committed to organic or all-natural fish and shrimp because Hoplite does not come in contact with antibiotics at any stage of production.”
The sustainable sourced, natural yeast product contains nucleotides and proteins that support the immune system and cell growth, which may improve the gut health of fish and shrimp.
In addition the yeast derivative can improve palatability, thereby encouraging weight gain and overall productivity. In research trials, fish on diets containing Hoplite showed increased feed intake over fish on a regularly prescribed diet.