Fussy eating prawn…….operational expense reductions….

Shrimp feed conversion rates in the Middle East are at 1.8 with shrimp culture waters being commented on as having possibly too high a natural productivity. Delivery method of feed in KSA is mainly by blowers.

Pond side blower technology testing 1983. Recommendation was to stop using blowers

….because 10 – 15% of pelleted compound feed got beaten up with quite a bit of fines.

Always considered shrimp feed given into pond as having a % considered as fertilizer. With fertilizer SOP’s having to be adjusted accordingly.

The largest expense has to be reduced without affecting performance of biomass productivity. This does not mean cheapening shrimp feed but it means making it stretch that bit further.

15% of 1.8 would bring FCR down to a reasonable industry FCR level.

Also save 300g of feed for every kg shrimp exported. Work out your savings.

Or even help produce 15% more with same feed volume consumption per year.

Of course its also about how to feed now? Feed trays are more efficient. Robotic in pond feeders of course then!