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Channel Catfish Production in Ponds with Soy-Based Feed and 80:20 Pond Technology: Jiangxi Province

Year Published: 
2003
Results of ASA/China 2003 Feeding Trial 35-03-115
Author: 
Michael C. Cremer, Zhang Jian and Zhou Enhua
Institution: 
American Soybean Association
Summary: 

A feeding demonstration was conducted in Anjie City, Jiangxi Province, to demonstrate fingerling to market growth performance of channel catfish using the ASA 80:20 pond production model and ASA soymeal-based growout feed. Catfish were stocked in three, 2.0-mu ponds at a density of 600 channel catfish and 100 silver carp per mu. Channel catfish grew from 52 g to an average weight of 710 g per fish in 187 days of feeding. Gross production averaged 415 kg/mu for channel catfish and 72 kg/mu for silver carp. Average survival rates for channel catfish and silver carp were 97.6% and 100%, respectively. Channel catfish FCR with the all-plant protein, soymeal-based feed averaged 1.31:1. Average net economic return was RMB 1,154 per mu, for an average return on investment (ROI) of 41.2%. Channel catfish exhibited good growth, feeding behavior and FCR with the ASA soymeal-based feed and 80:20 production technology.

Product Classification: 
Soybean Meal
Region Classification: 
North Asia
Technology Classification: 
80:20 Freshwater
Freshwater Species Classification: 
Channel Catfish