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Feeding Trial Demonstrates Efficiency of Soy-Based, High Protein Feed for Production of 2-Kg Black Carp

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Michael C. Cremer, Zhou Enhua and Zhang Jian
ASA-IM/China Aquaculture Program

A pond feeding trial conducted cooperatively by the American Soybean Association International Marketing (ASA-IM) program and the Shenyang Municipal Fishery Research Institute in Liaoning Province, China, demonstrated the value of a soy-based, high protein diet for producing black carp >2 kg in size. The feeding trial evaluated third year growth performance of black carp fed a soy-based, 36% crude protein feed and the resulting economic value to fish farmers in the northeastern region of China.

Product Classification: 
Soybean Meal
Region Classification: 
North Asia
Technology Classification: 
80:20 Freshwater
Freshwater Species Classification: 
Black Carp