BioMar recognized as “Farmer of the year” three Atlantic salmon grow-out farms in the three southern regions: Los Lagos, Aysen, and Magallanes. Aqua Chile reports that two of the winning centers are owned by Australis in Aysen and one by Mowi in Los Lagos.
Mowi Chile farm, the "Rada Achao" located on Chiloé Archipelago, salmon results showed a real biological conversion factor (FCRB) of 1.07. According to Biofarm Manager of Biomar Chile, Eduardo Suazo, the food strategy was based on high energy diets such as CPK Intro, Power Smolt and Power.
Australis farm “Costa” located on Traiguen Island perfomed a FCRB of 1.06 with high energy diets and Australis “Cordova 1” 1.07.
BioMar high energy diets have been on the market for 3 years. This diets are based on good protein/digestible energy ratio applied at different weight ranges that allows better conversion rate and growth. "Diets are designed to obtain maximum fish performance with cycles more cost-effective measured by the use of food per kilo of salmon produced. This is the basis of the Best Economic Performance optimization model, which is used in the elaboration of our food, "concluded Product Manager of Agua Mar Biomar Chile, Óscar Berríos.