Tilapia is one of the most widely farmed finfish species in the world and with annual production in excess of 5.5 million tons, it is a critically important source of protein and livelihood for millions of people. The farming of tilapia takes place in a variety of aquaculture systems, from earthen ponds and cages to flow through and RAS systems each with their own unique benefits and challenges. To ensure consistently high performances under intensive conditions, Skretting has launched Optiline, a grower feed specifically for tilapia.
Optiline ensures an optimized and consistent digestible nutrient and energy supply specific to this species. Furthermore, through precisely balanced energy sources, the formulation meets tilapia farmers’ demand for higher growth rates at a lower feed conversion ratio (FCR).
“Optiline is the latest solution that comes from a long-term commitment to the tilapia sector. This new diet is designed to provide maximum value for farmers and help them improve the sustainability of their operations. Through faster growth and superior feed conversion with an optimal feeding frequency management, Optiline provides tilapia farmers improved fillet yield while lowering production costs. This in turn makes them better placed to meet market demand and improve their profitability,” said Mahmoud Haidar, species manager tilapia at Skretting.
Optiline will first be available to Skretting Africa’s customers and preparations are ongoing for the diet’s arrival in other tilapia production regions around the world.