CONVERTING FISH WASTES INTO FEED FOR DAIRY COW AND EWE

Article Id: ARCC5425
Citation :- CONVERTING FISH WASTES INTO FEED FOR DAIRY COW AND EWE.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2003.(22)
Anigbogu N. M.1
Address : Agrofeed Mill (Nigeria) Ltd. (In Association with N.V. Verselelega, Belgium)

Abstract

The chemical analysis were determined in fish (mixed species) wastes (livers, intestines, fines, heads, under-developed eggs and condemned fishes) found in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria. The wastes were cooked, pressed, dried and milled into meal. The fish waste meal recovered was about 26% of the whole wastes (fresh) and cost 15.0 per kilogram of fish waste. This fish waste meal has high protein (above 75%), low total carbohydrate (below 10%), moderate fat (at 5%) and with high energy (above 452 kcal/100g). Reiatively, it is a good source of macro-minerals including calcium, phosphorus. magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur. The fish waste meal is an excellent source of iron, and zinc but is poor in copper selenium, iodine and cobalt. This waste appears to be adequate in all essential amino acids, thus contains 3.2 g/16 g N of methionine plus cystine with an average lysine of 7.15 g/16 g N.

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