Feed Trial Update

April 17th, 2012 @   -  No Comments

For the last several months we have been running feed trials with tilapia to compare various fish diets that are made out of ingredients that are locally available in Haiti. The main protein source of our current diets is the presscake from an edible variety of Jatropha, which has a very similar nutritional profile as soy. This week we had our first weighing since beginning our most recent feed trials and for the first time we have a “homemade” diet that has specific growth rates (~2.6% growth/day) equal  to the commercial control diet! While the trials are still ongoing, results are looking very promising and it seems like we’re close to having a successful tilapia diet that can be made in Haiti using locally produced ingredients.

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