The dietary performance and cost efficiency of production diets currently used for culturing trout at provincial trout hatcheries were compared to several other diets available in BC. Seven studies were conducted over three brood years at three different hatcheries. Six starter diets (BioDiet, Silver Cup Softmoist, Oregon Moist Pellet (OMP). Ewos and Rangen's Softmoist) and three grower diets (BioDiet, Silver Cup and BioMoist) were tested. Of the starter and grower diets tested, BioDiet and BioMoist resulted in the best performance in terms of survival and production, while for the grower diets, Silver Cup provided the lowest cost per kg of fish produced. Several other diets including OMP, Ewos and Rangen showed promise but require further testing. BioDiet was recommended as the starter feed. Based strictly on production costs, the recommended grower feed would be Silver Cup, but a final recommendation cannot be made until a comparison of the relative survival in lakes for fish fed BioDiet and Silver Cup is c
Ludwig, Bryan W., Clough, David R.. 1989. Performance of Trout Fed a Variety of Feeds at British Columbia Trout Hatcheries 1985-87. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Management Report. FMR93
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: trout, hatchery, diet
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