– Africa Feed FEEDNETICSTM by SPAROS SPAROS has developed a prediction tool for fish farmers and aquafeed formulators that can be used to benchmark aquafeeds and to study the impact of feed composition changes on farm key performance indicators. FEEDNETICSTM is a mechanistic simulation model that predicts the effects of nutritional and environmental factors on fish growth, feed conversion, feeding costs, body composition and waste emission. While comparing the impact of different aquafeeds on biological, environmental and economic indicators poses several challenges, due to the impossibility of reproducing all the variables that affect growth, with FEEDNETICSTM farmers can confirm and quantify the trends observed at the farm, allowing the establishment of feeding management decisions based on objective criteria. Also, by carrying out predictions for different feeding strategies, farmers can pre-screen the more interesting solutions before field implementation. FEEDNETICSTM can also be used by feed producers to provide guidance to their clients in terms of optimal feed choice (among their range of feed products) and feeding rates for each farm conditions. Furthermore, such tools can be used by the aquafeed sector to support evaluation of novel feed formulas, making R&D efforts more efficient. The value of FEEDNETICSTM can be accessed in the format more suitable to your company needs: make your own simulations with the FEEDNETICSTM web app (annual license), attend one full-day workshop to make your simulations with the support of the SPAROS team, or allow us to make the predictions for you (tailored consulting service), complemented with feed analytics as an option. FEEDNETICSTM is calibrated for seabass, seabream and soon for trout, salmon and tilapia. www.sparos.pt/products/#feednetics T: +351 918 210 333 | email@example.com 46 www.fishfarmermagazine.com
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