Supporting health and performance with a cost-effective solution for aquafeed
Research trials have shown that HP AquaSure is a cost-effective ingredient with benefits to health and performance. HP AquaSure fed to sea bass has shown to maintain the growth benchmarks while improving intestinal health.
When it comes to aquaculture production, protein is one of the biggest factors influencing growth. This emphasizes the importance of including a high-quality protein source in aquafeed formulations. Often the preferred protein source in aquafeeds is fish meal for its high-quality, excellent digestibility and superior nutrient composition to support the health and performance of aquaculture species. Unfortunately, the high-quality of fish meal also comes with a high price tag which has led to a search for cost-effective alternatives.
Soybean meal (SBM) and soy protein concentrate (SPC) have become common alternatives to fish meal for their balanced nutrient composition and lower cost. Unfortunately, SBM and some SPCs also contain anti-nutritional factors (ANFs) which contribute to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and a decreased digestibility of nutrients which can translate to reduced health and performance.
HP AquaSure on the other hand provides advantages, that are hardly achievable with the use of traditional SBM. Our patented production process to produce HP AquaSure, a soy-based protein ingredient, removes nearly all of the ANFs naturally found in soy to produce a highly digestible and clean protein source.
When looking at various indicators of health in aquaculture species, the addition of HP AquaSure in the diet displays improvements. Indicators for both energy status and intestinal health are improved when HP AquaSure is fed. These improvements can lead to better nutrient utilization, reduce the risk of nutrition related diseases and lead to greater performance efficiency.
Improved animal health often translates to a better or more efficient performance. HP AquaSure maintains or improves the feed conversion ratio and final body weights that are achieved using other protein sources. HP AquaSure also provides valuable production benefits including reduced waste output and improved sustainability of production.
Hamlet Protein’s HP AquaSure is a specialty soy-based feed ingredient that maintains the cost-effectiveness of using a soy protein source in aquafeed, without the trade-offs.