The inclusion of fish silage in broiler diets leads to improved growth performance and meat quality. Using materials that would otherwise be dumped offshore reduces waste and environmental pollution while providing a good source of essential amino acids and minerals.
The global recurrence of diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF) is driving the high demand for poultry meat products. This increased demand puts pressure on poultry feedstuffs, calling for new feed resources and greater utilisation efficiency.
The feed industry has been compelled to search for sustainable alternatives. Conversely, the ongoing climatic change coupled with the food-feed-fuel competition makes the future availability of high-cost conventional feed resources, such as soybean meal and fishmeal, uncertain.
The world is facing growing environmental concerns. Fish silage could be part of the solution; it uses materials which would otherwise be dumped offshore and cause environmental pollution. This material – which consists of fish waste products like heads, frames and internal organs – is turned into animal feed, thereby reducing environmental problems.
Fish silage can be produced where the supply of fish for fishmeal production is limited or too expensive – which is commonly the case. Fish silage is a potential alternative source of protein in animal feed. Poultry World