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The growth of the world’s population brings with it the need for a global increase in economic output, with a concomitant rise in the production of food of animal origin (milk, eggs, meat). Among farmed livestock, the reproduction, growth, and feed-conversation capacity of fish species can provide a competitive advantage within the sector. According to FAO statistics, aquaculture is already more important than natural aquaculture in terms of share. In the coming years and decades, the production of fish farms operating under intensive semi-intensive systems is expected to continue to increase in quantity and quality, meaning that aquaculture will play an increasingly important role in the future in supplying protein to a growing population. Agrofeed Ltd. is committed to playing a role in the feed production of both freshwater and marine production systems, supporting the most optimal feed regime for farms.

What we provide

  • quality premixes, feed materials, feed supplements
  • quality control of feed materials, laboratory tests
  • feed rationing by species, including different age groups
  • cost optimisation with on-farm proposals

Professional cooperation with national organisations

  • Hungarian Agricultural and Life Sciences University (MATE, Gödöllő) – Institute of Aquaculture and Environmental Safety
  • Our ongoing joint research aims to investigate the possibility of partial substitution of fishmeal with lactic acid fermented plant material as an alternative protein source and its effect on immune status (Ph.D. thesis)
  • Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences – Institute of Aquaculture and Environmental Safety, Fisheries Research Centre (MATE-AKI HAKI)
  • Compilation of professional publications (HAKI-Agrofeed brochure)

Production and testing of fermented raw materials

Fermentation plant, medium and mini fermentors

Within the framework of the project GINOP-2.2.1-18-2020-00024 Agrofeed Ltd. has established a production plant to produce fermented raw materials on a semi-factory and factory scale at its premises in Szalkszentmárton. In the technical tasks of the project, feed raw materials widely used in practice in Hungary were fermented separately and in combination. As a result of the laboratory and method development, modern wet-chemical, off-line and at-line rapid testing methods are now available to guarantee the quality of the feed materials used and the fermented market-ready products. For fermented samples, a practical model has been built for 8 parameters (moisture, dry matter, crude ash, crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, acetic acid, and lactic acid). The resulting ferment applied to wet and dry substrates can be perfectly incorporated into the feed ration of farmed livestock, and its role in aquaculture is currently being validated in an ongoing project.