Over the course of the last 20 years, we have established a comprehensive portfolio of growth models for the large number of species that we supply feeds for. The purpose of these growth models is to forecast how fish and shrimp will perform in their surrounding conditionsand to give cost-benefit evaluations of many farming situations.
Research & development
The development process for AquaSim began 20 years ago, when Skretting generated growth models for salmon and other fish species. In the last 5 years, we have been developing the concept further for shrimp based on research, experimentation and validation.
Our AquaSim tools are well established for many species of fish and shrimp, and provides tools based on three criteria: biology, quality and economics. The models are easy to use and require custom inputs from the farmer, including farm dimensions, stocking plan, feed and feeding regime as well as water quality parameters.
From these inputs, a range of data can be obtained, from harvest dates to feed selection, making AquaSim an essential tool for efficient planning, forecasting and benchmarking.
Optimising farm performance
Over the years, we have developed numerous models to help optimise farm performance. The growth model for instance, is based on body weight, and calibrated using commercial farming data. The FCR model provides a biological FCR based on body weight. Each Skretting diet has a unique FCR model, based on research done by Skretting Acuaculture Research Centre (ARC), which tests all raw materials and diets both in the lab and under field conditions.
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