The USSEC Southeast Asia Soy in Aquaculture team recently participated in the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) seminar on cost-efficient feed management and marketing strategies to improve productivity and income. More than thirty participants, including milkfish cage operators, technicians, feed managers and investors, attended the event.
Diomede Bucog Jr., Tateh Premium Feeds Corp. area sales manager, discussed feeds for milkfish culture in cages, and Levy Manalac, USSEC technical manager for aquaculture, discussed cost efficient feeding management and highlighted key components of successful aquaculture, including:
- Water quality management inside the cages and cage positioning.
- Advantages of using extruded floating feeds vs. sinking feeds.
- The importance of using high quality ingredients, such as U.S. soy meal.
- Various cost efficient feeding management tips.