Tilapia feed market of Costa Rica.

The source and themanufacturing process of tilapia feed sold in the country andregistered in the Quality Control Program for Animal Feed ofthe Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica andthe prescriptions according to the physiological stage, chemicalcompositions and the relations crude p...

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Autor Principal: Vargas Cordero, Ruth
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/article/view/11995
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/17625
Sumario: The source and themanufacturing process of tilapia feed sold in the country andregistered in the Quality Control Program for Animal Feed ofthe Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica andthe prescriptions according to the physiological stage, chemicalcompositions and the relations crude protein : metabolizableenergy and calcium : phosphorus, were evaluated andcompared to nutritional requirements. The physical qualitywas evaluated in terms of particle size of the pellets againstthe size of fish. The market study compared the selling priceper nutrient unit in each formula, with respect to its contents.It was determined that 82.35% of the formulas were manufacturedin Costa Rica, 82.23% were extruded feed and 41%of the formulas are recommended for all types of tilapia fish,which resulted in inconsistencies with respect to the requirements.However, all crude protein levels in different fingerlingsformulas complied with requirements. With respect tophysical quality the situation is more critical, since only23.53% of the registers indicated the size of the pellet. Only5 out of the 17 registered formulas are being marketed, reasonenough to conclude that comparing formulas on their sellingprice per nutrient unit, is not a good criteria for selectinga particular formula.