Project Details:

Enhancing Soybean Meal Utilization in Aquaculture Feeds: An Assesment of Nutritive Value and Optimization of Soybean Meal Based Diets for Large Mouth Bass (Rossi)

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board
Categories:Soybean utilization, Sustainability, Education
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Project Year:2018
Lead Principal Investigator:Waldemar Rossi (Kentucky State University)
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Final Project Results

Updated February 11, 2019:
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We were able to assess the applicability of different commercially available soybean meals as protein ingredients in the diet of largemouth bass (LMB), a carnivorous fish species with increasing production in the United States and Asia. Although the applicability of supplemental microbial phytase enzyme to increase phytate-phosphorus availability in soybean meal-based feeds for LMB deserves further investigation; in a series of feeding experiments, we were able to use soybean meal as the main protein ingredient in diets, validating the nutritional value of this ingredient in LMB feeds. Feeds can be formulated with high levels of U.S. soybean meal without affecting the production performance and health of LMB. The findings of this study will contribute for increased utilization of U.S. produced soybeans in LMB feeds.

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