Fish meal (salmon)

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It is a natural product, widely used in fisheries because of its unique properties. Salmon meal contributes to faster growth of poultry and livestock. According to some studies, the fattening is increased by 15%, while the growth rate by an average of 4%. Salmon meal is an absolutely natural and well-balanced product that contains amino acids and proteins. This is just one of the reasons why this product has become very popular in the fishing industry. Most importantly, natural amino acids significantly exceed the value of synthetic products by their properties.

Main analysis Unit Avg Min Max
Crude protein % DM 75.7 70.0 78.5
Crude fat % DM 11.2 10.0 15.0
Moisture % DM 4.2 3.0 8.0
Acid number of Fat Mg KOH 10 5 15
Peroxide number of fat mEq/kg. 3 1 10
Digestibility % 92 90 95
Ash % DM 17.5 15.3 20.0


Salmonella – negative in 25 grams

Enterobacteria – < 10/g. 

*- Aminoacid content of product would be sent on emailbox upon request.

Fish meal is the most important raw material for the production of combined feeds. 1 kg contains 42 – 60 g of lysine, 21 – 30 g methionine + cystine and 9.9 – 14.5 mJ of exchange energy on average. The nutritional value of fish meal depends on species composition of fish used for preparation, season and place of catch, processing technology etc. The fish meal produced in different countries varies in content of crude protein and amino acids.

Fish meal – one of the additives which contains all elements required for proper animal development:

– Concentrated protein.

– Fat acids omega – 3 DHA and ERA.

– Main amino acids: methionine, cystine, lysine, threonine and tryptophan.

– В group vitamins, including choline, biotin, vitamins В12, А and D.

Fish meal is made from fish production waste. It should make up between 2% to 10% of the ration depending on the application and need. Positive impact includes up to 15% improvement in feeding and 4% improvement in growth.

Fish meal is a source of high quality protein – one of the most valuable sources of protein, lysine, and the amino acid methionine. Therefore, it can be used to increase animal growth.

Inclusion of this additive ensures the provision of 100% digestible phosphorus and calcium, fats, vitamins A and D, and B group vitamins. In addition, fish meal reduces the dependence on synthetic amino acids. Fatty acids in fish meal also supplement the acids from vegetable proteins. The latter contain many polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-6, while fish meal is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3. Along with vegetable proteins, fish meal provides the optimal content ratio between omega-6 and omega-3, which should be in the range from 10 : 1 to 5 : 1.

The use of fish meal in animal feeding has a positive effect on the well-being of animals and the quality of animal products (meat, eggs, milk).


Given that the indispensable amino acid profile of fish meal reflects that of the ideal protein pattern for fish or shrimp, fish meal is a major protein source in aquaculture. Protein digestibility of good quality fish meal is very high with equally high amino acid availability . Fish meal is also a source of essential fatty acids, minerals and trace elements.


In Sheep, the undegradable protein content of fish meal improves forage intake. Inclusion levels range from 2.5% in lambs to 7.5% in milking ewes . High protein content improves immune status: feeding ewes with fishmeal during late pregnancy decreased worm infestation and thus reduced the use of anthelmintics

Fish meal supplementation increases reproduction performance in ewes: conception rates, lamb litter weight, lamb weight and vigour at birth, including colostrum and heat production . Milking ewes supplemented with fish meal produced more milk. Fish meal also improved live-weight gains in early weaned lambs grazing tall fescue


Fish meal has a high biological value for pigs. Protein of fish meal is of good quality: it has a high methionine content and the protein is highly digestible. Its contents in vitamins, n-3 fatty acids and minerals are very valuable for pigs. Levels of incorporation vary from 5 to 10% in piglet feeds to about 3% in feeds for finishers or sows

Different studies proved that fish meal is beneficial in starters and weaned pigs at rates below 10%  Inclusion rates higher than 10% were not economically viable Fish meal is also reported to be hypoallergenic to piglets and was found to decrease diarrhoea during post-weaning . It could be useful in low health status piglets to improve daily gain


Fish meal is an interesting concentrated protein source for poultry, particularly in situations where land animal by-products have been banned in poultry feeds. Fish meal has a high biological value in poultry, not only as a protein source but also as source of minerals, such as P and Ca, and trace elements such as Se or I. However, the high prices of fish meal limit the inclusion levels and those remain around or below 5%

Including fish meal in broilers diets increases body weight, daily weight gain and feed intake. Fish meal has greater impact on growing broilers than on starters. It is highly valuable to young turkeys. In laying hens and broilers, inclusion of fish meal may cause a fishy taste in eggs and meat


Fish meal is a valuable feedstuff for rabbits. Due to its cost, there have been several attempts to replace it by less expensive products: it was possible to totally or partially replace fish meal with quinoa grain, blood meal, extruded hatchery wastes, meat meal and poultry viscera meal.


Like fish feed, feeds for marine or freshwater shrimp contain high levels of fish meal (up to 40%). However, plant ingredients are being increasingly incorporated as an alternative to fish meals, or other marine-derived protein sources such as shrimp meal or squid meal, in order to ensure the sustainable development of shrimp farming

– Soft polypropylene containers (big bags) net weight of up to 1,200 kg or as agreed with the customer


Packaging has the manufacturer’s logo and a label inserted into the seam with standard consumer information.

Shelf life: 12 months as of the manufacturing date.

Storage: in a ventilated room in the original packing at a temperature below 25°С and relative air humidity below 75%.