Danish Fish meal is an excellent source of highly digestible protein, long chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and essential vitamins and minerals.
This is a commercial product mostly made from fish that are not used for human consumption.
Fish meal is generally used to feed farm animals in agricultural setting. Because it is caloricaly dense and cheap to produce, fish meal has played a critical role in the growth of factory farms and the number of farm animals it is possible to breed and feed.
Fishmeal is made from the bones and offal left over from fish caught by commercial fisheries. The vast majority of the fish from which fish meal is manufactured are not used for human consumption; rather, fish meal is generally manufactured from by-catch.
Fishmeal takes the form of powder or cake. This form is obtained by drying the fish or fish trimmings, and then grinding it. If the fish used is a fatty fish it is first pressed to extract most of the fish oil.
The production and large-scale use of fishmeal are controversial. The lucrative market for fishmeal as a feed encourages corporate fisheries not to limit their yields of by-catch (from which fish meal is made), and thus leads to depletion of ecosystems, environmental damage, and the collapse of local fisheries. And its role in facilitating the breeding and over-feeding of millions of pigs and chickens on factory farms is criticized by animal rights and animal welfare groups. Manufacturers of fishmeal counter that fishmeal’s role in the feeding and breeding of millions of farm animals leads to the production of more food and the feeding of millions of people around the world.
Nutrient Profile Of Fish meal 999, crude protein, feed additives, 50kg
|Digestible Protein||52.7% Min.|
Mineral Element Profile
Amino Acid Profile (g/kg)
|Metabolic Energy (poultry)||3.200 kcal/kg|
|Metabolic Energy (pig/bovine)||2.900 kcal/kg|
Net weight: 50 kg