This 121-day experiment evaluated the rearing performance of brown trout Salmo trutta fed one of two isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets (46% protein, 16% lipid) and reared at velocities of either 2.8 or 16.1 cm/s. Fishmeal was the primary protein source for the reference diet, which was compared to a bioprocessed soybean meal ingredient that replaced approximately 67% of the fishmeal in the experimental diet. At the end of the experiment, there were no significant differences in gain, percent gain, feed conversion rates, nor specific growth rates between the dietary treatments. There were also no significant differences in intestinal morphology, splenosomatic, hepatosomatic, and viscerosomatic indices related to diet composition. However, gain, percent gain, feed fed, and specific growth rate were all significantly greater in brown trout reared at the higher velocity. No significant differences in any of the other variables measured were observed between the velocity treatments. There were no significant interactions between diet and velocity in any of the variables. Based on the results of this study, bioprocessed soybean meal can replace at least 67% of the fish meal in brown trout diets, regardless of the rearing velocities used in this study. Higher rearing velocities are recommended to maximize juvenile brown trout growth rates.
|Title||Rearing performance of juvenile brown trout Salmo trutta fed a bioprocessed soybean meal diet with differing velocity regimes|
|Authors||Jill M. Voorhees, Michael Barnes, Steven R. Chipps, Michael Browne|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Open Journal of Animal Sciences|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Coop Res Unit Leetown|