Menon MrFeed® Benefits
The company’s unique biomass conversion process provides a number of key product characteristics that make it attractive to aquaculture. In recent years, aquaculture has struggled with increasing mortality rates that have had a significant negative impact on yields for operators. On a commercial scale MrFeed® demonstrated better yields than commercial diets. MrFeed® is easily digested by the animal due to its amino acid, prebiotics, vitamins and minerals profile.
Menon’s production process uses raw feedstock which allows it to avoid the use of high cost enzyme-processed food sources. It also allows for using heterogeneously mixed feedstock providing flexibility to substitute differing feedstock as market conditions change.
The resulting MrFeed® product has compelling product attributes
Rapid and sustained growth
Improved immune system
Lower risk for contamination
Potential to be certified organic
To date, the MrFeed® related ingredient product series have shown maximum benefits if included in diets from early stages all across the feeding cycle. The application for the ingredients are in Shrimp, Salmon, Trout, other finfish, Chicken and Pigs. Menon is pursuing applications in near future for ornamental fish, pet food and other markets.
MrFeed® has demonstrated superiority over traditional fish meal based shrimp feeds in survivability, growth and disease remediation. This has been demonstrated in both controlled lab tests and third party pond trials
Diseased Pond without MrFeed
Diseased Pond with MrFeed
Shrimp & Fin Fish Lab Testing
University of Arizona disease challenge
EMS (Early Mortality Syndrome)
Tests conducted at the University of Arizona showed that shrimp fed MrFeed® were resistant to Early Mortality Syndrome
WSSV (White Spot Syndrome Virus)
Further tests demonstrated that the kinetics of the pathological process of WSSV infection lagged in the shrimp fed MrFeed®