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Squid meal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 

Squid meal

Species 
Related feed(s) 
Description 

Squids are common to many areas (North Atlantic, Mediterranean, etc.) and are often available in excess of the human demand. The excess squid can be processed to produce squid meal and squid oil.

Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 

Squid meal is an excellent supplemental source of crude protein that equals or exceeds that of fish meal in feeding applications.

Poultry 

In a growth trial (1 to 48-days) with chicks squid meal based diet was found to out perform fish meal and meat and bone meal based diets (Hulan et al., 1979).

Fish 

In trials with gilthead seabream squid meal was found to be an excellent supplemental protein source (Fernandez-Palacios et al., 1996).

Crustaceans 

Squid meal was found to be a good source of supplemental protein for prawns (Lim et al., 1978), (Casib, 1982; Marzuqi et al., 1992). When shrimp were fed diets containing squid meal feed conversion and gain was increased (Cruz-Suarez et al., 1992).

Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 89.4 1
Crude protein % DM 69.4 19.3 53.0 90.6 3
Ether extract % DM 5.0 1
Ether extract, HCl hydrolysis % DM 5.0 1
Ash % DM 4.8 1
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 1.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 9.6 1

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

AFZ, 2011; Göhl, 1982

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:08

References
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Datasheet citation 

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