Feedstuff is the most important cost factor in aquaculture and can account to up to 90% of the total production costs. Although some fish farmers prefer manual feeding due to the possibility of visually inspecting the feeding process automatic feeders save time and therefore significantly reduce the amount of manual labour required for fish farm management and therefore substantial cost savings can be achieved by the use of automatic feeders.
Automatic feeders allow feedings to be adjusted to the biological requirements of each species. They are ideal for the multiple feeding events which is an abligate requirement when raising fry. Implementing a schedule of several feedings spread throughout the can help to cut down on size variance of the fish, improve feed conversion ratios and level the load on the biofilter, thereby optimizing the overall biological filtration efficency of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
By integrating your automatic feeders into the measurement and control architecture you can furthermore adjust the feeding amount according to the environmental conditions (e.g. stop feeding at suboptimal oxygen or temperature levels, increase/decrease feeding according to temperature changes).
We provide a variety of automatic feeding solutions ranging from specialized fry feeding devices suitable for microfeed in the range less than 200 µm commonly used during the early rearing of marine fish- and shrimp larvae , as well as various types of automatic feeders suitable for the grow out in large scale raceway or RAS systems.
As all our feeders are specifically designed in order to be used in combination with SENECT monitoring & control architecture , all necessary tasks like the calibration of feeding amount can easily be achieved by the use of the SENECT mobile app on your cell phone or tablet.