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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A

Proximate analysis of some of the commonly available fish feed ingredients of Kashmir


Author(s): Dr. Oyas Ahmed Asimi, Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan, Dr. Tariq Hussain Bhat and Dr. Nasir Hussain

Abstract: The present study was carried out to determine the proximate composition of few selected fish feed ingredients collected from local market of Kashmir Valley during 10 June, 2017 to 15 September, 2017. Feed ingredients were analysed for protein, lipid, carbohydrate and also assessed for ash and moisture. Proximate compositions of feed ingredients were determined on the homogenous basis. The percentage of protein in selected feed ingredients ranged from (8.0%-42.4%). The percentage of lipid in selected feed ingredients varied from (1.5%-12.1%). The percentage of moisture and ash were recorded at (7.1 %-12.9%) and (1.1%-24.9%) respectively. Carbohydrate and nitrogen free extract were found to be in the range of (3.9%-25.1%) and (28.9%-54.1%) respectively. In order to provide cost effect feed to fish farmers, it is necessary that we should target locally available feed ingredients. This will not only bring down the cost of feed but at the same time decrease cost of production.

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Dr. Oyas Ahmed Asimi, Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan, Dr. Tariq Hussain Bhat and Dr. Nasir Hussain. Proximate analysis of some of the commonly available fish feed ingredients of Kashmir. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(1): 09-12.
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