Abfeed

Abfeed

ABFEED.

ABFEED is an advanced aquafeed, produced to a specialized formulation for abalone, which improves growth rates cost effectively. ABFEED has exceptional water stability and is used successfully by all of the South African abalone farmers, some in combination with kelp. At Marifeed we aim to provide the best service levels to our customers. Ask us to advise you on the best products for your needs.

  • UNLOCKS YOUR FARM’S POTENTIAL
  • IMPROVES GROWTH RATES

  • IMPROVES PROFITABILITY

ABFEED PRODUCTS AND FORMULATIONS

ABFEED is designed, manufactured and continuously tested on our abalone farms in Hermanus and Gansbaai. We have formulated feeds for every life stage of the abalone. Our feed formulations are listed below and are suited to various species of abalone. Ask us, should you require further information.

FORMULATIONS

FEED MAKE UP FEED CONDITIONS
34% Protein. S34 is the original ABFEED formulation which can be used for abalone from the weaning stage up to marketable size. Not recommended for H. midae at temperatures exceeding 20°C.
LAUNCHED OTHER
Launched 1994 and greatly improved through R&D and farm trials to date. Kelp can be added on request. Pellet sizes can be custom made to suit the farmer’s application. High protein level requires good water exchange rate. Could be problematic in some recirculation systems.
FEED MAKE UP FEED CONDITIONS
34% Protein. S34 is the original ABFEED formulation which can be used for abalone from the weaning stage up to marketable size. Not recommended for H. midae at temperatures exceeding 20°C.
LAUNCHED OTHER
Launched 1994 and greatly improved through R&D and farm trials to date. Kelp can be added on request. Pellet sizes can be custom made to suit the farmer’s application. High protein level requires good water exchange rate. Could be problematic in some recirculation systems.
FEED MAKE UP FEED CONDITIONS
26% Protein. Research showed that H. midae grows just as well on this formulation for abalone from 15 mm to market size. More suited to higher temperatures, but is effective from at least 14°C.
LAUNCHED OTHER
Formulated through research at Rhodes University and launched in 2010. Developed to allow farms sustainability certification. The lower protein levels improve water quality through reduced ammonia production.
FEED MAKE UP FEED CONDITIONS
26% Protein. Research showed that H. midae grows just as well on this formulation for abalone from 15 mm to market size. More suited to higher temperatures, but is effective from at least 14°C.
LAUNCHED OTHER
Formulated through research at Rhodes University and launched in 2010. Developed to allow farms sustainability certification. The lower protein levels improve water quality through reduced ammonia production.

PELLET FORMS

SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
30 mm x 30 mm x 1.2 mm. This is becoming more and more popular in systems where feed is more easily lost through holes in the grow out containers. Where feeding takes place on a mesh surface, pellet size is more important. Available in all formulations – S34 Standard, S34 Prime, ES26 Standard and ES26 Prime.
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SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
10 mm x 40 mm x 1.2 mm. Some farms prefer a longer pellet as they feel this reduces losses during feeding. Available in all formulations – S34 Standard, S34 Prime, ES26 Standard and ES26 Prime.
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SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
10 mm x 10 mm x 1.2 mm. Used from early on-growing (10 mm) to market size. Can be used in most systems and gives a good spread on the surface areas. Available in all formulations – S34 Standard, S34 Prime, ES26 Standard and ES26 Prime.
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SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
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Weaning:

SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
High protein. Weaning feed. Pellet size 2 mm. Grade 2 weaning is a successful feed formulated for the weaning stage. Hygiene is important, remove excess feed daily. Ensure good water flow.
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SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
High protein. Weaning feed. Pellet size 1 mm. Grade 1 weaning is a successful feed formulated for weaning abalone from diatoms and seaweed to formulated feed. Hygiene is important, remove excess feed daily. Ensure good water flow.
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SPECIFICATIONS FORMULATION
High protein. Weaning feed. Pellet size less than 1 mm. Grade 1 weaning is a popular feed formulated for the weaning stage. Hygiene is important, remove excess feed daily. Ensure good water flow.
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