Nutritional requirements feed ingredients and feeding systems for farmed crocs

Summary

To determine an arrange of feeding requirements feed ingredients and feeding systems for farmed crocodiles at different stages of growth relying on a minimum amount of fresh and stored meat To determine the need for supplements and additives to improveoptimal growth and feed conversion in these feeding systems To determine costs of the feeding requirements and systems including collection transport storage and handling and compare with existing costs that rely heavily on fresh meat or byproducts Toidentify ways and propose experiments and techniques to minimise variability in the performance of crocodiles within and between clutches.

Program

New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

To determine an arrange of feeding requirements feed ingredients and feeding systems for farmed crocodiles at different stages of growth relying on a minimum amount of fresh and stored meat To determine the need for supplements and additives to improveoptimal growth and feed conversion in these feeding systems To determine costs of the feeding requirements and systems including collection transport storage and handling and compare with existing costs that rely heavily on fresh meat or byproducts Toidentify ways and propose experiments and techniques to minimise variability in the performance of crocodiles within and between clutches.

Project Code

PRJ-000660

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Monday, June 15, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NAP-Enhance industry success through targeted industry-specific RD&E

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