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Cost Of Feeding 1000 Pieces Of Catfish Fingerlings Or Juveniles To 1kg Table-size Fish In Nigeria

Discussion in 'Agriculture Business' started by Abubakar Mohammed, Jul 13, 2018.

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  1. Abubakar Mohammed

    Abubakar Mohammed New Member

    A good benchmark for budget planning to grow catfish is estimating the cost required to feed the fish till they reach market size. I recommend that every fish farmer does this at the beginning of a fish growing cycle.

    When feeding of catfish is done optimally, 1000 kilogrammes (kg) of feed will convert to 1000 kilogrammes of catfish flesh.

    You can choose to grow 1000 kg of catfish by: Growing 3000 pieces of catfish juveniles to average mass of 330 grammes in 3 months; or
    2000 pieces of juveniles to average mass of 500 grammes in 4 months; or
    1000 pieces of juveniles to average mass of 1 kg in 6 months.

    Whichever method you choose from above, it is recommended that you grow with floating feed to 50% of body mass and complete with sinking feed for the remaining 50% of body mass.

    Cost of feed (as of May, 2018) for raising 1 tonne of catfish. 500 kg of bagged floating feed will cost roughly N270, 000 (two hundred and seventy thousand naira); and 500 kg of bagged sinking feed will cost roughly N170, 000.

    Going by the above you can estimate that it will cost you N440,000 to grow 1 tonne of catfish flesh.
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    Mohammed Abubakar

    Phone: 08103953855

    Email: mohammedabubakar5512@gmail.com.

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  2. Oluchi

    Oluchi New Member

    Where are you located. Can you teach someone how to bead catfish? I mean how to produce small catfish. If you don't have idea do you know of any one that would likely teach me?
  3. Ada

    Ada Member

    The cost of feeding catfish will determining your farm size such as how many fishes you have in your farm. The more fishes the more expensive.

    For a farm with 500 fishes should budget 320k to 350k for 4 months feeding. Currently a bag of fish feed is 6k plus depending on the type of feed you wish to give your fish.

    It advisable to give your fish foreign food if you want them to grow fast. Coopense is most and best recommended fish feed.

    You can get coopense fish feed every fish feed dealers shop in Nigeria. The reason why it more preferable is because it has some good protein on it that improve to fish growth which most local feed don't have.

    When your fish are big and expecting to see, you can use local feed for them then but for a beginning use foreign feed.

    Hope this is helpful?

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