Skretting has presented Cosmos, its new premium diet for barramundi. Cosmos will allow producers to obtain more optimal levels of fish performance and farm efficiency, including higher growth rates at lower feed conversion levels.
The demand for barramundi is increasing in several seafood markets and consequently, producers are adding more production and harvests. Cosmos has been developed for 3 years and will be first available in Australia, with more countries to follow.
Regarding this, Leiner Lache, Global Marketing Manager – Warm Water Species at Skretting, said: "These are very exciting times for the barramundi sector and Cosmos is a feed solution that will not only support producers looking to scale up their operations cost-effectively, it will also help them maximize the value of their fish."
Pinar Demir Soker, Product Manager – Warm water species at Skretting Australia, has celebrated the launch of this initiative: "The Skretting Australia team has worked in close collaboration with Skretting AI, to pair global R&D competencies with our local excellence to create the best possible product to support barramundi performance in optimal conditions. We are incredibly proud to launch this bespoke diet for this iconic Australian fish."
Since 2022, Skretting has been testing Cosmos in a commercial environment. Coral Coast Barramundi located in far north Queensland has been one of the earliest to try the diet and "has been impressed with the performance of fish fed with it."
"We extensively use Cosmos on our farms and are very impressed with the significant improvements to fish performance. The research that has gone into the product has taken Skretting’s understanding of Barramundi nutrition to the next level. We feel that Cosmos is the best-performing barramundi feed available on the market today," Justin Forrester, General Manager – Coral Coast Barramundi and Spring Creek Barramundi explained.
The ingredients and suppliers used in Skretting's diets are always approved by the company and suffer regular audits.