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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Value-Added Products from Cottonseed

Location: Commodity Utilization Research

Title: Glandless cottonseed meal replaces fishmeal in shrimp diet research

item Siccardi, Iii, Anthony -
item Richardson, Cristina -
item Samocha, Tzachi -
item Dowd, Michael
item Wedegaertner, Tom -

Submitted to: Global Aquaculture Advocate
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 31, 2011
Publication Date: April 1, 2012
Citation: Siccardi, III, A.J., Richardson, C.M., Samocha, T.M., Dowd, M.K., Wedegaertner, T.C. 2012. Glandless cottonseed meal replaces fishmeal in shrimp diet research. Global Aquaculture Advocate. (March/April):66-67.

Technical Abstract: Cottonseed meal is high in protein and less expensive than fishmeal and soybean meal. Although cottonseeds contain the toxic compound gossypol, cotton plants can be engineered without gossypol in their seeds. In a study, cottonseed meal replaced up to 67% of dietary fishmeal without significantly affecting the growth and feed conversion of white shrimp and feed conversion of white shrimp, provided the diet was supplemented with lipids. In a growth trial, glandless cottonseed meal replaced half the fishmeal protein in a 35%-protein shrimp diet.

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