Animal Nutrition


Our products are also often used in fish ponds and in marine aquacultures.

Not only do they bind toxins in feed and ensure excellent performance through rapid growth, they also provide fish and shellfish with all the important vitamins. Lucantin®, for example, gives trout and salmon delicate pink flesh and provides the skin of shellfish with a beautiful, vivid color.

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Possibly the most important fact about the future of aquaculture farming: there will be a lot of it.

Aquaculture farming is challenging. You have to meet the ever-expanding global demand for high-quality fish and shellfish while less resources become available and raw material prices fluctuate unpredictably. You need to make sure that your animals are vital and achieve optimum performance so you can earn a good profit. How can a producer cope with all of this? You need passion and experience – and efficient feed additives from your supplier: the best products for a sustainable future from a leading expert like BASF.

Benefits of BASF Animal Nutrition products

  • Excellent performance through rapid, vital growth
  • Beautiful and vivid colors for salmon and shellfish

Demand for fish and shellfish from aquaculture is growing by three to four percent every year and will continue to expand with nine billion people consuming ever-larger amounts of it by 2050. At the same time the amount of farm land available for feed production will remain limited. With these challenges ahead, aquaculture farmers need to build on experience and expertise in nutrition. This is an essential investment as it helps to care for the environment and animals alike, saves money, keeps farm operations efficient and ready for the future.

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BASF’s feed additives help aquaculture farmers to be successful. They not only efficiently bind toxins in the feed and help with top performance and vital growth, they also supply the animals with essential nutrients and vitamins. Apart from that they can make fish and shellfish more appealing to consumers. Lucantin®, for example, gives trout and salmon delicate pink flesh and makes the skin of shellfish a beautiful, vivid color.

We believe that excellent product quality is the key to success, and our expertise in animal nutrition is backed by decades of experience in the production, formulation, and application of feed additives.

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