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ray23    132

Thanks Red Bull,

The locals here said you could get a 100 baht per kilo. If 70 baht is the number not much reason to change things. We get 70 baht a kilo on Plan Nin now. We jst finished our first seasom and now have fry to put iin the floating nets that I finally got foxed. I will release them when they are big enoung not to get eaten. They are currently in small holding tank we have. Got plenty of 0-2 to it. The fliter system is not that great so I think I will hvae to change water once a week until we are ready to out them in the nets.

We have a small pond we have reserved for cat fish, so far we haven't been able to loacte in fry, here in Udon. The guy who normally has them, isn't getting delivery from Bangkok. So it's setting and waiting now.

Oxyegen content I have a low voltage pump the runs 7/24 in the Plan Nin pond. so nothing to check.

We followed Aussie Don's program as close as we could and have good algea formation. Worked just fine.

One problem we have is we can't really net these the pond has lots of jagged rocks in the side. We salw to the local's on an order basis and use cane fishing poles to catch them. Sometimes people come out and cath their own. Same price I just dontl have to fish.

One problem we ran into was worms for bait. Contacted Fergus and he sit us up. The last order we made having the worms in styrofoam boxes. First order gout used up so fast I didnl get any new ones. So made a second order. I believe the soil got to hot and killed the buggers.

I have now moved them inside a Mushroom house that has good ventilation. Left the tops off and just covered them with screen wire. Fergus is great he does all he do to help you. I willl be ordering again soon. You guys know him as Worm farmer.

I need to get this working the is only worm bait availabe in the rainy season. We are trying to fish year round. Have some of them at about a kilo size now. No biat so can't catch them. Wre have seem spme Thai guys who use sticky rice. for bait. It works and I have tried it, can't ge the rice to stay on the hook

Guess I need to get some lessons. On the things that is great with the small pond is you can use the net.

The fish for me is really a hobby, the mushrooms are not a hobby. As a by product we grind up the trimmings from the mushrooms and feed the worms with that. We try to recycle eveyhting we can. Haven't found a way to do that wirh the plastics bags that the muchrooms are in. Not the kapok they used to close the bags.

With all the people who got through trash I might be able to give the bags to them. We haven't had a problem with theft yet. We dont have a house there yet. But, we are close friends with the neighbors and thye keep an eye on things for us. When we are not there It wil;l be better when we build house only thing stopping me is money LOL

Our home is only three klms from the farm so traveling there is not a big deal. So far our market is within 3 klms of the farm neve had a problem with sales. We are raising our mushroom,to 10,000 plants. The fish also like the cuttings. It makes for free fodd for us either way.

Lot to learn.

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RedBullHorn    1,144

You need to understand...Pla Mor farmgate price is always ฿70/kg, talah (wet market) price is ฿150/kg !!!!!

Pla Nin farmgate price is ฿58/kg, talah price is ฿70/kg.

You need to understand the term "farmgate"(manufacturer/producer price) and "Talah" (retail price)

Either you're selling the farmgate price... or the retail price...

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RedBullHorn    1,144

My catfishes farm is my core business, generated ฿millions for me all this years, my tractor spare parts and home DIY shop is just a supplementary income (roughtly ฿360'000 profit per annum, hobby ? tongue.png )

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jayci    47

Could someone post all of the farmgate prices for aquacultured fish/prawns? And also talah prices if possible.

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RedBullHorn    1,144

For all 76 provinces...really ? laugh.png

I'd love to see you do it...contributing to this section of the forum.

So start Googling mate.

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grimleybob    47

For all 76 provinces...really ? laugh.png

I'd love to see you do it...contributing to this section of the forum.

So start Googling mate.

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grimleybob    47

For all 76 provinces...really ? laugh.png

I'd love to see you do it...contributing to this section of the forum.

So start Googling mate.

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grimleybob    47

For all 76 provinces...really ? laugh.png

I'd love to see you do it...contributing to this section of the forum.

So start Googling mate.

I seem to have made a cock-up of the last 2 posts

RBH

Have you ever used soya based feed? If so, how did/does it compare to fishmeal based food on both price and performance.

The food I have seen is the 32/6.

Has anyone else used it?

GB

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RedBullHorn    1,144

No sure what is the mix I'm having from the commercial feed pellet but mostly fishmeal based, i use a mix of grade A and Premium feed and my own concoction of additive booster to achieve a better FCR.

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ray23    132

We sale a few kilos at a time for retial. I'm sure there must be large buyer in our area. We only run about 1500 fish at a time. So retail is best for us. Never have any trouble selling at retail. If I had a rai pond migth take it on a bit differently. Or ponds are vey diffeerent then most. One of the reasons, keep 0-2 on all the time.

We are now at 10,000 plants on the mushrooms, sale them locally at retail.

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David48    10,645

This thread is essentially designed to add to our collective knowledge about the Fish industry ... both for the commercial Farmer ... and the Hobby-Farm enthusiast.

So, thanks to reading one of RedBullHorn's posts ... I would like to add this Thread to our collective knowledge.

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Remember, fish tanks come in all shapes and sizes!

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