A university used the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) to monitor fish health at a rainbow trout flow-through raceway based farm.
The farm used the CQR to track proximate composition, including fat, water, and fish health, over a 12-month time frame. The case study used the CQR versus killing fish to send to the lab, which produced significant savings and saved fish otherwise lost.
The proximate composition cost WITHOUT the Certified Quality Reader:
150 fish * $110.00 (laboratory cost) = $16,500
The proximate composition cost with the Certified Quality Reader:
TOTAL SAVINGS of $14,500