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What do farmed mink eat?

Food StockMink are flesh eaters. They feed on raw meat and fish appropriately minced and mixed with cereals and water to obtain a thick paste which is provided daily to the mink in the cages. The mix of such products vary according to the nutritional needs of the animals, whose diet changes according to the period of their life: breeding, whelping, weaning, growth and furring, moulting etc.
Though using the same ingredients the percentages are changed in order to obtain a balanced diet with the appropriate supply of proteins, fats, fibres and carbohydrates. Each farm is fitted with large refrigerators where fish and meat can be stored so as to guarantee an appropriate supply of feed to the mink even in case of shortages (e.g. transport strikes, holidays etc.).

 

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