Fish Meal Moisture

Near-Infrared Moisture Sensors

Fish meal is a high-protein food for livestock that is prepared from all parts of a fish, including the bones. During the rendering, the fish oil and water are removed, leaving what is known as “fish meal”. Typically, fish meal is given to domestic animals (e.g. cats and dogs), as well as to cattle and poultry. It is popular because of its high nutritional value. It has high levels of essential amino acids, contains many vitamins, and is a good source of calcium.

While most fish species can be turned into fish meal, not all can be harvested year-round. This results in a seasonal disparity in protein content, as well as a variation in the price of fish meal. Prices are normally higher in the winter months when supplies are depleted, and lower in the summertime when the species are replenished.

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Importance of Moisture Content

While the creation of fish meal may seem like a simple enough procedure, fish meal moisture levels throughout the rendering process must be precise to ensure quality. Under-drying will force molds and bacteria to grow, while exposure to high temperatures and over-drying will create a loss of nutrients. Both extremes are devastating to the finished product and can cause problems for the animals ingesting the food. That not only wastes the efforts of the manufacturer but can also cause a public relations nightmare if the animals become ill.

Luckily, there is a way for businesses to guarantee the safety and quality of their product. By getting fish meal moisture testing done, manufacturers can ensure that the proper moisture levels are maintained throughout the creation process. This not only helps to reduce waste and increase the value of the fish meal produced but also makes storage and transportation easier.

MoistTech‘s moisture meters play a vital role in ensuring the moisture content of fish meal for livestock and pet feed is within optimal levels. Our advanced near-infrared moisture control devices provide accurate and reliable measurements, allowing producers to closely monitor and control the moisture content throughout the production process. By using MoistTech’s moisture meters, producers can ensure the fish meal is neither too dry nor too wet. Invest in MoistTech’s moisture meters to achieve consistent and high-quality fish meal for livestock and pet feed, meeting the nutritional needs of animals while maximizing productivity; contact us today.


Our moisture meters are truly unrivaled when it comes to performance. Our sensors boast the ability to measure moisture with an accuracy of up to tenths of a percent – a level of precision that is virtually unmatched in the industry.


Our moisture meters are renowned for their durability and low-to-zero maintenance requirements


You can trust that our NIR moisture meters will never drift or need re-calibration


See return on investment in less than 30 days when you incorporate these essential moisture meter systems into your fish meal production process.

Moisture Content Solutions for Fish Meal Production

MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the production of fish meal. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. The typical analog range is 0-10% moisture. The outputs can be adjusted.


To ensure the highest quality of our products, it is essential to locate the point in the production process at which measuring moisture is the most crucial and beneficial. With a moisture meter, we can accurately measure the moisture content and use this data to identify any potential issues. The data collected can then be used to improve the quality of the product and also be tied into our PLC system.

Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


By integrating a moisture meter into the manufacturing process, a closed-loop system is created that can proactively avoid potential downfalls resulting from moisture-control issues. This moisture-measurement solution ensures that only products with the specified moisture levels are produced, avoiding costly mistakes and ensuring that the best possible product is produced.


At MoistTech, we understand how important it is for your specific application to measure moisture accurately. That’s why we provide pre-calibrated moisture meters that are ready to go right out of the box! Our experts put each of our sensors through rigorous lab tests and calibrations to guarantee accurate results. This plug-and-play operation ensures that our equipment will perform for you.


We offer service and support throughout the world for our moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!

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Using the IR-3000, you’ll save money throughout the entire production process while making the best quality product at the same time. With MoistTech, you don’t need to compromise.