A university used the Certified Quality Reader (CQR) to monitor fish health at a rainbow trout farm. They tracked proximate composition, including fat, water, and fish health, over a 12-month time frame. Instead of killing fish to send to the lab, the CQR produced significant savings and increased sustainability.
The proximate composition cost WITHOUT the CQR
150 fish * $110.00 (laboratory cost) = $16,500
The proximate composition cost with the CQR is $840
TOTAL ANNUAL SAVINGS of $15,660