Trout grow at different rates, depending on the variables of water quality and temperature, etc. on a particular site. On our farm, with our very cold water, we can produce an average 1/2 lb. trout in about 2 years.
Normally, trout spawn at about 3 years; however, on our farm, during our spring spawning season (late March to mid-May), we select our brood stock for late maturing at 4 years old and older. Four-year spawners or older, are generally larger, stronger and more robust — producing in turn, a hardier, later maturing trout.
Trout do not produce their own pigment, therefore, the colour must come from their food: shrimp are particularly high in red pigment, and are abundant in many lakes in this area, as well as, our feed contains a certified organic naturally-sourced pigment, which produces an appealing red flesh.
Not true! In the past, this was thought to be the case, when salmon farms were expanding enthusiastically and were less regulated than they are now. That prejudice was extended — inaccurately and unfairly — to trout farms.
In fact, a highly regulated certified trout-farm facility, run by responsible and committed operators, where water quality and feeding regimen is closely monitored, ensures a consistently clean flavour, resulting in a superior source of protein: low-fat, high in Omega 3's, delicious and healthy!
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Yes. For live deliveries, call Ted at 1-250-677-4308 to arrange deliveries of live eyed-trout eggs, live fry and fingerlings, and live catchables for pond-stocking.
For meat-fish deliveries (flash-frozen, smoked-frozen, and foil pouches of smoked trout) to restaurants, fruit stands, seniors residences, and retail outlets, call Maureen at 1-250-677-4308.