Tilapia farming at home is an easy and exciting way to put the freshest fish on your family's table. Your own farm raised tilapia will be the best tasting fish you've ever eaten and will easily take on any gourmet preparation you choose without adding that "fishy" taste to your meals. Best of all, your tilapia won't cost $3.99 to $8.99 per pound. In fact, with just a little extra effort, you can even feed your backyard tilapia for free!
We are a full service tilapia hatchery supplying breeder colonies and fingerlings to backyard tilapia farms, aquaponic growers and commercial aquaculture. We created this web site, Backyard Tilapia, to cater to our number one customer, the home backyard tilapia farmer. More often than not, home fish farmers find themselves confused by all the information on the Internet that only pertains to tilapia breeders and commercial fisheries. At Backyard Tilapia, instead of going into great detail about how to set up and operate your own fish hatchery or commercial aquaculture facility, we focus entirely on backyard tilapia farming for your family and perhaps help you make some money in the process. Of course, if you decide later on that you enjoy backyard tilapia farming so much that you want to go big and turn it into a full fledged business, you'll already be well on you way.
Our primary mission with Backyard Tilapia is to enable food independence for you and your family. We will show you how to raise hundreds of pounds of fish per year in your own backyard or garage. That's more than enough edible filets to feed the largest family with plenty left over for friends and relatives. We're also going to show you how to do this on a very tight budget. If you're like most of us, the whole point of farming tilapia at home is to save a lot of money and enjoy a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Best of all, your own farm raised tilapia will be the healthiest, cleanest and best tasting you've ever had. One hundred percent free of any hormones or genetic modifications and completely organic.
There are many paths that end with a fish on your plate. Our goal from the onset of this project is to make sure that anyone can do it, without making it a full-time chore or maxing out their credit cards. If you agree with what you read here, please tell everyone about Backyard Tilapia, if you don't agree, then please tell us why.
Two hundred years ago, seventy percent of all Americans worked on the farm. Today less than one percent of the population works in farming and only about one third of American homeowners are taking the time to do any kind of gardening at all. The number of households engaged in protein farming is so low that there isn't even a reliable statistic for it. Our modern way of life dictates that we are supposed to work at a job in exchange for money and then spend that money to buy all the things that we need, including our food. The irony of this conformity is that we could have produced much of this food ourselves in just a few minutes per day and then used the savings to enhance our lives in other ways or possibly even worked a little bit less.
The next time that you are in the grocery store, think about how many hours you had to work for each item that you put in the shopping cart. The cost of meat is outrageous and a big part of why so many people have given it up entirely. But now the price of fish is going up too. The problem of rising prices isn't being created by greedy farmers, it's all the middlemen, including co-ops, processors, distributors, suppliers and grocery stores that step in after the harvest. By raising your own fresh tilapia at home, you are eliminating everyone between you and your food. Instead of working at your job just to line the pockets of multi-national food conglomerates, you can keep your money for all the things that you can't make yourself. You will soon discover a secret that a growing number of people in America already know. Growing your own food and farming your own tilapia requires far less of your time and effort than the job you do to earn the money that you trade at the grocery store.
There are no dumb questions, only smart people who ask before wasting time and money.
Please feel free to contact us with all your backyard tilapia farming questions.
phone: (865) 262-8289