Today sees us travel to Hazorea Kibbutz fish farm. This farm as mentioned on past blogs is where we purchase the grow on koi. The quality of koi from this farm is exceptional. The farm has been able to offer some of the most unusual and high quality varieties not normally seen in smaller sized koi.
As always looking around the farm is truly mesmerizing. The sheer quantity of koi being produced her is unbelievable. Although the farm produces very high volumes of koi, they are also very strict of the selection process. With space of huge importance the breeders will only select what they deem as the top quality koi to grow on.
Before we start tge breeders are quick to show us what they have been working on. Currently the farm is starting the breeding for next season . Here you see some fry which are currently only a few weeks old.
At this size the fish are yet to be graded. They are around 1-2cm in size and its hard to make out what the fish may turn out as. It certainly takes a skilled eye to select at this size. At the time we were here we also witnessed them hand stripping the eggs dor the females.
It was now time to start the selecting.
The quality of fish on show are of a very high quality. Simply spoilt for choice so many beautiful koi.
After about 3 hours of selecting we have picked just under 1000 koi. Hard work when your working in 35 degrees temperature.
We have bought some amazing koi and had a really memorable day. Just before we leave to the next destination we take in some wildlife in the fields .
A good snap of a king fisher.
It was nice to see some of the local wildlife even of the do munch on some of the koi.
Our next visit takes us to the farm where we buy Butterfly koi. This season has seen a sharp rise in the amount of Butterfly koi sold.
This is a relitively small farm compared to others. They concentrate on Butterfly koi production. Here we managed to secure a number of fish which we have no doubt will fly out of our door.
Today has been very successful and we have purchased some very High Quality koi . We look forward to getting them back and on sale .
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