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Fly larvae alternative to soy protein
from (link) about testing of BSFL in feed for laying hens in Holland. Sourced from World Poultry magazine. Volume 32.5 - 2016

An excerpt:

When Wilco Jansen manually runs the auger feeder in a barn of the 500 laying hens that are being housed separately, the animals immediately become very active. From the free-range section, the hens come directly to the auger feeder and stand, almost as if they were in battle order, ready to pick up the feed. “They are very eager for the feed, more than the hens in our other barns,” said Jansen. The reason is because live larvae are mixed in with the feed. The mixed feed consists of 80% mash feed and 20% larvae of the Black Soldier Fly. The larvae replace all soya, which normally is the protein source in laying rations.

It's especially interesting that they're selling the eggs for human consumption:

"... they needed to see sales. They found them at Agrimarkt. The supermarket chain has been selling the product under the name ‘het Oerei’ (‘the primordial egg’) in five retail outlets since the end of February."

This topic may be of interest for context:
Insects in feed: the situation so far in Europe (link)


I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees

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