Unlocking the potential of insect meal in animal feed

Unlocking the potential of insect meal in animal feed

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Changing regulations, more research and commercially available products means including insects in feed is becoming more interesting.

Spurred by new research and technological advances, feeding insects to livestock is a hot topic. But, really, it is nothing new. Fish, poultry and pigs are all omnivorous, naturally eating a diet made up of flora and fauna. For farmed fish, there is a traditional small-scale production of insects. And when domesticated animals can range outside, they will undoubtedly consume invertebrates. Changing legislation, consumer attitudes and sustainability drivers all mean that including insects in animal feed will become more common.