Using insects as animal feed

An article, covered by Farmer's Weekly, looks at the recent Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association symposium, where the production potential of insects as a protein source was discussed. According to an expert researcher: 

On 1m² one feeds 10kg waste a day, uses 5l water a day and can produce 2kg larvae. If compared to, for example soya, one can produce 37 000t/ha insects [for feed] versus 5t/ha soya. One can produce 13 500t/ha protein from insects versus 2,3t/ha from soya. One can also produce 12 000t/ha fat from insects versus 1,2t/ha from soya,

Read article here.

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