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Insects as Animal Feed
Novel Ingredients for Use in Pet, Aquaculture and Livestock Diets
Edited by: Heidi Hall, Anpario plc, UK, Elaine Fitches, Durham University, UK, Rhonda Smith, Minerva, UK
September 2021 | Paperback | 160 Pages | 9781800620476
September 2021 | Hardback | 160 Pages | 9781789245929
September 2021 | ePDF 9781789245936 | ePub 9781789245943
£45.00 | €50.00 | $60.00
£45.00 | €50.00 | $60.00
DescriptionThe global drive towards sustainability and improved animal health means there is a greater need for development of novel functional ingredients for the feed industry. As the requirements for protein for livestock feed and human consumption grows, the use of insect products as animal feed has gained increasing attention.
Covering global production systems of insect protein, oil and chitin, as well as co-products from this industry, this book:
- Considers in-depth nutritional and safety aspects of insects for feed.
- Reviews suitability of insects as feed for different animal species and life stages.
- Examines current knowledge of the value of insect-rearing residues as biofertilizers for crop health.
- Identifies the challenges related to regulation, legislation, consumer perception and acceptance, and commercialization of insects.
- Provides interviews with established and early-stage innovative companies producing insect protein for feed.
Including a focus on practices such as waste valorization, this book takes a holistic look at how insects could contribute to the sustainability of livestock production on a global scale. Providing an up-to-date reference for research scientists, nutritionists, and veterinarians, as well as prospective insect farmers, it will also be of interest to those with a broader curiosity towards climate change, sustainability, and the circular economy.
Table of contents
- Part 1: Insects and Animal Nutrition
- Chapter 1: The Challenges Facing the Feed Industry
- Chapter 2: Which Insect Species and Why?
- Chapter 3: Insect Products, Processing, and Safety
- Chapter 4: Suitability of Insects for Animal Feeding
- Part 2: Insects and the Circular Economy
- Chapter 5: Closing the Loop with Industrial Insect Farming
- Chapter 6: Insect Farming: The Missing Link in The Circular Economy
- Chapter 7: Environmental Impact of Insect Rearing
- Chapter 8: By-products of Insect Rearing: Insect Residues as Biofertilizers
- Part 3: Current Global Status for Insects as Feed
- Chapter 9: Insect Production and Utilization of Insect Products in Asia
- Chapter 10: Insect Production and Utilization of Insect Products in Africa
- Chapter 11: Insect Production and Utilization of Insect Products in USA and Canada
- Chapter 12: Insect Production and Utilization of Insect Products in Europe
- Chapter 13: Innovation Articles
- Part 4: Future Perspectives: Opportunities and Challenges for Insects as Feed
- Chapter 14: Legislation, Policy and Quality Assurance
- Chapter 15: Global Consumer Perception of Insects as Feed
- Chapter 16: The Future of Animal Feeding
ReadershipSuitable for research scientists, nutritionists and veterinarians, as well as prospective insect farmers.
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Heidi Hall, Global Technical Services Manager for Anpario plc, a UK specialised animal feed additive company. Graduated from the University of Leeds with BSc Hons Zoology degree in 2011 and joined the technical team at AB Agri ltd as a Commercial Nutrition Graduate. She later progressed from General Nutritionist with ABN (a division of AB Agri) to the Technical Project Manager for the Alternative Proteins division. Her latter role focussed on developing novel proteins for the livestock industry and Heidi worked on a number of insect research projects including leading the UK Innovate project between AB Agri and FERA Science, where she met Elaine, the EU PROteINSECT project (on the advisory board) and the Danish led inVALUABLE project. The editors have jointly published two peer-reviewed papers on Insect production, nutritional parameters and the value of insect protein in poultry diets.
Heidi has individually authored papers on gut health in swine and recently been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship looking at strategies to maximise gut health and therefore reduce the need for antimicrobials.
Dr Elaine Fitches is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biosciences, Durham University, UK. She is an applied entomologist with interests focused in the field of insect biotechnology, and has led research in projects investigating the potential use of insects for livestock nutrition.
As scientific co-ordinator of “PROteINSECT”, a EU funded programme that investigated the potential of insects as a source of protein for animal feed, this multinational and multidisciplinary programme provided scientific evidence that made a significant contribution towards the revision of legislation to allow insect protein to be used as a feed in aquaculture in 2017. She recently co-led the creation of an Insect Biomass Conversion Task & Finish Group Consensus document providing the evidence base to support the generation of an insect farming sector in the UK, which was submitted to the Agricultural Productivity Working Group in April 2019. Elaine has considerable experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and invertebrate physiology and has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and 2 book chapters.
Rhonda Smith, a graduate of the University of Kent with a joint honours degree in History & Politics, later achieved an MA in Managing Change from the Open University. Working first in magazines and later book publishing as a Commissioning Editor, Rhonda moved to newspapers setting up books divisions with journalists both in the UK and USA. Head hunted to develop a European healthcare public relations agency, she grew the company ready for takeover by a global competitor. That exit enabled Rhonda to set up her own company Minerva which specialises in providing communication, dissemination & training services for European and national funded research projects in the fields of agritech, bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability as well as providing strategic support for UK based companies and organisations. Rhonda led Minerva’s role in the EU funded PROteINSECT project to develop the PRO-Insect Platform, engage with KOLs from industry, NGOs, animal feed & veterinary fields and EU policy to develop a Consensus Business Case document on which the White Paper – Insect Protein: Feed for the Future – was developed and published. It was launched at a Reception in the European Parliament followed by the PROteINSECT International Conference.
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