Invasive Species Compendium

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Insects as animal feed: novel ingredients for use in pet, aquaculture and livestock diets.

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This 138-paged book highlights the opportunity for the inclusion of insects into animal feed for livestock, pets, aquaculture and exotics. It also details the challenges which still need to be overcome to enable the global establishment of insect farming as a profitable and sustainable source of feed ingredients. The aim is to provide information to enable all interested parties to evaluate use of...

Chapter 4 (Page no: 26)

Suitability of insects for animal feeding.

This chapter explores the nutritional composition of insects and the potential benefits and drawbacks for their inclusion into pet, poultry, pig, ruminant and aquatic animal feeds. Six species are most commonly described for use in animal feed, namely black soldier fly (BSF; Hermetia illucens) larvae and prepupae, yellow mealworm (YM; Tenebrio molitor) larvae, superworm (SW; Zophobas morio) larvae, lesser mealworm (LM; Alphitobius diaperinus) larvae, house fly (HF; Musca domestica) larvae and house crickets (HC; Acheta domesticus). The nutritional composition, variability observed due to manipulation of feed source, age, developmental stage and suitability for inclusion into animal feed are compared.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The challenges facing the feed industry. Author(s): Booth, A., O'Neill, H. M., Quigley, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) Which insect species and why? Author(s): Bjone, H., Fitches, E. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Insect products, processing and safety. Author(s): Wakefield, M. E., Mason, S., Dickinson, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 39) Closing the loop with industrial insect farming. Author(s): Heckmann, L. H. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 45) Insect farming: the missing link in the circular economy. Author(s): Clark, W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 53) Environmental impact of insect rearing. Author(s): Oonincx, D. G. A. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 60) By-products of insect rearing: insect residues as biofertilizers. Author(s): Bloukounon-Goubalan, A. Y., Saïdou, A., Clottey, V. A., Coulibaly, K., Erokotan, N., Obognon, N., Chabi, F., Chrysostome, C. A. A. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 72) Insect production and utilization of insect products in Asia. Author(s): Devic, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 75) Insect production and utilization of insect products in Africa. Author(s): Kenis, M., Pomalégni, S. C. B., Sankara, F., Nkegbe, E. K., Koko, G. K. D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 79) Insect production and utilization of insect products in the USA and Canada. Author(s): Finke, M., Koutsos, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 82) Insect production and utilization of insect products in Europe. Author(s): Rojo, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 85) Innovation articles. Author(s): Smith, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 106) Legislation, policy and quality assurance. Author(s): McCulloch, J., Nelson, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 116) Global consumer perception of insects as feed. Author(s): Rumpold, B. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 126) The future of animal feeding. Author(s): Murta, D.