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Performance of laying hens when replacing soybean cake and oil by insect larval protein meal and fat

Heuel, M.; Sandrock, C.; Mathys, A.; Gold, M.; Zurbrügg, C.; Kreuzer, M. and Terranova, M. (2019) Performance of laying hens when replacing soybean cake and oil by insect larval protein meal and fat. In: Chizzotti, Mario Luiz (Ed.) EAAP Scientific Series, Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 138, Confernce Proceedings, pp. 179-180.

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Summary

There is a great interest in integrating insects into livestock nutrition as a replacement for soybean, but research about the feeding value of insect protein meal and fat of larvae grown on different substrates is rare. In the present study, 5×10 laying hens were fed defatted black soldier fly (BSF) meal and larval fat from two contrasting substrates (preconsumer food waste and feed grade material). Feed intake, body weight and laying performance did not differ during 26 days of treatment feeding. Egg weight and egg mass were most favorable with larvae grown on feed grade material and soybean oil. These results show that the larval fat can be considered as a valuable feed ingredient as well and that larval protein seems to have a high protein value.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Keywords:poultry feeding, Hermetia illucens, layers, egg production
Agrovoc keywords:
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Value
URI
English
laying hens -> layer chickens
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12109
English
poultry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6145
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Poultry
ISBN:eISBN: 978-90-8686-891-9; ISBN: 978-90-8686-340-2
DOI:10.3920/978-90-8686-891-9_29
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:37351
Deposited On:28 Feb 2020 07:51
Last Modified:28 Jul 2021 12:55
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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