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The larvae of the Black Soldier Fly: a suitable source ofprotein and fat for laying hens?

Heuel, M.; Sandrock, C.; Mathys, A.; Gold, M.; Zurbrügg, C.; Kreuzer, M. and Terranova, M. (2020) The larvae of the Black Soldier Fly: a suitable source ofprotein and fat for laying hens? In: Proceedings of the 74th conference of the Society of Nutrition Physiology, DLG-Verlag, 29, Berichte der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, p. 36.

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The global demand for soybean as a feed ingredient is high, but its use is controversially discussed in Europe (1). One of the options for replacing soybean being currently researched is insect protein meal. So far, in Europe, insect meal is not allowed as an ingredient of poultry diets. Howeveq since meal from some insect species is already approved for pets, aquaculture and even human consumption, an approval for poultry is expected soon. For animal nutrition, especially the larvae of the black soldier fly (BSF, Hernetia illucens) are considered promising because they can be reared locally e.g. on former food products and the protein is rich in lysine and methionine (2). Still it is not yet known, ifBSF rneal can fully replace soybean protein and if the larval fat, prevalent in the larvae, would be suitable to be fed to poultry too. Therefore, the replacement with insect material was tested in high yielding layers fed an organic diet type.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:animal nutrition, Tierernährung, Proteinversorgung, proteins, laying hens, poultry, Abacus, FiBL50084-02
Agrovoc keywords:
animal nutrition
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal nutrition > Protein supply
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39185
Deposited On:08 Feb 2021 13:34
Last Modified:08 Feb 2021 13:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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