Insects

'Common to all the new protein sources, though, is this issue of price; they can’t compete currently, but the research focus is on the development of these new sources to meet future feed requirements.' © istock/DanielLacy

Special Edition: Feed Processing Technology

Will blue protein plug the gap in organic pig and poultry production?

By Jane Byrne

Organic pig and poultry producers in Europe face a lack of organic protein sources. Mussels and starfish may fit well as future feedstuffs for that segment but there are challenges around processing such raw materials into meal.

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Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Mealworm meal supports shrimp growth, development

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Farmed shrimp may be set to see a change in menu options from fishmeal to mealworm meal, as the alternative feed ingredient supports growth and production, say researchers.