Black Soldier Fly

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Larvae feeding could help solve laying hen welfare challenge

By Jane Byrne

New research, sponsored by Dutch insect protein producer Protix, indicates that feeding older, non‐beak trimmed laying hens live Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae has a positive effect on the feather condition of such birds.

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Insect frass boosts catfish feed intake, weight gain

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding frass generated by black soldier fly larvae to the diets of farmed catfish increases fish feed intake and weight gain, but can reduce feed and protein use efficiency, say USDA researchers.

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Black soldier fly tech aims to simplify, specialize production

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

New technology developed to store, and transport black soldier fly larvae seeks to address producer challenges and help specialize and simplify the production process to increase small and mid-size facilities, says developer.