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Record number 500017
Title Supplementary feeding of live insects as a source of protein for broilers
Author(s) Marchal, Leon
Source Supplementary feeding of live insects as a source of protein for broilers, 2015-07-13
Department(s) Animal Nutrition
Publication type Media appearance
Publication year 2015
Abstract ForFarmers and WUR are starting a joint trial ForFarmers has launched a trial together with the Department of Entomology at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, to explore the impacts of live insects as a source of protein in the broilers’ diet. Leon Marchal, Nutrition & Innovation Director at ForFarmers commented: “The most important research question is whether the chicks are growing healthily and at a sufficient rate in comparison to a traditional diet. We also want to look at whether the broilers’ natural behaviour will improve as a result of the addition of live insects. If this project proves to be a success, it will be an important step towards further sustainability within the industryForFarmers and WUR are starting a joint trial ForFarmers has launched a trial together with the Department of Entomology at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, to explore the impacts of live insects as a source of protein in the broilers’ diet. Leon Marchal, Nutrition & Innovation Director at ForFarmers commented: “The most important research question is whether the chicks are growing healthily and at a sufficient rate in comparison to a traditional diet. We also want to look at whether the broilers’ natural behaviour will improve as a result of the addition of live insects. If this project proves to be a success, it will be an important step towards further sustainability within the industry
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