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Suitability of insects for animal feeding.

Hawkey, Kerensa; Brameld, John; Parr, Tim; Salter, Andrew; Hall, Heidi

Authors

Kerensa Hawkey

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JOHN BRAMELD JOHN.BRAMELD@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry

TIM PARR TIM.PARR@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry

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ANDREW SALTER ANDREW.SALTER@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry

Heidi Hall



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Heidi Hall
Editor

Elaine Fitches
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Rhonda Smith
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Abstract

This chapter explores the nutritional composition of insects and the potential benefits and drawbacks for their inclusion into pet, poultry, pig, ruminant and aquatic animal feeds. Six species are most commonly described for use in animal feed, namely black soldier fly (BSF; Hermetia illucens) larvae and prepupae, yellow mealworm (YM; Tenebrio molitor) larvae, superworm (SW; Zophobas morio) larvae, lesser mealworm (LM; Alphitobius diaperinus) larvae, house fly (HF; Musca domestica) larvae and house crickets (HC; Acheta domesticus). The nutritional composition, variability observed due to manipulation of feed source, age, developmental stage and suitability for inclusion into animal feed are compared.

Citation

Hawkey, K., Brameld, J., Parr, T., Salter, A., & Hall, H. (2021). Suitability of insects for animal feeding. In H. Hall, E. Fitches, & R. Smith (Eds.), Insects as Animal Feed: Novel Ingredients for Use in Pet, Aquaculture and Livestock Diets (26-38). CAB International. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781789245929.0004

Online Publication Date Sep 16, 2021
Publication Date Sep 7, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 8, 2022
Publisher CABI
Pages 26-38
Book Title Insects as Animal Feed: Novel Ingredients for Use in Pet, Aquaculture and Livestock Diets
Chapter Number 4
ISBN 9781800620476
DOI https://doi.org/10.1079/9781789245929.0004
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/10627840
Publisher URL https://cabidigitallibrary.org/doi/10.1079/9781789245929.0004