October 5, 2023

Why use insects in poultry feed? 

On October 5th and 6th, MUTATEC and the University of Avignon hosted the 4th Steering Committee of the PINHS Research Program, aimed at evaluating the effects of using black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) to feed broiler chickens through a multidisciplinary approach. Launched in 2020, this research program which brings together INRAE, ITAVI, INP Purpan, the University of Avignon and MUTATEC; is supported by France Futur Elevage Institut Carnot, for sustainable and responsible breeding.  The work of the PINHS program focused on several insect ingredients, characterizing their environmental impacts, nutritional values as well as their antibacterial and antiparasitic properties. Also, the behavioural response of the fed poultry was measured, highlighting the role of insects as an enrichment of the living environment and a source of well-being. This work has already been the subject of several scientific presentations (JRA 2022, EAAP 2023, etc.) and publications (1). For more information on the nutritional and functional benefits of insect ingredients, contact c.trespeuch@mutatec.com.

Source : https://www.researchgate.net/

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