Insects as Animal Feed

Novel Ingredients for Use in Pet, Aquaculture and Livestock Diets

November 2021
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  • Published
    8th November 2021
  • ISBN 9781800620476
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 9" x 6"
November 2021
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    5th November 2021
  • ISBN 9781789245929
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 9" x 6"

The global drive towards sustainability and improved animal health means there is a greater need for development of novel functional ingredients for the feed industry. As the requirements for animal protein for livestock feed and human consumption grows, the use of insect products as animal feed has been gaining increasing attention.

Covering global production systems of insect protein, oil and chitin, as well as the co-products from this industry, this book:

  • Considers in-depth nutritional and safety aspects of insects for feed;
  • Reviews suitability of insects as feed for different animal species and development stages;
  • Identifies the challenges related to regulation and legislation, consumer perception and acceptance, and commercialization of insects.
Including a focus on sustainable practices such as waste valorization, this book takes a holistic approach as to how insects could contribute to the sustainability of livestock production on a global scale. Providing an up-to-date reference for research scientists, nutritionists and veterinarians, as well as prospective insect farmers, it will also interest those with a broader curiosity towards climate change, sustainability and the circular economy.

Part 1: Insects and Animal Nutrition
Chapter 1: The Challenges Facing the Feed Industry. By Angela Booth, Helen Masey O’Neill and Liz Quigley.
Chapter 2: Which Insect Species and Why? By Hanna Bjone and Elaine C. Fitches.
Chapter 3: Insect products, processing, and safety. By Maureen E. Wakefield, Sean Mason and Michael Dickinson.
Chapter 4: Suitability of Insects for Animal Feeding. By Kerensa Hawkey, John Brameld, Tim Parr, Andrew Salter and Heidi Hall.
Part 2: Insects and the Circular Economy
Chapter 5: Closing the Loop with Industrial Insect Farming. By Lars-Henrik Lau Heckmann.
Chapter 6: Insect Farming: The Missing Link in The Circular Economy. By William Clark.
Chapter 7: Environmental Impact of Insect Rearing. By Dennis G.A.B. Oonincx.
Chapter 8: By-Products of Insect Rearing: Insect Residues as Biofertilizers. By Adin Yéton Bloukounon Goubalan, Aliou Saïdou, Victor Attuquaye Clottey, Kalifa Coulibaly, Norbert Erokotan, Noel Obognon, Faki Chabi and Christophe Achille Armand Mahussi Chrysostome.
Part 3: Current Global Status for Insects as Feed
Chapter 9: Insect Production and utilisation of insect products in Asia. By Emilie Devic.
Chapter 10: Insect Production and utilisation of insect products in Africa. By Marc Kenis, Sètchémè C. B. Pomalégni, Fernand Sankara, Emmanuel K. Nkegbe and Gabriel K. D. Koko.
Chapter 11: Insect Production and utilisation of insect products in USA and Canada. By Mark Finke and Liz Koutsos.
Chapter 12: Insect Production and utilisation of insect products in Europe. By Santos Rjojo.
Chapter 13: Innovation Articles. Collated by Rhonda Smith.
Part 4: Future Perspectives: Opportunities and Challenges for Insects as Feed
Chapter 14: Legislation, Policy and Quality Assurance. By James McCulloch and Judith Nelson.
Chapter 15: Global Consumer Perception of Insects as Feed. By Birgit A. Rumpold.
Chapter 16: The Future of Animal Feeding. By Daniel Murta.

Heidi Hall

Heidi Hall, Global Technical Services Manager for Anpario plc, a UK specialized animal feed additive company. Graduated from the University of Leeds with BSc Hons Zoology degree in 2011 and joined the technical team at AB Agri ltd as a Commercial Nutrition Graduate. She later progressed from General Nutritionist with ABN (a division of AB Agri) to the Technical Project Manager for the Alternative Proteins division. Her latter role focused on developing novel proteins for the livestock industry, and Heidi worked on a number of insect research projects including leading the UK Innovate project between AB Agri and FERA Science, where she met Elaine, the EU PROteINSECT project (on the advisory board) and the Danish led inVALUABLE project. The editors have jointly published two peer-reviewed papers on Insect production, nutritional parameters and the value of insect protein in poultry diets.

Heidi has individually authored papers on gut health in swine and recently been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship looking at strategies to maximize gut health and therefore reduce the need for antimicrobials.

Elaine Fitches, PhD

Dr. Elaine Fitches is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biosciences, Durham University, UK. She is an applied entomologist with interests focused in the field of insect biotechnology, and has led research in projects investigating the potential use of insects for livestock nutrition.

As scientific coordinator of “PROteINSECT,” a EU funded program that investigated the potential of insects as a source of protein for animal feed, this multinational and multidisciplinary program provided scientific evidence that made a significant contribution towards the revision of legislation to allow insect protein to be used as a feed in aquaculture in 2017. She recently co-led the creation of an Insect Biomass Conversion Task & Finish Group Consensus document providing the evidence base to support the generation of an insect farming sector in the UK, which was submitted to the Agricultural Productivity Working Group in April 2019. Elaine has considerable experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and invertebrate physiology and has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers and 2 book chapters.

Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Smith, a graduate of the University of Kent with a joint honors degree in History & Politics, later achieved an MA in Managing Change from the Open University. Working first in magazines and later book publishing as a Commissioning Editor, Rhonda moved to newspapers setting up books divisions with journalists both in the UK and USA. Head hunted to develop a European healthcare public relations agency, she grew the company ready for takeover by a global competitor. That exit enabled Rhonda to set up her own company Minerva which specializes in providing communication, dissemination, and training services for European and national funded research projects in the fields of agritech, bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability as well as providing strategic support for UK based companies and organizations. Rhonda led Minerva’s role in the EU funded PROteINSECT project to develop the PRO-Insect Platform, engage with KOLs from industry, NGOs, animal feed, and veterinary fields and EU policy to develop a Consensus Business Case document on which the White Paper – "Insect Protein: Feed for the Future" – was developed and published. It was launched at a Reception in the European Parliament followed by the PROteINSECT International Conference.

Insect meal; novel protein; insect oil; animal nutrition; insect production; novel feed materials; functional ingredients; sustainability; circular economy; consumer perception; insect; insects; animal feeding; chitin; waste valorization; climate change; livestock feed; livestock; livestock production