1. To feed the mature larvae alive to the poultry:

    • Improving gut health in poultry / more disease resistance> poultry lives longer
    • Broilers fed with BSF larvae grow faster than the other broilers
    • Because they live longer, there are more eggs per laying hen
    • Less medication needed, because the lauric acid from the fat of the BSF larvae acts as a probiotic. Reduces the need for antibiotics
    • Composition of poultry compound feed does not need to contain as much soy as the larvae are rich in proteins. The dependence on soy reduces.


  1. Healthier foraging behavior:

    • Less dropout, because they no longer peck each other.
    • Improving animal welfare because they now also receive animal protein.


  1. Cost reduction:

    • If the larvae are cheaper than the price of conventional poultry compound feed.


  1. Extra income:

    • Due to the circular working method, procurement by supermarkets may pay a higher price per egg and a higher price per broiler.
    • By selling the frass.

The following scientific publications provide more information about this:


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