On Saturday, October 14, 2017 was the WorldFoodDay in Ede (the Netherlands). Here, among others, the company ProtiFarm also gave a demonstration of what insects can mean in the food field. The interest in insects as the forgotten link in nature was aroused. Insects: the key to circularity! Why should only large factories such as Protix, Ynsect and AgriProtein produce insects?
Could there be an opportunity for poultry farmers here:
1. Chickens that eat BSF larvae receive both lauric acid and proteins. Lauric acid acts as a probiotic: it destroys viruses and kills bacteria. This reduces the need for antibiotics.
2. The need for soy is also reduced by eating BSF larvae, because the larvae consist of many proteins.
Two years later, there is Avingstan BV, a company based in the FoodValley of the Netherlands: egg-farming farm for large-scale consumers, in the business-to-business sector. Breeding takes place in our own hatchery and fattening.
Work circularly, with cycles, and use organic residual flows.
Through the use of insects, as natural waste processors.
The most important European rules in the field of food, animal by-products and fertilizers can be found here.
Avingstan is the exclusive dealer address for a BSF breeding machine for poultry farmers. This is being developed by Jansen Poultry Equipment from Barneveld. This machine will arrive at the end of 2019. From that moment on we will provide information about this on this website. If you want to know more about this, please report via the contact form.
The copyright of the photos of the Black Soldier Fly and the video of the larvae of the BSF is in the hands of Hans M. Smid PhD – Laboratory of Entomology – Wageningen University P.O. Box 16 – 6700 AA Wageningen – The Netherlands
The development of equipment for breeding larvae in our own hatchery and fattening is made possible in part thanks to a loan granted by the Stichting Fonds voor Pluimveebelangen.