The Feasibility of Using Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) in Laying hen Diets

Soybean is the main source of protein in poultry diets while its production results in significant global greenhouse gas emissions. A potential substitute for the use of soybean could be insects like black soldier fly larvae (BSFL; rich in protein and fat) produced from food wastage. Dried BSFL has been approved by CFIA for use in broiler diets but has not yet been approved to be used in laying hen diets in Canada because of the lack of required data.
A feeding trial with BSFL (control, 10%, 20%) will be carried out to assess the feasibility and safety of the use of larvae in layer diets. Results of our study would facilitate the registration of dried BSFL as a feedstuff in layer diets by Enterra Feed Corporation. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Kimberly Cheng


Masoumeh Bejaei


Enterra Feed Corporation


Food science






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