Insects for Protein in Laying Hens.

Netherfield

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West Yorkshire
Not so new, a chap in Wakefield kept pigs and poultry, when he lost a young pig in the spring or summer it was thrown in a steel dustbin let the blow flies in, he knew how long to leave it, then harvest the maggots and feed to the hens

He wasn't out to save money on feed for the hens, it just meant there was less to take to the knackers yard or to be buried, 50 years ago and less rules and regs.
 

delilah

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Every egg sold in a Morrisons in England and Wales has travelled from the farm to a packhouse in North Yorkshire and then out to their stores. How many egg miles a year is that ? Any farmers want to greenwash the madness by messing about with the hens diets, you crack on.
 

Jones wales

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Livestock Farmer
The world has gone mad.
Glad I don't read the papers or listen to the news. Feel much happier not hearing the crap they are spoon feeding us. Also Glad I'm not paying the TV license to promote the BBC propaganda machine.
 

Jimdog1

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
No, I just read the paragraph or so that wasn't behind the paywall (which seemed to be most of the article?). I'm far too tight to pay for the FT. :ROFLMAO:

This is the company that supplies the feed: https://betterorigin.co.uk/our-product/
This company have been around for a bit, had a few articles in various poultry magazines. Now, if you could somehow use deceased chickens as a feedstock for the betterorigin set up I would have one tomorrow.
 

Daniel

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This company have been around for a bit, had a few articles in various poultry magazines. Now, if you could somehow use deceased chickens as a feedstock for the betterorigin set up I would have one tomorrow.
5 tons of insects per year from each container is hardly going to solve the soya use problem!

To be honest, I think Better Origin are a bit like the Small Robot Company, their real aim is to harvest as much venture capital cash as they can, before selling the business on before anyone realises they haven’t got a viable product.
 

RushesToo

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Location
Fingringhoe
In the cycle of things, if your can't by law feed animals you intend to eat dead animals - not that normal and which seems like a good idea. Feeding insects dead animals which they would normally do, to animals that would nornally eat them seems like a step forward.
It's better than what is happening now.

Not saying I would eat it, but it is getting nearer my plate.
 

Jimdog1

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
5 tons of insects per year from each container is hardly going to solve the soya use problem!

To be honest, I think Better Origin are a bit like the Small Robot Company, their real aim is to harvest as much venture capital cash as they can, before selling the business on before anyone realises they haven’t got a viable product.
Great way to use nature as a recycler. Got to be better than incineration.
 

Oldmacdonald

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Scotland
The world has gone mad.
Glad I don't read the papers or listen to the news. Feel much happier not hearing the crap they are spoon feeding us. Also Glad I'm not paying the TV license to promote the BBC propaganda machine.

Sorry??is a hen eating insects more or less natural than a hen eating mechanically extracted soya bean meal?
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
Just a general comment.

We have free range chickens who are at it all day scratching for worms and insects.
Sorry??is a hen eating insects more or less natural than a hen eating mechanically extracted soya bean meal?
see their next post ,explains.

what is meant by that poster is its like teaching yer grannie to suck eggs
 

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