With the world population expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, there is increasing pressure on agricultural production to meet global demand. The UN predicts that we will need 70% more food than we produce today just to feed these people. Insects offer a solution as they are high-protein and low-fat food sources that can be harvested year-round with little environmental impact. In this blog post, I will outline the market for edible insects for animal feed and provide some insight into how it may evolve in future years.
Edible insects for animal feed are the use of edible insects as an ingredient in livestock and poultry feed. They are used as a protein source in pet food, chicken feed, and fish feed. The most common types of insects are dried, steam-cooked, or fried (in oil). This practice has been popularized by Jeroen Dierckx who developed a company called Protix which provides standardized quantities to farmers throughout Europe. It has many benefits such as high protein content and low-fat content. There have also been some reports that they can make animals healthier through improved gut health due to their prebiotic nature.
Edible insects and animal feed has been traditionally used as a food source in many cultures. In some regions, consumption of edible insects for animal feed is an acceptable practice that provides protein to the animals while not competing with human supplies. The main attraction of using edible insect species is their high nutritional value. Edible insects are rich sources of proteins, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids which make them suitable for use in feeding livestock such as cattle, poultry, or fish.
On the basis of type, edible insects for animal feed is segmented into raw, dried, steam-cooked, and fried.
Raw can be those that do not undergo any processing and have a natural form. Examples of this type include whole beetles, larvae, pupae, and crickets ids they exist in their original form before cooking or drying them. These types of Edible Insects for Animal Feed are not processed and they have to be processed or cooked before feeding.
This kind refers to dried processed edible insects with a dry consistency that also includes roasted chrysalises and cornmeal made from grated grasshoppers. Dried edible insects for animal feed is a type of insect that has been dried. This is done by drying the insects in controlled conditions, such as low humidity and temperatures. They can be eaten directly or they may need to be rehydrated before consumption. They are often used as a protein replacement because of their high protein content and low-fat content, as well as their lower price. Dried insects are an excellent source of essential fatty acids like omega-six and three, which help with healthy cell growth.
Edible insects steamed by boiling water until tender such as mealworms so they will soften up enough to prevent being too tough when eaten on their own without additives like salt, pepper, or other spices. Steam-cooked edible insects for animal feed are also known as pre-prepared, ready to eat, or living food. They have been cooked in a steamer and can be eaten straight away without further cooking process. These products can contain a variety of vegetables and other ingredients such as spices, sauces, fruits.
Fried edible insects for animal feed are a type of processed food that is fried until crispy and crunchy. This product can be made from raw or dried crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, mealworms, and other forms of insect protein. It is often marketed as an alternative to factory farming meats such as beef cattle and chicken because it has less environmental impact than those animals.
On the basis of application, edible insects for animal feed is segmented into direct and indirect.
Direct edible insects refer to the type of insect that is fed directly to animals. This approach has been gaining traction in recent times with many pig farmers switching from soybean meal and other animal feed products, due to its higher nutritive value than those conventional alternatives as well as a lower cost per unit when compared against meat-based feeds such as poultry by-products or livestock offal. Direct edible insects for animal feed can be obtained by farming the insects themselves. For example, crickets are often raised as an agricultural crop and used to create a sustainable protein source with low environmental impact.
Indirect feeding includes the use of edible insects for animal feed. The most common example is when food from a plant-based diet is mixed with insects, such as crickets or mealworms to create protein additives in order to boost nutrition levels and diversify diets. The indirect edible insects for animal feed can be obtained by collecting the insects from their natural habitats and then processing them to make a powder or cake. These processed products are used as food supplements in livestock feeds, pet foods, ruminant meat substitutes, etc. The raw form of these insect-derived products is usually dried before they are steamed or fried because it reduces moisture content which ensures that pests do not thrive on this product during storage periods. In some cases, the direct forms of edible insects (such as crickets) are eaten after being boiled until tender and can also be found frozen too.
On the basis of region, the global edible insects for the animal feed market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The North American region is expected to lead the market in terms of revenue during the forecast period owing to the large consumption of edible insects as animal feed supplements due to their higher availability compared with other regions. North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific are major regions that contribute to a significant share in this market. The Middle East & Africa constitute a small percentage as compared with other countries owing to strict religious beliefs.
The growth factors for the edible insect market in animal feed are primarily due to the large availability of insect-based products, comparatively less cost compared to other proteins like meat and dairy, low levels of fat content, good nutrient composition with high protein content. Additionally, there is a growing awareness among consumers about sustainability issues related to food production.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Edible Insects for Animal Feed Market research report which is segmented by Types (Raw, Dried, Steam, Fried, Frozen), By Applications (Direct, Indirect), By Players/Companies Enviroflight, Agri Protein, Ynsect, Protix, Enterra Feed, Bioflytech, Proti-Farm, Entomotech, Co-Prot, Nordic Insect Economy, Entomo Farms, Kreca, Deli Bugs”. As per the study, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Edible Insects for Animal Feed Market Research Report|
|By Type||Raw, Dried, Steam, Fried, Frozen|
|By Application||Direct, Indirect|
|By Companies||Enviroflight, Agri Protein, Ynsect, Protix, Enterra Feed, Bioflytech, Proti-Farm, Entomotech, Co-Prot, Nordic Insect Economy, Entomo Farms, Kreca, Deli Bugs|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||230|
|Number of Tables & Figures||161|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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