Chickens will naturally forage for insects given the opportunity. Many backyard chickens are kept in northern climates or in coops where insect exposure is limited. BSFL meal and oil, or whole dried larvae provide a natural insect ingredient to chickens and other backyard flock. BSFL ingredients are more sustainable than many other protein ingredients used in chicken feeds, high in calcium and protein, and palatable to birds in many forms.
Products for Poultry
Solving a Big Problem with a Small Insect
At EnviroFlight® we aim to create and improve innovative solutions to solve one of the biggest problems: world demand for animal-derived protein doubling by 2050.
Our pilot plant opened in 2009, and since then, we have been observing and analyzing the Black Soldier Fly for its potential. Our first discovery was that Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) can be used as a high quality nutrient source for poultry, fish, pets, exotics and swine in a variety of forms.
Harnessing the power of the fly will help us feed the animals that will ultimately feed our rapidly growing population.
Additionally, because BSFL are fed pre-consumer food manufacturing leftovers and by-products, we have the potential to significantly contribute to efforts that keep food waste out of landfills, reclaiming those nutrients so they can successfully enter into the food chain! Turns out insects can help sustainably address the global issue of world hunger.
Quality, Consistency, Capacity
Quality: Our feedstock ingredients are defined by The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) ensuring a premium product, and our feed and fertilizer products are registered with the appropriate State Departments of Agriculture and the FDA.
Consistency: By implementing best practices for our feed ingredients, animal care, and processing, we are able to manufacture balanced, high-performance products.
Capacity: Leveraging years of applied research and development in our Ohio pilot plant, our animal-rearing and manufacturing systems and practices have been designed for mass production. EnviroFlight will open its first U.S. commercial-scale production facility in 2018, which will employ a commercial BSFL platform and provide a sustainable source of sought-after high-quality nutrients for the pet food, poultry, aquaculture, livestock, young animal and exotic feed industries.
Quality, Capacity and Consistency. From quality ingredients in our feedstock to consistent and safe processing, EnviroFlight® holds our entire operation to strict standards. Our Yellow Springs, Ohio pilot plant and our Maysville, Kentucky commercial facility are routinely inspected and approved by the respective Ohio and Kentucky Departments of Agriculture, and are fully compliant with the standards established by the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Feed Stock Quality
All our feedstock ingredients meet AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) guidelines – the same ones required for all livestock raised in the U.S. We use pre-consumer product streams, and our feedstock ensures a high-quality black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) feed produced in the largest commercial-scale BSFL production facility in the United States.
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