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BIG DUTCHMAN : Successful Insect Farming Requires Perfect Conditions for Growth

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Successful insect farming requires perfect conditions for growth


Better Insect Solutions is a joint brand of Inno+, Skov and Big Dutchman. All three companies are leading technology suppliers in their different branches of the agribusiness and complement each other’s product ranges perfectly.

Who are we?

Big Dutchman has developed and realized cost-efficient feeding systems and housing equipment for modern pig and poultry production since 1938. Big Dutchman is the recognized market leader of the animal farming industry. Across five continents and in more than 100 countries, our name stands for long-lasting quality, rapid service, and unsurpassed know-how. Our innovations have had considerable impact on livestock management and will continue to do so – now with insect farming.

Big Dutchman HydroMix
The feeding system is modular and can be scaled to meet demands for both small- and large-scale insect farming

The Importance of Good Feed Preparation

Successful insect farming requires perfect conditions for growth. Hence, we have modified our robust high-tech solutions, which have proven their worth in farmhouses all over the world, to meet he specific needs of insect farms. Our reliable and energy-saving technologies enable our customers to operate economically from the beginning. Big Dutchman offers high-quality silos for inside and outside use along with all the accessories required for hygienic feed storage. With Big Dutchman conveying systems, your feed passes fromthe silo into the house safely and without any loss of quality – supported by augers and spirals in a variety of sizes.
The Big Dutchman feeding system InsectMixpro is an extremely flexible modular system that provides insects with liquid feed, especially for black soldier fly. Every system is matched to the volume to be supplied and the local conditions on the farm. To be able to meet our customers’ demands at any time, our engineers are constantly enhancing the system. We can therefore offer several different system types under the name InsectMixpro.

The opportunity to use insect frass as an organic fertilizer

Pelletizing frass from insects is a natural continuation of clever residue treatment. It is necessary to dry the frass to ensure a good and stable process that produces a hygienized high-quality product avoiding breaking of pellets and mould. With our drying systems, we are able to set up the whole frass management from the insect farming enabling versatile marketing possibilities of an organic fertilizer.


Frass drying and pelletizing using our proven technology for animal manure.
“At Big Dutchman, we are, as part of Better Insect Solutions, committed to support the scale up of insect production by providing key technologies of importance for well-operated insect farms.”

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For more information about BIG DUTCHMAN, please read pages 15-16 of Beta Buzz #2 – The MUST-HAVE Insect Farming Publication

Alternatively, for more information on BIG DUTCHMAN, please visit www.bigdutchman.com/en/insect-farming/