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POULTRY WORLD : Investors show financial support for insect farming for poultry

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POULTRY WORLD

Investors show financial support for insect farming for poultry

Poultry World
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Investors have poured in over £1.7 million to scale up production, sales and supply of Black Soldier Fly (BSF) eggs and larvae produced by Scottish insect genetics business Beta Bugs Ltd.

The funding round for the upscaling of resources to the insect farming sectors, as a sustainable alternative to current sources of protein for animal feed, was led by the Tricapital Syndicate LLP, with support from SIS Ventures, Scottish Enterprise, Beeches Group, Climate. Vc, and existing shareholders and Innovate UK.

A sustainable alternative protein

Based in Edinburgh, Beta Bugs has developed the UK’s first selective breeding programme and egg production site for the BSF, as an alternative protein source for use in poultry, pig and aquaculture feed, and can be reared on various waste streams, including agricultural and food waste.

Read the full article by Poultry World here

 

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