BSF Smart Farm reveals why Bac Ninh Farmers use Black Soldier Fly Larvae in Chicken and Poultry Raising

Luong Tai is a purely agricultural district. Compared to other localities in Bac Ninh province, the lives of people here are still difficult. The people’s main agricultural production is farming, aquaculture and poultry farming, especially raising free-range hybrid chickens.

By December 2020, the number of poultry in the district had nearly 1 million, an increase of 170.7% over the same period in 2019 and concentrated in a number of traditional poultry farming communes such as Trung Chinh, Trung Xa, An Thinh…

Black soldier flies do not have proboscis, so they do not suck on fruits and do not cling to food like other flies, so they are quite safe. Raising black soldier flies is not too complicated because the food for black soldier fly larvae is mainly spoiled fruits and vegetables. Often asked for food at the market, this species is quite voracious, throughout its life cycle, one kilogram of larvae will consume 5 pounds of food by-products. Black soldier fly pupae are a product used as food in poultry, livestock, aquaculture… with very nutritional value, in addition, fly corpses are also used as fertilizer.

Grasping the outstanding advantages of Black Soldier Flies in waste treatment and effective food source in livestock farming, many models and families raising Black Soldier Flies have recently appeared in Luong Tai district. Serving poultry farming brings high economic efficiency, reduces food costs (about 30%), does not have to use antibiotics, animals are healthier…. Therefore, the Black Soldier Fly farming model has been attracting many people’s attention to invest in economic development.

Black soldier fly eggs hatch into pupae and are a nutritious food for livestock.

Their larvae are nutritious food for pigs, poultry and aquaculture. This species is also used to treat waste in agriculture and craft villages. This is a type of fly used by many countries around the world to decompose organic waste very effectively.

 Black soldier flies are available in our country’s natural environment; Adults are black, 12 – 20 mm long, like bees. The life cycle of the black soldier fly lasts more than 1 month, starting from eggs, larvae, pupae, and finally molting into black soldier flies. Adults live about 3 – 5 days, do not eat or drink, and live in the shade of trees. Each female lays about 500 eggs and then dies.

An interesting thing is that the life span of adult flies is very short, only 1 week. However, this larva has a very high processing speed of organic waste (an average of 5 times its body weight), and a long processing time (from 2 – 3 weeks). On the contrary, the life cycle is short, so if you do not master the technique, it can damage the larvae within one growth cycle.

Some households in Trung Chinh commune (Mr. and Mrs. Hien Hung in Lai Dong 2 village, Mr. and Mrs. Hieu Nguyet in Tuan La village, Mr. and Mrs. Dung Hang in Ap Ngoai village…) who are using larvae in livestock farming confirm: Nutritional ingredients The nutrition of black soldier flies before the pupation stage is 43 – 51% protein, 15 – 18% fat, 2.8 – 6.2% calcium, 1 – 1.2% phosphorus, enough nutrients to be used as animal feed such as pigs and chickens. , ducks, etc. Especially in poultry farming with high nutritional content, black soldier flies provide all the necessary nutrients for poultry, helping livestock products achieve high quality when exported to the market. safe for human health. This is a competitive advantage compared to other products of the same type. 53% of the fat in black soldier fly larvae is lauric acid, which has antibacterial properties, helping poultry increase resistance. So when using black soldier fly larvae as poultry food, it is like adding natural antibiotics to poultry, helping poultry limit some diseases.

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