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EVELIN – Protein supply for laying Hens in Lower Saxony

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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

EVELIN – Protein supply for laying Hens in Lower Saxony

Project description

This project studies the impact of feeding larvae on the animal behavior an egg quality of laying hens. The basic hypothesis is that added larvae generally has a positive impact on animal welfare, but also on the economy of poultry in general. The use of insect larvae increases the value added, because secondary stream products are turned into high quality feed. This high quality feed is than fed to the laying hens. This new supply chain enables economically as well as ecologically sustainable uses of secondary stream materials from the agriculture and food industry. In a first step, the optimum feed addition with insect larvae is determined. In a second step, we will examine different machines for the automation of insect feeding. We will look at the whole supply chain and determine necessary improvements. This requires the testing of all procedures and steps in order to use synergies develop an optimal flow.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Institut Querfeld Group GbR
Alenconer Straße 30
49610 Quakenbrück

Phone: 05431/9263613

Email: cgm@querfeldgroup.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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