Cargill and InnovaFeed partner to bring sustainable feed to animal producers
argill and InnovaFeed have entered into a strategic partnership to bring sustainable and innovative feed options to the animal nutrition industry. Through the partnership, Cargill and InnovaFeed will collaborate to jointly market fish feed which includes insect protein, enabling both partners to support the growth of sustainable aquaculture.
Pilar Cruz, President of Cargill's compound feed business, said, 'We recognise that the planet has finite resources. It is our job to find innovative feed options for our customers that protect the planet and support sustainable protein production."
InnovaFeed's circular economy approach brings added sustainability benefits as the company uses co-products from the agriculture production of starch and sugar to feed black soldier fly larvae known as Hermetia illucens.
Once the larvae reach a certain stage, protein and oil are extracted from the larvae, to be used in feed for pets, aquaculture species and young animals like broilers and piglets.
Clement Ray, Chief Executive Officer of InnovaFeed, said, 'By upcycling local cereal co-products and repurposing insect waste as an organic fertiliser, InnovaFeed's products truly have a positive environmental impact. We're also able to have a positive impact on climate change by saving 25,000 tonnes of CO2emissions per year with each 10,000-tonne-production unit by feeding insect meal to animals. That is equivalent to removing 14,000 cars off the roads.'