Our long-term goal is to increase the sustainability of beef cattle production in the U.S.Objective 1.Assess forage utilization in steers supplemented with graded levels of a novel protein source, defatted Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL)Objective 2.Evaluate if defatted BSFL stimulates forage utilization by steers to a similar extent as an isonitrogenous level of a conventional protein supplementObjective 3.Assess steer acceptance of and preference for defatted BSFL as compared to a conventional protein supplementObjective 4. Determine the site of protein degradability of BSFL usingin vitromodels
BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE (BSFL) AS A PROTEIN SOURCE FOR CATTLE CONSUMING FORAGE
Drewery, M.; Wickersham, Tr, .
Texas State University