Modern insect breeding with SCHAUER and VDL

Insects as animal feed - unique - minimal ecological footprint

Successful with system: Animal-friendly, functional and labor-efficient - INQUIRY NOW!


  • The demand for alternative protein sources is one of the great challenges of the future in livestock farming.
  • Using insects for protein production, this problem can be counteracted in the long term.
  • Innovative systems for black soldier fly (BSF) and mealworm production
  • Integrated systems - from kitchen to handling and air conditioning
  • Fully automated systems
  • Sustainable production by using residues from industry and food trade
  • Individual project planning of the feeding system and component preparation
  • Tank with shredder pump for comminution of residues from industry and food trade
  • Flexible dry matter content and temperature control


Sustainable: To obtain 1 kg of protein the following resources are needed:

  • Insect: Water 2300 l Land: 18 m² CO2: 14 kg CO2 Equivalents
  • Chicken: Water 34 000 l Land 52 m² CO2: 36 kg CO2 Equivalents


  • Amount of protein in the basic product:
  • 72% in insect meal
  • 64% in chicken meal


A high-quality source of palatable animal protein. Utilized residual streams. 
Dog - Chicken - Pig - Fish 

Insect breeding - what species are suitable

  • The black soldier fly (Hermetica illucens) Black Soldier Fly
  • The small mealworm or buffalo worm (Alphitobius diaperinus)
  • The mealworm (Tenebrio molitor)


  • Optimal feed utilization: Residual streams are by-products from the food industry that are approved as feed. These residual streams provide the proteins for the BSF. The black soldier fly can convert much of the proteins in its feed to biomass.
  • No diseases: Due to the short life span - the fattening period is one week - and the top hygienic conditions, no diseases occur. Medication is never necessary.
  • Low space requirement: Up to one ton of insect protein is produced per year on one square meter.
  • Speed: With its short fattening period, the Black Sodier Fly is a record holder in efficiency. Week after week, it produces new protein for sustainable feed production.


  • Protein
  • Fertilizer
  • Oil
  • Dried larvae