Authors : T.A.M. Awoniyi
Abstract: The need to harness the potentials of maggot meal, a by-product of animal (manure) origin to replace an expensive conventional feed ingredient (fish meal) was brought into focus by showing the results of relevant studies (nutritional, microbiological, consumers’ response) as evidence in support of idea that maggot meal is a good protein raw material that can be included in poultry diet to produce broiler-chicken meat and/egg. From all the results, the broiler meat produced was found to be nutritionally rich, microbiologically safe and acceptable to consumers. It was therefore concluded that research and development should focus on the mechanization of maggotmeal production for industrial application in order to reduce labour and to make animal protein more available in developing countries where maggots are readily available.
T.A.M. Awoniyi , 2007. Health, Nutrional and Consumers’ Acceptability Assurance of Maggotmeal Inclusion in Livestock Diet: A Review . International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2: 52-56.