Updated Mar 29, 2019

Production of maggots as high protein feed for poultry from the use of slaughter waste

Lincoln Peedah

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Neat Eco-Feeds uses abattoir waste to produce maggots; a high protein feed for poultry and fish and the by-products bagged as compost for crop cultivation

Collected slaughter waste is fermented for 2 days and cultured in production tanks. These attracts scores of flies which deposits their eggs in the process. They feed and mature for harvesting in 3 days. Harvested maggots are sold live, and or dried and further processed to powder for sale. The by-products after harvest is bagged as high yielding compost suitable for vegetable and crop production.
Collected slaughter waste is fermented for 2 days and cultured in production tanks. These attracts scores of flies which deposits their eggs in the process. They feed and mature for harvesting in 3 days. Harvested maggots are sold live, and or dried and further processed to powder for sale. The by-products after harvest is bagged as high yielding compost suitable for vegetable and crop production.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

We had received a proof of concept grant from the Ghana Climate Innovation Center in June, 2018. We now have four products; live, dried and powdered maggots and are sold to poultry farmers. The by-product after harvest is bagged as compost

Focus Areas:

Waste Management, Livestock & Agriculture and Climate Change and Resilience

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Implemented In:

Ghana

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Country Implemented In
650
Customers
6
Employees
$118,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

In Ghana and in most African countries, tons of accumulated slaughter waste mainly blood, intestinal contents and tissues is left to decay; emitting awful stench and causing discomfort to neighboring households. Also, decayed waste emits methane gas; the second most potent greenhouse gas causing global warming and climate change. In some jurisdictions, the components are also discharged to water bodies polluting them and causing water scarcity for livestock and humans

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Solution

We collect this waste and cultures it to produce maggots and compost. Maggots are affordable, green and sustainable high protein feed (65% protein) for fish and poultry birds. Maggot feed is noted to reduce keets mortality by close to 100% and are also a perfect replacement for current orthodox protein product offering in the market, soybean and carnivorous fishmeal and thus make farmers investment attractive.

Target Beneficiaries

Over 3,000 and 1,600 local poultry and fish farmers respectively.

Mission and Vision

We produce cheap alternate protein feed to replace the orthodox soy and carnivorous fishmeal. As we do this, we help keep the cities and water bodies clean and keeping the environment safe for all whilst lowering farmers feed cost.

Competitive Advantage

Neat Eco-Feed is the only Ghanaian company that produces maggots from slaughter waste to meet the protein needs of poultry, pigs and fish feeds. In other parts of the World, specifically in South Africa, AgriProtein rears the black soldier fly in cages and are nurtured to lay eggs which are then introduced to food waste for maggots production. Slaughter waste is a huge challenge to manage by various Assemblies in Ghana. The mopped waste is incubated attracting scores of flies which lays eggs and develops into maggots and harvested in three days. We have a well-established market size for our feed products, with 3 prototypes of the feed and compost available in the market. Proficient knowledge on entomology is needed to enter this industry. We are endowed with experienced and a youthful team yielding remarkable results in less than a year of operations. The profession is physically demanding. We deal with the strain of extreme weather conditions whilst working in a remote area.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are in the process of adapting cutting-edge technology to increase the production of maggots. Mixing of the waste into the tanks is currently done manually. We currently also depend on hired trucks for the carrying of the waste from the 5 slaughterhouses to the production site. We are looking to procure a commercial mixer and a 5-ton capacity truck for bulk haulage of the waste. These are geared towards the automation of our operations for increased efficiency and productivity
Funding Goal2,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted2,000
New Implemented CountriesBurkina Faso, Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire
Recruit2 Management, 2 Advisors and 6 Volunteers
New FeatureCreate pellet feed from the powdered maggot to serve the floating feed market segment of aquaculture industry

The Team Behind the Innovation

One of Ghana’s leading entomologist, Dr. Jacob Anankware is part of the team and is supporting our transition from concrete substrate tanks to a wholly Black Soldier Fly facility. All Team members typically have expertise in maggot identification, harvesting, formulating substrate mixes and a variety of other tasks. Also, all team members are committed to endure the strain of extreme weather conditions accompanying the tasks whilst working in a remote area.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Ghana

Supporting Materials

Maggot-Feed-Trials-Guinea-Fowls.pdf
Profile-of-Neat-Eco-Feeds-Ltd.pdf