Hedader Black Soldier Fly

Feeding insects efficiently

Innovative solutions for sustainable insect production

Due to the steadily growing global population, the demand for proteins is also expanding worldwide. The resulting increase in food production places enormous demands on the feed used for feeding livestock, poultry and fish.    

One solution to this problem is insects as an alternative source of food. E.g., larvae of the black soldier fly can play a crucial role in sustainable food production.

Larvae can feed on residues from the food industry and transform these into healthy and sustainable ingredients for feed and foodstuffs.

Other products that can be obtained from insects:

  • WEDA Insects Öl
  • WEDA Insects Larvae
  • WEDA Insects Mehl
  • WEDA Insects Dünger

WEDA – experience from agriculture

From tradition and with many years of experience, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH provides innovative technical solutions on a worldwide basis. Since its foundation in 1934, the manufacturer of products for pig husbandry has developed to become the market leader for modern housing and feeding technologies.

The principle of WEDA insect feed systems is based on liquid feeding technology for pig breeding. WEDA has been developing and producing own technologies for weighing, crushing, pumping and distributing liquid feed since the 1970s, and even its computer programmes based on Linux are self-developed and programmed.

Find more detailed information about WEDA hereBrochure Insect feeding

The concept: crushing, processing, maintaining flowability and precise dosing

In the insect-feeding process flow it is particularly important that by-products such as food waste (e.g. different types of vegetables and fruit) are reduced to less than 3 millimetres in size. The mass must then be prepared and mixed such that it has a high dry substance ratio and remains flowable at the same time, allowing for quick and precise dosing. In pig farming similar challenges occur, except that the mass itself can be more liquid. Based on many years of experience in this field, WEDA offers proven technologies adapted from crushing technology, agitator technology, weighing and dosing. The following video shows a reference object in which approx. 10 kg of feed mash is dosed out in six seconds:

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  • WEDA insect Dosierstation
  • WEDA insect Rührwerk SRW
  • WEDA Schneckenpumpe
  • weda Kreiselpumpe 4 Kw 2
  • weda Kreiselpumpe 4 Kw 1
  • WEDA insect Behälter QXS
  • WEDA insect Behälter QS
  • WEDA insect Behälter QM
  • WEDA insect Behälter Q
  • WEDA Mazerator
  • WEDA Insects 4Px

Modern feeding technologies

WEDA's liquid feeding systems are tailored to individual needs. A variety of feed formulations are created with support of the Excellent 4Px Larvae computer system. Based on these recipes, various components are crushed, mixed and then dosed out. WEDA offers a high degree of safety and maximum feeding accuracy with maximum levels of hygiene. Heat utilisation and fermentation of residual materials can also be integrated seamlessly, minimising workloads and reducing costs at the same time.

Feeding procedure

  • The mixture consists of various dry and/or liquid components
  • The feed recipe is stored in the Excellent 4PX computer
  • The target values for temperature and pH value of the feed are included in the composition of the substrate
  • The Excellent 4PX specifies which percentage of each product is required
  • The recipe is mixed in a mixing vessel in the feed kitchen
  • The components are transported from the silos to the container via screw or spiral conveyors
  • An agitator is integrated in the container
  • The container is weighed, ensuring that the exact quantities of the individual components can be added to the mixing container
  • The substrate must have a specific consistency to be pumpable
  • The mixture is then pumped from the mixing tank into a feed line
  • The feed reaches the dosing station via the feed line
  • The quantity to be fed is monitored via flow rate measurement
  • At the dosing station, feed is dosed out into substrate boxes
  • A variable amount of feed (kg) is dosed without dripping and within seconds using a special dosing technique
  • The substrate box is filled and arrives to feed the larvae
  • The next empty substrate box is already on-route to the dosing station
  • The process is repeated

System components

  • WEDA feeding kitchen
  • WEDA Insects outdoor
  • WEDA Insects Silo
  • WEDA Silo inside
  • WEDA Insects mixing
  • WEDA Insects DFM
  • WEDA Isects dosing station
  • WEDA Insects fermentation
  • WEDA Insects Cleaning
  • WEDA Insects Cleaning
  • WEDA insects hy light
  • WEDA Insects cleaning
  • Weda Insects cleaning

Any questions?

Please call us or write a short eMail!

Jens Feldhaus

Jens Feldhaus
Sales manager Insects and Fish

+49 4441.8705.636
+49 4441.5500