Mealworm(Tenebrio molitor) is a kind of insects that eat wheat bran, crop straw bran powder and discarded vegetables. The feeding cost of mealworm is relatively low, but its protein content is high, so its market price is relatively high. Farming yellow mealworms can be profitable by selling live larvae, adults, insect dung, etc. At present, every country in the world has different scales of mealworm farms, so will it really make money to breed yellow mealworms in 2020?
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Why mealworm breeding is very hot now?
Tenebrio molitor has strong adaptability and easy-to-master breeding techniques. Both factory farming and decentralized breeding can be used, and it is suitable for decentralized breeding and centralized processing.
The mealworm breeding industry is particularly suitable for operating in the “company + base + farmer” model. The large-scale production and industrialization of yellow mealworms is a key funded project of China’s Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Harvest Plan.
It has been listed as a key development project of China’s 4050 Project and a national Spark Plan project. The market prospect of breeding yellow mealworms is attractive, and it is a good way to make a fortune in urban and rural areas.
The development of mealworm breeding is of great significance for optimizing the rural industrial structure, promoting farmers’ income, and promoting rural economic growth and the transformation of rural surplus labor.
Prospects of mealworm breeding in 2020
The large-scale production of yellow mealworms can fully utilize and transform organic waste resources, mainly crop straws, and reduce energy waste.
The basic content of developing a new insect industry in 2020 is to create new employment opportunities for rural surplus labor and urban laid-off workers. The production of animal high-protein feeds by breeding of yellow mealworms can promote the deep processing and comprehensive utilization of new species of yellow mealworms.
With the development of a series of mealworm screening machinery, the breeding of Tenebrio molitor is no longer cumbersome. The 2020 Tenebrio molitor breeding project is currently advancing towards the direction of industrialized deep processing based on the completion of new species selection, laboratory breeding, and industrialized scale production.