Growing Insects For Small Livestock Feed

On This Episode of The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold and Rachel Discuss Several Insects That Can Be Farmed To Feed Your Small Livestock And Cut Feed Costs.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 181 – January 9, 2023

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What We Are Not Talking About

  • Un-natural Diets For Livestock
  • Insects For Human Consumption

Livestock That Can Eat Insects

Insects That Can Be Farmed and Used For Livestock Feed


Black Soldier Fly Larvae


  • Video on How To Breed & Raise Crickets
  • Purchasing crickets to get started – order by size like ⅝” to start laying eggs quickly or ¼ “ to get more at a lower price that will grow quickly.
  • Purchase breeding crickets at The Critter Depot or find sellers on Amazon

Grasshoppers and Locusts

Earth Worms

Silk Worms

Cockroaches … Nope!

Income Opportunities

There is huge opportunity in raising any of these for income in a few ways.

  • Sell the insects as feed for people who don’t want to deal with it
  • Customer base in pet owners of reptiles, rodents, fish as well as homesteaders.
  • Sell breeding stock for others to get started farming their own insects for feed.
  • Baitshop

Nicholas Ferguson bugs video: 

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