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Wednesday, March 30 2022 - 00:00
Ynsect Opens First Mealworm Farm In The Us And Enters Local Premium Chicken Feed Market After Jord Joined Its Production Platform.
PARIS, March 29, 2022, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Jord Producers [ ], Nebraska-based, has been 
incorporated into Ynsect's production portfolio, signifying the global leader's 
entry into North American mealworm production. The move comes off the back of 
Ynsect's [ ] introduction to the US market in November 

With the world's largest vertical insect farm in France, Ynsect transforms 
Buffalo and Molitor mealworms into premium, high-value, sustainable ingredients 
to feed animals, fish, plants and humans. Having raised more than $500 million, 
Ynsect exports its products worldwide. 

The addition of Jord Producers reflects Ynsect's expansion into the US market 
and their entry into the backyard chicken feed market. During the pandemic, the 
backyard chicken market saw significant growth in America. By 2026, the US 
market is predicted to reach approximately $400M according by a recent study by 
Arthur D. Little.

Over the last two years, the number of Americans rearing chickens has increased 
to around 26 million. Emerton studies showed that 82% of US backyard chicken 
owners prefer mealworms versus other insects. Recent trials conducted by Ynsect 
have shown increased performance on egg size. Antoine Hubert, CEO and 
Co-Founder of Ynsect commented, "We're very excited to continue establishing 
our presence in the US, which is a priority market for Ynsect as we expand 
globally. As an impact company, sustainability and support for the environment 
is at the top of our agenda. We were obviously very impressed with Cheryl's 
entrepreneurial skills. She co-founded Jord within the best agricultural region 
in the US, allowing easy, local access to raw materials. It was therefore an 
obvious choice for us."

Mealworms like those produced at Jord offer significant benefits to livestock 
and pets alike as they contain all the amino acids a chicken needs for optimal 
development: very high protein content (72% protein), highly digestible, 
hypoallergenic and the potential to decrease skin diseases. 

Cheryl Powers, CEO of Jord Producers, added: "Having built Jord Producers from 
scratch with co-founders Kris Vrooman and Amber Klassen, becoming experts in 
raising and distributing live and whole dried larvae to the backyard chicken 
market, Jord Producers is delighted to join the Ynsect family. We're confident 
that move will help us take the production of high-quality mealworms to the 
next level."

With the incorporation of Jord Producers, Ynsect's production portfolio grows 
to three vertical farms and one hatchery. This will eventually allow Ynsect to 
increase volumes of mealworm larvae production and, will also help pave the way 
into further entries into the petfood market, with ingredients like protein 
meal and oil expected to be approved for production in the near future in North 

By using Ynsect's ingredients instead of other types of protein for pet food, 
manufacturers benefit from using 98% less land and 45% fewer resources. 
Furthermore, Ynsect utilizes a circular-economy model through its new vertical 
farms to create value chains, fully aligned with the Paris COP21 Agreements 
+1.5°C scenario, and the EU Fit for 55 target.

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SOURCE: Ynsect