Ÿnsect opens first mealworm farm in the U.S.
Jord Producers has been incorporated into Ÿnsect’s production portfolio, signifying the global leader’s entry into North American mealworm production.
March 29, 2022
Jord Producers, Nebraska-based, has been incorporated into Ÿnsect’s production portfolio, signifying the global leader’s entry into North American mealworm production. The move comes off the back of Ÿnsect’s introduction to the U.S. market in November 2021.
With the world’s largest vertical insect farm in France, Ÿnsect, transforms Buffalo and Molitor mealworms into premium, high-value, sustainable ingredients to feed animals, fish, plants and humans. Having raised more than $500 million, Ÿnsect exports its products worldwide.
The addition of Jord Producers reflects Ÿnsect’s expansion into the U.S. 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 U.S. market is predicted to reach approximately $400 million according to a recent study by Arthur D. Little.
Antoine Hubert, CEO and co-founder of Ÿnsect, said, “we’re very excited to continue establishing our presence in the U.S., which is a priority market for Ÿnsect as we expand globally. As an impact company, sustainability and support for the environment are 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 U.S., allowing easy, local access to raw materials. It was, therefore, an obvious choice for us.”
With the incorporation of Jord Producers, Ÿnsect’s production portfolio grows to three vertical farms and one hatchery. This will eventually allow Ÿnsect to increase volumes of mealworm larvae production and, will also help pave the way for further entries into the pet food market, with ingredients like protein meal and oil expected to be approved for production in the near future in North America.