Product Line Manager, Feed
Black soldier fly larvae: Results of new adult maintenance feeding trial in dogs—Brad Ewankiw, product line manager, feed, and Laura Metcalf, key account manager, animal nutrition, both with Enterra, explain how North American production of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) continues to grow, providing an alternate sustainable and hypoallergenic source of protein and fat for the pet food industry. As consumers increase awareness of and demand for more sustainably produced ingredients including insects—and regulatory approval progresses—pet food manufacturers need to understand how incorporating BSFL ingredients into their portfolio can help create a competitive advantage. In this presentation, Ewankiw and Metcalf will provide an overview of the most recent technical data including palatability and digestibility from a very recently completed adult maintenance feeding trial in dogs. Attendees will learn about the latest evidence proving these ingredients are high value with good acceptance and excellent target animal safety based on a balanced amino acid and fatty acid profile.
Brad Ewankiw is product line manager, feed, with Enterra. He has 20 years of experience in various sales and marketing roles in the agriculture industry, including Bayer CropScience, Pulse Canada, FMC Agriculture and Gowan Co. in product marketing and management. At Enterra, Ewankiw is responsible for all aspects of product management for the current portfolio of black soldier fly larvae-based products and ingredients. He also manages the product development process, focusing on new products that will provide value in the pet food and feed markets. Ewankiw has a bachelor of science in agriculture from the University of Manitoba and a certificate of agri-marketing through the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association.