Cowboy Cricket Farms, LLC
181 Skyway Blvd., 1A, Belgrade, MT 59714
Contact: James Rolin (Marketing Manager)
(562) 208-5604 (cell)
For Immediate Release
MONTANA CRICKET FARMERS RECEIVE GRANT TO CREATE “SUPER CRICKET” WITH ENHANCED NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Alternate Title: WHY YOUR NEXT HEART HEALTH SUPPLEMENT MAY BE PRODUCED BY MONTANA “SUPER CRICKET” FARMERS
BELGRADE, Mont., (July 31, 2017) – On 01JUL17 Montana’s first and only cricket farm, Cowboy Cricket Farms of Belgrade, has received a $57,384 grant from the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology (MBRCT), with matching funds from Cowboy Cricket Farms, to create a Super Cricket with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. While the current line of cricket production is motivated by producing high-protein, high-iron nutritional supplements with extremely low environmental impact, the “Super Cricket” project was motivated by finding the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for cardiovascular health.
According to the CDC, heart disease is responsible for 600,000 deaths and costs the U.S. about $207 billion per year. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for proper brain, heart, and body function and lower levels of omega 6 fatty acids are correlated with lower levels of inflammation and chronic disease, including heart disease. Traditionally, consumers have had few options for increasing Omega-3 intake: expensive and hard-to-find meat from grass-fed livestock, and oily fish. However, many high omega-3 fish have high levels of mercury and/or PCBs, making them increasingly dangerous health supplements.
"We are a family farm and we care about the health and nutrition of families in an affordable fashion. We think that Super Crickets are the answer"
About Cowboy Cricket Farms
Cowboy Cricket Farms is the first edible insect farm in the state of Montana. Started in November of 2016 by Kathleen Rolin, a disabled Coast Guard Veteran from Bozeman, and her husband James. As a woman and Veteran owned-and-operated farm, Cowboy Cricket Farms currently has the capacity to produce about 50,000 pounds of crickets annually. Compared to feedlot beef, Cowboy Cricket Farms’ processes for cricket production are 2,000 times more efficient with water, 14 times more efficient with feed, produce 80 times less methane, use less than 1% of the comparable land mass, and contain twice the amount of iron for the same amount of protein.