New Automation System Design Release

automated cricket bin

Contact:  James Rolin

Phone: 562-208-5604




BELGRADE, MT 04FEB2018 - Cowboy Cricket Farms, LLC. In Belgrade, Montana has officially released the first photos and specifications of the first commercial available modular cricket farming system.  The system is self contained in a bin the regulates temperature and humidity while also monitoring air quality and maintaining feed and water for the tiny livestock.

Aimed at future cricket farmers, the Cowboy Cricket Farms automation system will allow for even the most novice farmer to efficiently raise crickets for human consumption without the large labor expense that has been seen in traditional insect farming.  Because of this Cowboy Cricket Farms has opened their doors to the public to allow for consumers and farmers to see how they operate.  In a notoriously secretive industry, they are the first major edible insect farm to do this.

Edible insects are on the rise in the US.  Compared to beef, crickets are over 2,000X more efficient with their water and 14X more efficient with their feed.  They also have twice as much iron content and are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.  As the world population is set to reach 50 million people by the year 2050 it is critical that we find new ways to feed the planet.  Edible insects are one of the most promising sustainable food sources available today and are set to become even more popular in the future.

Stars are already doing it.  Justin Timberlake recently had a record release part in New York City with bugs on the menu, Nichole Kidman and Angelina Jolie are regular insect eaters.  There are even festivals starting all over the country to celebrate eating insects.  Just like sushi in the 1970’s, edible insects are not mainstream yet, but that is quickly changing.

An affordable business model.  The Cowboy Cricket Farms automated bins are planned to cost less than $300 each and allow for easy and affordable scaling of a farm within their website controlled internet portal.  Cowboy Cricket Farms guarantees to buy all of the crickets and frass (cricket poop used for fertilizer) that their partner farms can produce and want to reach 1,000 farms by 2020.

Cowboy Cricket Farms is an edible insect farm, food manufacturer, and technology developer.

Cowboy Cricket Farms can be reached on their website, or on social media @CowboyCrickets


  • I’m in! I’m ready to start my own business (right now working only on business plane) with the crickets and you are my inspiration man! I’m gonna take every advice from you (website, facebook, youtube) and I’m excited to hear more from this automated system!

  • Hi,I’m in Western New York and very interested in your system if you have any more information please email me .I would like to get started as soon as possible . Thank you for your time

    Nicholas Alexander
  • I would like more information. I also sent an email to you earlier today.

  • Hi there folks, how are ya? Great I hope! I’m very interested in becoming part of what you guys have started! I live in the western part of the state, run a few cows, do what I can for money, you know.I get out your way occasionally,and would love to meet you guys in person and see your outfit! I heard you guys on MTPR not too long ago, good job! Anyway send me any information you would care to, I appreciate it, Thank You , Mike

    Mike Brooks
  • Hello,

    My name is Jerad Henderson and I live in London, Ontario, Canada’s 15th largest City. I am currently very happy to be the General Manager at a YMCA. London is located only 45 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area that has a population of 5.9 million people.

    Recently my wife and I inherited a farm property with has a new large barn with a concrete floor and two drive sheds with dirt floors. I am very interested to learn more about cricket farming, the opportunity to become a partner farm, and the modular cricket farming system. The more information you can share the better.

    This seems like a great opportunity to help bridge the gap between environmental sustainability and healthy food options and I would be thrilled to join this movement.

    All the best,

    Jerad Henderson
    (519) 870-3665

    Jerad Henderson

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