Duckweed as a feed supplement for livestock:

Links to on-line papers

General Information
Cattle
Swine
Ducks
Rabbits

The links on this page represent only a fraction of the technical literature, little of which is available on-line.   If you know of other papers available on-line, please send me the URL address.
 

General Information

Duckweed Nutritional Composition.  - Tables of nutrients and links to sources.

Duckweed -a Potential High-Protein Feed Resource for Domestic Animals and Fish.
R A Leng, J H Stambolie and R Bell. (1995) Livestock Research for Rural Development  Volume 7 Number 1 (36Kb)

Duckweed ponds linked in seriesProductive use of livestock wastes; a manual for the use of biodigester effluent and ponds for duckweed production
Lylian Rodriguez and T R Preston, University of Tropical Agriculture Foundation, Finca Ecologica, University of Agriculture and Forestry, Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This is a practical how-to manual with plenty of color photos illustrating the construction and maintenance of their facility.

Duckweed - Not just for Ducks
Research from the Tropical Ecological Farm, College of Agriculture and Forestry -CAF, Thu Duc, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.

Drying Duckweed for Use in Feed (articles not on-line)  [ Top of Page ]

Cattle

S. O'Bryan*, T. F. Brown, and R. D. Wittie, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. Utilization of phosphorus by Holstein steers fed duckweed (Lemna minor) grown on dairy wastewater. Abstract from the American Dairy Science Association American Society of Animal Science Joint Meeting, 1998 [ PDF link"It appears that nitrogen and phosphorus in duckweed are used with at least the same degree of eciency as nitrogen and phosphorus from conventional feedstuffs."

Dr. Khan Shahidul Huque & Dr. Sharif Ahmed Chowdhury, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), "Demonstration of integrated livestock-biogas-duckweed production" (photo right)


Swine

P L Domínguez, Yamilet Molinet and J Ly
Ileal and in vitro digestibility in the pig of three floating aquatic macrophytes.
Livestock Research for Rural Development Volume 8, Number 4, November 1996

Le thi Men, Bui Hong Van, Mai Thi Chinh and T R Preston
Effect of dietary protein level and duckweed (Lemna spp) on reproductive performance of pigs fed a diet of ensiled cassava root or cassava root meal.
Livestock Research for Rural Development Volume 9, Number 1, January 1997

Bui Hong Van, Le thi Men,Vo van Son and T R Preston
Duckweed (Lemna spp) as protein supplement in an ensiled cassava root diet for fattening pigs.
Livestock Research for Rural Development Volume 9, Number 1, January 1997

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Ducks

M Becerra, B Ogle, and T R Preston
Effect of Replacing Whole Boiled Soybeans with Duckweed (Lemna sp.) in the Diets of Growing Ducks.
Livestock Research for Rural Development 1996 Vol. 7 No. 3 (21Kb)

Bui Xuan Men, Brian Ogle, T R Preston
Use of Duckweed (Lemna spp) as Replacement for Soya Bean Meal in a Basal Diet of Broken Rice for Fattening Ducks.
Livestock Research for Rural Development 1996 Vol. 7 No. 3 (13Kb)

Nguyen Duc Anh and T R Preston
Evaluation of protein quality in duckweed (Lemna spp.) using a duckling growth assay.
Livestock Research for Rural Development 1997, Volume 9, Number 2.

Bui Xuan Men
The Role of Scavenging Ducks, Duckweed and Fish in Integrated Farming Systems in Vietnam.
Second FAO Electronic Conference on Tropical Feeds Livestock Feed Resources within Integrated Farming Systems, 1996.



Rabbits
 
No current technical papers found.

Videos: 

Growing duckweed in my backyard. Rabbit, Duck and Chicken food production

Growing duckweed in my backyard. Rabbit, Duck and Chicken food production Update 1

Growing duckweed in my backyard. Rabbit, Duck and Chicken food production Update 2 

 
 
 


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