The Prospect of Duckweed in Pig Nutrition: A Review

Francisca Rumosa Gwaze, Marizvikutu Mwale


The demand for meat and its products has always exceeded supply. To match the ever-increasing demand, more animal products should be produced. Pig production could be a livestock enterprise of choice since pigs grow rapidly and are ready for marketing in a short time. With the escalating costs of feeds, it is worthwhile to use cheaper alternatives such as duckweed. Duckweed has a potential for full utilisation in the nutrition of the different classes of pigs. Researches have been conducted with different classes of pigs. The aim of this review is to consolidate work that has been conducted on duckweed in the nutrition of all classes of pigs, giving recommendations where necessary. In addition, areas requiring research have also been highlighted.

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