Adaptation of integrated fish-duck-pig farming system in Leyte
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Adaptation of a fish-duck-pig integrated farming system was conducted at the Busay Freshwater Experimental Farm in Babatngon, Leyte. Genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) and common carp (at a ratio of 4:1) were stocked at densities of 3/m2 and 6/m2 in four earthen ponds; they were not given any commercial feed. Animal houses were built over the ponds and stocked with mallard ducks at a density of 375/ha, and piglets at 30/ha; they were given commercial feeds daily. After 154 days, the farming system produced a net yield of 1,685 kg fish/ha at a stocking density of 3/m2 and 2,808 kg/ha at 6/m2. Since water quality was not adversely affected, the higher stocking density of 6/m2 is a viable option. This farming system can be further improved and refined for better production and higher incomes.
Alcober, G. (2007). Adaptation of integrated fish-duck-pig farming system in Leyte. In T. U. Bagarinao (Ed.), Research Output of the Fisheries Sector Program (Vol. 2. Reports on Fisheries and Aquaculture, pp. 125-128). Quezon City, Philippines: Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture.