Evaluation of Catfish Growth Performance in Ponds Vertical Integrated with Poultry Farm

  • A. F. Yakubu
  • E. D. Olaji
  • T. E. Adams
  • E. Omonode
  • M. C. Nwangwu
  • R. O. Okabe
Keywords: vertical integrated, poultry, catfish growth, extensive fish culture


The integration system refers to the blending of various compatible agricultural enterprises into a functional or unified for the purpose of sustainability. It is a no waste low cost and low energy production system in which the by-products of one enterprise are recycled into another as input. This experiment was conducted in earth ponds to evaluate catfish growth performance in pond integrated with poultry farm without feeding the fish against catfish growth in pond (T1) fed with vital feed. The size of the fish at stocking was 16.9 g and the experiment ran for a period of 190 days. Fish were weighed individually at harvest and the average weight of the two groups was compared. The average final weight of (T2) was 250 g and that of (T1) was 195 g. Integrated fish pond with poultry farm results in faster fish growth rate which can be used as a good option to solve the feed challenge facing extensive fish farms system in Nigeria.


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How to Cite
Yakubu, A. F., Olaji, E. D., Adams, T. E., Omonode, E., Nwangwu, M. C., & Okabe, R. O. (2024). Evaluation of Catfish Growth Performance in Ponds Vertical Integrated with Poultry Farm. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(1), 45-49. Retrieved from https://ejsit-journal.com/index.php/ejsit/article/view/359