Manufacturing Properties of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Silageand its Impact on Feed Awassi Lambs

Osama Yosef(1)* , Imad Alhorani(2), Michel Nicola(3) , and Shaza habib(4)

(1) General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research, Scientific Agricultural Research Center of Moms.

(2) General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research, Tartous Center.

(3) Al-Baath University, College of Agriculture.

(4) General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research, Salmia Center.   

(*Corresponding author, Osama Yosef, E-mail:

Received:24/08/2021          Accepted:16/03/2021  


Providing forage is a major challenge for the development of livestock, and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes plant may be one of the local sources of this forges, so research has been carried out at the Salamiya center for Agricultural Scientific Research in (2020), to determine the physical and chemical characterizations of the water hyacinth silage and its impact on fattening the lambs of the Awassi lambs, The results showed that the treatments were containing the air-dried water hyacinth (T1,T2, and T3) were of good smell and texture (4.1-4.20), while, treatments (T4,T5) had a high PH (6.8-7.32) and bad smell therefore, it didn’t use in feeding, in other hand, The results of feeding showed no significant differences between fattening lamb groups in the qualities studied (0.05), and the second treatment apparently outperformed both total weight gain and daily weight gain (11.12±0.5, 210±17) followed by the third transaction (11±0.38, 196±4) compared to the witness group (9.62±1, 172±2.1). The study recommends the manufacture of nile flower silage according to the ratios (83% Nile flower, 5% moulas, 2% urea, and 10% hay), and recommends using 50% nile flower silage as feed-in feeding the lambs of the awas.

Keywords: Forge, Water hyacinth,  silage, Awassi lambs, and growth parameters.

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