Mulberry marvels

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

A high value mulberry leaf can be used as animal feed for tastier, thicker milk and increased egg production. The leaves left after rearing silkworms are used as animal feed. This feed considerably increases both fur and body weight in rabbits. It also accumulates more fat and less water in the muscles.

Better milk quality and quantity is obtained from sheep. Incorporating shade-dried mulberry leaves in layer mash where poultry birds lay eggs, increases production of eggs with the desirable yolk colour. It also contains carotene which makes it a good source of vitamin A.

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