Improving the production, efficiency, welfare and processing of commercial ducks

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  • Published: 18 Feb 2014

  • Author(s): Downing, J. A.

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The duck industry uses genetics from overseas, and much of the knowledge used in production has also been developed from research conducted overseas. Much of this is not relevant to the product specifications needed in the Australian market. To facilitate the profitable growth of the duck industry, key husbandry factors potentially limiting bird growth and welfare on Australian farms need to be better understood.
The report targets the producers responsible for the grow-out of ducks from day olds to market age, which is normally around 42 days of age.

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