Goose Production

Goose Production

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This publication aims to provide guidance on sustainable goose production systems that are based on the natural physiological and behavioural advantages of the goose. These advantages include the fact that: they can consume and digest large amounts of high fibre and low-quality feed; they are easy to manage; and their rapid growth renders them one of the most efficient sources for meat production. In addition, feathers/down and fatty liver are valuable by-products, while their strong territorial instinct makes them very effective guards. As selective feeders, geese have been used for weed control in a wide range of crops. All aspects of goose production are discussed in this book, including feeding and nutrition, housing, general husbandry, flock heath and breeding. Regional differences in production practices are also described.68 Crossbreeding Bos indicus and Bos taurus for milk production in the tropics, 1987 (E) 69 Village milk processing, 1 988 (E F S) 70 ... development of village- based sheep production in West Africa, 1988 (ArE F S) (Published as Training manual for extension workers, ... 1997 (E) Prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases, 1997(E) Tratamiento y utilizacion de residuos de origen animal, anbsp;...

Title:Goose Production
Author:Roger B. Buckland, Guy Gérard
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 2002-01-01


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