Domestic Duck Production: Science and Practice

Domestic Duck Production: Science and Practice

by Peter Cherry, Trevor Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845939557

ISBN-13: 9781845939557

Pub. Date: 11/28/2011

Publisher: CAB International North America

This is a paper version of the successful book on duck production. Ducks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book also combines the authors' considerable practical and scientific experience to provide quantitative descriptions of nutritional and

Overview

This is a paper version of the successful book on duck production. Ducks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book also combines the authors' considerable practical and scientific experience to provide quantitative descriptions of nutritional and environmental effects on growing and breeding ducks, as well as practical advice on husbandry, housing and management. It is an essential resource for duck industry practitioners, researchers, and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845939557
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. History and biology of the domestic duck
2. Systems of production
3. Housing and environment
4. Husbandry of table duckling
5. Nutrition and factors affecting body composition
6. Rearing of parent stock
7. Management of breeding ducks
8. Fertility and hatchability
9. Genetic improvement

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