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.Incubation of waterfowl eggs, including goose eggs, require a higher percent humidity than chicken eggs need. ... easily because of their large webbed, often wet, feet, can result in increased bacterial contamination on the outside of the egg which, because of the egg*s large pores, also enters the egg more easily. ... Thailand and Indonesia, is to make badminton shuttlecocks from selected goose feathersanbsp;...
|Author||:||Roger B. Buckland, Guy Gérard|
|Publisher||:||Food & Agriculture Org. - 2002-01-01|