Ostrich Production Systems

Ostrich Production Systems

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This publication presents a comprehensive review of all the aspects of ostrich production. Part I examines in depth: origin and evolution of the ostrich; description of various species; production systems; practical aspects of management; ostrich products such as meat, skin and feathers; economics of ostrich production. Part II is a series of cases studies in southern Africa, Australia and the Near East. This manual will provide a standard text on ostrich production for students, researchers and development specialists and will also be invaluable to those already practising ostrich farming as well as those thinking of entering the industry.If water is supplied through automatic water drinkers, water meters should be read at the same time each day and any ... As a general rule, they should not be much wider than the width of the chick at any age. After the first week, food restriction programmes can be applied if desired. Ostriches are greedy and continue to eat until they gorge themselves, with the result that food tends to pack in the stomach.

Title:Ostrich Production Systems
Author:M. M. Shanawany, John Dingle
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 1999


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