Domestic Duck Production

Science and Practice

Paperback
November 2011
9781845939557
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    16th November 2011
  • ISBN 9781845939557
  • Language English
  • Pages 272 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs & b/w photos
$64.05
Hardback
August 2008
9780851990545
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    5th August 2008
  • ISBN 9780851990545
  • Language English
  • Pages 272 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs & b/w photos
$209.35

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.

"It is a must for libraries of most ecological and botanical institutions and will be very handy on the shelf for plant evasion ecologists."

- Basic and Applied Ecology

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

Peter Cherry

Peter Cherry worked as Development Manager for a major duck producer before assuming a world-wide role as a consultant.

Trevor Morris

Trevor Morris was a world-renowned poultry scientist who had also worked as a duck consultant.