Domestic Duck Production: Science and Practice

Paperback | November 16, 2011

byPeter Cherry, Trevor MorrisEditorPeter Cherry

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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.

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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 breed...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:November 16, 2011Publisher:CABI PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845939557

ISBN - 13:9781845939557

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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