Efficient environment and bird friendly commercial duck production

Summary

Develop growth models to more precisely predict market ages for the most desired market weight and the highest yield of highvalue breast meat so that industry can more accurately meet consumer demands. Use of dietary intervention to provide more uniform market weights higher yield of breast and reduce feed input costs. Potential to also develop niche markets based on modifying the duck tissue profiles through use of specific dietary ingredients.

Program

New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

Develop growth models to more precisely predict market ages for the most desired market weight and the highest yield of highvalue breast meat so that industry can more accurately meet consumer demands. Use of dietary intervention to provide more uniform market weights higher yield of breast and reduce feed input costs. Potential to also develop niche markets based on modifying the duck tissue profiles through use of specific dietary ingredients.

Project Code

PRJ-000545

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, September 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Monday, May 31, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Provide new and developing animal industries with regular and up-to-date market assessments

Contact

Related publications

16.11.10

Commercial Duck Production for Bird Welfare, Environmental Benefits and Efficiency