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CTA. 1989. Duck production. Spore 23. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'Duck production: science and world practice', edited by David J.Farrell and Paul Stapleton, 430pp, ISBN 0 85834 626 5. Available from: Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Nutrition - University of New England - Armidale - USA.
In many parts of the world ducks contribute substantially to the economy and welfare of many small farmers, who often herd between 50 and a hundred ducks in a duck/rice production system. These farmers often require guidance, advice, and support to cope with changing circumstances. For this reason a workshop was held in Indonesia (which has the largest egg-laying duck population in the world) in November 1985, sponsored mainly by the Australian Development Assistance Bureau (ADAB) under its Research for Development Seminars programme, but also by the International Development Research Centre, the Australian Centre for International Agriculture, and the British Council. It brought together for the first time experts in modern and traditional duck management systems, and many participants from countries where ducks are intensively managed. The proceedings of this workshop have now been published by the University of New England in a 430-page paperback volume, edited by David J. Farell and Paul Stapleton. It is hoped that out of these will come duck research programmes which will improve production in both the developing and developed world, and establish important relationships between the people involved. Topics covered ranged from dietary requirements of ducks, through diseases, breeding and genetics, to local conditions in various contributing countries. 'Duck production: science and world practice', edited by David J.Farrell and Paul Stapleton, 430pp, ISBN 0 85834 626 5. Available from: Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Nutrition - University of New England - Armidale - USA.