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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

S. Froome

Keywords

Geese, Free range husbandry, poultry.

First Page Number

533

Last Page Number

548

Abstract

Geese are essentially a sideline of farming activities, and where pasture is reasonably plentiful there is no doubt they can be made to pay if managed correctly.The main object of keeping them is produce meat for the table, egg production being considered only for breeding purposes. It is generally agreed that geese are the hardiest of all classes of poultry. Disease among adult stock is seldom occurs, probably because the birds live under healthy, natural, open air conditions. Geese live for several years and in many cases it is economically sound to keep proven breeding stock for periods up to 10 or more years.

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