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Bharatpur poultry owners try duck breeding

Written by: Staff
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Bharatpur, May 10 (UNI) To tide over the business losses incurred due to the constant threat of birdflu, Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation working in Bharatpur region, has brought two species of ducks, and one species of turkey here from Bangalore's Central Poultry Research Institute.

These ducks have been distributed among the poultry owners here to increase their number in the region.

Lupin's senior project co-ordinator J P Singh told UNI that the poultry business has seen a steady decline over the past few months due to the rumours of birdflu. He said, ''To curb further decline in losses, two species of ducks and one species of Turkey have been brought to Bharatpur.'' Among the ducks, Vietnam's White Super M species begins weighing 3 Kg within seven weeks. The other is Khaki Cambell from England which lays the highest number of eggs among ducks. It produces 300 eggs in a year which are more nutritious and healthy when compared to hen's eggs.

These ducks are more resistant towards infectious diseases than hens.

The third bird brought is a turkey from Australia whose meat is edible. It gains weight very easily, and can become 7 kg within six months. There's minimum expenditure on their proper care. They can be given left over vegetables and grass as food.

Even fisheries can take up duck breeding as there's no extra expenses on their food. They also don't require any special type of water.

UNI XC RRT ARB HT1540

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