Breeding geese for meat is quite a promising business idea.
Breeding geese for meat is a pretty promising biness idea. Goose is a voracious bird with good meat gains. In just 2.5 months, the live weight of the goose is 4-4.5 kg. and is ready for slaughter if it is grown by intensive feeding technology (without additives and chemistry). To achieve such high rates of growth, you should also select a large breed of gander. The output of meat from a goose reaches 63% without taking into account edible offal. The diet of these birds includes a significant part of the most affordable feed – greens (and any) and root crops. Such a diet significantly increases the profitability of the geese breeding business.
Today, the demand for goose grows. After all, large poultry farms supply the market with chicken and turkey meat, but goose meat is produced by small private farms. Nevertheless, geese, like all poultry, have a higher increase in live weight from the feed eaten than farm animals. On this basis, we conclude that the “goose” market is not yet monopolized and has little competition.
It should be noted that the goose itself is not a fastidious bird. They are not painful and are quite simple in content. It is also important that there is practically no waste when breeding geese. Indeed, absolutely everything in the goose is valuable – from meat to feather. Feather goose is much more expensive than duck, its price is $ 20 per 1 kg. With one gander you can get 100g. pen. In fact, a pen pays for a third of the cost of feed. And the goose liver is the main component of the famous and expensive delicacy “Foie gras”.
TECHNOLOGY OF INTENSIVE FEEDING OF GEUSES
Geese eat a lot. The technology of intensive feeding allows you to reach the weight of an adult gander 4-4.5 kg in the shortest time (2.5 months). In order to grow to driven mass (4-4.5 kg of live weight) in terms of 65-75 days, it is not necessary to use chemistry and various types of additives. This branch of agriculture is not in place, and now there is a special method of cultivation, which does not degrade the quality of meat, feathers and the whole carcass itself. This method is called “intense.” There are no secrets here, everything is easy and simple.
In order in this business to quickly make a profit from breeding geese, they should be fed according to the intensive feeding technology. The essence of this technology is that young animals from 20-30 days of age are not allowed to pasture. Birds stay in the equipped pens. In the period from 20 to 75 days, geese are given in large quantities food, and fresh greens. At the same time greens are given in the morning and in the evening, which prevents its quick drying. Feed mash in a soaked form in the trough put in such an amount that the chicks ate a portion for 30-40 minutes, it will not allow the mash to sour. After the soaked mash is eaten, it is necessary to put a new batch in the feeder. In just 70-75 days of their height, one goose must eat up to 15 kg of feed and up to 25 kg of various greens.
The diet in the intensive method of growing looks like this:
From 1 to 10 days – 20g of feed and 50-60g of greenery;
from 11th to 20th day – 50g of mixed feed and 100-110g of greens;
from 21 to 30 days – 120g of mixed feed and 200-220 g of fresh greens;
from 31 to 75 days of chick growth every 10 days, increase the portion of feed by 20g, and greens by 100g. Thus, a goose at the age of 70-75 days should receive 220-240g of feed and 700-800g of greenery;
from 1.5 months in the diet of chicks should be introduced premix, corresponding to the age of the bird.
With all this, it is important to regularly give geese clean water for drinking and provide them with a reservoir.
LARGE GUISINE BREEDS FOR BREEDING
Great Kholmogory Goose. In case of successful breeding of geese for meat for business, it is very important to choose the appropriate breed. The most suitable breeds for this are:
We suggest starting to breed geese for meat just from the Kholmogory breed. This breed is easily recognizable, its distinguishing mark is a growth over the bird’s beak. Caring for the geese of the Kholmogory breed, you already at 60-65 days receive birds of the bottomhole age. Her weight for this day will be 4kg. or more. These birds are the least fastidious in feeding and keeping, they are not painful and easily take root in any climatic conditions.
Usually a bird is suitable for slaughter, reaching 4-4.5 kg of live weight, while the edible part of the slaughtered goose will be about 65%. Such a weight, with proper care, geese gain in 2 months. It is not recommended to keep birds older than 75 days, because after 75 days of age, feathers actively grow on geese, which then gives the meat rigidity. If, nevertheless, for some reason the goose did not have time to score at this age, then you can do it at the age of 130 days. After 130 days, the growth of feathers ends and the process of gaining fat in a goose begins. That is why geese older than 130-140 days of age are not suitable for slaughter, because the advantage in goose meat is lost due to deposited fat.