1. Animal Husbandry

KVK Anjaw Initiates Six-day Training for Rural Youth on Duck Farming

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
Duck Farming

On Monday, the  KVK, Anjaw commenced a six-day 'Skill training for rural youth on duck farming,' which was sponsored by the National Mission on Agriculture Extension and Technical Management. 

"Farmers can breed ducks for either meat or eggs," stated District AH & Veterinary Officer Dr G Singh during the opening ceremony. In the current Anjaw condition, duck rearing is more profitable than chicken rearing since both have better disease resistance and can survive in harsh and wet conditions." 

DIET Principal SK Dey from Khupa encouraged participants to "come forward to gain the information regarding least explored duck farming in Anjaw district," while KVK animal science specialist Dr. Santosh Kumar gave a presentation on the training program. 

Ducks are frequently less expensive to rear and are more resilient in both hot and cold weather, according to Veterinary Officer Dr. Gedam Ete, in addition to producing larger and more eggs yearly. "They lay eggs almost close to year round " he noted, "and hence may be exploited as a viable revenue generation venture by the district's rural unemployed youngsters." 

At the closing of the program, garden pea seeds were provided, and agronomy scientist Naveen Khoisam demonstrated how to cultivate pea. 

What is Duck Farming and is it a Profitable Business? 

Duck farming is a popular and successful business concept since there are so many different duck breeds accessible across the world.

Raising them for meat and eggs is simple. Ducks may be raised in the absence of water. Yes, you are correct. Thousands of ducks may be raised without access to water by just keeping them inside the home, similar to how chickens or other poultry birds are raised. 

Advantages: 

Housing: Ducks demand less expensive, simple, and uncomplicated housing. As a result, establishing a commercial duck farming business is inexpensive. 

Less management: Ducks require less upkeep than other birds since they are sturdy. They are incredibly adaptive and can survive in almost any sort of habitat. 

Fresh Eggs: Ducks lay eggs at night and in the morning. You can collect their fresh eggs every morning while doing other stuff for the rest of the day. 

Less Space: Raising ducks takes up less space than other poultry farming enterprises. They also have a shorter brooding time and produce ducklings more quickly. Surprisingly, they grow so fast that artificial heat may be applied in just 5 to 7 days.

They will, however, require a slightly longer heating period throughout the winter. 

Market Demand: Both locally and globally, duck eggs and meat are in great demand. 

Duck farming is a profitable business that may give a consistent source of income. Many unemployed young, educated people can join this firm and make good money. 

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