Introduction to commercial duck farming


This Primefact has been produced for prospective farmers, investors and those interested in the commercial duck meat industry.

It provides an overview of: the duck industry; current production features; financial issues and critical planning and development considerations. This includes managing risks to bird welfare, the environment and biosecurity.

Topics include:

  • breeds used for meat production
  • size of commercial duck farms
  • critical issues when considering commercial duck farming
  • contracts and growing fees
  • farm hygiene and biosecurity
  • production cycle


Factsheet 1235 First Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2012