Current Breeding Techniques in Goose Breeding: A Review

Techniques in Goose Breeding



Goose breeding, extensive, intensive, free-range, semi-intensive


In recent years, goose breeding in the world has been developing faster than other poultry sectors. These developments vary by country and different breeding techniques are used in goose breeding. Traditional integrated 'fish-bird' production systems (semi-intensive) are the most common breeding technique in China, where this species is made the most, while the number of modern closed systems (intensive) is also increasing. Intensive and semi-intensive systems are widely used in countries such as France, Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czechia) and South America, as in other poultry species. Extensive breeding is carried out in some countries such as Europe and Africa, where pasture areas are large. In Turkey, there is an increase in intensive and semi-intensive breeding systems recently. Again, each country has its own traditional breeding systems, and in this system, geese are raised freely in small flocks in the gardens of the houses and in the villages. In addition, organic and free-range systems have recently begun to increase in goose breeding. As a result, no matter what breeding system is, profitable enterprises that are suitable for animal welfare and behavior should be emphasized. Because breeding techniques can only gain a sustainable feature in this way. This review was made to give information about current breeding techniques in goose breeding in the world and in our country.






Review Article