302/19 | Clinical & Field Article | Livestock Production Management

Performances of Khaki Campbell Duck Under Intensive and Extensive System of Management

H. Hazarika, D. Hazarika and D. K. Borah

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Faculty of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat – 785013.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2020: 97 (2) - pages 61 to 62
(Received: August, 2019, Accepted: November, 2019)


The present study was conducted to evaluate the different production and reproduction performances of khaki Campbell ducks reared under intensive and extensive systems of rearing. Signicantly (P≤0.05) higher body weight was observed in ducks reared under intensive system of rearing. Signicant differences (P≤0.05) were also found in age of laying and egg production but the difference in egg weight was non signicant between the two groups. The mortality was found to be 5% under intensive rearing system and 9% in extensive rearing system. No signicant differences were observed in average egg length and width between the two groups. This study revealed that the overall performance of khaki Campbell ducks are better under intensive system of rearing than extensive system of management but economically extensive system of duck rearing is more benecial than intensive system in Assam.

Key Words: Khaki Campbell, intensive, extensive, performance

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