Poultry Studies 2014, Vol 11, Num, 1     (Pages: 016-020)

Goose Production in Province Yozgat

Mehmet Akif BOZ 1 ,Musa SARICA 2 ,Umut Sami YAMAK 2

1 BÜ Tarım ve Doğa Bilimleri Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, Yozgat
2 OMÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, Samsun
- Determining the current situation of goose production and producers in Yozgat was aimed in this study. With this purpose, a survey study was performed with 200 goose producers around Yozgat. The production of the goose is done with the system of geese walk around the house in day time and they are housed in the night times with the aim of producing the meat requirement of the household. The geese are mainly produced in addition to other animal species, and commonly producers have 2-25 geese in winter and they get 11 eggs per goose, these eggs are naturally incubated and 8 chicks were produced per goose in this region. The geese are mainly slaughtered at 8 months age after selecting enough number of geese for breeding. A detailed study is needed to determine the main traits of goose production in Yozgat, because main data of this study is consist of survey study. The demand on the live goose in last years is a sign that there is a need on more productive goose varieties. Keywords : Yozgat, domestic genotype, geese production, extensive production