Golden Cascade duck farming is popular business both for meat and eggs production. Because the Golden Cascade ducks are very fast growing dual purpose birds. But today in some areas they are raised mainly for eggs production purpose.
The breed was originated from the United States and it was developed by David Holderread of Corvallis, Oregon in 1979. David Holderread actually wanted to create such a breed that was active, good eggs layer and also fast growing.
And finally the Golden Cascade ducks were first introduced to the market by the mid 1980s (probably in the year of 1984 as a dual-purpose breed).
The Golden Cascade duck was named for it’s golden hue and for the prominent Cascade Range of the Northwest. Today these ducks are raised mainly for their eggs production and also raised as a backyard bird.
Commercial Golden Cascade duck farming business for eggs production and also for meat production can be profitable. And starting the business is relatively easy and simple.
How to Start Golden Cascade Duck Farming
Starting Golden Cascade duck farming business is relatively easy. Because these ducks are very strong and hardy and they generally grow faster. Here we are trying to describe more information about starting and operating a successful Golden Cascade duck farming business from purchasing ducks to caring and marketing.
First of all, try to purchase very good quality, disease free and healthy ducks from any of your nearest existing farms or duck breeders.
You can also search your local poultry market and online classified websites for sourcing the ducks.
A good housing system not only helps the birds to stay healthy but also helps them to stay safe from predators and adverse weather. So making a safe and comfortable house for your ducks is very important.
Install good ventilation system and ensure flow of sufficient air and light inside the house while making the house. As a medium sized bird, on average a Golden Cascade duck will require about 4 square feet housing space. Try to make the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house.
Feeding the Golden Cascade ducks with very good quality and nutritious food is the most important part of Golden Cascade duck farming business. So always try to feed your ducks with enough nutritious food, and never feed them with contaminated foods.
For commercial eggs production, you can feed your ducks with ready-made commercial ducks feed or layer poultry feeds. And always provide your ducks with enough clean and fresh water as per their demand.
Keep one male duck with 7-9 female ducks for successful breeding. The Golden Cascade ducks are naturally very good breeders and they will breed by themselves if given proper environment.
The Golden Cascade ducks are very strong and hardy birds. So they generally require less caring and other management. Although taking additional caring will ensure good growth and also good health of the ducks. Vaccinate them timely and keep good contact with a vet in your area.
Marketing duck products is not a problem. Because both duck’s meat and eggs have very good demand and value in the market. So, you will probably be able to sell the products easily in the market. Although setting your marketing strategies before starting this business is always a good idea.
These are the common steps for starting and operating a successful Golden Cascade duck farming business. Hope this guide has helped you! Good luck & may God bless you!