Domestic Game Farm Animals - Wild Boar
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This collection of 10 factsheets on wild boar farming and related subjects is part of the Domestic Game Farm Animals production guide. It explores reproductive management, the principal diseases, feeding, wild boar meat and the production equipment used for wild boar. Business startup, genetic improvement, preventive medicine and the marketing of game products are also discussed.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Domestic Game Farm Animals - Wild Boar 1
Introduction to Game Farming 3
Introduction 5
Nine step to setting up a game farm 6
For more information 10
Basic Principles of Genetics 11
Introduction 13
Genetics and environmental factors 13
Introduction 13
Definitions 14
Step-by-step selection process 15
Speed of genetic improvements 18
Artificial insemination 19
Cross breeding 20
Bibliography 20
Reproductive Management of Wild Boar 22
Introduction 24
Physiology and behaviour 24
Husbandry and productivity 28
Bibliography 29
Marketing – Overview 31
Introduction 33
Farmed game meats 33
Breeding stock 35
Agritourism 36
Velvet antler and hard antler 36
Marketing strategy 37
Hunting activities 37
Survey of legislation applicable to marketing 38
Wild Boar Meat – Overview 39
Yield 41
General Information 41
Introduction 41
Properties 42
Product quality 43
Marketing 46
Conclusion 48
Bibliography 48
Preventive Medicine – Overview 50
Wild boar 52
General rules 52
Introduction 52
Cervids and bison 55
Conclusion 58
Bibliography 58
Principal Diseases of Wild Boar 59
Parasitoses 61
Introduction 61
Bacterial diseases 63
Viral diseases 66
Conclusion 70
Bibliography 71
Wild Boar Facilities – Overview 72
Introduction 74
Behaviour 74
Breeding pen 75
Feeding 76
Farrowing 78
Nursery 80
Holding crate 81
Loading dock 82
Sorting pens 82
Shipping crate 83
Gates, doors and locks 83
Bibliography 84
Conclusion 84
Shield 84
Basic Principles of Feeding and Nutrition 85
Introduction 87
"Dry matter", "As fed", "Voluntary dry matter intake" 87
Nutrients 87
Bibliography 92
Conclusion 92
Feeding and Nutrition – Wild Boar 93
Introduction 95
Wild boar and farmed wild boar 95
Growth objectives and zootechnical performance 95
Nutritional recommendations 97
Feeding program and performance 98
Complete ration recipes 101
Dvelopments in wild boar nutrition 102
Bibliography 103