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Quacking the code of duck farming

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Patrick McCloy’s family have been producing ducks for over 30 years, but they have recently changed the way birds are managed due to a shift in consumer demand.

Patrick writes:

We have been involved with rearing poultry since the 1950s. We started with chickens in small numbers, before progressing on to turkeys, and then eventually moving to the intensive rearing of ducks. Over the last 30 years we have reared ducks successfully using tried-and-tested methods with good results. However, recent changes in the industry have caused us to adapt the business and modernise to better meet the demands of the modern