Feeding and finishing

When young the geese should be fed on a good goose, duck or a recommended ration with flint grit available to assist in digestion.

From about 10 weeks the compound feed can be reduced gradually and a small amount of corn or pellets should be fed once a day, preferably in the evening. Plenty of good, succulent short grass should be available. If the geese are penned, the number per pen should not be more than 200 and the pens should be moved as necessary. Swimming water may be allowed in early months, but not during the finishing period.

Between four and seven weeks should be allowed for finishing depending on condition, and the geese should be kept as quiet as possible. It is best if the same person looks after them. Finish with an ad-lib feed in a cattle yard, similar housing or on a reduced grazing area.