The authors thank all those who so freely provided information and material for this publication. Without their support and enthusiasm this publication would not have been possible.
NOTE TO READERS
The authors wish to point out that readers will find some repetition in the first part of this publication and the chapters that deal specifically with goose production in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. They will also notice that production methods differ from region to region, sometimes considerably. Conditions of goose production can change for a variety of reasons but the most common are climatic conditions and local customs.
Readers are advised to analyse all the possibilities presented here before choosing the solution most appropriate for their personal situation. Successful goose production depends, above all, on the producer's ability to observe and to adapt. As in any enterprise, success does not come automatically - it is necessary to dedicate time and patience to the task. Only in this way can the recommendations contained in this publication lead to successful goose production.