FEDERATION University has hosted a graduation ceremony for students who have completed the Luv A Duck certificate III in food processing course.
The graduations bring to a close a long-standing program with the university supporting Luv A Duck employees, ensuring humane and best practice as a focus of the company.
Each staff member to complete the course received a certificate from Luv A Duck production manager Allan Taylor and Federation University Australia’s business development manager Geraldine Lewis.
“Luv A Duck is a family-owned and operated Australian business and has been established for more than 45 years,” Ms Lewis said.
“The farms and processing plant are situated at Nhill and are market leaders in their field. No other duck company in the world produces the vast range of value added and ready roasted duck portions.”
Ms Lewis said Luv A Duck was serious about the welfare of its ducks and had developed industry ‘best practice’ policies.
“The ducks are housed in large, enclosure like barns that allow natural light and fresh air to flow,” she said.
“Trained stockmen take care of the ducks’ welfare, ensuring they are comfortable, relaxed and that there is always dry and clean litter to walk on.
“By growing the duck inside they are protected from adverse weather conditions and predators that include foxes, feral cats, crows and magpies. With training investment and experience, the way in which Luv A Duck raises its ducks is considered to be the most ethical and appropriate for their welfare.”