Here you can find answers to some common questions about Luv-a-Duck and our products.
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Why buy Luv-a-Duck?
Luv-a-Duck are market leaders in our field. No other duck company in the world produces the vast range of value added and ready roasted duck portions.
Our ducks are grown with less fat and higher meat content than any duck on the Australian market.
Does Luv-a-Duck produce Foie Gras?
No. It is illegal to produce Foie Gras in Australia. However Luv-a-Duck livers are plump and full of flavour to use as a substitute in any recipe.
What do ducks eat?
Our ducks are fed a wholesome and balanced diet of GM Free Certified Grain of: A grade wheat, A grade barley, beans, peas, and other grains.
There is constant access to fresh water and natural grain with no added hormones or unnatural stimulants or additives, for the ducks to feed from freely.
Where do the ducks live and how are they looked after?
Luv-a-Duck are very serious about the welfare of our ducks and to this effect have developed the following industry "best practice policies". Our ducks are grown in the Victorian Wimmera region, which is renowned as ideal conditions for ducks. It is a rural, spacious, pollution free environment. The ducks are housed in large, open sided enclosure like barns with natural light, fresh air and room to move around and socialise. Trained stock-men take care of the duck's welfare ensuring that they are comfortable, relaxed and that there is always dry and clean litter to walk on. They are protected from adverse weather conditions and predators that include foxes, feral cats, crows and magpies. They are also protected from disease transmission from migratory birds which is a serious issue. We believe from experience, the way in which we raise our ducks is the most ethical and appropriate for their welfare in all circumstances.
Are they given hormones?
Absolutely No! Growth hormones and antibiotics have been illegal in the Australian poultry and duck industry for over 40 years. The regulated term "no added hormones" is used as a statement and is not intentioned to infer that added hormones were ever used.
Are Luv-a-Duck, duck products Halal certified?
All the ducks are processed Halal. Luv-a-Duck is accredited by ICCV, The Islamic Coordinating Council Victoria ( ICCV ).
What breed of duck is it?
Strictly speaking it is a Luv-a-Duck, duck because it has been bred to produce a high content of lean tender meat in ratio to fat and bone.
To look at it, it is a White Pekin duck.
Is Luv-a-Duck an Australian Business?
Luv-a-Duck is a family owned and operated Australian business and has been established for over 42 years. The farms and processing plant are situated in the Wimmera area of Victoria. Luv-a-Duck is a vertically integrated company.