Profile image
By City Farmer News (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Ducks Control Slugs and Snails at a South African Vineyard

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 22:02
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Duck farmer Denzel Metthys manages over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks who are used as a natural form of pest control on the Vergenoegd Winery.

Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Baden Powell Drive, Faure, Stellenbosch

This waddling workforce is essential to the farm’s pest-control, consuming a startling amount of snails and bugs on their daily patrols. The ducks are also a big part of why Vergenoegd proudly carries WWF biodiversity certification.

We utilize 1070 Runner Ducks at the Vergenoegd farm to assist in the control of the snail and pest population in our vineyards, a practice we have been refining since 1984. We have a basic research and breeding program in place to keep our workforce of ducks productive, healthy and happy, and intrigued guests can take a tour of the duck pens and “breeding room” with Denzel, our duck farmer.

See the farm here.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.