Rearing

Rearing

In the rearing stage, birds must be managed properly so they will be ready for the later stages of production. Learn more about guidelines related to selection, nutrition, and lighting.

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Selection

This info sheet considers a number of factors in optimizing male line selection and the importance of good management and optimal selection age. Selection intensity is also considered as it has correlated effects on commercial breast meat yield, mortality, and feed conversion.

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Monitoring of growth performance is an important element in the proper management of Hybrid breeding stock. The key to success is using the proper method of body weight sampling to get a representative average weight for the entire flock.

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Nutrition

During the rearing phase, parent stock guidelines focus on controlling body weight gain. These guidelines are specific to Hybrid Turkeys genetics and will assist you obtaining superior performance.

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When formulating your birds' diet from an early age, it is important to consider vitamin and trace mineral supplementation

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Lighting

Lighting programs consist of guidelines for hours of light and light intensity. From the first week of brooding, birds should be on a particular lighting schedule to set them up for successful production.

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Lighting programs consist of guidelines for hours of light and light intensity. From the first week of brooding, birds should be on a particular lighting schedule to set them up for successful production.

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Turkey breeders have used artificial lighting schedules for many years. Learn more about breeder lighting schedules, light intensity, color spectrum, and lighting installation.

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