The use of barley in choice feeding of the turkey

P. J. Cowan, W. Michie

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Abstract

1. Two-choice feeding of the male turkey from 50 d of age was investigated using pelleted barley and a turkey starter diet, whole barley and the starter diet, a ground barley-based turkey finisher diet and the starter diet, pelleted barley and a series of complete diets and compared with feeding the series of complete diets alone. 2. For turkeys on the first four treatments on average 21%, 21%, 42% and 5% by weight, respectively, of food consumed was the barley alternative. 3. There were no significant differences in final body weight between turkeys on choice treatments and those receiving the series of complete diets alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Poultry Science
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Jan 1978

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