Flashcards in Poultry Deck (34):
Breeders and hatchery
Bottom of the pyramid
How long does the whole process of broiler production take?
Feeding costs are _____ of the total operation costs
What supplies energy to poultry?
Grains, grain by-products, animal and vegetable fats
Poultry have a limited ability to digest _____
Grain is _____% of the total ration
What is the most important cereal in poultry feeds?
Limits of incorporation are 10-15%
Oats and barley
No more than 5-10% should be used in diet
What are the most relevant AAs in poultry feed?
Arginine, glycine, lysine, methionine, tryptophan
What are sources of protein for poultry?
Soybean, canola, blood, and fish meals
Particularly important for laying hens
Normally supplied in the form of premixes included in pelleted diets
Vitamins and minerals
Have more nutrients per volume of feed
Can young animals be fed pelleted diets?
System that uses specific feeds to meet the changing requirements of poultry throughout their productive life
Starter rations for layers are presented in the form of _____
Ration with 15% CP for weeks 6-14
Ration with 12% CP for weeks 14-20
Ration with 14.5% CP for weeks 20-80
Usually given to laying hens to help decrease the occurrence of wet droppings
What is the first limiting amino acid in laying hens that should be supplemented?
3-6 weeks and contains 20-22% CP
Broiler grower diet
Week 6-market and contains 18-20% CP
Broiler finisher diet
What are the major differences between feeding a chicken and feeding a turkey?
Protein levels and vitamin composition are different
Do turkeys need higher or lower protein content than chickens?
_____ turkeys are normally grown to a later age than _____
_____ turkeys have higher protein requirements
As turkeys become older, energy levels _____ and protein levels _____
Rations for ducks and geese are pattered after _____ diets