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Storey's guide to raising turkeys

Author: Leonard S Mercia
Publisher: Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, ©2001.
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These guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Each book includes information on selection, housing, behavior, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, health concerns, and remedies for illness. The books also cover the business of raising animals, such as processing meat, milk, eggs, and more. The authors were  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard S Mercia
ISBN: 158017261X 9781580172615
OCLC Number: 44468878
Notes: Revised edition of: Raising your own turkeys. 1981.
Description: viii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Why Raise Turkeys? --
Varieties --
Buying Poults --
Housing --
Management Systems --
Equipment --
Brooding the Poults --
Preparing the Brooder House --
Litter Material --
Brooder Guards --
Lighting --
Floor Space --
Managing Turkeys Effectively --
General Management Recommendations --
Management Systems --
The Feeding Program --
Cannibalism --
Wing Clipping or Notching --
Toe Clipping --
The Breeding Flock --
Selecting the Breeders --
Mating --
Lighting --
Mating Habits --
Artificial Insemination --
Fertilization --
Broodiness --
Housing and Breeders --
Nests --
Feeding the Breeders --
Hatching the Eggs --
Flock Health --
Disease Basics --
Turkey Diseases --
Turkey Parasites --
Disease Prevention --
Nutritional Deficiencies --
Miscellaneous Problems --
Euthanasia --
Disposal of Dead Birds --
Rodent Control --
Killing and Processing --
Assessing Readiness for Processing --
Care Before Killing --
Processing Area and Equipment --
Killing --
Debraining --
Scalding --
Plucking --
Eviscerating --
Cleaning the Giblets --
Trussing --
Chilling and Packaging --
State and Federal Grading and Inspection --
Preserving, Cooking, and Serving Turkey --
Preserving --
Smoked-Cooked Turkey --
Recipes --
Uses for Turkey Parts --
Diagnostic Laboratories by State --
Cooperative Extension System Offices by State --
Associations.
Other Titles: Guide to raising turkeys
Responsibility: Leonard S. Mercia ; with revisions by Jesse Grimes.
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These guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Each book includes information on selection, housing, behavior, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, health concerns, and remedies for illness. The books also cover the business of raising animals, such as processing meat, milk, eggs, and more. The authors were chosen not only for their expertise but also for their ability to explain the ins and outs of animal husbandry in an inviting and accessible style. Whether readers are ready to start an entire herd or flock or are considering purchasing their first animal, Storey's Guide to Raising books offer vital information and are an indispensable reference.

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