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Title:
Storey's guide to raising turkeys
Author:
Mercia, Leonard S.
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
viii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781580172615
Format :
Book

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Summary

For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series.

Written by experts, 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, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness. The books also address the business of raising animals -- 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 authoritative manner.

Whether readers are ready to start an entire herd or flock or are considering purchasing their first animal, Storey's Guide to Raising series offers vital information; each book is an indispensable reference.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
1 Getting Startedp. 1
Why Raise Turkeys?
Varieties
Buying Poults
Housing
Management Systems
Equipment
2 Brooding the Poultsp. 27
Preparing the Brooder House
Litter Material
Brooder Guards
Lighting
Floor Space
3 Managing Turkeys Effectivelyp. 36
General Management Recommendations
Management Systems
The Feeding Program
Cannibalism
Wing Clipping or Notching
Toe Clipping
4 The Breeding Flockp. 65
Selecting the Breeders
Mating
Lighting
Mating Habits
Artificial Insemination
Fertilization
Broodiness
Housing and Breeders
Nests
Feeding the Breeders
Hatching the Eggs
5 Flock Healthp. 93
Disease Basics
Turkey Diseases
Turkey Parasites
Disease Prevention
Nutritional Deficiencies
Miscellaneous Problems
Euthanasia
Disposal of Dead Birds
Rodent Control
6 Killing and Processingp. 122
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
7 Preserving, Cooking, and Serving Turkeyp. 144
Preserving
Smoked-Cooked Turkey
Recipes
Uses for Turkey Parts
Referencesp. 165
Diagnostic Laboratories by Statep. 166
Cooperative Extension System Offices by Statep. 174
Associationsp. 180
Sources of Supplies and Equipmentp. 183
Glossaryp. 186
Indexp. 192

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