Fattening Turkeys in Uganda

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1963
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Trail, J. C. M.
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Broad breasted bronze turkeys were fa.ttened from 12 weeks to 22 weeks -of age under deep ioitter m~nagemen.t. The liveweights at 22 weeks averaged 10 lb. 11.2 oz. per bird, with a total food consumption fr-om hatching of 54 lb. 2.2 oz. and an overall feed conversion rate of 5.1: 1 The killing out percentage was 80.2 per cent, ~iving a dressed carcass weight of 8 lb. 9.3 oz. The total cost of pr-oduction was Sh. 25/39 per bird or Sh. 2/38 per pound liveweight oOr Sh. 3/04 peT pound dressed weight. The main items of expenditure are listed as percentages of the total costs of production, food accounting for 55 per cent of the cost. The profit per bird was Sh. 12/55 when a selling price -of Sh. 4/50 per pound dressed weight was obtained.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 28, p. 146-147
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