Flock Profiling for Monitoring Turkey Production
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Flock profiling is a management tool for monitoring the performance of a flock of chickens or turkeys. It involves weighing a sample of the flock at regular intervals and using the date to construct a growth diagram. Feed efficiency may be monitored as well as the growth rate of your flock. This new growth curve may be compared to the average or to previous flocks in the same facilities to determine if improvements are being made. A decrease in growth rate may indicate an oncoming disease or a change in feeding or management practices.
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