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Scientific Turkey Farming

D Thyagarajan (Author) A Ashok (Author)

Scientific turkey farming comprises of forty chapters on different aspects of scientific turkey farming, feeds and hatchery management. In this book all technological and scientific know how to on scientific rearing and housing, poult management, grower management, layer management, breeder management, discussed. Feeding management for turkeys at different age group based on seasonal management is also discussed in detail. It covers turkeys flock health and biosecurity. Product technology aspects such as nutritive value of egg and meat and its processing and a way how to market the product are elaborated. As to encourage the entrepreneurs, information regarding bank loan and insurance, bank norms and interest rates are given. As to keep the profitable farm, record keeping and types of records to be maintained with a model format is discussed. Manufacturing or compound feed and technique involved are discussed. The feeding management is very quite important in turkey farming. All about, feed, feeding of brooder, grower, layer and breeder along with nutrient requirement are presented. Computation of ration and preparation ration for different age groups of turkey are also outlined. Establishment of feed mill and feed milling process is also discussed. In hatchery management, formation and structure of egg, embryonic development, factors required for incubation, hatchery designs, hatchery hygiene and hatching ability of turkey egg are narrated in detail.

Being the first book of turkey farming, it will give definitely over all idea to new entrepreneur, scientific outline for students on identified new technological intervention for sustainable turkey farming.

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About the author

D Thyagarajan

Dr. D Thyagarajan, Director, Centre for Animal Production Studies, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University entered into his professional career as Assistant professor on 22.03.1980.  He has completed 30 years of service in the different position as Assistant professor, Associate professor, Professor and now presently as Director, Centre for animal Production Studies.  He was awarded the prestigious national ‘Outstanding Extension Scientist” award for the triennium 1996-1998 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research with citation for his dedicated work on open education network in animal husbandry enterprises in Tamilnadu.  He was instrumental in getting nine external funded schemes to the tunes of Rs.252.24 lakhs.  He has released five useful technologies.  He has standardized the packages of practices for scientific turkey farming in Tamilnadu.
He has published 60 research papers, 95 popular articles, 10 books, 25 books edited, 4 booklets, 16 pamphlets and 6 e-lessons.  He was the Principal investigator of 11 external funded schemes.  He has adopted five villages under DBT scheme for integrated scientific turkey farming.  He was responsible for massive open educational network programmes between 1990-1999 for 7893 rural farmers.
He has guided three Ph.D. and seven M.V.Sc students and further guiding one M.V.Sc. student.  He has received best oral presentation prize to his scientific article in international workshop.  He has received UGC book grant and Tamilnadu scientific book society textbook grant.  He was instrumental for getting three prizes to Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.
He is a life time member in Indian Veterinary Council, World Poultry Association, Indian Society for Nuclear Technology in Animal Science and Indian Veterinary Journal.

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Bibliographic information

Title Scientific Turkey Farming
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.06.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381226186
length ix+225p., B/W Photos; 25cm.