• Nutritional precision to ensure that the young turkey poult can satisfy its daily nutrient needs without overburdening the immature digestive system.
• Palatable and digestible feeds to support uninterrupted growth, influencing mature weight and conformation.
A comfortable and warm environment will enable turkey poults to be active and able to forage for food, encouraging growth from day one. Young birds need easy access to drinkers and feeders, and these should be positioned within the temperate comfort zone. Always make sure that the water is clean and palatable by flushing any standing water through.
Essential oils and prebiotics
The use of essential oils and prebiotics promotes beneficial microflora of the gut. The addition of enzymes ensures optimal utilisation of nutrients and prevent anti-nutritional factors interfering with digestion. This also helps to maintain digestive health and litter quality, which means that birds will be cleaner and easier to pluck. All our include the strategic use of natural plant extracts to reduce pathogen colonisation - supporting health and immune function.
Strategic application of Vitamin D
Vitamin D supports young birds to utilise dietary calcium most efficiently to form strong bones. Not only will this contribute to the development of a robust skeleton, which is important for health and wellbeing, but also reduces the incidence of blood leakage from bones when cooking which can discolour the meat of the bird and can be a contributor to many potential customers indifference to leg and thigh meat.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids help to restore the natural balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils in the diet. This balance delivers additional benefits in terms of early skeletal development and ensures a proportionate response from the immune system when presented with disease challenges. These combined effects help the young poult get off to a good start in life and aids in the establishment of flock uniformity.
These nutrients (which are included as standard in ForFarmers formulations) are critical in the development of the immune system and skeleton. This ultimately delivers optimal carcass quality by reducing the likelihood of Black Bone in cooked meat which is important when considering customer acceptance of the whole carcass at the farm gate; avoiding costly cut up preparation.
A palatable and highly digestible starter crumb, carefully formulated to be sufficiently nutrient dense to support the necessary early growth rates, but not to overburden the immature digestive system with excess nutrients.
Supplementary feed enzymes help ensure optimal utilisation of nutrients and help prevent any anti-nutritional factors interfering with the natural digestive processes.
Typically fed from day old until around 3 weeks of age, this diet should be fed until such a time as the poults are sufficiently robust and willing to accept a pelleted feed.
While natural immunity is developed to ensure the bird is protected after medication is withdrawn, this diet contains a coccidiostat to help prevent any clinical disease symptoms. The cocciodiostat must not be fed to birds beyond 12 weeks of age.
Introduce poults to this diet once they are sufficiently robust and willing to consume a pellet and feed throughout the brooding period, typically until around 7 weeks of age.
Palatable and highly digestible, the early grower pellet is designed to support the development of the poult through the early growing period, aiming to deliver a bird robust enough to withstand a move to finishing accommodation if necessary.
Consistent with the starter diet, supplementary feed enzymes help ensure optimal utilisation of the nutrients provided and help prevent any anti-nutritional factors interfering with the natural digestive processes.
The diet contains a coccidiostat to help prevent any clinical disease symptoms, yet allows a managed challenge to the bird in order that long lasting immunity can develop to protect the bird once medication is withdrawn. The coccidiostat must not be fed to birds beyond 12 weeks of age.