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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1971, the author. Used by permission.


Many problems exist in the area of turkey ration formulation, both in the nutritional and economic aspects. The objectives of this study will be to: (1) establish turkey rations which are feasible, both nutritionally and economically; (2) determine the rate of gain of grower birds receiving computer formulated rations as compared to rate of gain of birds receiving standard formulated rations; (3) compare the feed consumption per egg of birds receiving computer rations and those receiving standard rations; (4) determine the ration which will give the highest rate of gain at the least cost.

There were some major difficulties encountered during the research, including: (1) devising rations which would satisfy the latest nutritional requirements and be economically feasible; (2) conducting all feed trials in as similar conditions as possible; (3) keeping the data information as accurate as possible; and (4) determining the per unit cost of feed.

Advisors: James Kendrick, Thomas Sullivan