Thompsons Turkey

Thompsons Turkey

Brand Product Feeding Age Hens Stags Hens Stags
Bags/ 100 birds Bags/ 100 birds Tonnes/1,000 birds Tonnes/1,000 birds
Turkey Starter Crumbs Day Old to 3/4 weeks 4 4 1.00 1.00
Turkey Starter Pellets 3/4 to 6/7 weeks 12 13 2.50 3.30
Turkey Grower Pellets 6/7 to 10 weeks 30 36 5.75 7.00
Turkey Rearer Pellets 10 to 12/13 weeks N/A N/A 6.00 7.75
Turkey Early Finisher Pellets 12/13 to 15 weeks 35 45 4.50 6.00
Turkey Finisher Pellets 16+ weeks 14 Bags/Week 2.40 Tonnes/Week 3.30 Tonnes/Week
Turkey Rearing Management
Genetic potential of the turkey is constantly improving to give a bird which will grow
quickly and efficiently. The potential for live weight gain and feed efficiency can only be
achieved if nutrition and management have been adapted to meet the bird's demands
at each stage of production. It is important to have a reliable source of healthy, evenly
sized day old poults. Thompsons range of diets will promote liveability of the poults and
meet their nutritional demands. The management of the flock is your function and it is
as critical as good nutrition, adhering to  the points listed may help you obtain the best
results from your flock.
1. Place day-old poults in a fresh clean house which has been throughly disinfected.
2. Ensure that the litter is fresh and free from dust or fungi.
3. Ensure that adequate floor space is available - up to 1.5 square feet per bird up to
8 weeks of age and 3.5 square feet per bird up to 16 weeks of age.
4. The brooding area should be enclosed with a hardboard surround 18 to 24 inches
high placed about 2 feet from the brooder canopy and the floor area gradually
increased until the birds have full access to the house area at 10-15 days of age.
The house temperature should be approximately 80oF and the temperature under
the brooder approximately 103oF.
5. The brooding area should be brightly light during the very early brooding stage
(first 2 days) and avoid using clear infrared bulbs as the very bright light can cause
vent pecking. A short period of darkness should be introduced each day and
gradually increased until the flock has a light period of 14 hours.
6. Convenient access to water is essential. Three jar drinkers per 100 birds evenly
distributed in the brooding area is recommended. Remove jar drinkers after 10
days having already introduced the permanent drinkers.
7. Distribute Turkey Starter Crumbs on cardboard lids or key trays for first few days.
Attention to detail is imperative with rearing turkeys and if these points are observed
successful growing will be achieved
ALWAYS ENSURE FEED IS KEPT CLEAN & FRESH AND THAT FRESH CLEAN
WATER IS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

 

Thompsons Turkey Product Range
Code Brand Protein Oil Fibre
KK02C Turkey Starter Crumbs 25.0% 4.5% 3.5%
A crumb available in 25Kg bags or Bulk
Turkey Starter Crumbs should be introduced from day old to 3 - 4 weeks
A nutrient dense diet to meet requirements of birds at time of low feed intake.
An optimum energy/protein ratio to minimise th amount of excess nitrogen excreted, improving litter quality.
A clean sieved crumb to ensure minimal wastage and maximum feed intake.
This feed contains an anti coccidiosis agent.
Code Brand Protein Oil Fibre
KK02P Turkey Starter Pellets 25.0% 4.5% 3.5%
A 3mm pellet available in 25Kg bags or Bulk
Turkey Starter Pellets is the ideal diet for feeding birds from 3 - 4 weeks until 6 - 7 weeks of age
A carefully balanced diet to match rapidly growing poults requirements thus aiming to maximise growth
rate and feed efficiency. This feed contains an anti coccidiosis agent.
Code Brand Protein Oil Fibre
KK03P Turkey Grower Pellets 22.0% 4.0% 4.0%
A 3mm pellet available in 25Kg bags or Bulk
Turkey Grower Pellets is the ideal diet for feeding birds from 6 - 7 weeks until 10 weeks of age although
can be adjusted depending on the intended age of bird at slaughter.
A high density diet with an energy/protein balance to maximise lean meat deposition
This feed contains an anti coccidiosis agent.
Code Brand Protein Oil Fibre
KK04P Turkey Rearer Pellets 20.0% 4.0% 4.0%
A 3mm pellet available in Bulk Only
Turkey Rearer Pellets is the ideal diet for feeding birds from 10 weeks until 12 -13 weeks of age
A reduced protein diet to ensure protein/energy balance is correct for the now rapidly growing bird.
Code Brand Protein Oil Fibre
KK05P Turkey Early Finisher Pellets 18.0% 4.5% 4.0%
A 3mm pellet available in 25Kg bags or Bulk
Turkey Early Finisher Pellets is the ideal diet for feeding birds from 12 - 13 weeks up to 16 weeks of age
A nutritionally balanced diet to ensure optimum growing efficiency. Diet carefully formulated to ensure even
bloom on the breast
Code Brand Protein Oil Fibre
KK06P Turkey Finisher Pellets 17.0% 4.0% 4.0%
A 3mm pellet available in 25Kg bags or Bulk
Turkey Finisher Pellets is the ideal diet for feeding birds from 15 - 16 weeks of age up until slaughter.
A ration designed to achieve a good economic result from heavier birds. The energy/protein ratio is
increased to keep birds growing steadily and to promote a bloom on the breast. Mineral and vitamin levels
are carefully balanced to avoid metabolic problems in heavy birds.

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