Much attention has been given recently to the use and value of high energy rations for poultry, particularly for broilers and to a limited extent for laying hens and young turkeys. Although the general fundamentals of the findings may appear applicable in formulation of diets for growing turkeys beyond the age of 8 weeks, little direct evidence has been available to justify such application. Actually, there is some evidence to indicate that the higher energy diets may not necessarily promote a more rapid rate of gain for the older birds. The current study considers the possible effects of protein and antibiotics on the problem.
South Dakota State University
Carlson, C.W.; Wilcox, R.A.; Kohlmeyer, W.; and Hendrick, Catherine, "Effects of Energy and Protein Levels and Antibiotics on Growing Turkeys" (1956). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 28.