Pelleting feed has been shown under some conditions to increase rate of gain and improve feed conversion in studies with poultry as it has for cattle and swine. Many investigators have reported that the principal effect of pelleting is to increase the density of the feed, thus allowing, greater intake and consequently an increase in rate of growth. Efficiency of feed utilization also is frequently improved. To investigate this further, a factorial experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of forms of feed (original mash, firm pellet and poor pellet) on turkey performance (body weight, feed/gain, etc.) when a high level of fiber was included in the diet.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Hassibi, M.; Carlson, C. W.; and Luther, R. M., "Effect Of Form Of Feed On Turkey Performance" (1983). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1983. 5.