Nutritional Requirement of Turkeys

When formulating feed for turkeys, it is important to have their nutritional requirements in mind. This is because the feed to be formulated must contain the nutrients the turkeys need. If the feed doesn’t meet the standard requirements, the turkeys will not perform well.

The following are typical nutritional requirements of turkeys.

Nutritional requirements of turkey poult (0 to 4 Weeks Old)

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 2800 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 28%
Calcium – 1.2%
Methionine – 0.55%
Lysine – 1.6%
Sodium – 0.17%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.6%

Nutritional requirements of turkey poult (4 to 8 Weeks Old)

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 2900 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 26%
Calcium – 1.0%
Methionine – 0.45%
Lysine – 1.5%
Sodium – 0.15%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.5%

Nutritional requirements of turkey grower (8 to 12 Weeks Old)

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 3000 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 22%
Calcium – 0.85%
Methionine – 0.4%
Lysine – 1.3%
Sodium – 0.12%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.42%

Nutritional requirements of turkey grower (12 to 16 Weeks Old)

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 3100 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 19%
Calcium – 0.75%
Methionine – 0.35%
Lysine – 1.0%
Sodium – 0.12%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.38%

Nutritional requirements of turkey developer (16 to 20 Weeks Old)

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 3200 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 16.5%
Calcium – 0.65%
Methionine – 0.25%
Lysine – 0.8%
Sodium – 0.12%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.32%

Nutritional requirements of turkey finisher (20 to 24 Weeks Old)

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 3300 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 14%
Calcium – 0.55%
Methionine – 0.25%
Lysine – 0.65%
Sodium – 0.12%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.28%

Nutritional requirements of turkey breeder

Metabolizable Energy (ME) – 2900 Kcal/kg
Crude Protein (CP) – 14%
Calcium – 2.25%
Methionine – 0.2%
Lysine – 0.6%
Sodium – 0.12%
Av. Phosphorus – 0.35%

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