A must have book for anyone considering producing turkeys for profit, covers which breed and size of turkey to choose and where to purchase the poults.
Where to keep the growing birds, what to feed them and how to supply the feed and water. It shows the equipment required and other sections cover the health and hygiene of the birds together with maintaining clean living conditions.
The overhead costs and potential profit from keeping and raising turkeys is laid out for you in a profit sheet. The costs are explained in detail along with how to increase profit by being aware of ways to save money on feed costs and litter materials. The Christmas period and different prices for both trade and retail sales are fully explained together with how to encourage retail sales.
Another section covers vermin and predators and how to control any problems encountered.
For the producer who wishes to breed their own birds to produce eggs for incubation, the various adult turkey breeds are shown.
The regulations and the law controlling the production of turkeys are listed.
The reference section is expansive, showing where to buy poults, eggs for hatching or breeding stock. Publications and organizations are listed together with equipment suppliers.