Turkeys for meat

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by extraordinaryfowl, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, just curious if anyone knows the approximate feed-to-meat ratio for heritage turkeys as well as commercial (broad-breasted) types, assuming they are fed 100% grain, and if anyone knows how much if you pasture them that will help. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that broad breasted varieties are in the 3:1 area and heritage are around 6 or 6.5:1 for bourbon red.
     

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