Turkeys are very sensitive to variation in feed physical quality; feed intake is optimised when pellet quality is consistent from one delivery to the next. Physical quality of feed is practically assessed by the size of the feed particles actually presented to the birds. It is often difficult to assess this on the farm, where subjective opinions can lead to a poor description of feed texture. A portable shaker sieve can be used by feed specialists to quantify particle size distribution on the farm.
Aviagen® Turkeys have produced a Management Article, Feed Physical Quality Testing using a Shaker Sieve. This management article provides Aviagen Turkeys recommendations along with the method of using a shaker sieve and how to process the results. To read this article please click here >