After test 3

After test 3 - A fter test 3: T ransgending plant &...

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After test 3: Transgending plant & animals: consequences- Monarch butterflies has drastically dropped because of a gene put in corn, the gene kills worms Turkeys o Where does the name come from? Conquistador – took the turkey from guineas Came from south America o Turkey dressing % = 77% Meaning 77% body weight = edible Chicken body weight edible = 72% Cow = 50% Broad breasted Brown (wild turkeys) – 40-45 lbs **commercial o Broad breasted whites (“ “) – 40-45 ** o Bourbon Red (red) - o Naragamette (black&white) ** o Black Turkey (black) o Slate (slate colored=blue/grey) o Belted? (small white) – 8-10 fryers – now on endangered species list
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Bread naturally Pretty good sized breast They fly quicker, faster, farther than a wild turkey Tried to raise them in houses, but they are flighty and if a dog came around or something, they would fly up and kill themselves Harder to manage/didn’t sell that well o Parthenogenetic turkeys All males 5% of eggs hatch All the eggs that hatch are males They can’t reproduce They are used for research o Land requirements 4.5 sq ft/bird – turkey 0.75 sq ft/ bird – broiler o First two weeks- you have to leave the light on for 24 hours/day o First person they see out of the egg – they think it’s their mother o Gotta be careful around them because they can be frightened o 3-5 weeks – dim the lights (lights 16 hours/day) o Beak trimmed 40-50 ft wide/ 800 ft long o Winter- a lot of area to heat o Minimum insulated
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o Ceilings are 10 ft tall o Temp needs to be 100 degrees for the first couple of days o Thermometers need to be at the floor
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course POSC 201 taught by Professor Krueger during the Spring '11 term at Texas A&M.

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