Semi-intensive rearing of Turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo) in some selected areas of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md Yousuf Ali Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Regional Station, Baghabari, Sirajgonj-6770, Bangladesh
  • Nathu Ram Sarker Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341, Bangladesh
  • Md Ershaduzzaman Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341, Bangladesh
  • Razia Khatun Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341, Bangladesh
  • Shamim Ahmed Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341, Bangladesh
  • Md Ashadul Alam Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341, Bangladesh
  • Most Sumona Akter Department of Livestock Services, Khamarbari, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sirazum Munira Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Regional Station, Baghabari, Sirajgonj-6770, Bangladesh
  • Shahidur Rahman Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Regional Station, Baghabari, Sirajgonj-6770, Bangladesh
  • US Alam Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Regional Station, Baghabari, Sirajgonj-6770, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/aajfss.v3i1.55927

Keywords:

guinea fowl; vaccination; medication; mortality; benefit cost ratio

Abstract

There were 17 districts under Dhaka, Chottogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions selected for this study on the basis of Turkey farming. The total 52 number of farmers interviewed to conduct this study. Turkey rearing is a profitable agricultural practice to meet the protein requirement in developing countries like Bangladesh. This is not only a source of protein but also a rich source of minerals and vitamins. The semi-intensive rearing of turkey requires low capital investment and labor cost. The main objectives of the study were to know the present status of feeding and rearing system, problems and prospects and benefit cost ratio of turkey rearing in Bangladesh. The information that collected from the respondents were age, education, main occupation, family members, training, annual income, number of turkey in each batch, name of strain, mortality rate, vaccination and medication practice, current situation of antibiotic and growth promoter use, use of footbath, use of disinfectant for spraying in inside and outside of the farm, percentage of antibiotic and feed additives withdrawal period before marketing, source of vaccine and medicine at farmer level, consultants of the farmers for vaccine and medicine specially antibiotic use, vaccination and medication cost in a batch. The average cost for production of one kg meat is BDT 231.177 and average market price of one kg meat was about BDT 452.34.

Asian Australas. J. Food Saf. Secur. 2019, 3(1), 48-52    

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Published

2019-05-30

How to Cite

Ali, M. Y. ., Sarker, N. R. ., Ershaduzzaman, M., Khatun, R., Ahmed, S. ., Alam, M. A. ., Akter, M. S. ., Munira, S. ., Rahman, S. ., & Alam, U. . (2019). Semi-intensive rearing of Turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo) in some selected areas of Bangladesh. Asian-Australasian Journal of Food Safety and Security, 3(1), 48–52. https://doi.org/10.3329/aajfss.v3i1.55927

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