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Compensatory Growth: A New Production Concept?

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, R. L.
dc.contributor.author Sell, J. L.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Compensatory Growth: A New Production Concept? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 33, No. 06, pp. 17-20 en_US
dc.description Compensatory growth or compensatory gains may be described as an increased growth rate in one time period as a direct result of a growth restriction imposed during an earlier time period. These growth restrictions could be the result of disease, environmental influences, a lack of adequate nutrition or an combination of these factors. Some animals possess compensatory growth capabilities. This paper reviews the results of a series of experimental trials designed to determine the effects of feeding diets restricted in protein from 10 days to 8 weeks of age on subsequent rate of growth, feed utilization and carcass characteristics of large-type market turkeys and the economic implication that result from following a restricted protein feeding program. These studies suggest that it may be beneficial to feed market turkeys for less than maximum growth from an economic standpoint, particularly during early stages of growth. But these studies also suggest top-notch management is very essential in achieving any degree of success when feeding for compensatory gains.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-23T15:27:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-23T15:27:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9759
dc.date 1976 en_US
dc.subject Animal nutrition en_US
dc.subject Feeds
dc.subject Livestock production
dc.subject Poultry

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