POUL 2020- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 19 pages long!)

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Georgia is #7 poultry producing in the world. Domesticated birds that are incorporated within a commercial enterprise with the goal of producing beneficial products to man (i. e food) 2015: almost 9 billion broilers; 50 million lbs; 90 billion $ Table eggs (usa): 12. 5 billion $; 100 billion eggs. No religious controversy with poultry like there is with pork and beef. Fcr (feed conversion ratio)- chickens have a very good fcr: broiler ~ 1. 8 fcr aka cheaper to produce, healthier/leaner protein source, pork~ 3, beef~ 6. 5. Birds that fit the poultry definition include: chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, swans, Poultry science is the multidiscipline study of the principles and practices of rearing live poultry (poultry production), slaughtering, and business management. Optimizing the diet to feed the birds- this is how we have come so far with our birds we have now days compared to earlier years.

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