Effects of three different lighting programs on live weight change of bronze turkeys under semi-intensive conditions


MENDES M. , KARABAYIR A. , ERSOY I., Atasoglu C.

ARCHIV FUR TIERZUCHT-ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL BREEDING, vol.48, no.1, pp.86-93, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/aab-48-86-2005
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIV FUR TIERZUCHT-ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL BREEDING
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-93

Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate the influence of three lighting programs (23L: 1D), (18L: 6D), and (12L: 12D) on live weight changes of American Bronze turkeys by Profile analysis technique. The F-statistics and Wilk's Lamba statistics for testing group-response interaction or similar profiles suggested that there was a significant interaction effect (p<0.01). The effects of the three lighting programs on live weight gain appeared to be different throughout the study except for the last 6 weeks. On the other hand, the results of the present study suggested that the effect of the three lighting programs on live weight gain followed a similar trend or three lighting programs had similar physiological effect on live weight gain from 10(th) week on wards.