Farming and Agriculture

Improved Turkey Varieties CARI VIRAT

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25 June 2023, New Delhi: Turkey is mainly reared for meat which is one of the choicest white meat known for its leanness. It is a popular delicacy, especially for festive occasions like X’mas and New Year. Turkey production has tremendous commercial viability because of its meat being high in protein, and low in fat, and cholesterol contents. It is also quite suitable for the upliftment of small and marginal farmers. Turkey can be easily reared in a free-range or semi-intensive system with minimal investment for housing, equipment, and management.

Special Features

·         Low fat                                              

·         Low cholesterol

·         Choicest white meat 

·         Suitable for backyard rearing

Production Characteristics

Age (week)Body weight (g)Feed Conversion Ratio
Fertility 94%
Hatchability 86%     
Production Characteristics

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