#5 - Dr. Sally Noll: What makes turkey production different from other poultry species?Sep 20, 2022
Poultry production includes more than just one species. Each one of them has its own characteristics, so production for each species is conducted differently. There are many differences between turkeys and chickens when it comes to nutrition, general management, facilities, and behavior, so the more you know about the particularities, the more effective your production will be. In this episode, Dr. Sally Noll and I discuss turkey production specificities and needs, as well as recent research on the subject. We also talk about some challenges related to nutrition and biosecurity, as well as ways it can be improved.
What you’ll learn:
1. Recent research in turkey production;
2. Challenges and differences between turkey and chicken production;
3. Challenges for evaluating "gut-health" products and manipulating the gut microbiome;
4. Adapting to consumer demand for All-Veg diets in turkeys;
5. 2015 vs. 2022 avian influenza outbreak responses and biosecurity measures.
Meet the guest: Dr. Sally Noll has been serving at the University of Minnesota since 1985. She has over 30 years of extension experience in all aspects of turkey production and broiler chicken production, and the focus of her research and extension programming is turkey/poultry nutrition and disease/health issues of relevance to the poultry industry. Because of the extension appointment, her research and extension program vary depending on assessed needs for problem solving in poultry production.
Past collaborative projects of hers include evaluations of production systems, environmental impacts on turkey production, biosecurity approaches, ammonia emissions from turkey facilities, gut health and microbiome succession, and areas with problems related to reovirus-arthritis and avian metapneumovirus. Her poultry research program has been recently focusing on nutritional evaluation of feed ingredients, protein/amino acid requirements, and evaluation of a partially slotted flooring system for commercial market turkeys.