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Animal Science Faculty

Jeff Firman


  • Determine digestible amino acid requirements on a daily basis
  • Determine ideal protein for turkeys
  • Practically reduce protein in turkey diets
  • Determine amino acid needs for different partitions (i.e. maintenance, tissue deposition)
  • Determine the effects of energy on amino acid requirements
  • Utilize information in computerized modeling of turkey growth
  • Determine availability of amino acids (metabolic fate) after absorption and attempt modifications