As the global population continues to grow, so does the demand for meat products.
This had led to genetic advances in agriculture, including turkey. These genetic lines of turkeys grow faster and leaner than older lines.
“These birds require a high energy diet,” explains Sanjay Shah, professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE). “When they are fed a higher energy diet, they tend to produce a lot of heat.”
Shah and his team are working to help these turkeys keep their cool.