Agfact Day #18
In 1920, U.S. turkey growers produced one turkey for every 29 persons in the U.S. Today growers produce nearly one turkey for every person in the country.
- In 2011, more than 248 million Turkeys were raised; the average lightweight bird weighed 28lbs with nearly 6 Billion pounds of turkey processed.
- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 45 million Turkeys will be cooked on Thanksgiving Day. That is 1/6 of all the Turkeys sold in the U.S. each year.
- Female Turkeys do not gobble
- Wild Turkeys were native of Eastern United States
- Turkeys have no external ears but have great hearing
- Turkeys can see color
- Domestic Turkeys can not fly but Wild Turkeys can