Turkeys Raised in 2005 Down 3 Percent from 2004

US - Turkeys raised in the United States during 2006 totaled 262 million birds, up 4 percent from the 252 million raised in 2005, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Turkeys Raised in 2006 Up 4 Percent from 2005

Minnesota ranked first in the number raised with 45.0 million, followed by North Carolina with 37.5 million, Arkansas with 30.0 million, Virginia with 21.5 million, Missouri with 20.0 million, California with 15.8 million, and Indiana with 13.8 million. These States accounted for 70 percent of the turkeys produced in the United States during 2006.

Turkey Growers Plan a 4 Percent Increase in 2007

Turkey growers in 23 States intend to increase the number of birds raised by 4 percent in 2007. These States produced over 99% of the turkeys raised in 2006. Intentions for the top seven producing States, compared with 2006, are as follows: Minnesota up 2 percent, North Carolina up 5 percent, Arkansas unchanged, Virginia up 2 percent, Missouri unchanged, California up 6 percent, and Indiana up 15 percent.

The number of turkeys actually raised in 2007 may vary from growers' intentions shown in this report depending on feed costs, supply of hatching eggs, cost of poults, and prices growers receive for turkeys during the next few months.

Number of Turkeys Raised
United States, 1997 - 2006

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