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U.S. Turkey production increasing


October 22, 2012
By David Manly


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Oct. 22, 2012 – The growth of turkeys in the United States has increased in 2012, says a new USDA report.

According to the latest USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, turkey meat production has increasing 5.7 per cent from last year. The report states that not only was production up by 5.7 per cent, but the amount of turkeys slaughtered was 3.8 per cent higher and average weight showed an increase of 1.3 per cent.

However, poult placements and turkey eggs in incubators were down by 1.7 and 6.3 per cent, respectively.

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For more on the state of the US turkey industry, please read the full USDA report here.