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You’ll be shocked by these NC turkey stats

Story

NC is more into turkey that you realize. UNC put out an awesome turkey report and below are some highlights.

Facts

– NC’s highest turkey production year was in 1992 with 62 million turkeys.

– Side note: NC leads the nation in sweet potato production (top spot for last 42 years).

– 14% of US turkeys are produced in NC.

– NC has 419 turkey farms.

– In 2013 NC turkey production was a $769mil business.

Quote

“Higher production efficiency, achieved by the increase in an average per bird weight and technological advances, led to a reduction in total turkeys raised per year” – USDA

C5’s Take

We had no idea that NC was such a turkey state. Love it.

Photo: David Foster / Charlotte Observer

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