USDA: fewer turkeys raised in 2021
September 27, 2021 By John Perkins Filed Under: Agriculture, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Livestock, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, News, Ohio, Poultry, South Dakota, USDA
The USDA is projecting the number of turkeys raised in the U.S. this year at 214 million head, which would be down 4% from the 2020 total of 224 million head.Minnesota has the largest inventory at 40.5 million turkeys, up 1%, the only major production state expected to see an increase. Second place North Carolina is pegged at 29 million head, 3% less than last year. Outside of the major production states, the USDA has the turkey population at 23.1 million head, 4% under a year ago.The top six states account for 69% of production.The numbers are based on a census of operations and includes data from the monthly turkey hatchery report.Comparisons for Brownfield states:Arkansas: 3rd largest: 27 million head, down 13% from 2020Indiana: 4th largest: 19.8 million head, down 1% from 2020Iowa: 7th largest: 11.5 million head, down 2% from 2020Michigan: 11th largest: 5 million head, down 4% from 2020Minnesota: Largest: 40.5 million head, up 1% from 2020Missouri: 5th largest: 16.5 million head, down 3% from 2020Ohio: 10th largest: 5.9 million head, down 2% from 2020South Dakota: 12th largest: 4 million head, down 11% from 2020
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