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Turkey Social Media

Publication Date: 1/2/2018

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Things Turkey Farmers Want You to Know Infographic


Have you noticed some birds’ beaks are shorter on the top than the bottom? This is called beak trimming. The tip of the upper or lower beak is removed to help prevent birds from pecking, injuring and killing other birds in the flock. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, beak trimming is currently considered to be a necessary management practice for poultry!


Myth: Turkeys are raised with hormones and steroids.

Fact: All turkeys are raised without added hormones and steroids. Turkeys are bigger today due to genetic improvements, better feed formulation, and modern management practices!


Did you know turkey eggs are tan with brown specks and larger than chicken eggs?? 

How are turkeys housed?

Barns provide a safe, comfortable home for turkeys and are specially designed for maximize the health and comfort of the birds. Barns keep predators away, help farmers control germs and diseases from getting to the birds, and allow maximum comfort – turkeys stay cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and dry during inclement weather.


Turkeys have about 3,500 feathers at maturity. Sometimes turkey feather down is used to make pillows!



DYK: Only tom (male) turkeys gobble and hen (female) turkeys make a clicking noise! 



DYK: turkey eggs are larger than chicken eggs and have brown spots! #turkeyloversmonth 

DYK: Turkeys eat a balanced diet of corn & soybean meal with vitamins and minerals! 

Fact: ALL turkeys are raised without added hormones and steroids! #turkey 


#Turkeys are housed in scientifically designed, climate-controlled barns! 


Turkeys have about 3,500 feathers & sometimes #turkey feather down is used to make pillows! 


DYK: Only tom (male) turkeys gobble and hen (female) turkeys make a clicking noise! #turkey


#Turkey farmers' top priorities are bird health, animal care, food safety & environmental protection!  



DYK: About 450 family-owned #turkey farms raise birds in Minnesota to feed their families and yours! 

#Turkey farmer's top priorities are bird health, animal care, food safety & and environmental protection! 

Did you know all these facts about Minnesota #turkey?! 

#Turkey farmers are committed to animal care and continuous improvement!

Get to know Kent Meschke and his family of Little Falls, MN. They raise 500,000 #turkeys annually on the farm! 

More than 25 percent of U.S. households consume #turkey deli meat at least once every two weeks.

A large group of turkeys is called a flock. A baby #turkey is called a poult and is tan and brown.

31% of all #turkey consumed in the United States is during the holidays!

There are no hormones or steroids approved for use in turkeys in the U.S.

It takes about 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom #turkey.

Go on a virtual #turkey farm tour with John Gorton at his 3rd generation farm in Minnesota! 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a #turkey farmer? Check out this this video to find out!

The top 4 export markets for US #turkey meat in 2014 were: Mexico, China, Canada, and Benin!

A male turkey is called a “tom” and a female #turkey is called a “hen”.

#Turkeys eat corn & soybean meal with vitamins & minerals!

The hair-like bristles that grow from a turkey’s chest is known as a beard. #turkey

Minnesota is ranked number one for #turkey production!

In the U.S. an estimated 228 million #turkeys were raised in 2015!

#Turkeys have white feathers due to breeding and they nearly have 3,500 of them at maturity!

The bright red appendage at the base of the turkey’s beak is called a wattle. #turkey

Roasted turkey was the first meal eaten on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrini. #turkey

All #turkeys in the U.S. are raised without any added hormones and steroids!