Fun Turkey Facts for this Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019

Fun Turkey Facts for this Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2019

Key Issues:Animal Agriculture

Author: Julie Busse

Did you know the average American eats roughly 16 pounds of turkey each year and 46-million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving?


The poultry industry is the second-largest consumer of corn in the animal-ag sector and adds $.28 of value per bushel. That equates to $4.1 billion in revenue.


Todd Gleason, the host of WILL-AM-580’s Closing Market Report and Commodity Week at the University of Illinois Extension, compiled a list of fun turkey facts for Thanksgiving. You can listen to his audio report to learn more by clicking here.


To see more corn specific poultry facts, click here.