USDA sees increased number of turkeys raised

The U.S. turkey industry is showing signs of re-expanding.

The USDA projects 219 million turkeys will be raised in the U.S. in 2023, up 4% from 2022, but well below the most recent high of 245 million raised in 2017.

The industry has been hit hard by highly pathogenic avian influenza several times in recent years, with the most recent widescale outbreak late last year and early this year.

The USDA’s next set of annual turkey production estimates is scheduled for October 12th, but that could change if the Federal government shuts down.

Comparisons for Brownfield states:

Arkansas: 27.5 million head, up 6% from 2022

Indiana: 20 million head, unchanged from 2022

Iowa: 11.5 million head, down 2% from 2022

Michigan: 5.3 million head, up 2% from 2022

Minnesota: 39 million head, up 5% from 2022

Missouri: 18 million head, up 6% from 2022

Ohio: 6.5 million head, up 7% from 2022

South Dakota: 3 million head, up 20% from 2022

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