FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Joe Morse
Monday, January 7, 2008
2007 NEW YORK TURKEY PRODUCTION UP 2 PERCENT
Turkey producers in New York raised 640,000 turkeys during 2007, according to the New York Agricultural Statistics Service. This total is up 2 percent from the 2006 number raised and up 3 percent from the 2005 number raised.
Minnesota ranked first in the number raised with 48.0 million, followed by North Carolina with 39.0 million, Arkansas with 31.0 million, Virginia with 22.0 million, Missouri with 20.0 million, California with 16.0 million, and Indiana with 15.3 million. These States accounted for 70 percent of the turkeys produced in the United States during 2007.
Turkey growers in 23 States intend to increase the number of birds raised by 2 percent in 2008. The number of turkeys actually raised in 2008 may vary from growers' intentions shown in this report depending on feed costs, supply of hatching eggs, cost of poults, and prices growers receive for turkeys during the next few months.