Tips for preparing the perfect turkey from the Ohio Poultry Association

Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 10:16 AM EST
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Ohio Turkey Facts • Ohio ranks ninth nationally in turkey production with nearly 305 million pounds of turkey produced. • In 2019, the value of turkey produced in Ohio was more than $152 million. • Ohio turkey production is responsible for the creation of 21,846 jobs annually and $1 billion in earnings. National Thanksgiving Turkey Facts • Nearly 88 percent of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation eat turkey at Thanksgiving. • The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, meaning that approximately 690 million pounds of turkey is consumed in the U.S. during Thanksgiving. • In 2020, approximately 224 million turkeys were raised on about 2,500 U.S. farms.