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Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia

As we celebrate everything we are thankful for, remember to thank the farmers and ranchers for providing a safe and healthy food source for all of us to enjoy. Test your knowledge with this trivia about turkeys.

T or F?  A turkey hen lays an egg and 28 days later a baby turkey is born. TRUE

T or F?  The turkey female is known as a hen and male is known as a tom. TRUE thanksgiving-turkey-clipart-1

T or F?  Turkeys are raised for 8-20 weeks depending on desired weights by consumers. TRUE

T or F?  There are several major meat animals native to North America, including the turkey. FALSE. The turkey is the only major meat animal native to North America.

T or F?  Thanksgiving is the holiday most turkey are eaten, followed by Easter. FALSE .  The National Turkey Federation (NTF) estimates that approximately 45 million turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas, and 19 million at Easter.

T or F?  Nebraska Turkey Growers Cooperative in Gibbon, Nebraska, the state’s only turkey processing plant, produces more than 55 million pounds of turkey a year. TRUE

Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!!!

Source: Nebraska Department of Agriculture

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