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
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!!!