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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Nov 21, 2013 04:17 PM CST

Butterball, the nation's largest turkey processor, said it will have plenty of very large, frozen turkeys, but will have trouble filling orders for fresh, never-frozen birds 16 pounds and over, according to an article by Mother Jones (…).

One of the reasons Butterball cites in the reason for the shortage is a decline in weight gains on some of their farms, despite the trend of turkeys getting bigger and bigger in past decades. According to the U.S. Depart of Agriculture, the average weight of a turkey at slaughter in 1965 was about 18 pounds. By 2012, the average ...

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