Farm Fresh Turkey Production
Farm-fresh turkey production refers to the growing of turkeys in smaller units, when compared to the large-scale contract commercial year-round production.
Turkey production can be an additional enterprise to many farms and can increase farm income. Turkeys produced on a farm-fresh basis are usually aimed at the Christmas market. The birds are usually brought to a processing plant for slaughter. The starting point is to identify a market and gear everything towards it. Turkeys can be grown in as little 12 weeks and for up to 24 weeks, depending on the requirements at point of sale.
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Fact sheet produced by Rebecca Tierney, Poultry Advisor.