Air Emissions and Animal Agriculture

Turkeys

There are pockets of turkey production across the eastern half of the United States. These pockets have developed within close proximity to the plants that process and market the birds.

Turkeys are predominately raised on farms selling 30,000 or more birds annually. In each of the top five states, 95% or more of the turkeys sold were raised on farms selling more than 30,000 birds. This trend is also true in smaller production states such as Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

In four of the top five producing states, farms selling more than 100,000 turkeys annually raise 70% of the production in those states.  Missouri is the only state in the top five that doesn’t follow this trend. In Missouri only 6% of the state’s turkey farms sell more than 100,000 birds annually and only 22% of state’s production is raised on those farms.

In Indiana and Ohio, fewer turkeys are raised on farms selling more than 100,000 birds. In Indiana and Ohio, 35% and 33%, respectively, of turkeys are raised on these larger farms. However, in Michigan, 87% of the production is raised on the 2% of farms selling more than 100,000 turkeys annually.

As you can see in the table and map below, U.S. turkey production is concentrated in a few specific areas.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

USDA-NASS, 2007, 2007 Census of Agriculture, Maps

USDA-NASS, 2007, 2007 Census of Agriculture, State Level Data by State

 

Last Updated 09/07/2011