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ERS: Turkey production numbers forecasted lower

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

WASHINGTON — Fourth quarter production of turkey in the U.S. is being forecast at 1.45 billion pounds, with a yearly total for 2020 estimated at 5.7 billion pounds, which is 1 percent lower than last year, the USDA Economic Research Service noted in its October “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

The 2021 forecast is being projected at 5.77 billion by the department, which is approximately a growth of 1 percent. The report added that third quarter forecast production. . .

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