Michigan Turkey Production

Michigan turkeys are raised by farmers throughout the state whose heritage and passion is centered around creating a safe and quality source of protein for consumers and businesses in the foodservice market. Most turkeys are processed in Grand Rapids at a farmer-owned cooperative, Michigan Turkey Producers. All farms supplying Michigan Turkey Producers are an average of 30 miles from the processing plant, which leads to a significant reduction in their carbon footprint from other states. Michigan turkey farmers are committed to the health and well-being of their birds so consumers can eat a delicious, nutritious and safe food.


The total annual turkey production in Michigan is
5.3 million birds.

The average weight of a Michigan turkey is 40 lbs.

The turkey industry has a total economic impact of $100 million in Michigan.

US turkey consumption has increased 104% since 1970.

The average consumer eats 17 lbs. of turkey per year.

100–110 lbs. of feed = 40 lbs. of turkey

70% of Michigan Turkeys are raised in Ottawa County.

All MI turkeys are male birds, called toms. Females are called hens. Babys are called poults.

Turkey Nutrition:

  • packed with protein
  • low in fat
  • no growth hormones permitted
  • low calorie food

To learn more about Michigan turkey

products visit miturkey.com.