How BIG Is The Oven?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

While reading "NORTH DAKOTA LIVING", a publication put out by local cooperatives I came across this article:

The Dave Muehler family (Dave, Wanda, and adult son Matt) raise 40 pound turkeys! WOW, how big is your oven and how many people will be sitting around your dining table?

The Muehlers produce 80,000 of those 40 pound turkeys a year and sell them all to Jennie-O in Willmar MN. None of these birds end up as Thanksgiving diners... Jennie-O uses them manufacturing products such as turkey ham, bologna, salami, pastrami, bacon, breakfast sausage and hot dogs.

I'm still imagining one big bird on someone's table. The left overs would surly last a whole year.

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Comments (30)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Very interesting. I did not know that they could be that large.

Jan 26, 2022 07:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I can picture it Will Hamm and I can picture the friendship and fellowship around the table. 

Jan 26, 2022 07:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I had not thought about a barrel smoker Raymond Henson, eXp Realty but if it would fit that would be a great way to cook it.

Jan 26, 2022 07:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I did not either Roy Kelley and I can imagine them chasing a person or a pet around the yard.

Jan 26, 2022 07:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I can't even fathom the idea of a 40 pound turkey.  We usually get a half of a turkey breast for dinner every other month, and It last two days.  A

Jan 26, 2022 07:38 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

This sent me in a different direction than everyone else.

I immediately wonder what they are putting in these birds to achieve that weight (growth hormones for example) and wonder if the meat is less healthy for human consumption than that of smaller birds.

It is interesting that turkey meat is probably the healthiest ingredient in those products you listed and now I question even that. LOL

Jan 26, 2022 07:39 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ
1-4 FAMILY HOME LOAN SPECIALIST

Hi Bob, thank you for sharing. WOW! a 40 lbs turkey. Wish you all the best. 

Jan 26, 2022 07:43 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Ron and Alexandra Seigel , I know! A half a breast feeds the three of us and as you know that includes a 20 year old young man (Timmothy). 😃

Jan 26, 2022 07:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is an interesting view Sharon Tara . I will have to revisit the article and see if there are any clues/answers to your questions.

Jan 26, 2022 07:51 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That would be 10 pounds each (of just turkey) for our family ( Tony Busanich ) . If that bird was frozen at the store I wonder how long it woud take to thaw and cook?

Jan 26, 2022 07:53 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- the 22 pound turkey we had at Thanksgiving barely fit in our oven. And I too wondered as did Sharon Tara what they did to them or put into them to make so much larger. 

Jan 26, 2022 06:49 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

THAT'S A BIG TURKEY.

Jan 27, 2022 06:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, for a single person, could I just put an order in for a thigh please?   With 40#, I would have leftover turkey for a year!  

Jan 27, 2022 06:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Sharon Tara had a great point Kathy Streib and as she stated a lot of us think of turkey as a very heathy meat. Let's hope it's just very successful breading and nothing else.

Jan 27, 2022 06:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's 80,000 BIG turkeys a year Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home . I would bet that this is a very profitable business.

Jan 27, 2022 06:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Joan Cox a thigh from one of these birds might be a diner for two on it's own. 😃

Jan 27, 2022 06:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob I keep our turkey around 12-14 lbs for making dinner so where do you cook a 40lbs turkey? Endre

Jan 27, 2022 11:00 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I doubt any home has that large of an oven unless it is in a chiefs home that comes home from work and likes to feed the neighborhood Endre Barath, Jr.  😄. 

Jan 28, 2022 05:46 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Bob,

All animals grow bigger in the north, but I am guessing this is a special breed grown especially for the commercial uses you indicated. 

Jan 30, 2022 06:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob- I am sure they might not be a tender for dinner but good for processing.

Feb 05, 2022 04:45 AM