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.