November 14, 2013

Demand stays strong for specialty turkeys

With feed costs dropping, California turkey farmers express optimism about their business outlook, and those who produce specialty birds such as organic turkeys say they’re seeing stronger demand for their products. “Organic sales are up,” said David Pitman, who operates Fresno County-based Pitman Family Farms, which produces organic, free-range and heritage turkeys. He noted while sales of all his specialty products have improved, organic sales have increased much more. Retailers typically place their orders from February to April.

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