“For decades, poultry breeders have transformed the genomes of turkeys, creating ever larger birds.”
See Turkeys Are Twice as Big as They Were in 1960OK, I will eat just about anything that’s nutritious but I give extra points to stuff that’s easy to chew and that’s flavourful. I remember as a kid hating most meat because it tired me out chewing tough old cattle and pigs. That left wieners, sausages, hamburgers, chickens, fish and turkeys. Of course I ate what Mama put on my plate, or else I didn’t get dessert…
I keep reading about huge turkeys and greater efficiency of food to meat conversion but the most popular size of turkey in grocery stores is about 7kg, what most families can devour in a few days. Many ovens and roasting pans in homes can’t handle a turkey much bigger than 10kg. Those monsters must be going to restaurants and turkey-roll factories.
Nevertheless, this is good news for me. It likely means that turkey will be competitively priced as long as I shall live. My dream is having a large enough freezer to buy 12 turkeys when the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years loss-leaders are plentiful. With my Solo EV, I will be able to visit many groceries and stock up. I figure with 12 turkeys in the freezer I can have turkey soup and sandwiches almost every day for every month. I’d be raising turkeys in my yard every summer if there weren’t a by-law against that (“no farm animals”). If I lived further out, I’d have a turkey/chicken/rabbit department just to make sure I would never be shut out of meat in case of a poor season of hunting. Local improvement of food/cover for deer, rabbits and grouse should prevent that but in my present reality, it’s grocers and freezers that feed me and mine through the year.