DID YOU KNOW?
Americans consume poultry in amazing quantities. We eat nearly 90 pounds of chicken, 17 pounds of turkey, and more than 240 eggs per person per year.
N.C. POULTRY PRODUCTION OPERATIONS
National Chicken Council
North Carolina Department of Agriculture
NC State Extension
International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo
NC State University College of Engineering Industrial Extension Division
National Turkey Federation
NC State Prestage Department of Poultry Science
NC Agricultural Statistics
For Immediate Release
RALEIGH, NC - 12/10/2019
Contact: Robert L. Ford,
NC Governor Roy Cooper along with his wife Kristin Cooper, pardoned two turkeys at the Executive Mansion In Raleigh on November 20th, 2019.
Photo Credit: Governor Roy Cooper, wife Kristin Cooper and Butterball employees. (Photo courtesy of NC Poultry Federation)
Photo Credit: Orville & Wilbur (Photo courtesy of NC Poultry Federation)
NC Governor Roy Cooper along with his wife Kristin Cooper, pardoned two turkeys at the Executive Mansion In Raleigh on November 20th, 2019. "Orville" & "Wilbur" will live out the rest of their lives at the Naylor family Farm located in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Wellie Jackson, a contract grower for Butterball, LLC, from Clinton, NC was chosen to raise Orville & Wilbur. Mr. Jackson also had the distinguished honor of raising the Presidential Flock that produced "Bread" & "Butter" who were eventually pardoned by President Donald Trump the day before Thanksgiving.
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