Estimated number (in millions) of turkeys roasted on Thanksgiving. According to the NTF, (National Turkey Federation), 95% of Americans eat turkey on the holiday rather than other meats. Since the average turkey weighs 15 pounds, 675 million pounds of turkey are consumed annually on Turkey Day. Heritage breed turkeys still only account for 1/10% of sales nationally, whereas broad-breasted white turkeys make up the other 99.9% of turkeys sold.

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