A tale of two turkeys

Stars of Thanksgiving feasts raised close to home

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 1:58 a.m.

NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 11/13/12 Jeff Lindsey with Double L Farm displays a turkey. Turkey's at the Double L grow out farm in Elkins Tuesday morning. These hens and toms are less than 24 hours away from transport to the Cargill Processing Plant in Springdale. For Our Town cover story. With Plus Video.

Thomas Turkey, aged 140 days, could be inside an oven right now. It’s more likely, however, that his sister, Henrietta Turkey, aged 88 days, has the honor of serving as the Thanksgiving centerpiece.

The journey of a Cargill turkey is shown from the company's hatchery in Gentry to a farm in Elkins and the processing plant in Springdale. Next stop: Thanksgiving tables.


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