One Lithuanian's lucrative turkey of a story

  • 2003-04-03
  • Matt Kovalick
VILNIUS Every couple of months, Leonas Rutkauskas drives to Poland to pick up chicks - often as many as 2,500 each trip. Packed in special cardboard boxes, Rutkauskas quickly drives them back across the Lithuanian border and to his farm on the outskirts of Vilnius. Rutkauskas is not just an optimistic businessman and turkey farmer. With every shipment of one-day-old hatchlings, he is becoming a bigger player in the Lithuanian poultry market. Walking around his non-descript farm in Motiejunai, 50 kilometers from Vilnius, it's hard to picture it as an epicenter for Lithuanian turkey farming....
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