The value of turkeys produced in Utah last year rose about 28 percent from a year ago - from $38 million to $49 million - according to a report by the Utah Agricultural Statistics Service.

The number of birds produced last year - 3.9 million - was up 5 percent from 1987. Turkey production totaled 90 million pounds live weight, practically the same as in 1987.The average price received by producers during 1988 averaged 54 cents per pound of live weight compared with 42 cents the previous year.