Getting A Turkey This Thanksgiving May Be A Problem


There's good news and not so good news when it comes to this years Thanksgiving Turkey.

Meat producers and distributors are sounding the alarm over a turkey shortage that has supermarkets and other food retailers scrambling to get ready for the holiday. The shortfall is expected to mainly affect fresh turkeys and birds under 16 pounds, which tend to be the most popular, sources said.

Extra large, frozen birds will be easier to find. “The news is not promising,” a broker for Shady Brook Farms, one of the nation’s largest turkey suppliers, warned in a RECENT letter about the “status of fresh, whole turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas.” “The industry continues to struggle with production issues,” said the letter to retailers and distributors, according to a food seller who received it.

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