Many families are concerned about whether Thanksgiving will include the traditional Turkey feast that we’ve come to love. Unfortunately, the dreaded bird flu virus, which has devastated chicken farms across the country, is also taking its toll on turkey farms across the Midwest.
To date, the price for turkey meat and eggs are on the rise as the bird virus claims more and more poultry, including 9 million turkeys nationwide.
Due to the recent shortages, expect to pay a premium for your thanksgiving turkey this year. The prices for wholesale turkey are expected to increase up to 20% per pound before the holiday!
The great news is that there will still be enough Turkey to go around with cold storage stocks, but this will only be available to those willing to pay the higher price.
Tom Elam, an agricultural economist and poultry consultant said that “anybody who wants a Thanksgiving turkey is going to be able to get one. They may have to pay more for it but were not going to have national stock-outs for Thanksgiving turkeys, yet.”
If thanksgiving turkey is out of your reach this year, maybe try making a “jerky turkey” – made from our all natural turkey…jerky…turkey J .
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