November 22, 2013

Is Butterball shortage good news for small turkey farmers?

For some small turkey farmers in the U.S., a shortage of large Butterball turkeys this Thanksgiving season means an opportunity to gobble up potential customers.

Butterball announced this week there may be limited availability of its large fresh turkeys due to a decline in weight gain. The North Carolina-based company, however, says it has shipped all orders of frozen whole turkeys, so Butterball products will still be on the shelves this holiday season. The United States is the world’s largest turkey producer and exporter, according to the USDA; and Americans love their turkey, eating over 16 pounds per person in 2011. Read More

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