November 26, 2018

Turkey growers expect strong holiday demand

For this Thanksgiving at least, supplies of fresh, California-grown turkeys should be similar to the last several years-which is to say there are limited quantities, and shoppers who want them should act fast and reserve them ahead of time.

California turkey farmers produce only about 30 to 35 percent of the holiday turkeys sold this time of year and they usually sell out of them, said Bill Mattos, president of the California Poultry Federation. Though turkeys are produced and sold year-round in the state, he noted that whole-body turkeys become scarce by the end of the holiday season.  Read more

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