Turkeys Aren’t As Expensive As Expected This Thanksgiving; Expected Increases From Avian Flu Didn’t Pan Out
Earlier this year, folks in the upper midwest were concerned about the Avian Flu and what that might do to turkey prices at Thanksgiving time. Well, now that the turkey holiday is here it's safe to say that competition has held those prices flat.
According to the USDA, the average price per pound for a frozen turkey is actually one cent cheaper than this time last year - at 90-cents per pound. Locally, Super One has had them at 77-cents a pound for the last two weeks.
This is good news for consumers and it flys in the face of what food industry analysts were predicting; many said that we would face a shortage of turkeys at Thanksgiving time. While there was a summertime shortage on the types of turkey processed for deli meat, the birds that are raised to be sold whole and in the frozen state managed to get through unscathed.