Is Turkey missing this Christmas?
The Canadian Press – November 29, 2021 / kl. 08.50 | History: 353045
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Holiday turkeys will cost more and be harder to find this year due to supply chain challenges affecting Canada’s agricultural industry.
Farmers say turkey supplies are at their lowest in 30 years. The supply-driven poultry industry reduced production last year due to demand uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flood disaster in BC has closed highways and affected the transportation of all kinds of goods, including turkeys. An unknown number of birds were also lost when farms and barns were flooded.
Brian Ricker from Turkey Farmers of Ontario says some butchers have trouble getting their orders filled out. Some retailers may sell completely out of turkeys.
Ricker says panic buying is not necessary, but Canadians may need to visit more than one store to find the perfect holiday turkey.
Turkey’s prices have also risen due to last summer’s extreme drought, which affected the price of feed wheat and cereals.
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