Butterball turkey shortage is bad timing

Butterball turkey shortage is bad timing

Butterball, the worlds largest turkey producer has announced that there may be a shortage of their fresh turkey’s this year. Many of the turkey’s haven’t grown to the full potential of a large turkey for this year’s Thanksgiving festivities. Because of this Butterball will be sending out their more fresh turkey’s that are 16 pounds or less. There will still be previously frozen Butterballs available at retail grocery markets.

This year the Butterball company has experienced a shortfall of fresh large turkeys. They have been able to send their frozen large turkeys from years past. The Butterball company fulfills orders for over 41 million turkeys a year. This is by far the largest amount of turkeys that any one company has ever sold. This has any other turkey company beat for selling turkeys.

“We experienced a decline in weight gains on some of our farms causing a limited availability of large, fresh turkeys,” Butterball spokeswoman Stephanie Llorente said in a statement, The Los Angeles Times reported. “While we are continuing to evaluate all potential causes, we are working to remedy the issue. We sincerely regret the inconvenience that some of our customers have experienced as a result of this issue.”

There haven’t been any other reports of any shortfalls with other company’s as far as having not enough large birds. All other turkey companies report that they have enough large birds to reach each retailer on the market. If you see a fresh Butterball, make sure to grab it because there won’t be many fresh ones sitting on the shelf for very long. Rush to the supermarket and pick up yours today.