According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the price of frozen whole-bodied turkeys is 20.2% higher than last year and about 35% higher than the past 3-year average. released Another blow to US consumers on Monday “muscle” Next week’s Thanksgiving holiday hit.
As the USDA reports, the average prices for fresh whole turkeys and frozen whole turkeys are $1.44 per pound and $1.35 per pound, respectively, both of which have declined marginally from last week, but are still high.
Number of live turkeys killed under federal oversight declined 6% from 2020 to 4.4 million years, USDA said, contributing to availability issues In stores across the country.
Turkeys were out of stock 61.1% at the end of October, according to IRI data, a 30 percent increase from the same period last year, and turkey supplier Butterball reported wall street journal that behind the shortage are “labour and supply challenges”.