YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – This year’s bird flu outbreak has created a shortage of turkey meat across the country.
You may have noticed that turkey prices are going up at your local grocer.
However, turkey availability is hit-or-miss depending on where you shop and what their suppliers have available.
The National Turkey Federation estimates only 3 percent of the nation’s supply was lost as a result of avian influenza.
The bird flu ended in June, and suppliers are now waiting for a new crop of turkeys.
The good news is that the bird flu isn’t expect to impact your Thanksgiving meal, as experts say frozen turkeys are plentiful.