Bird flu creates turkey shortage; rebound expected by Thanksgiving

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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.

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