HPAI pushes holiday turkey prices to record highs

No shortage but smaller birds and higher prices expected
calendar icon 18 November 2022
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The widespread outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) across the US is expected to push the cost of turkeys to record highs this holiday season.

More than 7.5 million turkeys have been removed from production this year in a bid to mitigate the disease since it was first identified in birds in the spring.

The losses, combined with additional production challenges and a contraction of the industry in recent years, mean wholesale prices for frozen turkeys are almost a third higher than last year, according to a research brief from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange.

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