TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Thanksgiving Day is just three weeks away and experts suggest planning ahead for your turkey day meal.
Kroc’s Butcher Shop Owner Daren Krockenberger said that they’ve already had plenty of inquiries about turkeys.
The turkey supply will be low this year in many butcher shops and stores across the county. Krockenberger suggested that the country’s bout with avian flu earlier in the year is likely the culprit. He also mentioned the ongoing supply chain issues in the country as well.
His store usually carries about 300 cases of turkeys but that number will decrease to 40 this year.
“We’ve seen them double in price,” Krockenberger said. “We did 300 cases last year and I think they limited us to 40 cases from the prime weight.”
The prime weight that Krockenberger explained is a turkey that’s about 12 to 14 pounds. Generally, that’s the most popular size for a turkey.
Although there’s still time, Krockenberger suggests to get find your turkey as soon as you can this year. Aside from Christmas, Thanksgiving is usually one of the busier times of the year for butchers.