Why is turkey extra cheap this year?

I love "Turkey Season", mid November through December when turkey is cheaper than chicken, typically offered to attract shoppers for the other holiday necessities. But last year Turkey was priced at 59 to 79 cents per pound, and now it is priced at 33-40 cents per pound. My question is WHY?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Supply and demand.

    I do remember something about turkey’s being more expensive than usual last year.

    I don’t pay much attention to the price of commercial turkey’s, I like to get Deistel, preferably the organic ones.

  • 4 weeks ago

    turkeys are ready to harvest at this time of year and if there were issues with the main suppliers last year, the price would be up..if all went well and there is an abundance of turkeys, the price is down.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not sure, perhaps there are more producers / farms in the business these days?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe there’s more of them

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Lol it's cheap because family's fight more

  • 4 weeks ago

    A lot of turkeys must have hatched and grown well over the last year or so, so now we have a surplus of turkeys! I was wondering about that, too...ground turkey where I'm at is usually $5.99 or so, but it's been $3.99 and lower the last 6 months. We just got a good year, so stock up :) 

  • JJ
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    It has to do with supply and demand.  More turkeys available in the grocery stores means lower prices.  

  • CB
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You are just finding good holiday prices - here is the USDA report on the price of turkeys ending Nov 8 it is more than last year btw.

    • linkus86
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Wow … thanks for the info.  It just didn't cross my mind to look up the USDA, or really even how once I got there.  A good link is really valuable.  Thanks

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Supply and demand. There must be a glut of Turkey on the market which is driving prices down.

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