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(CNN) – This could be a recipe for a Thanksgiving Day disaster for some Butterball turkey fans!

There is a shortage of large, fresh butterball turkeys this year.

It's all because some farmer who supply Butterball couldn't get their turkeys to plump up sufficiently, so fresh ones over 16 pounds might be in short supply.

But don't panic!

There are still plenty of frozen turkeys from Butterball, as well as fresh birds from other producers available for your roasting pleasure.

Butterball produces around one-point-three billion pounds of turkey meat a year, and 20 percent of the United States' turkeys.


  • Pam

    Some of us don’t have the money for any of the Thanksgiving food items anyway, so someone can have the one that I would have purchased… We don’t qualify for assistance, and we use my husband’s paycheck and my disability payment to get my meds, pay, doctors, pay house/car/bills/ etc.

    • Kathleen Wortham

      Apply to a area food pantry. They mostly go by what you make then how much you have left over at the end of the month. Pantries ussually supply special food for holidays too. I have found out if you phone a Catholic Church they can ussually advise you. Good luck.

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