'Butterball' announces fresh turkey shortage

November 18, 2013 4:25:55 PM PST
Butterball has announced a bird shortage which is affecting fresh turkeys that weigh in at 16 or more pounds.

The company is cutting all supermarket orders by 50 percent to supply all markets with at least some birds.

The company's turkeys aren't growing as fast as they have in the past but, don't worry. There are still plenty of frozen turkeys from Butterball, as well as fresh birds from other producers available for Thanksgiving this year.