turkey 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/25/13) — “Butterball” may be America’s favorite holiday turkey, but this year there is a shortage of the fresh, larger sized turkeys due to a decline in weight gain on some of the farms.

“Due to the decline in weight gain there is limited availability of large, fresh turkeys. While we are continuing to evaluate all potential causes, we are working to remedy the issue,” Butterball spokeswoman Rachael Jarnagin. “We sincerely regret the inconvenience that some of our customers have experienced as a result of this issue.”

While Butterball assures that there is an ample amount of frozen whole turkeys to feed consumers on Thanksgiving, frozen turkeys can take up to three to five days to thaw, which could be an inconvenience for those who are just now getting around to buying their turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

“Consumers can call Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line at (800) BUTTERBALL for proper thawing techniques,” Jarnagin said. “As we have for nearly 60 years, Butterball strives to provide safe, high-quality products that meet the needs of our consumers and customers. We appreciate the continued patience, understanding and support as we work through this issue.”

Butterball expects to completely fulfill all customer orders of fresh whole turkeys for Christmas.

Bonnie Dailey
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Stepping up: Fire Department Spruces up, Repairs Dilapidated Steps

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/2/15) — As summer approaches, the beautification taking place around downtown Madisonville seems… Read More

Kentucky Wesleyan Accounting Students Achieve Highest Ranking in State on CPA Exam

OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/2/15) — Kentucky Wesleyan College is pleased to announce that the college's accounting students who… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 30, 2015 7258

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6587

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 2811

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2446

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2430

KSP Seeks Public Help in Locating Wanted Man

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11354

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9517

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 02, 2015 1581

Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Kidnapping

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1507

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1471

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown…

by Keith Todd
June 02, 2015 1324

Juveniles Accused of Falsely Reporting Masked…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 01, 2015 1163

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1159

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 978

Pennyrile Soap Box Derby Hosts 34 Competitors

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 954

South Main Accident Slows Northbound Traffic

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 892

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 550

Community Breaks Ground for First United Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News