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Alberta Report: Fresh turkeys getting harder to find due to HPAI

By CBC News   

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Bird supply will be tight as avian flu outbreaks trigger new culls.

Finding the perfect bird, especially a fresh one, to pair with your cranberry sauce, gravy and biscuits may be difficult this Thanksgiving.

Alberta’s turkey supply will be tight and putting one on the table is expected to cost more, as a particularly deadly strain of avian flu continues to infect Alberta’s poultry flocks.

With 24 active outbreaks of avian flu across Alberta, and more than 1.2 million birds killed, the virus is putting a strain on the turkey supply chain.


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