Turkey prices set to soar

26-09-2007 | |

UK turkey farmers are preparing to increase their prices, which means that the cost of Christmas lunch this year is set to soar.

The reason turkey farmers are increasing their cost is attributed to a sharp increase in costs in recent months. The price of poultry feed has climbed from £181 (€260) a tonne to £240 (€345) a tonne.
A leading free-range farmer, Paul Kelly, says that he will likely raise the price of his bronze birds from £45 (€64.60) for an average size bird to approx. £50 (€71.80) in time for the Christmas season. However, farmers of intensively-reared birds – where feed makes up a greater proportion of the costs – are expected to put up their prices by a larger amount.

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