Turkey producers should aim at providing the right spread of weights and have smaller strains, as well, when ordering poults for placement in the summer, suggests Paul Kelly, managing director of turkey poult suppliers, Farmgate Hatcheries, in a press release.

According to Kelly, the economic downturn may push customers to go for smaller birds. Farmgate Hatcheries offer a range of breeds – both bronze and white turkeys – that will achieve 3 to 10 kg weight from 10 to 26 weeks.

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Kelly suggests there may be an even bigger shortage this year compared with last year’s shortage of turkeys in the 4 kg weight range.