There could be a shortage of turkeys this Christmas. The shortage has been caused by threatened strike action at turkey produces by Bernard Matthews which is due to start on the 24th of November. Turkeys are also likely to be more expensive this year with rising food costs pushing up prices meaning turkeys are now 20% more expensive to rear. This is likely to add around £5 to the cost of the average Christmas lunch. It looks like we might be having duck for Christmas dinner this year.