The latest report from the USDA stated ending April whole turkey stocks at 200 million pounds, which was a bit above both year-ago and 10-year average levels. Stocks tend to peak around 309 million in late August. I’m not looking for a big shortage. Also, ham stocks are large and hog and pork production look like they’re going to average at least 10% over year-ago levels during the second half. It looks there are going to be lots and lots of cheap wholesale hams around by year-end. The trick is to get the &*()*#$ grocery stores to actually pass the lower cost on to consumers.