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Damn you meat eaters!!

bvanma28bvanma28 Posts: 57
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Well it funnily happened. The price of amost all meat right now has just about doubled where I live. It is so out of control that this could b the first month I eat nothing but chicken. And I blame all of you for eating too much beef.
Oh well I guess I will b able to save on coal this month since I won't b doing any long cooks with chicken.
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Comments

  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    Demand isn't the problem. Supply is drastically reduced due to prolonged drought in much of the country.

    Tim
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  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    It's going to get considerably worse before it gets better.
    XL BGE
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  • bvanma28bvanma28 Posts: 57
    I know. I was just spoiled
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,948
    Time to move to Mars-we have a car up there-will take you whereever you want to go!
    Louisville
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  • Maybe take a look at the local farmers and purchase a 1/2 beef. I just purchased a 1/2 about 2-3 months ago and averaged 2.25lb. The processor even had the meat in vacuumed packed bags and marked each package.
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  • bvanma28bvanma28 Posts: 57
    It's only a $1000 right now for half a cow. I might go that route.
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  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 960

    beef is on sale right now in michigan, supposedly because they are selling off before the price goes up because of draught.  I know it doesn;t make sense to me either.

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • ribnrunribnrun Posts: 174
    Prices are down here for beef. That just means that next year will be expensive with the ranchers selling off whole herds. Some recession we are in, everything costs more, except my mortage and my wages...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,892
    Temperatures have been setting records both high and low all over the globe.  END OF DAYZ!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • ribnrunribnrun Posts: 174
    End of days, there will still be days, they will just be less comfortable.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,892
    "It sho' is uncomfortable eatin' this $12/lb chicken in mah livin' room in 4 feet of water, but at least mah pappy in Appalachia finally got that beach front property he been wantin'"
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • ribnrunribnrun Posts: 174
    I heard BBQ pigeon in the superdome was off the chain! Brackish bayou water makes an excellent marinade. When the big shaker comes, I will be a comfy as a pig in .... here with my spatchcocked racoon and a shotgun.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,892
    Well, I got a nice little compound here.  We're in the highest land in New Orleans (proven by one of the earliest established dates - pre-levy times),  gotz me a standby generator that runs the whole house.  Backup generator to the standby generator.  Pantry stuffed to the gills cause we love to cook (just this year starting on the egg).  Guns for the zombie apocalypse (actually, I don't really know why we ended up with so many guns, but it's not because we're afraid of being under seige).  A nice high roof to crawl on if we got a 40' storm surge.  Ham radio.  Pack of killer attack cats for any rodent combatants. Lawyers next door in case anything goes wrong.
    :))
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,399
    I was visiting a farm a few weeks ago, before there was any relief from the drought around here. I noticed that they had a lot less produce available than usual. Asked how things were going. Their primary product is organic beef, so good pastures are a necessity. She said that they usually got 100 bales of hay from their best field, but this year, it was 40. They were getting lots of calls from other farmers, and she said they had none to spare.

    Not going to be good.
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