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We all know beef prices have gone up.  I think the harsh winter or an early blizzard in the upper plains is being blamed for the shortage.  Tonight I heard there's some sort of pig disease that's killing young pigs.  The projection I heard is a drop in pork production of 10% to 20%.  The economic principle of substitution indicates those unwilling to pay the extra money will probably buy chicken.  With increased demand for chicken, will prices rise?  WTF!!  Bad news for us Eggheads!

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,540
    Oy vey. It's deja vu all over again.
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 806
    Here in the northeast, chicken is already up about 30%, along with beef and pork! I may be BBQing spaghetti soon!
    XL BGE; Medium BGE 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,540
    jhl192 said:

    Here in the northeast, chicken is already up about 30%, along with beef and pork! I may be BBQing spaghetti soon!

    Really? I guess it hasn't filtered down here yet. I get my groceries from Wegmans and a lot of their sources are in NY and PA.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,555
    I'd still rather pay the inflated prices and Egg my food rather than buy inferior food or go out to eat.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 860
    Yeah. In the past six months, the prices in Philly have gone up at least 25 percent, and this is for good stuff from specialty stores but not the local organic, which is close to $20 a pound for steak. I bought two large game hens a few weeks ago, and they set me back $21.
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,286

    One of my reps send this to me the other day.

     

     

     

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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,286

    FYI everyone .

     

    From USA TODAY:

    Swine virus could mean spike in pork prices So far, pork producers in 26 states have reported infected herds.

     

    http://usat.ly/1iQ85U0

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 3,921
    Can you Egg Raman Noodles? 
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,358

    We all know beef prices have gone up.  I think the harsh winter or an early blizzard in the upper plains is being blamed for the shortage.  

     
    A lot of it was the draught last summer; many head of cattle had to be sold/slaughtered and it will take awhile before the population can be built back up (and the draughts/weather changes are only gonna get worse, I'll say no more... :( )
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  • ElCapitanElCapitan Posts: 154
    I bought my weekend supply last night from my local meat market. I glanced that the baby back ribs and the owner/butcher was standing beside me.  He said, "sorry, those are the best I can get with the swine issues.  They are pushing younger and smaller pigs to slaughter because they are worried they won't make it."  Those ribs were about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of what he normally carries.  He also only had one angus brisket and he usually have several.  He said he can't get them.
    XL Owner
  • Botch said:

    We all know beef prices have gone up.  I think the harsh winter or an early blizzard in the upper plains is being blamed for the shortage.  

     
    A lot of it was the draught last summer; many head of cattle had to be sold/slaughtered and it will take awhile before the population can be built back up (and the draughts/weather changes are only gonna get worse, I'll say no more... :( )
    On the bright side. We may all live longer as a result of the reduced methane emissions, from fewer cow farts, exacerbating global warming!  :-B
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,355
    ElCapitan said:
    I bought my weekend supply last night from my local meat market. I glanced that the baby back ribs and the owner/butcher was standing beside me.  He said, "sorry, those are the best I can get with the swine issues.  They are pushing younger and smaller pigs to slaughter because they are worried they won't make it."  Those ribs were about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of what he normally carries.  He also only had one angus brisket and he usually have several.  He said he can't get them.
    I thought the issue was piglets dying from diarrhea.  
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,069
    Time to put cows back on teh ranch. Hope we can harvest some deer this year. Didn't get one last year. :(

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  • ElCapitanElCapitan Posts: 154
    ElCapitan said:
    I bought my weekend supply last night from my local meat market. I glanced that the baby back ribs and the owner/butcher was standing beside me.  He said, "sorry, those are the best I can get with the swine issues.  They are pushing younger and smaller pigs to slaughter because they are worried they won't make it."  Those ribs were about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of what he normally carries.  He also only had one angus brisket and he usually have several.  He said he can't get them.
    I thought the issue was piglets dying from diarrhea.  
    Yeah, that's what the news stories are saying.  Maybe those just above piglets are getting rushed to market for fear that it will spread.
    XL Owner
  • The disease causes them to die of dehydration. So yeah, diarrhea.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,360
    Freddie, Freddie don't worry. You are lucky to be close enough to buy your meat here. Of course the prices will go up because of US demand. The porcine virus has just migrated here so pork supply should be ok this year anyway.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • That's another reason to go to the Toronto Eggfest. Meat smuggling.

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    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,779
    edited April 2014
    That's another reason to go to the Toronto Eggfest. Meat smuggling.
    Why not, eh!  Basques charcoal too!
    canuckland
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,332
    . Meat smuggling.

    Eeeya!!
    NOLA


  • That's another reason to go to the Toronto Eggfest. Meat smuggling.

    Why not, eh!  Basques charcoal too!

    Maple Leaf is my favorite lump. I'm anxious to try some OO when @henapple makes it to Michigan.

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    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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