Bacon Shortage?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by red dog, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Global bacon shortage? Say it aint so!
  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      That's what I read too.  Better stock up on pork bellies!

  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Just another way to hike the price.....
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Yea, that article said only about a 1% change here in the US but I bet that will transfer to about 10-20% increase in prices.
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We have a hard time getting bellies locally as it is - this will not be fun 
  6. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A pork price hike is going to really hurt. Seems like everything I'm interested in or need to buy is always going through some kind of disaster.
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    On the News I was watching this morning it was just a blurb with no detail...I almost choked on my Bacon and Eggs...Finished Smoking on Sat. Cost $2.99 a Pound for 24Lb of skin on Bellies...JJ 
  8. It's the market speculators who will really drive up the price!

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    40% of our corn is going to make fuel that gives lousy mileage.  Throw in the drought and you have a perfect storm.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    This thread has the saddest title in the history of thread titles.
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  11. badbob

    badbob Smoke Blower

    I haven't gotten a good deal on anything but chicken in about 5 months. That's the last time I got pork butts for under $1.00 a pound. The best I've seen is a "case price" at Sam's for $1.34 a pound last week. 
  12. I read this article on Slate back at the end of July, noting the lunacy of the Ethanol policy.  (the U.S. ethanol industry is using domestic corn to make ethanol (which we have to much of) and shipping that fuel to Brazil while domestic livestock producers are importing Brazilian corn so they can produce bacon in America.) The article said bacon prices would go up.  Should have stocked up then.  
  13. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Just ordered a case of pork bellies.  Price went up 9 cents from $2/lb to $2.09/lb. 

  14. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Wow I really stirred up the hornets nest. You can do a lot of things but don't mess with a mans bacon!
  15. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have been stocking up on Butts that I find on sale. Got a pretty good stash so far...
  16. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    We have kind of the same scenario here.. I work at the port loading ships with fertilizer... well.. Tropicana is here in our town and here's the deal with keeping OJ prices up... So they will pull up an OJ ship to another dock..... Then the trucks from Tropicana will start rolling in and they start off-loading from the trucks on to the front of the ship... and at the same time... off-loading OJ that's imported from Brazil on to trucks (although not Tropicana trucks) at the back of the ship.. I see it about 2-3 times a month during season... Tell me that ain't a crock of chit...
  17. Insane.  The amount of fuel wasted sending products around the globe to places that dont need them is crazy.
  18. Not if you're selling fuel!!! :biggrin:

    I suspect that the alleged soybean shortage will have the greatest affect, protein is the most expensive component of the ration anyway.

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hell with it
    if pork prices go to high i'll start smoking squirrel, when that runs out it'll be cats then dogs

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