Listen this happens all they time, There is always an excuse given so the prices can go up. Exxon in '73 did what they saw the sugar industry do in the late 60's to raise prices. Heck I am sure they all did it before that, I was just not interested. The ranchers go up and pass it on, the feed lots go up and pass it on, the processors go up and pass it one, the stores go up and pass it one. Everyone decides that if the meats going up I might as well get me some too. I have to or lose money.
It will be this way all your life. I think about what my grand parents would have thought about buying Ice cream at 10.00 a half gallon or chicken for 8 or 9.00's apiece.
I have bought .15 /gal gasoline...... no one ever bucks the prices anymore. No one ever bucks anything anymore but the special interest groups. We just fall into the crowd, there is nothing we can do, or we'll just go up on our wages to offset it, and the only person who wins is those getting a percentage. A percentage? Its called taxes! LOL... Pork goes up and the only one that makes more money is the government! And why not!
Be a good citizen and buy more pork!