I read somewhere in the last couple a day that the meat prices since 2009 (that for years, and I used my toes to count), the prices on average have inflated by 170%. It said that in no time including the great wars has the price gone up as much.
Of course I was bitching about it to a friend who own a local grocery. Telling him how can people afford it. if this continues by Thanksgiving/Christmas the holiday food will not be hams! He laughed and knowing me for awhile asked me if I had priced any of the places I used to use to ship special foods to customers. Check to see what they cost today.
I went to 2 places I had used frequently, a BBQ joint in Texas, and a rib joint in Ala. The ribs are not too too bad. Spare ribs 32.00/slab. BUT a whole brisket is 194.00, oh but include a 2 day freight....ROFLMAO They throw in 3 lbs. of homemade sausage with that brisket, I guess their conscience bothered 'em.
We just need to organize, we have folks in all the states and start shipping!! I think I can make money on a brisket, and throw in 3 lbs of sausage too!
I guess its all going thru the roof. I need to go out to the barn and clean out the old hog pens and head to the auction house!