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Beef prices

smokerjim

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Looks like beef prices are going to go almost through the roof again, they have already gone up quite a bit here at wholesale level just from last week, sounds like could last around 2 months. Hopefully my information is wrong.
 
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Yeah, it's a problem with a lot of products, not just meats.
Producers can't find enough help and raw materials and there aren't enough drivers and trailers.
The FMCSA doesn't help. They keep coming up with new rules to make trucking more expensive and harder for drivers to make a living.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if a good part of the price increase is the packers wanting to get more than their fair share ($$$)! Have a good friend that raises cattle and it wasn't too long ago he said the packers were making $1,000 per head.

Ryan
 

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I'm still running on the beef I bought last year when it was cheaper than chicken . Just thawed and ground a brisket last week . Tag said 2.98 a pound . One left in the freezer . Several eye rounds and beef knuckles . I know it doesn't add to the topic , but buy what's cheap now .
 

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Just look at the record profits so far this year with lumber companies like Weyerhaeuser and the rest.
 

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I'm still running on the beef I bought last year when it was cheaper than chicken . Just thawed and ground a brisket last week . Tag said 2.98 a pound . One left in the freezer . Several eye rounds and beef knuckles . I know it doesn't add to the topic , but buy what's cheap now .
Go to chopsaw chopsaw house...he has cheap beef! :emoji_blush:

Ryan
 

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..he has cheap beef!
I'll be going to GFS tomorrow to see what the prices are . I spent some time last go round making a plan . Shelves were mostly empty then , so I went everyday until they had some stock . So I figured out delivery was either Weds. night or Thursday morning .
I have the prices in my head from last week , so I'll see tomorrow what it looks like .
I won't spend for the high priced stuff . Last week they had beef knuckle for under $4.00 a pound .
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if a good part of the price increase is the packers wanting to get more than their fair share ($$$)! Have a good friend that raises cattle and it wasn't too long ago he said the packers were making $1,000 per head.

Ryan
Have you noticed that when prices for anything go up for one reason or another they never go back down?
Hmm...
 

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It's the same here . Add in the humidity its 107 .
 

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i still buy cyrovac whole units from sams,, dollars cheaper than cut meat. new york stip loins $7.88 #. short loins {t-bones} $7.38 a # ..sirlions at $3.88#...sure most of e'm cost a hundred or more but storable.. and pork is like $1.50 to $2.50
 
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