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    Default Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    For a guy who just sold some of his cattle at the highest price ever, Missouri rancher Ryan Sharrock is showing less enthusiasm for beef. He says the meat is just too expensive and that the cost probably will keep rising. While he got more than $1,000 each for 23 calves sold at auction a couple of weeks ago, the 33-year-old Sharrock says he’s cut back on steak dinners for his family of five in Patton, Mo., to less than one a week from three. “It’s not so much a cheap family meal anymore,” he said. U.S. ground-beef prices are up 76 percent since 2009 to the highest on record, after a seven-year decline in the herd left the fewest cattle in at least six decades, government data show.
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    Default Re: Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    Oh come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You're telling me a cattle rancher can't get beef for cost?
    Acting like beef is a hardship on his family? Whatever
    I worked at a beef plant for three weeks in May, and they were giving us 80/20 for $1lb, wish they would've kept me on there
    I did happen to notice that flank steak(my fav) was not $6.79lb anymore at costco
    I got some yesterday, and it was $7.99lb
    They had some prepackaged and premarinated in pineapple teriyaki for 6.99lb
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    Default Re: Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    We have been buying grass fed beef from a farm in central PA and just checked the prices and there was no increase..
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    Default Re: Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    NEWS FLASH !
    Prices have gone up ... on everything.

    Average Cost 1lb Hamburger Meat
    1930 12 cents , 1940 20 cents , 1950 30 cents , 1960 45 cents ,
    1970 70 cents , 1980 99 cents , 1990 89 cents , 2009 $3.99 , 2013 $4.68 ,

    BTW, I just purchased 80/20 hamburger meat, on sale, for $1.99 a pound from my local grocery store.
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    Default Re: Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    I have been buying organic since January and so far, so good. But I would not be surprised if the beef prices go up because of the severe drought. Many ranchers here in NM have sold off their cattle because they longer can afford to feed them.

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    Default Re: Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    NEWS FLASH !
    Prices have gone up ... on everything.

    Average Cost 1lb Hamburger Meat
    1930 12 cents , 1940 20 cents , 1950 30 cents , 1960 45 cents ,
    1970 70 cents , 1980 99 cents , 1990 89 cents , 2009 $3.99 , 2013 $4.68 ,

    BTW, I just purchased 80/20 hamburger meat, on sale, for $1.99 a pound from my local grocery store.
    80/20 hamburger meat That can make some good "flaming" burgers on the grill.. We pay about $3.80 a lb for 90/10 grass fed chop meat..The taste is much better than what we use to get in the local supermarket.. When we pick it up it is already quick frozen in 1lb packages.. But like I said there haven't been any price increases as of now..

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    Default Re: Beef Prices Hit U.S. Record and are Still Rising?

    It's just as bad here in the Golden State,plus the Agriculture Industry is already in serious trouble,it's only June and we have a long summer ahead...


    Drought sends California cattle packing - to Texas | Reuters

    No more. In the midst of the worst California drought in decades, the grass is stunted and some creeks are dry. Ranchers in the Golden State are loading tens of thousands of heifers and steers onto trucks and hauling them eastward to Nevada, Texas, Nebraska and beyond.

    "If there's no water and no feed, you move the cows," said Gaylord Wright, 65, owner of California Fats and Feeders Inc. "You move them or they die."

 

 

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