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Harry Nutczak
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PostPosted: Mar 26 2015    Post subject: Any relief in sight for beef prices? Reply with quote

I'm hoping we get a break here before May, this is getting insane.
Whats the national average for ground beef right now, $4.43/LB or something .
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PostPosted: Mar 26 2015    Post subject: Re: Any relief in sight for beef prices? Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
I'm hoping we get a break here before May, this is getting insane.
Whats the national average for ground beef right now, $4.43/LB or something .


I am paying $2.69/lb for ground 73/27 right now and $3.39/b for brisket.
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2015    Post subject: Eat more pork Reply with quote

Pork is a much better value at the moment, even though it has bounced back a little since the bottom in February.
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2015    Post subject: Re: Eat more pork Reply with quote

YardFullOfOak wrote:
Pork is a much better value at the moment, even though it has bounced back a little since the bottom in February.


Yeah but it is still "high" I paid $1.28 /lb today
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just paid $3.49 / lb at R/D brisket !! Costco had prime for $3.19 a couple weeks ago, but is over $4 now [ musta been a real buy they found??].....$1.14 bone in butts, and $1.12 boneless / skinless thighs! Bought way more than I needed, but surely not enough - I am confident it will continue to rise Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mar 27 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as 80% of all beef production is controlled by 4 companies I don't expect any relief. Especially since 1 of those 4 companies is Tyson. Mad
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PostPosted: Mar 28 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just talked to butcher at Costco....His regional manager came in last week and saw the $3.19 brisket, blew a gasket, and its now over $4......Turns out someone hit a wrong number entering it [at corporate??]!!! He told me I should have bought him out....The gasket would have blown the same either way....LOL!
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PostPosted: Apr 01 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beef is gone to hell here, from $6 a kg last fall to $10.60 now!
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PostPosted: Apr 02 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

$9.12/LB for choice ribeye this week, and my meat supplier was out of stock on choice & Prime Brisket.
All I could have gotten was no-roll Swift, so I passed and have Creekstone coming from another suppler who has been wanting a piece of my meat biz, they matched prices at $3.39
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PostPosted: Apr 08 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just opened my delivery from yesterday...case of brisket, choice...Open the box and there are 6 of them....PRIME....$3.56/lb....not sure how I feel considering the potential weight loss being prime..big hard fat slabs between flat and points on 4 out of 5....and only a 55 lb case....to be continued.
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PostPosted: Apr 10 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sold the all of them at lunch, most in 5# walk up orders from local factories!!! never had a chance to re-scale whole after cooking!!But the till told a wonderful story Smile
Had to pull out a couple pre-smoked/wrapped reserves for the dinner crowd.....Anybody find that prediction fairy yet??????
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PostPosted: Apr 11 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony's BBQ wrote:
Just opened my delivery from yesterday...case of brisket, choice...Open the box and there are 6 of them....PRIME....$3.56/lb....not sure how I feel considering the potential weight loss being prime..big hard fat slabs between flat and points on 4 out of 5....and only a 55 lb case....to be continued.


The loss of yield on prime is slight compared to choice,
I love when my briskets show up prime grade, the difference in finished product is very notable.

What I do not like is briskets under 15 pounds, thats where my yield falls apart, those little briskets are difficult to cook properly
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