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So what's the meat situation like in your area?

 
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We got notice a little over a week ago to change our packaging and thickness of cuts. Kinda like they do with potato chips and cereal , packaging less weight, because of increase in prices per pound.
Example , instead of reg cut of grilling steaks being 1- 11/4 in, they’re now 1/2-3/4 in.
So.... also the pork and chicken we get in is frozen rock solid. Takes a day of it sitting unrefridgerated to even halfway thaw to cut it. Would explain the weird coloring of some meats aswell. If you cut it partially frozen it doesn’t bloom out well. You can’t scrape the bone dust off either.
 Quoting: MKPitBull


VERY interesting info. Do you think the hard-frozen storage order fulfillment will run out soon, given all the plant closings??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Not a clue. Certain poultry , pork and beef from our suppliers get sent to different stores in different areas. No matter if it’s ordered or not.
And they run ads for cheap deals, we order 30 cases and get 5. Store down the road about 30 miles may get all they order on sale items, but get shorted on other stuff. I ‘ve stopped trying to figure it out cause it changes weekly. One things for sure, prices will continue to rise especially on beef.
Also I’ve noticed it seems we’re getting in product from weird named suppliers, not the usual packaging.
 Quoting: MKPitBull


Thanks! You may be the most important poster in the thread.

Any indication the beef is from Africa?
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WEST TEXAS, prices up 10-20%, usually good supply

No restrictions.
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Thanks!
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Small PP's everywhere!
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Like everyone knows what PP means, so annoying when people want to use acronyms all the time like they're in the military or something.
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I thought he was referring to his small PP. Otherwise, I have no idea.
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
Outside Charlotte NC.
Beginning of week a few nice steaks. By Thursday meat shortage in Ingles and Harris Teeter. Empty bins except for a little veal and some pork and corned beef.

Overheard meat cutters saying "well, we are officially in a meat shortage". to each other.
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Very good report. Thanks.
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The meat shelves and other shelves through out my local WM are getting bare. They packed some pork products into the beef area, there was NO regular hamburger, only grassfed beef burger and Bison burger, both at higher prices. The last time I was there, there were only small pks of ground beef, no large packages. The chicken and pork shelves were sparse. There are shortages all through the store. I was able to buy some frozen hamburger pattys (that nobody wants). Even so, I still easily went over the $100 mark. I recently went over the $200 mark, so I'm getting used to it. I cook nearly everything we (3-4 people) eat, no pre-prepared food. Inflation big time. There are 3 of us, but there is a friend that is normally here, so he eats too.

Little Rock.

Last Edited by Pilgrim001 on 05/23/2020 06:35 AM
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


Blame it on my ADD, baby...Sail
I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

The election of Donald Trump didn't cause the hatred displayed by the progressive liberal left and democratic party. The election of Donald Trump exposed it.
Donald Isaacson

Don't forget to have your Liberals spayed or neutered....Stolen

Get the UN out of the US.

Anything I say is Simply my opinion and NOT advice you should act on.
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
So Cal here. Meat has gone up in prices a lot. Beef is no less than $7/lb. Other cuts are 8.99 and up/lb.

Chicken 1.99/lb (breast) but other parts that would go for .99/lb are now 1.79-1.89/lb (dark meats)

Pork are over $3/lb and up depends on cuts.

Lots of stock but people are not biting. Some trays of meat are going on quick sale prices but yet still sitting there.

I've not touched any meat as I stocked up before the "shortage." People are definitely not affording these ridiculous prices.
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Hmmm...That IS weird. I would have thought people would pay almost any price for decent meat.
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So Cal here. Meat has gone up in prices a lot. Beef is no less than $7/lb. Other cuts are 8.99 and up/lb.

Chicken 1.99/lb (breast) but other parts that would go for .99/lb are now 1.79-1.89/lb (dark meats)

Pork are over $3/lb and up depends on cuts.

Lots of stock but people are not biting. Some trays of meat are going on quick sale prices but yet still sitting there.

I've not touched any meat as I stocked up before the "shortage." People are definitely not affording these ridiculous prices.
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Hmmm...That IS weird. I would have thought people would pay almost any price for decent meat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


LOL. IF you have the money, I guess so. But on my last trip, money wouldn't have mattered because it was very bare.
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


Blame it on my ADD, baby...Sail
I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

The election of Donald Trump didn't cause the hatred displayed by the progressive liberal left and democratic party. The election of Donald Trump exposed it.
Donald Isaacson

Don't forget to have your Liberals spayed or neutered....Stolen

Get the UN out of the US.

Anything I say is Simply my opinion and NOT advice you should act on.
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
Wholesale ground chuck is now $6 a pound, up from $3. Pork chops went from $1.50 to $3.50 a pound.
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Same as our prices here. Where are you?
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
Southeast Missouri reporting.

Cheap low quality beef is around 6 dollars a pound even at Walmart, the good stuff is nearing 10.

Very little in the coolers, the shelves are thin in product, and massive bare spots throughout the store, even in drygoods, etc.

It's clear that the supply chain from China is drying up.

There was no butter to be found yesterday at the Walmart other than imperial stick butter.

With the holiday weekend, nothing will be left come Monday.


Lowe's has been out of any affordable lumber for two weeks now locally, with signs posted about a supply chain disruption.

It's looking more and more like the collapse of the Soviet Union looked. It's becoming more and more obvious by the week.
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Very good report! Thanks!!
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05/23/2020 06:46 AM
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We still have a shitload of prime grass fed beef here. Might be $35/kg but the quality can't be beaten.
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The meat shelves and other shelves through out my local WM are getting bare. They packed some pork products into the beef area, there was NO regular hamburger, only grassfed beef burger and Bison burger, both at higher prices. The last time I was there, there were only small pks of ground beef, no large packages. The chicken and pork shelves were sparse. There are shortages all through the store. I was able to buy some frozen hamburger pattys (that nobody wants). Even so, I still easily went over the $100 mark. I recently went over the $200 mark, so I'm getting used to it. I cook nearly everything we (3-4 people) eat, no pre-prepared food. Inflation big time. There are 3 of us, but there is a friend that is normally here, so he eats too.

Little Rock.
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Excellent. Thanks so much for taking the time to report in.
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
We got notice a little over a week ago to change our packaging and thickness of cuts. Kinda like they do with potato chips and cereal , packaging less weight, because of increase in prices per pound.
Example , instead of reg cut of grilling steaks being 1- 11/4 in, they’re now 1/2-3/4 in.
So.... also the pork and chicken we get in is frozen rock solid. Takes a day of it sitting unrefridgerated to even halfway thaw to cut it. Would explain the weird coloring of some meats aswell. If you cut it partially frozen it doesn’t bloom out well. You can’t scrape the bone dust off either.
 Quoting: MKPitBull


VERY interesting info. Do you think the hard-frozen storage order fulfillment will run out soon, given all the plant closings??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Not a clue. Certain poultry , pork and beef from our suppliers get sent to different stores in different areas. No matter if it’s ordered or not.
And they run ads for cheap deals, we order 30 cases and get 5. Store down the road about 30 miles may get all they order on sale items, but get shorted on other stuff. I ‘ve stopped trying to figure it out cause it changes weekly. One things for sure, prices will continue to rise especially on beef.
Also I’ve noticed it seems we’re getting in product from weird named suppliers, not the usual packaging.
 Quoting: MKPitBull


Thanks! You may be the most important poster in the thread.

Any indication the beef is from Africa?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


No beef from Africa That I know of.
Would they put a african stamp on box, lol
"Come get some"
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We still have a shitload of prime grass fed beef here. Might be $35/kg but the quality can't be beaten.
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What were your prices for that same stuff there in NZ, pre-covid?
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VERY interesting info. Do you think the hard-frozen storage order fulfillment will run out soon, given all the plant closings??
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Not a clue. Certain poultry , pork and beef from our suppliers get sent to different stores in different areas. No matter if it’s ordered or not.
And they run ads for cheap deals, we order 30 cases and get 5. Store down the road about 30 miles may get all they order on sale items, but get shorted on other stuff. I ‘ve stopped trying to figure it out cause it changes weekly. One things for sure, prices will continue to rise especially on beef.
Also I’ve noticed it seems we’re getting in product from weird named suppliers, not the usual packaging.
 Quoting: MKPitBull


Thanks! You may be the most important poster in the thread.

Any indication the beef is from Africa?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


No beef from Africa That I know of.
Would they put a african stamp on box, lol
 Quoting: MKPitBull


There was a big report on the USDA lowering restrictions on West African beef out a couple weeks back.

I think they are supposed to stamp the boxes with country of origin, but who knows if they are following the rules during this "crisis."
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
We still have a shitload of prime grass fed beef here. Might be $35/kg but the quality can't be beaten.
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What were your prices for that same stuff there in NZ, pre-covid?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Slightly less as I recall but I am not complaining. That steak I had this week was delicious.
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We got notice a little over a week ago to change our packaging and thickness of cuts. Kinda like they do with potato chips and cereal , packaging less weight, because of increase in prices per pound.
Example , instead of reg cut of grilling steaks being 1- 11/4 in, they’re now 1/2-3/4 in.
So.... also the pork and chicken we get in is frozen rock solid. Takes a day of it sitting unrefridgerated to even halfway thaw to cut it. Would explain the weird coloring of some meats aswell. If you cut it partially frozen it doesn’t bloom out well. You can’t scrape the bone dust off either.
 Quoting: MKPitBull


They tell us not to leave meat out at room temp to thaw because the bacteria will grow on what thaws first.
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


Blame it on my ADD, baby...Sail
I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

The election of Donald Trump didn't cause the hatred displayed by the progressive liberal left and democratic party. The election of Donald Trump exposed it.
Donald Isaacson

Don't forget to have your Liberals spayed or neutered....Stolen

Get the UN out of the US.

Anything I say is Simply my opinion and NOT advice you should act on.
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
We still have a shitload of prime grass fed beef here. Might be $35/kg but the quality can't be beaten.
 Quoting: Katipo2017


What were your prices for that same stuff there in NZ, pre-covid?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Slightly less as I recall but I am not complaining. That steak I had this week was delicious.
 Quoting: Katipo2017


Yea, with the exchange rate, that's only $9.70/pound, US.
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Bought 8 Ribeye today. Plenty of beef, steak, roasts and chicken where I live.
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What about prices?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Four big Ribeye family pack was 18-20 dollars. 4.97 a lb, Memorial Day sale King Soopers, Colorado
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Thanks. That would be a STEAL here in Maine right now.
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But, I suppose, that you have great prices on fish and lobster.
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


Blame it on my ADD, baby...Sail
I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

The election of Donald Trump didn't cause the hatred displayed by the progressive liberal left and democratic party. The election of Donald Trump exposed it.
Donald Isaacson

Don't forget to have your Liberals spayed or neutered....Stolen

Get the UN out of the US.

Anything I say is Simply my opinion and NOT advice you should act on.
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Re: So what's the meat situation like in your area?
We still have a shitload of prime grass fed beef here. Might be $35/kg but the quality can't be beaten.
 Quoting: Katipo2017


What were your prices for that same stuff there in NZ, pre-covid?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Slightly less as I recall but I am not complaining. That steak I had this week was delicious.
 Quoting: Katipo2017


Yea, with the exchange rate, that's only $9.70/pound, US.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


Would be a bit more than that I would have thought. A kilo is about 2.24 pounds. What are you paying over there for beef?
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What about prices?
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Four big Ribeye family pack was 18-20 dollars. 4.97 a lb, Memorial Day sale King Soopers, Colorado
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77568399


Thanks. That would be a STEAL here in Maine right now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76696299


But, I suppose, that you have great prices on fish and lobster.
 Quoting: Pilgrim001


Surprisingly, not much change on that front....yet...
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Small grocery store in upstate NY has limited beef and chicken at very high prices. Walmart runs out daily also with high prices. Definitely a shortage up here.
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What were your prices for that same stuff there in NZ, pre-covid?
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Slightly less as I recall but I am not complaining. That steak I had this week was delicious.
 Quoting: Katipo2017


Yea, with the exchange rate, that's only $9.70/pound, US.
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Would be a bit more than that I would have thought. A kilo is about 2.24 pounds. What are you paying over there for beef?
 Quoting: Katipo2017


I did the proper calc. If we could even get prime grass fed here it would be $9.99 US and up.
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Small grocery store in upstate NY has limited beef and chicken at very high prices. Walmart runs out daily also with high prices. Definitely a shortage up here.
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Thanks.
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my local cheap store has hamberger 73% at 20 for 5lbs

T bone steak special 3.99 lb

Go figure
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my local cheap store has hamberger 73% at 20 for 5lbs

T bone steak special 3.99 lb

Go figure
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Wow. Where are you??
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What if eating meat is the mark of the beast?

You can live without meat.
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Here in the heartland of canukistan where my province is famous for having cheap excellent beef... I got sticker shocked this week when I went to buy my dogs their chunk of outside round...what normally cost 70$ was 100$. it was $4.34kg went to $5.60kg overnight.
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Oroville, CA.

No shortages really, but prices are high. Ribeye, T-bone etc., near $15/lb. Even cheap cuts are near $10/lb.

A whole chicken, about $12. An average-sized Tri-Tip is about $25. Lamb seems to be a steal. I bought a package of 2 large lamb chops for less than the price of a cheap steak.

I know of one store that has the good grassfed lean ground beef for $4.99/lb, when it is $7.99 everywhere else. I usually shop there first.
What the Hell?...
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T bone steak 3.99 lb southern indiana

2 miles from louisville ky
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Northeast Ohio, shopping one every two weeks and running through the store like Carl Lewis. Went early yesterday:
80% lean ground beef at $6.99/pound (filled freezer at $1.99/pound just before the media picked up on the closures thanks to GLP)
Beef tenderloin at $16.99/pound (stocked up at $8.99 6 weeks ago)
Bacon at $5.39/pound (stocked up at $.99 2 months ago)
Everything has gone up substantially, and lots of unfamiliar brands on the shelves. I was happy to be buying fresh veggies, bread, and milk etc.





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