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 Post subject: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:42 am 

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Location: Long Island, NY
Is it just me or, to anyone out there who follows this stuff, is the price of brisket beyond comprehension right now? Forget about prime, retail I'm seeing $7, $8 a pound for choice. Choice!...

Went to go try to get 3 12 lb packers to corn for pastrami.. Never imagined I'd need a bank loan. Figured I'd wait it out. Price hasn't budged. What is up? This is nuts.

:x Thanks for listening. I feel better now.



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 Post subject: Re: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:55 am 

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Perhaps it's part of the National campaign to "Eat more Chickin" ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:58 am 

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I have noticed this with most of the "cheap" cuts. Brisket, flank, skirt,etc. Have all gone up and stayed up. We have a pretty good meat department at my local market and I can usually get NY strips for less than all the above cuts and only pennies more than decent ground beef.
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 Post subject: Re: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:14 am 

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I gave up eating beef. Only because i refuse to pay the smoking crack prices on it. I'll buy a quarter from a high school friend come summer.


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 Post subject: Re: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:03 am 

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Yes, for the last several years the price of beef has gone way up.
The prices of chuck, flank, and brisket are ridiculous. Last years widespread heat and drought will only make prices far worse. Take a look at projection of rainfall levels and you can see things will not get better.
Really, even temps went down and rain is plentiful, prices wouldn't recover for a few years. It takes a while to raise a cow and ranchers sold off herds when they had no grass, feed was scarce, and water non-existent.

This is on top of the fact that increasing worldwide wealth and trade means that more people can indulge in their taste for meat.
Because of the long time it takes to raise a cow to sale weight, the amount of feed it takes to raise a pound of meat, and the amount of water cows need. beef is the most affected by adverse conditions.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:34 am 

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+1 to btm. Every blog and celebrity chef has latched on to using every part of the animal and some people seem to be trying to make up for lost time. I can't say I disagree, though; I would take hanger steak or brisket over strip loin any day.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:28 am 
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Feed and production are all tied to petrol.
As petrol prices rice, feed goes up, beef goes up.. etc..


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 Post subject: Re: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:41 am 
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+1 Ourorboros

Water might as well be currency.
I'm with Panko on this.. I live in Nebraska and still can't afford beef. Pork has seen about 25% price jump as well. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Price of brisket lately???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:28 pm 

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Yes... I suppose most of this makes sense.

But what I can't wrap my head around is brisket costing about as much per lb as sirloin. Crazy......



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:00 pm 

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A whole brisket was 6.50/ lb for prime at my local store, I paid 7.50/lb for a prime brisket tip. This was on Saturday last week. The only decent things the store carries is meat, booze, and cheese. Which can get you very far, but fairly annoying when your looking for something as simple as radishes...


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