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Jacked UP BBQ
04-01-2010, 02:06 PM
Look out vendors, pork is going throught the roof. I just called my guy abd he told me the best he can do is 1.35 on bone in butts. I usually pay 1.00 to him. He told me there is a shortage on pig herds and the price is going to get higher by at least 15%. Find it cheap now and BUY. I am going to rest depot to order 1500 lbs at 1.02. BUY BUY BUY

bigabyte
04-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Was thinking of getting some more at Sams yesterday but passed. I better get back up there.

Smoke & Beers
04-01-2010, 02:47 PM
If you think that it's going to be high here in a short while because of the market...wait until they start taxing for pig farts...no one will be able to afford pork or beef.:tsk:

PorkQPine
04-01-2010, 03:05 PM
Restaurant Depot has them for $1.15 and local supermarket has them for $1.55

Grillman
04-01-2010, 04:03 PM
By By... Butts,
By by Hamyness.
Hello; empty stomach,
I think I'm a gonna cry-y.

By by ...ribs.
By by sweet, tasty ribs.
Hello Chicken breasts.
I don't wanna have to fry.
By by; my pork butt; goodby-ye.

There goes my Baby Back ribs.
I'll have to Q something new.
I hope it tastes as good.
And isn't too tough to chew.
It was my favorite dish;
And that's why I'm so blue.

By by... Bacon;
You will be missed,
Everybody always loved you.
By by Pulled Pork samm-itch.
I will miss you tooo.

By by tasty pork.
And crunchy cracklins tooo.
By by Kansas City ribs;
I hoped we could spare you.
But; there's nuthin I can do.

Pork prices are going up;
And that's too much to chew.
I'll miss those thick pork chops.
And the lovely MOINK balls too.

By by... pork butts,
By by; by Hamyness.
Hello Squirrel meat...
I gotta Q somethin new.

By, by ...Pork Fat.
I am so very blue.
By by my lovely meats.
By By I will miss you.

Ok...I know it isn't very good; but, it took me about 20 minutes.
Plus I don't have any talent ... but; I tried.

leanza
04-01-2010, 04:30 PM
also heard that China is opening their markets back up to American pork. That also might reduce the supply.

txschutte
04-01-2010, 05:04 PM
He is right. Pig ranchers around here were losing $, so they decided that lowering production would help their case. It's a double edged sword for me. Many of my customers are big pork producers.

Its the vicious cycle of life, I guess.

drbbq
04-01-2010, 05:07 PM
And when the price goes up the farmers will all grow a bunch of hogs and guess what happens then? It's kind of the way that stuff works.

lcbateman3
04-01-2010, 05:13 PM
The biggest problem is the cost of grain. It is still through the roof. It's mixed what is being planted around here. Cotton is going up as well because the fast four-five years everyone has been planting corn. So if they reduce corn planting and go to cotton, grain prices go up so beef/pork/poultry prices go up. If they plant more corn, cotton prices go up, clothing, and alot of other items go up.

I'll stop there before I get on a soapbox and get thrown to the woodpile. :)

smoke it if ya got it
04-01-2010, 05:21 PM
Oh man! I need another freezer!:rolleyes:

mgwerks
04-02-2010, 04:20 AM
That's what I've been telling the wife - more cold storage! She's starting to give me the hinkey-eye, though, as I've started to mumble about a walk-in...

tmcmaster
04-02-2010, 04:40 AM
The biggest problem is the cost of grain. It is still through the roof. It's mixed what is being planted around here. Cotton is going up as well because the fast four-five years everyone has been planting corn. So if they reduce corn planting and go to cotton, grain prices go up so beef/pork/poultry prices go up. If they plant more corn, cotton prices go up, clothing, and alot of other items go up.

I'll stop there before I get on a soapbox and get thrown to the woodpile. :)
And don't forget about that ridiculousness known as corn ethanol... What a scam...

See ya in the woodpile.

Ford
04-02-2010, 06:52 AM
Let's see even if it goes up $0.50 per lb that's only $0.25 per sammy. Cheap approved freezer is $400 and may hold 800 lbs of butts. That's 1600 Sammy's or $400. And I need electric for the freezer and fridge thawing space before cooking. I just don't see the numbers being there. If I had a big walk in Freezer then it would be different.

jbrink01
04-02-2010, 09:23 AM
Let's see even if it goes up $0.50 per lb that's only $0.25 per sammy. Cheap approved freezer is $400 and may hold 800 lbs of butts. That's 1600 Sammy's or $400. And I need electric for the freezer and fridge thawing space before cooking. I just don't see the numbers being there. If I had a big walk in Freezer then it would be different.

Finally, the voice of reason. Thanks Ford.

Jacked UP BBQ
04-02-2010, 09:56 AM
If I can buy 1800 lbs at 1.00 a pound, that is $1800. If I buy 1800 lbs @ 1.35 a pound where it is gonna be in two weeks 2430. I will save 630. I can go through that amount in a month. My freezers are plugged in anyway. If I can play the market and save 630 3 to 4 times a year. You do the math! Spend more if you want, I will continue to work my bottom line!

smoke it if ya got it
04-02-2010, 10:04 AM
If I can buy 1800 lbs at 1.00 a pound, that is $1800. If I buy 1800 lbs @ 1.35 a pound where it is gonna be in two weeks 2430. I will save 630. I can go through that amount in a month. My freezers are plugged in anyway. If I can play the market and save 630 3 to 4 times a year. You do the math! Spend more if you want, I will continue to work my bottom line!
Ya just cant argue about math it's always right! Thanks Jacked up BBQ:thumb:

Learnin Querve
04-02-2010, 10:16 AM
Cant really blame it on grain prices, corn prices are lower now than they were last May, and futures prices are not showing big increases aside from seasonally adjusted late fall and winter demand.

Soft export demand and the H1N1 flu scare drove pork prices way down last year, bottoming out at around $40 per hundredweight late last fall. We ate good on the cheap, but farmers were barely breaking even, if they made money at all. Many didn't replenish their herds.

Now, US herds are down about 3% from last year. In addition, the Canadian government has instituted a program that pays Canadian farmers not to produce hogs for 3 years, so Canada has reduced their herds by 12%.

H1N1 didn't turn out to be as bad as predicted and summer grilling season is just around the corner, so both domestic and export demand is rising faster than supplies. Hogs closed at close to $71 per hundredweight here yesterday, and futures prices are in the low to mid $80 range through summer, so don't look for any huge price declines soon.

You can't watch or listen to a newscast here without getting commodities prices.

Chris

PorkQPine
04-02-2010, 10:53 AM
Ya just cant argue about math it's always right! Thanks Jacked up BBQ:thumb:

This all works out if you already have a freezer that will hold the product and you sell enough each month. I know the cost of ribs has really gone up so I am thinking about doing this myself.

I talked to the manager of a large restaurant chain and they have contracts with their suppliers that give them a guaranteed cost for the year. Sometimes I can buy cheaper and sometimes they are getting it cheaper. I was surprised that with their national volume they were paying more than I was for the same ribs last month.

smoke it if ya got it
04-02-2010, 10:56 AM
This all works out if you already have a freezer that will hold the product and you sell enough each month. I know the cost of ribs has really gone up so I am thinking about doing this myself.

I talked to the manager of a large restaurant chain and they have contracts with their suppliers that give them a guaranteed cost for the year. Sometimes I can buy cheaper and sometimes they are getting it cheaper. I was surprised that with their national volume they were paying more than I was for the same ribs last month.
Speaking of ribs check out the sale at rest depot St lois ribs .99 cents a pound!http://www.restaurantsbyclick.com/rd/html/apr10_nw/index.htm

smoke it if ya got it
04-02-2010, 10:58 AM
Just noticed those are rib pieces can anyone explain this besides they are ribs in pieces?

Ford
04-02-2010, 01:16 PM
If I can buy 1800 lbs at 1.00 a pound, that is $1800. If I buy 1800 lbs @ 1.35 a pound where it is gonna be in two weeks 2430. I will save 630. I can go through that amount in a month. My freezers are plugged in anyway. If I can play the market and save 630 3 to 4 times a year. You do the math! Spend more if you want, I will continue to work my bottom line!
That's what lifes about. For you owning the empty freezer the math works. For others like me it may not work. That's what makes the world go around. And truth is I hate having to thaw raw meat for cooking. Although I do have more space than I used to with the new trailer.

Good finally meeting you in NLR.

swamprb
04-02-2010, 02:16 PM
Too bad you can't freeze Parsley

smoke it if ya got it
04-02-2010, 02:20 PM
Too bad you can't freeze Parsley
I'm working on a revolutionary new box the chia box just water and pow parsley in a few days!

Ford
04-02-2010, 02:41 PM
Too bad you can't freeze Parsley
57 cents a bunch at Wal Mart in Metairie LA. So 12 bunches is less than $7. I spend that much on coffee for the weekend. Was also cheap in Mobile just over 60 cents. Just don't understand the issue with parsley unless it's all that time making the box when you could be drinking.

chopshop
04-02-2010, 02:42 PM
Just noticed those are rib pieces can anyone explain this besides they are ribs in pieces?
I was at the depot today picking up brisket and i saw the 99 cent ribs on the way out. so being the lazy person that i am i decided to call instead of walking back in. when i asked the meat manager what it was for 99 cent he told me with his spanish accent rib bits. over and over. " rib bits" he sounded like a spanish frog. kind of funny

Pig Headed
04-02-2010, 04:57 PM
I bought some brisket at BJ's yesterday and almost fell over when I looked at the price. $3.59lb. The meat manager told me that he was told that beef prices are going to go way up in the next couple of weeks and had been asked to cut back on the beef order.

bbqpitstop
04-13-2010, 04:15 AM
pork usually is up during spring and summer due to demand....but not much....I'd rather have fresh butts, and lets not forget....one power outage, or someone trips over the extension cord and unplugs the freezer and......lol.....uh oh.....as for the butcher predicting the upcoming prices.....his speculation is no better than wall streets...it's publicly traded and may very well fall through the basement floor if demand is down or feed becomes plentiful suddenly...it's always a crap shoot. Buy the way you want to buy, then price accordingly....have yet to hit a festival where anyone bitches about a twenty five cent difference if it's really necessary....it still beats hot dogs and burgs...and the line is just as long.

Smokinrubcom
04-13-2010, 05:15 AM
my cost on butts went from .97lb last week to 1.22 this week. Ribs are holding steady for me.But briskets went from 2.13lb last week to 2.56 lb my cost this week.

Mike

dswfondy
04-13-2010, 10:31 AM
Here is some info for you guys, that i get from my Supplier. Has alot of good info, and is usually right on for us

bbqpitstop
04-13-2010, 11:25 AM
Good article...We in Buffalo are still trying to figure out how to breed chickens with four wings....We figure it will cut our wing prices in half...lol

Car Wash Mike
04-13-2010, 09:01 PM
Mine have already gone up 10%+. I was .98, got billed for $1.10 last truck.

JD McGee
04-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Mine have already gone up 10%+. I was .98, got billed for $1.10 last truck.

Yup...same here...picked up 4 butts 2 weeks ago for a cook at work @ 1.45 lb...picked up 2 butts Friday @ 2.25 lb for this weekend's comp...dayum! :icon_shy Granted...we're talkin' premium pork here...not commodity...but...dayum! :tsk:

Car Wash Mike
04-13-2010, 09:29 PM
Yup...same here...picked up 4 butts 2 weeks ago for a cook at work @ 1.45 lb...picked up 2 butts Friday @ 2.25 lb for this weekend's comp...dayum! :icon_shy Granted...we're talkin' premium pork here...not commodity...but...dayum! :tsk:

That had to leave a mark. :mad2: What brand of pork. Have you heard much on briskets? My supplier tells me, they are getting ready to drop A LOT.

Jerk Pit Master
04-16-2010, 11:47 AM
Running out to store up on a item for fear of a shortage or higher prices is one sure way to create a shortage (that would have never been there) and jack up the price.

These fire alarms do more harm than good!

Brian in So Cal
04-16-2010, 04:45 PM
Boston Butts .99 at my local market. Saturday only though. Otherwise 1.59

NateOwsley
04-16-2010, 08:01 PM
By By... Butts,
By by Hamyness.
Hello; empty stomach,
I think I'm a gonna cry-y.

By by ...ribs.
By by sweet, tasty ribs.
Hello Chicken breasts.
I don't wanna have to fry.
By by; my pork butt; goodby-ye.

There goes my Baby Back ribs.
I'll have to Q something new.
I hope it tastes as good.
And isn't too tough to chew.
It was my favorite dish;
And that's why I'm so blue.

By by... Bacon;
You will be missed,
Everybody always loved you.
By by Pulled Pork samm-itch.
I will miss you tooo.

By by tasty pork.
And crunchy cracklins tooo.
By by Kansas City ribs;
I hoped we could spare you.
But; there's nuthin I can do.

Pork prices are going up;
And that's too much to chew.
I'll miss those thick pork chops.
And the lovely MOINK balls too.

By by... pork butts,
By by; by Hamyness.
Hello Squirrel meat...
I gotta Q somethin new.

By, by ...Pork Fat.
I am so very blue.
By by my lovely meats.
By By I will miss you.

Ok...I know it isn't very good; but, it took me about 20 minutes.
Plus I don't have any talent ... but; I tried.

haha you clearly have too much time on your hands.

bigabyte
04-16-2010, 10:17 PM
Two weeks ago Butts were $0.95/lb case price at Sams here if I recall correctly. Today they were $1.29, up 36% in just 2 weeks. That's a pretty respectable hike.

GeauxBigRed
04-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Two weeks ago Butts were $0.95/lb case price at Sams here if I recall correctly. Today they were $1.29, up 36% in just 2 weeks. That's a pretty respectable hike.

They were at the 1.18lb case price in Council Bluffs/Omaha Sams for at least the last month..on Friday they were up to the 1.29 lb / case

mgwerks
04-19-2010, 12:34 PM
I just picked some up at $1.02/lb. case price because I am perilously low on sausage, and it's time to make more. My freezer is packed, and I am under serious threats from the spouse if I don't start cooking what I already have instead of being sucked into more 'good deals' on meat!

CBQ
04-19-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm working on a revolutionary new box the chia box just water and pow parsley in a few days!

Too late!
http://www.amazon.com/Chia-Gourmet-Herb-Garden/dp/B000AAGZ3G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1271728230&sr=8-1

big matt
04-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Just got back from restaurant depot..prices did jump a little..about 30 cents a pound more than last week