Originally Posted by BigBellyBen77
The shortage of corn as well as severe droughts have led to a drop in supply. My parents have a cattle operation in Colorado and have had to sell some of the herd off and may have to do more. The other issue driving prices up is with gas prices high the transportation cost increases. I can usually find brisket for around 2.40/lb but am contacting some local beef producers about buying directly from them.
This is what I've been told as well. Farmers selling off their herds and the rising prices of fuel driving up transportation cost.