I paid 2.88 for a case of Brisket at Sam's (some of the worst packers I have seen)
I paid 1.89lb case price for butts. Not very good quality either.
I've been told by some Iowa buddies that raise both, that cattle prices are going up due to last summers drought causing a shortage of beef. and Hog priced because of PED disease. He feels the hog prices will correct themselves by the end of the summer, and as hog lots get back up to full stregnth, but the cattle prices will take time.
It sucks when you can buy a sirloin roast cheaper than a brisket.
I will be raising prices and hope the eaters at the festivals understand.