Skip to comments.Price of Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record High
Posted on 03/18/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The seasonally adjusted price index for uncooked ground beef jumped 3.8 percent from January to February, as the average price for a pound of 100-percent ground chuck rose from approximately $3.59 in January to a new record high of $3.73 in February, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLSs seasonally adjusted price index measures the relative change in the price of product from a baseline of 100. From January to February, the price index for uncooked ground beef rose from 248.864 to 258.323, its highest level ever. The 258.323 price index also indicates that the seasonally adjusted price for ground beef is almost twice what it was in January 2001 when the price index was 130.4.
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Well what does anyone expect? When we refuse growers water for crops to protect some asinine fish and we use corn for a crappy fuel substitute instead of feed for livestock what other results can there be?
Just wait, the swine industries are battling a virus that kills 80 to 100% of the piglets. It is going to make the price of all meat high.
I haven’t bought hamburger, or any beef, since sometime in early 2013, maybe longer.
I recall seeing a statistic that just since this last January there has been an increase in most commodities costs:
cattle : +27%
pork : +25%
Grains : +17%
Coffee : +67%
HealthCare: Ha,ha,ha !!
Interestingly enough , the price of food and fuels is no longer included in the INFLATION INDEX .
Read somewhere that because of the exceptionally cold winter, ranchers were loosing a large percentage of their cattle. This could be the reason for the higher prices for anything beef.
Yeah , I heard about that pork virus that kills so many of the piglets.
I had heard that it was killing all of the piglets where it was found ; I hadn't heard that some piglets survived.
And the cattle farms that got caught in the winter bilzzard still haven't recovered.
Expect the price of all meat, fish , and seafood to increase this year.
Those are wholesale prices for hamburger, not retail
Meanwhile, that POS in the White Hut is eating all the ground beagle that he wants!
Appreciate that ansel12 leaves more for me! ;-)
I am glad I brought up all that coffee teo weeks ago!
Prepper’s ping especially to post #6 this thread.
Never mind Wag-you Beagle.
Gave it up some 33-34 years ago. Poultry & fish (and cheese) since. Only later did I realize it in a sacrificial sense to God.
Ah, another index to measure hopey-change. Little barry is such a master don’tchaknow.
The other day when I was making a big batch of pintos, I couldn’t help but think about how much better some beef would be.
Is that the first, or the last part of the chicken that crossed the fence ?
Not good for marrow , therefore not good for stew
I would surmize that it is as nutrious as "stone soup ", or "chicken foot soup"
Beaks are only as good as the "greens" they are servd with, and the greens are the only nutritious part !!
Or as Nancy Peouusey said : " Embrase the suck !! "
The only problem with the coffeee is that it will keep you up at night !!
Consider seeking a barter for some "Sleepy Time " tea !!
because I cant answer all these comments past 1:00 AM
Go to bed !! LOL !!
It may be time to start eating carp and gar again.
It’s a good thing useless things like food, energy, and gasoline are not included in inflation statistics. Otherwise it might appear the Obamarecovery is a myth.
Well, guess what...it costs more.
He was quoting a movie
You better buy a wheel barrel ASAP or you won’t be able to afford one soon. You’ll need one to carry your devalued dollars to the store to buy your rations.
There has been a perfect storm on cattle over the last year.
Exceptionally cold from the Texas Panhandle to the Canadian plains. Water restrictions in California. Drought in West Texas. California ranchers are selling parts or all of their herds to ranchers in Texas because of the lack of water.
But bammy gets all the wagu he wants.
It’s good to be the king.
I’ve heard from several sources that there is radiation from Japan making its way across the ocean to the west coast.
That would have to be affecting the fishing, would it not?
What do we get from there?
Chicken feet are full of collagen. Back when chickens were bought whole, plucked and headless from a butcher, the legs were skinned and then added to the soup to thicken it.
Most poor rural cultures utilize all the animal. Not sure at all about beaks and combs, though. I think I have seen some Asian recipes using combs. I know I have seen duck feet on Vietnamese menus.
Can’t be, there is no inflation /s
You ever see “Trading Places”?
The way things are going it's going to be crap and garbage soon.
I think this has more to do with last couple years drought in TExas and NM than CA.
It takes a while for breeding stock to get back to where it was.
We should all get used to TVP while it's cheap. Probably better for you than thecrap the USDA says is 'prime'.
He’s all hat and we’re all no cattle.
During the early 70s meat shortage, some stores experimented with ground meat, and flavors and grains, and at least one of them that I tasted was tasty.
I would love to see someone come up with a grains and beef, and beef flavor mix that was cheap but still usable.
Yes the drought and the cattle that died in the winter storms are part of it, but feed has been going up every year also and that has been increasing the cost of poultry on up also.
Thank God for the ground venison from my husband’s hunting.
Also, in Texas and Oklahoma, many ranchers sold down their herds due to drought. That caused a short spike in supply to help prices, but now it is catching up.
We have no idea how Not Planting The San Joaquin Valley this year is going to impact the food/supply/prices.
Canned tuna , sushi , and other sea foods.
I have read on other forums that background radiation has picked up along the California coastline.
Too soon to tell with any authority...
Ground beef has been more expensive than that for quite some time around here. Once in a while they have a special 10 lbs. for 2.98, and I buy some.
Turkey and chicken is still about a buck per lb. So that’s what I get the most of. Put ground dark meat turkey in with a little beef bouillion, and its pretty good for casseroles and tacos.
We also get quite a few specials on pork roasts at a buck per lb.
I have canned a bunch of chicken and pork. Thinking about canning some Turkey too.
Sometimes we get a beef arm roast on sale for 3 bucks per lb. I grind some of it for hamburger and cook the rest in the crockpot.
We are eating more beans and rice these days. Course we like beans a lot anyway.
We can live without ground beef. I have great recipes for meatless meatballs; beefless meatloaf, etc.
An imaginative cook can boycott beef and still eat well.
I’d much rather be eating beef.
I'm not sure where you get your numbers, but corn in the Midwest was about $8.50 per bushel a year ago, now it is about $4.50