Skip to comments.Coming soon: Pork and bacon shortage (Prices to double by next summer)
Posted on 09/26/2012 6:17:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A British pork industry group is predicting serious shortages next year that are now "unavoidable."
A world shortage of pork and bacon next year is "now unavoidable," a British industry group said in a press release.
Britain's National Pig Association (NPA) says that pig herds in Europe are shrinking. As if that isn't bad enough, this trend is "being mirrored around the world," the group says in the release. Drought conditions, especially in the U.S. and Russia, have taken a toll on the price of the grain crops used for animal feed, and world food prices are expected to reach record highs in 2013.
The number of slaughtered pigs could drop by as much as 10 percent in the second half of next year, the NPA says. This would double the price of European pork and pork products.
The NPA is advising supermarkets to pay Britain's pig farmers a fair price to counter the high price of feed or "risk empty spaces on their shelves next year," said NPA chairman Richard Longthorp.
In the United States, CBS Chicago reports that the price of pork belly has increased to $1.40 a pound in August, up from June's price of 94 cents a pound.
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I suspect that due to the economic policies of the current socialist occupant of the white hut, we'll be seeing shortages of a lot of things. This plays right into the Wookie's desire to control our diets as well.
Such a damn easy solution!!!
Tell the EPA to go to hell.
Some Hussein handler or suck-up somewhere is being congratulated for trying to eliminate non-muslim food from the world.
FU Hussein and your worshippers, too!
Bacon is already higher per pound than steak (by the pound) here in WA. I treat the spouse to bacon from time to time....I actually buy by the slice (so we don’t over eat).
I’m hearing that all meat will be going up in price. My rancher friends have made money (for a change) on beef the last couple of years...which is nice for them. But dang! Getting to where a gal can’t afford a big ol’ ribeye. And now bacon?
If I stock up a freezer full of meats like pork loins, and we have a SHTF scenario and electricity goes out- is there anything you can do to save your freezer of meat?
I have heavy duty insulation, in the winter not as big a problem- use the outdoor temperatures, but in summer I thin a few hours a day of electricity to keep it freezing for another day would help for a while- until my gas supply ran out
I have canned foods and dry foods too- lots of ‘paper products’ and big on ‘home defense’ too
The freezer full of meat is my biggest worry in the hot summer
Drying? Beef and pork jerky?
We have a small herd of cattle that we have to sell. No hay.
Eat mor chikin
IIRC, you can toss all that into a barrel of salt for a long time, as long as it’s totally covered.
Do you have to thaw it first?
Huh? Supply here isn’t super elastic. I get that prices will rise as supply falls, but supply will still fall.
You might look into a small solar panel, just enough to run your freezer -- not to "save the earth" but to save your bacon.
And there will be an equilibrium price at that supply.
Regular gasoline/gallon $1.84
Regular gasoline/gallon $3.72
You could do that on a gas grill or even over a wood or charcoal fire.
Check garage/yard sales and stock up on canning jars.
Remember Obama bought the pork as “aid” for farmers in drought stress but EPA would NOT reduce ethanol requirements for gas thus making corn extra short and expensive in the severe drought. There you have socialist utopian thinking.
The good news is that hogs reproduce exponentially and when weather gets favorable, if God allows, pig farmers will quickly fill the need. Unless Obama has killed all the piggies. If so, we can round up the wild hogs and breed.
Don’t see the problem. There should be plenty of Democrats around to make up the difference...
Time to go after the wild pigs here in the US....there’s plenty of pork.
>Time to go after the wild pigs here in the US....theres plenty of pork.<
Just make sure you cook it very, very well. Trichinosis is not a pleasant parasitical disease.
Look for a second American revolution or civil war to become more likely and in a special event that Obama gets re-elected.
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