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Bacon, Pork Prices Rise As Deadly Diarrhea Virus Wipes Out Michigan Pigs
CBS Detroit ^ | 10-16-14

Posted on 04/16/2014 9:49:06 AM PDT by Paul46360

"said porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is not a human health concern, but is deadly to newborn pigs."

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bacon; health; michigan; pigs; virus
I will let you all put your own comments in..
1 posted on 04/16/2014 9:49:06 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

There goes a alternative to sky-high beef prices.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 9:51:00 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Paul46360
"Jan Pol, please pick up the white courtesy phone...."


3 posted on 04/16/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: luvbach1

chicken maybe?


4 posted on 04/16/2014 9:52:53 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Paul46360

Michelle says pork is bad for you.

Eat Tofu with bean sprouts instead.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 9:53:02 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Paul46360

No, record increases in food prices have nothing to do with massive government debts and Federal Reserve money printing and QE. In fact, the government’s own statisticians tell us inflation is a very low 1.1%, and why would they lie?

It just has to do with pig virus, bad weather, shrimp disease, drought in California, frost in Argentina, snow in NY, etc... Nope, nothing to do with government-induced inflation.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 9:53:37 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Looks like we're gonna get porked.

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7 posted on 04/16/2014 10:00:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL
When people can not obtain pork or beef, they will turn to chicken. The demand for that resource will drive up prices and squeeze supplies. Large quantities of grain are moving out of the midwest over recent days as well. It appears an attempt to squeeze food supplies is underway.
8 posted on 04/16/2014 10:02:51 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Paul46360

This is the first Easter I can remember that I couldn’t get a ham at Safeway for 99c/lb. It’s $1.29 this time.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 10:03:16 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

Here in Tampa its on sale for $1.79 lb.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 10:08:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Myrddin

When there was no meat we ate fowl. When there was no fowl we ate crawdads. When there was no crawdads to be found we ate sand.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/12849


11 posted on 04/16/2014 10:15:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Paul46360

My kids don’t understand why I have been storing food.

I am still eating the peanut butter I bought for .79 a jar.

Now I am storing pork.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 10:20:15 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I love that show.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 10:20:31 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: cripplecreek
Ive never heard of such a virus before...hmmm

dont suspect it might have been engineered to create HAVOC??




14 posted on 04/16/2014 10:31:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Paul46360

Clean up the mess with some Korans


15 posted on 04/16/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Paul46360

From the sounds of this, I am very glad I do not have to clean up pig diarrhea.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Paul46360

Some fiber should help out, or cheese.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 10:34:59 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: luvbach1

I just paid $5 for a pack of measly looking pork chops. Wanted to make chile verde and that was the cheapest pork with a small amount in the package. It’s just me so didn’t want to make too much.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 10:41:28 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Myrddin
Large quantities of grain are moving out of the Midwest over recent days....

Ummm, large quantities of grain move out of the Midwest every day. That's how farmers make a living.

19 posted on 04/16/2014 10:44:54 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Paul46360

I wonder if the virus will somehow get transferred to wild hogs. If not, then we can get our own pork. Apparently they are moving north through the Blue Ridge and are in northern VA. What do you use to safely shoot a wild hog?


20 posted on 04/16/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: I still care
I love that show.

We do too, except for the gooey parts where he's yanking out a ton of placenta -- at which point, we halfway expect this guy to make a cameo appearance:


21 posted on 04/16/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Resolute Conservative
“”The virus thrives in cold weather.””

Maybe it is because they have them confined to small areas to ride out the winter. Put them on pasture where they can get dirt and grass to provide beneficial bacteria may help.

Just a guess it is the confined farms that are having the problems.

22 posted on 04/16/2014 10:48:29 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: MeshugeMikey
Ive never heard of such a virus before...hmmm dont suspect it might have been engineered to create HAVOC??

Well, let's see. Last year the Chinese bought Smithfield in Virginia, which is one of the largest pork processors in the world. What a coincidence, eh? And this is apparently some Chinese virus. Gosh, I just can't figure this out. So complicated and mysterious for a poor simple woman like me.

23 posted on 04/16/2014 10:50:22 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: cripplecreek

Dude, you already done been “porked”. January 20, 2009.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 10:54:12 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: ottbmare

I’d say you’re on to something!

Porcine products?

Perhaps Uigher inspired!


25 posted on 04/16/2014 10:54:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ErnBatavia

Segue to “Man, Fire, Food!”


26 posted on 04/16/2014 10:55:30 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Paul46360

John Dingle and Conyers are dead! OMG, death by diarrhea, what a $h!tty way to go.


27 posted on 04/16/2014 10:57:27 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Paul46360

Free Imodium for piglets!


28 posted on 04/16/2014 11:00:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PGR88
PGR88:" In fact, the government’s own statisticians tell us inflation is a very low 1.1%, and why would they lie?"

Isn't this source of these statistics also the replacement for Sebelius , and soon to be in charge of ObamaCare ?
If so , Isn't this the same person who devised the statement :" If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"
even though they knew this statement to be false ?
Isn't this the same person who had to appear before Congressional committee because she was "dumpster diving" the day of Web Hubble's death
looking for any information that connected him with Hillary ?
And then ,.. you wonder why we doubt the statistics about inflation and the cost of pork , bacon and food products ??
Statistics don't lie , .. but statisticians do !!

29 posted on 04/16/2014 11:06:33 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Paul46360

Received a note from our state veterinarian yesterday, the virus is wiping out Mississippi piglets as it is now here.


30 posted on 04/16/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Paul46360

Yea, they’ve been harping on the food supply and every cycle it’s some natural disaster driving food prices up. Beef, then chicken, then pigs, corn, soybeans and on and on.

Didn’t anybody stop to think that prices are high because Gasoline prices have migrated upwards

http://www.GasBuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx?city1=USA%20Average&city2=&city3=&crude=y&tme=120&units=us

Look at the chart. Funny, I must have slept through the spring of 2009 cause I don’t remember gas being $1.61 a gallon.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 11:17:06 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: jimpick
Put them on pasture where they can get dirt and grass to provide beneficial bacteria may help.

Yes it would, but in your dreams.

Pigs, especially breeding females, are crammed into tiny cages where they can't turn around or lie down, treated like THINGS…They are miserable, and of course they're getting sick. I gave up my beloved yummy pork a year ago.

Meanwhile, I saw a cooking show from Ireland on PBS with the chef going out to his friend's gorgeous green farm and talking to very happy pigs who are trotting around out in the dirt and grass…THAT pork I"d happily eat. Cannot imagine the price per pound tho.

32 posted on 04/16/2014 11:31:15 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: dforest

can u imagine the mess to clean up if the PORK in DC got affected by this???


33 posted on 04/16/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

The pork in DC is chock fulla sh*t. Whatta mess. Ain’t no cleaning up that stuff.


34 posted on 04/16/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: sickoflibs

Michelle says pork is bad for you.

Eat Tofu with bean sprouts instead.

Sure, and get the deadly tofusprout diarrea?
No thanks.

Actually like fried tofu, Home Style is killer.


35 posted on 04/16/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The virus has been endemic in Europe and much of Asia for years. It is new to the U.S.


36 posted on 04/16/2014 12:34:46 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: ottbmare
What do you use to safely shoot a wild hog?

A BB gun.......Other than that, nothing if your intent is to kill them............LOL!.....(sorry, couldn't resist)

37 posted on 04/16/2014 1:10:36 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

The dumpster-diving was in Vince Foster’s dumpster.

The evidence of Hubbell’s connection to Hillary just got a job at some network, didn’t she?


38 posted on 04/16/2014 3:13:16 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Paul46360

Deadly diarrhea? You have to pass it to find out what is in it.

We need a Pig Protection and Affordable Bacon Act.


39 posted on 04/16/2014 3:16:36 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Veto!

You might want to check out eatwild.com . Yes, prices are not cheap, but you can find pastured livestock. I’ve been buying pastured chicken, beef and pork (and eggs) from a farm that practices pasturing and follows organic practices. I couldn’t be happier.


40 posted on 04/16/2014 5:05:01 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Patriotic1

Thanks for the terrific link, Patriotic1. I found a wonderful ranch not far away that raises free-range cattle and heirloom hogs. Oh joy. The ranch actually sells at the farmers’ market in my neighborhood.

I don’t eat much meat, so probably the prices will be OK. Cannot be a vegetarian; tried a few times over the years and it always made me weak, dizzy, and sickly. And tofu makes me sick too.

Anyway, you have done me a very great favor, and I cannot thank you enough:)


41 posted on 04/17/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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