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Old 03-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Price of Beef??

Not sure if this is just a NY thing.......but the price of beef has SKYROCKETED. It is currently $10.99 a lb. at the butchers, even for the "cheaper" cuts.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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I was chatting with the store manager at the supermarket where we shop weekly. He told me to expect an increase in beef prices. As I was focused on questioning him about pink slime, I didn't follow up by asking why prices would be going up.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Here's what I usually pay at Lucky supermarket in CA

Ground beef 2.99 but last week I got 6 lbs at 1.69
Cross rib 2.99
Chuck 2.99
Rib eye or NY 5.99 but frequently 4.88
Spare ribs 1.99
I buy my tenderloin at a asian market for 5.99-7.99
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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I'll have to look next time I'm shopping.

Are there still any "cheaper cuts"?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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You might want to look at bulk options.

I buy grass-fed beef in 60 lb parcels for about $7/lb. While that sounds expensive (and I'll admit that it is), overall it's a good deal considering that the same meat in a fancy yuppie market would probably average twice that amount - or more. Another added bonus is that you don't get any pink slime.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #6
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Ground beef prices have really gone up around here--we feed ground beef to the dogs. We used to get it around $1.99/lb. Now it is $3.49. We are grinding meat for the dogs and feeding them more eggs (gee, wonder why?).
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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I primarily buy whole primal ribeye or strip in cryovac. Prices have gone up about 50% in the past year. From around 8/pound to 12. Choice has not gone up as much, but it also has increased. Near 7 as of today at Costco.

I attribute the rise in cost, other than the fact that everything has gone up, to increases in transportation costs, and the ethanol program, which has resulted in the tripling of corn prices.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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The price rise is due to the toll booths they just installed on the Chisholm Trail.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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This week in Central Texas:

Boneless Beef Chuck $2.97

Chuck Steak $3.99

Angus Boneless Chuck Pot Roast $2.99

NY Strip Steak $2.99 (Limit 2 - Reg. $3.99)

Sirloin Tip Steak, Wafer Thin $2.49

Choice London Broil $2.99

Last week, Prime Tenderloin pieces were about $22.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #10
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This week in Central Texas:

Boneless Beef Chuck $2.97

Chuck Steak $3.99

Angus Boneless Chuck Pot Roast $2.99

NY Strip Steak $2.99 (Limit 2 - Reg. $3.99)

Sirloin Tip Steak, Wafer Thin $2.49

Choice London Broil $2.99

Last week, Prime Tenderloin pieces were about $22.
Is that beef or possum? Around here ground beef is higher than that.

Except for the prime tender.
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