Oh no! This is unthinkable!

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  1. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Can we blame Biden?:eek: What next cost of milk taking Cheese Curds off the market?

    Texas barbecue has a math problem. Specifically, with the cost of brisket. Both in how much a pitmaster pays to acquire and cook the raw product and in what the customer pays to consume the finished product.

    This has resulted in the unthinkable: some barbecue joint pitmasters have considered removing brisket from their menus, if only temporarily. No one is willing to go on the record yet, though.

    The days of brisket as a Texas barbecue joint staple may be numbered
     

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    We've had several smaller scale butchers open up in my area lately.
    They butcher and offer local cattle and will do yours as well if you bring it in.
    I wonder if this might put a small dent in the big packing plants if it continues to grow?
     
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    For what it’s worth the cattle inventory has been shrinking for various reasons for some time. With the pricing now at incredible high margins everyone with a bovine is bringing everything they have to the market, reducing cattle inventories even more. I talk about this once a week with rancher friends. Our guess is in 9-12 months beef will easily double in price. Mexican and Australian beef may slow the price increase down but the quality is not as good.
     
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    I have several cattle ranches near my house now. I can tell you there are a million calves roaming the pastures right now, so I'm guessing they are going to try make some of that money Ralph is talking about.