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    I am sure that some of you have noticed how the price of beef has gone up in the last couple of years. Some of that is supposedly attributable to the increase in feed prices because of competition from corn from the companies making ethanol for fulel. But another thing that has happened is that cheap cuts of meat like brisket and tri-tip are bringing top dollar because they have become popular because of the "competition" BBQ and chili craze. $7 or more a pound for meat that you have to run over with a steam roller and leave in your clothes dryer for 3 days on the perma press setting to make it edible. Well, i have truly seen proof that the gastro-douchey people have taken over the market. I was at my Publix supermarket today and I saw beef bones cut up into two inch long pieces, labelled as "marrow bones" and priced at $2 a pound. That which you used to be able to get for your dog for free is not $2 a pound even thought 75% of the weight is waste just because some celebrity chef told you that you should be cooking these bones and eating the marrow with a special spoon. Oh, and cheap stew meat is now $6 a pound and ox tails for even more. Peasant food at premium prices. And you thought organic eggs were a scam? Oy!!!
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    Beef is off the wall for sure, I bought a tritip the other day,was the worst cut of meat we have ever cooked.
    I complained to the butcher,he gave me one twice the size as the first one,will make jerky out of it.
    Fish is off the wall also, freash halibit steaks,$26 a lb,thats nutz.
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    As the cows say "Eat mor chikin"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    As the cows say "Eat mor chikin"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    Beef is off the wall for sure, I bought a tritip the other day,was the worst cut of meat we have ever cooked.
    I complained to the butcher,he gave me one twice the size as the first one,will make jerky out of it.
    Fish is off the wall also, freash halibit steaks,$26 a lb,thats nutz.
    What is worse is that boats fishing Halibut are getting $1.25 a pounds, dressed heads off. Who is getting all the money, quota holders. Don't get me started or I could rant all night.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    What is worse is that boats fishing Halibut are getting $1.25 a pounds, dressed heads off. Who is getting all the money, quota holders. Don't get me started or I could rant all night.

    LOL... I was literally about to write the same thing until I got to yours. You stole my thunder.

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    Fish is crazy even here in Florida!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    Beef is off the wall for sure, I bought a tritip the other day,was the worst cut of meat we have ever cooked.
    I complained to the butcher,he gave me one twice the size as the first one,will make jerky out of it.
    Fish is off the wall also, freash halibit steaks,$26 a lb,thats nutz.

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    Pork and chicken are still very reasonable, but I suspect that part of that is because they get fed a lot more stuff like de-fatted soy meal and less corn and other grains.

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    I don't know what they are getting now, but a few years back when the price hike for corn hit hard, the farmers were getting jack for feeder calves because it was costing so much more for the feedlots to buy the grain.
    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    What is worse is that boats fishing Halibut are getting $1.25 a pounds, dressed heads off. Who is getting all the money, quota holders. Don't get me started or I could rant all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    As the cows say "Eat mor chikin"
    This is a great marketing campaign. Nothing like a guilt trip to change habits.
    Cute little calves should be next.
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