posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 08:48 PM
*sigh* I remember how the price of beef soared in 2003
and how the prices really didn't go down enough yet.
I also remember that the prices went up even though local butchers in my area were NOT getting beef from Canada. In fact, the butcher I deal with now
probably has most of his fresh meats from local farms---that is my guess---I'll have to ask them
I also remember that the Beef Industry had to fulfill contractual obligations with its customers in Asia. So there was less beef for the US to go
around in 2003. (I cannot link this. I saw the letter, though.)
If you are eating the meat of a dairy cow, you are not eating prime or choice. Beef comes from steers, right?
If dairy prices go up, it is merely what the market will bear, the customers be damned.
It's one thing to raise prices legitimately, but we both know they raise the prices much the same way gas stations raise theirs.
egg prices shot up the same week the beef prices went up in 2003. You've seen those egg-laying cows, no?
[edit on 2-1-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]