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The Other White Meat - PORK
Retail pork prices set a new record in May at $3.043/lb. retail weight. That price was 12.4 cents/lb. (4,3%) higher than in April and eclipsed the prior record of $3.026/lb. set back in September 2008. May’s pork price was 3% higher than one year ago.
The Original White Meat - CHICKEN
The composite broiler retail price also surged in May, gaining over 10 cents/lb. (6.2%) to reach $1.755/lb., the highest level since last September but still over 10 cents/lb. below the record level of $1.857/lb. set in May 2009.
The Original Red Meat –“ BEEF, IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER!”
The average retail price for Choice beef rose 0.5% to $4.463/lb. in May. The May price is 3% higher than one year ag and is less than 8 cents/lb. lower than the current record monthly average of $4.526/lb. set in August 2008 Prices for all-fresh beef and turkey fell 1% in May but remain 2.1% and 7.2%, respectively, higher than one year ago. We still believe that even higher retail prices are coming as higher feed costs, animal prices and wholesale values get passed on to consumers.
DID YOU KNOW?
The average time it takes to raise and harvest beef is 18 – 24 months to raise and harvest beef. All beef is grass fed in it’s life time…..Does your customer want 100% Grass Fed Beef? or Feed Lot Grain Fed Beef that most people grew up on? Is it important to a Chef to be able to state this claim on his menu? That he is serving USDA Choice or Higher, Midwestern Corn Fed Beef, or is it? Fact not Fiction! Only 1 in 5 Angus- influenced cattle earn the Certified Angus Beef Brand!
“The Meat Lady”