Record-high beef prices barbecuing consumers

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  • RPM Canada, 00
    June 13, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    It is interesting to see USA perspective on why beef prices are so high in the United States.
    A more likely explanation would be the inplimentation in 2008 of the COOL regulation by the americans (Country of Origin Labelling)
    Which has resulted in a 50% reduction in exports of Canadian cattle and hogs to the USA.
    This little known regulation has a drastic effect on supply and thus the price of beef in the USA.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    June 12, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    @mainly me -- same goes for chicken. free ranging chickens are SO much better tasting...

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    June 8, 2013 12:57 a.m.

    Anyone who eats beef from big industrial agriculture is nuts!

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    June 7, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    We purchased about a 1/3 of a cow recently. It's up front costs were high, but the cost per pound is we less than if we had purchased from the store. We actually saw the cow we purchased still alive, knowing it wasn't penned up in some feed lot was also reassuring the beef we were getting was good. You can definitely taste the difference that way too. Just have lots of freezer space.