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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:12 PM

Eggs triple in price-beef at least 4.00 a lb higher!

Went to a local grocer-eggs were $3.85 a dozen-compared to $1.50 just a week ago (went to two different stores-same price). Beef-prime rib-$14.00 per lb. Prime rib is usually around 10.00 per lb. Strip Sirloin is also $3 to $4 higher.
Sticker shock. I know farmers are having a problem selling milk and beef. Did not expect it to happen so quickly!

Should we start to consider buying powdered milk and eggs?

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Reply Eggs triple in price-beef at least 4.00 a lb higher! (Original post)
Blueplanet Apr 2020 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #1
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2020 #2
MontanaMama Apr 2020 #3
MissB Apr 2020 #4
hlthe2b Apr 2020 #5
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #6
LizBeth Apr 2020 #7
Shermann Apr 2020 #8
Xolodno Apr 2020 #9
demmiblue Apr 2020 #10
dware Apr 2020 #13
demmiblue Apr 2020 #14
dware Apr 2020 #15
demmiblue Apr 2020 #16
dware Apr 2020 #17
demmiblue Apr 2020 #18
dware Apr 2020 #19
demmiblue Apr 2020 #20
stopbush Apr 2020 #11
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #24
stopbush Apr 2020 #29
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #30
dware Apr 2020 #12
Blue_true Apr 2020 #28
rocktivity Apr 2020 #21
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2020 #22
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #23
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2020 #25
totodeinhere Apr 2020 #26
cwydro Apr 2020 #27

Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:14 PM

1. Virus blowups at meat packers. Shortage of farm labourers. . . . nt

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:14 PM

2. I prefer canned milk. Haven't seen powdered eggs.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:16 PM

3. And yet chicken/egg farmers are wasting eggs.

Good grief.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:17 PM

4. I couldn't easily find powdered milk a year ago

So I’m not sure you’d be able to find it now.

I keep chickens in the yard. We get 6-8 eggs a day.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:18 PM

5. I noticed the eggs... they've been all but giving them away the past six months, but now... wow!

I'm not buying beef, but I did score two fully cooked turkey breast--four pounds each-- from Sam's club that had been unavailable there and at Costco for several weeks. They are vacuum packed so I will freeze one and try to incorporate the rest in various cooked dishes I can likewise freeze. No wasting any more, that's for sure.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:26 PM

6. If you do not have a freezer

Now is the time to buy one. They are not very costly (some are under $200 at Walmart).

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:35 PM

7. Even package tea went up a buck. Paper towels doubled. Oranges, avo at least doubled.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:43 PM

8. Amazon is gouging for powdered milk

If I have to go to the supermarket I'll just buy fresh milk.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:48 PM

9. We have a freezer...

...and its full. We usually stock up anyways, but since the shutdown, I've been making sure it stays that way. That should change this weekend however, going to smoke a turkey that I got extra during Xmas. My wife made several loaves of bread and packages of blintz and we have them stored in the freezer. The rest is all chicken, beef and fish. Wish I got some lamb ahead of time, kabob's sound really good right now.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:54 PM

10. No, we should cut down significantly on the animal products we consume. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:03 PM

13. No thanks. nt

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Response to dware (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:10 PM

14. Ok. Being part of the problem isn't limited to conservatives in this respect.

The science is there regarding climate change, environmental destruction, disease, etc... but you do you.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:23 PM

15. So what's your solution?

Destroy all of the animals that feed the world's citizens?

Outlaw hunting?

Go to strictly plant based diet?

How would such an endeavor be enforced worldwide?

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Response to dware (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:25 PM

16. Lol... so cute.



And typical.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:26 PM

17. Seriously,

I would like to know what your solution is?

I'm not trying to be cute, I'm curious.

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Response to dware (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:31 PM

18. The better exercise is how do you think it could happen...

and how can you, personally, make a difference?

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:34 PM

19. Ok, fair point,

but I have no idea how it would happen and I'm too old and set in my ways to change now, the world belongs to my grand children's generation and I hope they do a better job than my generation did.

Have a great day.

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Response to dware (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:44 PM

20. Yes, I hope they do a better job, too.

I think a lot of our collective offspring (and their offspring) are experiencing a lot of stress due to what they see is happening to our world via climate change.

Oren Lyons, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, writes: "We are looking ahead, as is one of the first mandates given us as chiefs, to make sure and to make every decision that we make relate to the welfare and well-being of the seventh generation to come. ... What about the seventh generation? Where are you taking them? What will they have?"[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_generation_sustainability


I also hope you have a nice day.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:02 PM

11. I bought a standing rib roast for $4.95 a lb here in CA 10 days ago.

Had it for dinner yesterday.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:11 PM

24. stopbush

Can you check to see what a standing rib roast in California will cost now? Just checking to see if the cost has increased.

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 08:56 PM

29. $5.99 lb today at my local Stater Bros for tbone, porterhouse or beef loin.

Couldn’t find a price for SRR.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 09:44 AM

30. Wow-Good prices

Thank you stopbush.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:03 PM

12. Haven't seen anything like that where my residence is,

yet.

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Response to dware (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 08:29 PM

28. Same here. nt

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:49 PM

21. Three meat processing plants have shut down due to the virus

The food distribution pipelines have begun to leak.

And Trump wants the states to bid against each other for food?


rocktivity

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:13 PM

22. Yes.



Scarcity= higher prices.

To make things even worse, that drop in oil prices means the value of our dollar just dropped...by a LOT.
Because the price of oil is measured in dollars, it's a world currency, and when oil drops in value, so goes the dollar.

Which will increase prices even more.

Now you have to pay $5 for that scarce dozen eggs, plus another 3-5 because the dollar dropped in value.

It's the perfect storm of instant inflation, severely sick population, and more layoffs, esp. gas and oil related biz.
Like gas stations.

How to take over a country without firing a shot.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:27 PM

23. It is the perfect storm dixiegrrrl

I did not realize just how fragile this country is. It can be destroyed in a matter of months!

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 08:19 PM

25. Mostly due to telecommunications we have now.



It took longer when only radio and newspapers reported the news.

I suspect an interruption of the internet will happen as we go along. For some reason they are still acting upset about the upcoming election. I woulda thought there was a plan in place by now.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 08:23 PM

26. I think it varies from one location to the next. I have not noticed those price increases around

here yet. I'm sorry you are going through this. I hope the prices can go back down for you soon.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 08:26 PM

27. I haven't bought eggs in over 10 years.

I love my ladies. They keep me well supplied.

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