What's the price of beef in your part of the country?

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  1. skronker

    skronker 2010/2013/2015 S.C. Champions

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    I can buy 1 lb. of ground beef for 10$.
    Is that expensive?
    And it's not even grass fed and finished beef
     
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    $6/pound for regular grocery store 80/20. $10/lb for local, ranch-sourced, grass-fed beef.
     
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    For normal grocery store feedlot beef, yes.

    In Central PA I can get top shelf organic grass-fed 80/20 direct from several farmers for $7-9/lb

    Farmer's market is a bit more for the middlemen.

    I thought that people grow beef in the islands...

    I've heard that everything is expensive there.
     
  4. skronker

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    Yeah, there are farms that that raise cattle for slaughter but most locally grown items are just as costly as items shipped in, sometimes local stuff is even more expensive.
    Poi is $8 a pound. that's expensive, but also due to some local farmers taking a hit due to weather wiping out their crops.
    The thread idea popped into my head because another poster in the Sammy H./JCM interview thread mentioned that farmers in his region are taking a big hit due to weather and other fiscal forces. He mentioned the rising prices of beef and it got me thinking (dangerous, I know) about prices around the country and what people are seeing in their experiences.
     
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    Thinline_slim Supporting Member

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    Get prepared for the prices to go up. Nebraska lost about $400M of cattle in their floods. Iowa is probably similar.
     
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    Costco hamburger 85/15 $3.98
     
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    Kroger is usually about $3/lb for 80/20. Sales down to $1.99 are are not uncommon.

    But we are severely lacking in good beaches and good weather.
     
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    ^ loved your post!

    Prices for grocery store 80/20 are about the same as twinrider1's area of Ohio.
     
  9. wetordry

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    Yeah. Same here.
    Did notice big increases overall when usda removed the country of origin labeling criteria. Prices fell first, requirements removed, then prices went way up...with the caveat that it now comes from wherever and is raised however.
     
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    Kroger was $4.99 for 80/20 today.
     
  11. 59Vampire

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    just paid 15.99 per pound regularly 24.99 for PRIME beef, rib-eye. 2 steaks 50 well worth it. I only buy prime when it comes to steak
     
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    Five finger discount
     
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    13.99 / lbs for prime USDA here in Los angeles. definitely, a higher price than it used to. i remember it being much lower than 13.99/lbs
     
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    The price can vary on store, sale, week, day, or brand. It was on sale for $2.99 a pound last week. Normally the range is between $3.99 to $11.99 for 80/20 grass fed. At the Korean H-Mart I've seen Kobe beef at over $40 a pound.
     
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    Oddly enough, not much local beef here for living in ranch country. Sirloin is running for around $5.50/lb for Select, which works fine for me as I both watch my fat intake and marinade first.
     
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    $4.50 per lb for a variety of steaks, roasts, and ground.
    I buy a half cow at a time and split with a friend. Grass fed and locally farmed.
    I consistently get reactions of shock from friends and neighbors about this. It’s not a secret!
     
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    isn’t the largest cattle ranch in the u.s. located in hawaii?
     
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    5 bucks or so for grass fed in the pnw
     
  19. skronker

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    maybe not anymore. the quote below comes from a post on this website
    http://www.city-data.com/articles/Parker-Ranch-Kamuela-Big-Island-Hawaii.html
    apparently the King ranch in Texas is larger.
     
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