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Sows good property now.

Sold some the other day, $62

 

 

http://www.whio.com/business/bacon-craze-causes-rise-pork-belly-prices/EpbjOWfzvL28ED5pB67QUL/  

 

 

 

Bacon craze causes rise in pork-belly prices

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8:29 PM


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Consumers love of bacon is causing pork-belly prices to reach record highs.

As more people reach for a pack of bacon at the grocery store, pig farmers are struggling to keep up the demand, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The price for pork-belly, the part of the hog used to make bacon, has risen around 80 percent in 2017.

Americans bought 14 percent more bacon at stores in 2016 compared to 2013, according to data from Nielsen. The increased interest in bacon means increased business for farmers — the national hog herd rose to a seasonal record of nearly 72 million in early June, but it hasn’t helped them keep up with the demand.

Bacon has become a staple in breakfast sandwiches, BLTs, lunch sandwiches and other trendy recipes like Cheesy Bacon Popcorn, Bacon Kraut, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Bacon Grits. Even fast-food chains are adding specialty bacon dishes like Arby’s “triple thick” bacon sandwiches, Wendy’s Bacon Queso Burger and Bacon Queso Fries or Frisch’s Primetime BLT Cheeseburger.

“Everybody and their mother is coming out with a new bacon sandwich,” livestock trader Dan Norcini told the Wall Street Journal.Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000257 EndHTML:001060913 StartFragment:001045965 EndFragment:001060851 StartSelection:001045986 EndSelection:001060841 SourceURL:http://www.whio.com/business/bacon-craze-causes-rise-pork-belly-prices/

 

 
 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Sows good property now.

My brothers hauled in some 650 pounders last night. $78.25. WOW.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Sows good property now.

Oh my God, 3020...that`s over $500 per sow, you better make them buy you supper Smiley Happy   I never heard a price like that.  Was that at a sale barn?

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Senior Advisor

Re: Sows good property now.

Yeah. I think they go for sausage. I haven't been to the sale for a while. Bob Evans used to buy a lot of them.

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Senior Advisor

Re: Sows good property now.

Party's over.

 

 

604 wt @ $57.50.

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Honored Advisor

Re: Sows good property now.

Smiley Happy I`ve sold a whole lot more sows under that price than over it and you have too. 

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