Meat lovers beware: Grillers may face soaring meat prices this summer; Here’s what to expect
Grilling out this weekend? Get ready to fork out more for brats, chops and ribs.
AG experts warn pork prices this summer could reach record highs.
They blame the spike on a deadly disease that’s spreading through out the U.S. pork industry.
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, has killed about eight million pigs since the outbreak began in May 2013.
That’s caused a pork shortage and sent prices climbing above a record high $4.04 per pound.
Meantime a shrinking cattle herd has sent ground beef to a record, while whole chickens are near the highest ever.