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Anyone worried about the "meat shortage"?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by MCgunner, May 5, 2020.

  1. MCgunner

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    Just noticing on the news about a meat shortage. Anyone worried about that? :rofl: I'm finally getting some of the venison out of the freezers. So long as I have ammo and marauding hogs, I ain't real worried.
     
  2. Ernie Bass

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    NO, eat fish only. Live near the Seashore so easy to get all I want to include fishing which I have been doing a lot of.
     
  3. Iggy

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    My family has 6000 head of cattle on the conveyor belt to reach your dinner table about the Christmas holidays, but the belt is broken. What? Me worry?
     
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  4. MCgunner

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    Well, the market is bottle necked at the packing houses, so, the big worry is the surplus on the farmer's end of the supply chain. It's hurting farmers. It is a weird situation.

    Yeah, when I lived across the street from Lavaca bay, I ate a lot of fish. :D We have a river here I could be running lines in, but I have a blood cancer that robs me of the energy to mess with my boat.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    I'm not too worried, but I do think meat will be in short supply at the grocery stores.
    By the sounds of it, farmers will have the meat, you may have to butcher it yourself.
    We are looking at serious financial issues for both 2019 and 2020 crops.
    By this time next year, I may be the Armored Trucker.
     
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  6. Grumulkin

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    I’m a vegetarian. Who would have thought.
     
  7. Duster340

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    Nope. Put 3 whitetails and 2 wild turkey in the freezer last season. Plus some fish. Gonna try to fill another gobbler tag tomorrow :) We're doing just fine.
     
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    Not unless the power fails for days and my emergency generator fails too since I have a dee freezer in the basement packed with meats, fish, and veggies.
     
  9. bob97

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    as in port lavaca? :what: Isnt there a long standing consumption warning?
     
  10. bob97

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    I just bought a FFA pig from my buddies kid
     
  11. huntsman

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    Nope freezer full, put money down on hog and 1/2 steer to be slaughtered and processed this fall.
     
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    There's 200-250 pounds of venison and wild hog meat in two freezers: No growth hormones or antibiotics.
     
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    My wife just bought a live trap to catch squirrels that are feasting on her vegetable garden.

    They don't taste bad.
     
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  14. FL-NC

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    No shortage at the stores around here. Also killed 3 deer last season, which are in the freezer. Also have the gulf and numerous rivers and lakes in the area, so fish are available. So no, not really concerned.
     
  15. jmorris

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    Nope, I can buy anything I want anytime I need it and if not we have our own cattle, pigs, fish, chicken and game animals.

    I'll still buy what we need though because I can't fry liver like my Grandmother could and I have never been much of a fan of cow tongue soup. Easier for us to sell them and go buy the cuts we want.

    I would imagine once the freezer its full, folks will quit panic buying meat. After all, some day they might use that spare bedroom stacked full of toilet paper but once they let a few T bones or a beef tenderloin go bad, that will stop that stupidity pretty quick, unless they just have money to burn.
     
  16. Rembrandt

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    I suspected shortages were coming a couple months ago when the runs on toilet paper and ammunition started.

    Freezers are pretty well stocked with deer, beef, and pork.....something we always do anyway. Have been stocking up on bacon since this thing started....the one item I don't make when processing our own meat. Wish I'd bought a bunch of baby back pork ribs when they were available....family BBQ's will have to get by with substitute meats.

    Couple of cattlemen in our area have reported some rustling, everyone is keeping gates locked and cameras turned on. Wonder what lengths people will go to for food or money.:(
     
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  17. troy fairweather

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    No if it did get that bad I hunt and fish.
     
  18. HamSlamma

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    My freezer is full of venison and pork.....(Shot 5 deer off the porch last season)
     
  19. newfalguy101

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    Will actually be butchering a hog this weekend.....for the first time ever..

    Have butcherd quite a few deer, so we are going to butcher in a similiar way as deer.
     
  20. NIGHTLORD40K

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    No shortage here, at least not yet.

    Got my freezers filled though, just in case.

    Live in a free state, our "lockdown" was in name only. Honestly, Im better off and happier now than I was 2 months ago. I thank Him daily and pray for those who are struggling.
     
  21. Toml

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    There’s a barbecue place in middle Georgia that has been smoking hams since 1929. I am concerned for them.
     
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  22. JERRY

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    I just order a large pizza with peperoni and sausage. meant taken care of.
     
  23. troy fairweather

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    Two of the food groups pizza and meat in a tube lol.
     
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  24. Armored farmer

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    There's no shortage of meat.
    Common sense is in short supply.
    We're being played.
     
  25. NC9mm

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    I am more worried about a primer shortage.
     
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