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    Price of ground beef

    The drought in western states was a big factor in the reduction of cattle herds.

    Now the prices of live cattle as well as ground beef are higher than ever.

    Substitutes for beef make sense to me.

    I am making tacos for dinner tonight, using TVP I bought 2 years ago.

    It is going to be yummy. I have an oregano plant growing on the sun porch... I am using thin-cut oregano leaves for seasoning along with the usual dry spices.

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    Did turkeys suffer the same problem or is it just that they are all being sold whole for thanksgiving? Because I just bought ground turkey and it is now $6.99/lb, up from $4.99 two years ago and $5.99 last year. And there used to be a discount for the 3 lb ‘family size’ package but not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post

    Substitutes for beef make sense to me.

    I am making tacos for dinner tonight, using TVP I bought 2 years ago.

    It is going to be yummy. I have an oregano plant growing on the sun porch... I am using thin-cut oregano leaves for seasoning along with the usual dry spices.
    I've been the rounds with plant based meat alternatives and I can't say any of them are that good. They do add some texture. Legumes are mostly my ground beef alternative, which are a cost effective alternative. I've been a vegetarian for some time and ground beef doesn't seem that appealing anymore, although a grilled burger with fresh tomatoes in the summer will usually snag me.
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    Some good info on the status of the US beef herd. https://www.beefmagazine.com/market-...ond-half-ahead

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    Last year we got an entire beef cow, raised by my brother in law. So, we are set for a few years.
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    By god--don't bad-mouth farmers with your mouth full! They're ones that put food on your table, and meat in your locker and a great big truck in their driveway, by god ! America wasn't built by tofu-eating wimps. Nope. Hope that helps you some. Thank mee.

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