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BigRedChief
09-26-2012, 06:45 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57519703/global-bacon-shortage-unavoidable-group-says/

CBS News) BLTs next year might have to forego the B, according to a British trade group.

Britain's National Pig Association, "the voice of the British pig industry," warned recently (http://www.npa-uk.org.uk/Pages/Press_Releases.html) that a global shortage of bacon and pork "is now unavoidable" because of shrinking herds.


The trade group reported Thursday that annual pig production for Europe's main pig producers fell across the board between 2011 and 2012, a trend that "is being mirrored around the world." The group tied the decline to increased feed costs, an effect of poor harvests for corn and soybeans.


Even though the pig association issued its dire prediction as part of a campaign to get British supermarkets to pay pig farmers more for their products, the possibility of a pork shortage received plenty of coverage in American news outlets.


But the projected decline isn't news to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its monthly outlook report (PDF) (http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/870819/ldpm218.pdf) from August, the department linked a reduction next year in the United States to this year's drought in the Midwest. The government expects corn and soybean meal prices to go up and hog producers to cut production in an attempt to control losses in their operating costs.


Considering those factors, the USDA forecasted next year's pork production at 23 billion pounds, a decrease of about 1.3 percent from this year's estimated total. That breaks down to Americans consuming slightly more than 45 pounds of pork per capita in 2013, a reduction of more than 1 percent from this year's estimates.


The decline in production could be worse in Europe. On Wednesday, British Pig Executive Mick Sloyan told European retailers that pork losses could be as high 10 percent in the latter half of 2013, which could double pork prices, according to the U.K. pig association.

Baby Lee
09-26-2012, 06:47 PM
Q

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=264227&highlight=bacon

BossChief
09-26-2012, 06:48 PM
Calling hog farmer...

BigRedChief
09-26-2012, 06:52 PM
Calling hog farmer...Maybe we should pool our money and bank roll Hog farmer to expand his operation?

PornChief
09-26-2012, 07:19 PM
The End Times are upon us

Dave Lane
09-26-2012, 07:21 PM
The End Times are upon us

I don't want to live in a world without bacon.

Calcountry
09-26-2012, 07:23 PM
I am sure this has you in a state of panic BRC.

BigRedChief
09-26-2012, 07:26 PM
I am sure this has you in a state of panic BRC.Making the Bacon explosions as fast as I can and putting them in the freezer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/dining/28bacon.html?_r=0
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/01/28/dining/bacon650.33.jpg

CoMoChief
09-26-2012, 07:27 PM
so they were right about the end of the world 12/21/12

this world stands zero chance without bacon.

Radar Chief
09-26-2012, 07:34 PM
Making the Bacon explosions as fast as I can and putting them in the freezer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/dining/28bacon.html?_r=0
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/01/28/dining/bacon650.33.jpg

:drool: I am so making that. :thumb:

CoMoChief
09-26-2012, 07:35 PM
calling epic meal time guys....they will save us all

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LiveSteam
09-26-2012, 07:40 PM
I bought 55lbs. $1.99 a pound.Farmland bacon

The markets will be flooded. Buy cheap & freeze.



A world without bacon. is not a world worth living in

CoMoChief
09-26-2012, 07:45 PM
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Saulbadguy
09-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Is there any food that is more overrated than Bacon?

Perhaps Pancakes? Apple Pie is up there as well.

Baby Lee
09-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Is there any food that is more overrated than Bacon?

Perhaps Pancakes? Apple Pie is up there as well.

Broad spectrum idiot, eh?

Bowser
09-26-2012, 07:51 PM
http://i.imgur.com/9utgk.gif

SNR
09-26-2012, 07:51 PM
Is there any food that is more overrated than Bacon?

Perhaps Pancakes? Apple Pie is up there as well.Pancakes are very overrated.

Diabetes before I have lunch? No thank you.

Calcountry
09-26-2012, 07:52 PM
This is all because Iowa is first in the nation primaries.

DaneMcCloud
09-26-2012, 07:55 PM
There's always turkey bacon

BigRedChief
09-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Is there any food that is more overrated than Bacon?
http://500motivators.com/plog-content/thumbs/motivate/me/large/178-growing-up-is-highly-overrated.jpg

Baby Lee
09-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Pancakes are very overrated.

Diabetes before I have lunch? No thank you.

I didn't like syrup much in the past. Give me blueberry pancakes and a pat of butter any day over sopping sticky syruped pancakes. Goes double for waffles.

I've come around on the really really good syrup, though.

MOhillbilly
09-26-2012, 08:40 PM
I have hogs from feeders to breeders.
Just doin my part

Saulbadguy
09-26-2012, 08:43 PM
I have hogs from feeders to breeders.
Just doin my part

Obviously, it's not enough.

Baby Lee
09-26-2012, 08:56 PM
Obviously, it's not enough.

He's not the Jackoff Machine Hog Farmer is.

MOhillbilly
09-26-2012, 08:59 PM
Well I don't feed corn or soy either. Better?