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(NYPost)   Coronavirus meat shortages could last through the summer, as processors of coronavirus meat struggle to reopen at full capacity   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-05-11 2:55:10 AM  
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2020-05-11 4:33:08 AM  
I thought supreme leader ordered them open, therefor they should already be at full capacity with no shortages.
 
2020-05-11 4:36:17 AM  
Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.
 
2020-05-11 4:37:36 AM  

Boo_Guy: I thought supreme leader ordered them open, therefor they should already be at full capacity with no shortages.


That was my impression also!

And.....
The anti mask open it all up protestors with fake weapons ain't gonna take a meat shortage well. It's like their identity... gonna be a lot of clock resets.
 
2020-05-11 4:41:09 AM  
Coronavirus Meat Shortage is the name my Anthrax/Hedwig & the Angry Inch crossover band
 
2020-05-11 4:45:21 AM  

LaChanz: Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.


and that's all that matters right?
 
2020-05-11 4:49:23 AM  
Oh noez, we might hafta eat less than a pound a beef a day!  The horrors
 
2020-05-11 4:51:46 AM  
Maybe this will slow climate change.
 
2020-05-11 4:51:53 AM  
"Chicken is becoming impossible for us, because it requires more complex processing than beef and pork," said Lopez

Create a new line of unprocessed chicken and sell that. I'd call it "Go Pluck Yourself Chicken".
 
2020-05-11 4:56:57 AM  
Good. Maybe this means a few more people will realise they don't need animal flesh to sustain themselves and we can begin as society weaning ourselves from the disgusting animal slaughter industry once and for all.

MegaLib: Maybe this will slow climate change.


Meat should be a luxury that is eaten sparingly (if at all) if we're going to stand a chance against climate change. 

I personally find the animal cruelty argument more compelling.
 
2020-05-11 5:02:54 AM  
Learn to eat long pork.  We all will soon.
 
2020-05-11 5:18:30 AM  

MegaLib: Maybe this will slow climate change.


If we wanna slow climate change, we have to actually change.

this is just a necessary adaptation to it.
Just think how much fun it will be once we really have to change our behavior, like with chronic food or water shortages.

Oh well, if you all don't care, I guess I don't either.  I don't use much and I'm going to be dead in 20 years anyway.  I feel bad for our kids though.
 
2020-05-11 5:19:58 AM  

Shaggy_C: Good. Maybe this means a few more people will realise they don't need animal flesh to sustain themselves and we can begin as society weaning ourselves from the disgusting animal slaughter industry once and for all.

MegaLib: Maybe this will slow climate change.

Meat should be a luxury that is eaten sparingly (if at all) if we're going to stand a chance against climate change. 

I personally find the animal cruelty argument more compelling.


Those animals aren't going to eat themselves.

/s
 
2020-05-11 5:20:47 AM  

whither_apophis: Oh noez, we might hafta eat less than a pound a beef a day!  The horrors


Give me meat sweats or give me death!
 
2020-05-11 5:22:25 AM  

darth sunshine: LaChanz: Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.

and that's all that matters right?


Another advantage to living the rural life. It really shouldn't even matter though, the chest freezer is packed.

/you trying to troll me?
 
2020-05-11 5:26:45 AM  

AuntNotAnt: Learn to eat long pork.  We all will soon.


Picked up some Soylent Green yesterday!
 
2020-05-11 5:26:56 AM  

AuntNotAnt: Learn to eat long pork.  We all will soon.


Or, you know, learn to hunt, fish, garden and can.
All you city folk ought to be reading up on NK style tree bark stirfry.
 
2020-05-11 5:27:17 AM  

LaChanz: darth sunshine: LaChanz: Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.

and that's all that matters right?

Another advantage to living the rural life. It really shouldn't even matter though, the chest freezer is packed.

/you trying to troll me?


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2020-05-11 5:41:37 AM  
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2020-05-11 6:08:03 AM  

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What's everyone else at his BBQ going to eat?
 
2020-05-11 6:13:41 AM  
no triple bacon cheeseburgers????

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2020-05-11 6:21:59 AM  
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2020-05-11 6:39:43 AM  

LaChanz: darth sunshine: LaChanz: Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.

and that's all that matters right?

Another advantage to living the rural life. It really shouldn't even matter though, the chest freezer is packed.

/you trying to troll me?


The problem is that everyone else is going to start going to those local butchers too.
 
2020-05-11 6:41:36 AM  

LaChanz: darth sunshine: LaChanz: Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.

and that's all that matters right?

Another advantage to living the rural life. It really shouldn't even matter though, the chest freezer is packed.

/you trying to troll me?


maybe this will help:
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2020-05-11 6:53:52 AM  

OhioUGrad: sleep lack: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What's everyone else at his BBQ going to eat?


Who, the camera timer?
 
2020-05-11 7:06:20 AM  

Boo_Guy: I thought supreme leader ordered them open, therefor they should already be at full capacity with no shortages.


You thought wrong.

No, Trump didn't order meat-processing plants to reopen
 
2020-05-11 7:57:37 AM  

AuntNotAnt: Learn to eat long pork.  We all will soon.


Hopefully starting with the Fark Vegetarian crew here.  I mean, they're grain-fed, should be more healthy, right?
 
2020-05-11 8:18:54 AM  
I'm all for going 95% vegetarian.  Or 100%... done that before for years.

Unfortunately, the current supply of other core protein sources isn't exactly up to the task of seeing 300 million Americans change their dietary habits on a dime.  Could ramp up beans and lentils supply and such in two, maybe three growing seasons.  But until then, we're pulling more out of the world supply which is going to make the poorest people in India or Guatemala suffer.
 
2020-05-11 8:21:12 AM  
My local fancy grocer is well stocked on all the meats. They even had Prime ribeyes for $20/lb.

The freezer is pretty well stocked at the moment. when I re-supply on meats, gonna do it through a local butcher.
 
2020-05-11 8:36:42 AM  

Birnone: "Chicken is becoming impossible for us, because it requires more complex processing than beef and pork," said Lopez

Create a new line of unprocessed chicken and sell that. I'd call it "Go Pluck Yourself Chicken".


That is horsefeathers.  I have a friend who raises chickens and have seen a chicken slaughtered, drained, plucked and eviscerated in under three minutes.  It can be quite fast if you know what you're doing.
 
2020-05-11 8:53:24 AM  

cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x318]


I have a beef stew in the slow cooker at home, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2020-05-11 8:56:58 AM  

Shaggy_C: Good. Maybe this means a few more people will realise they don't need animal flesh to sustain themselves and we can begin as society weaning ourselves from the disgusting animal slaughter industry once and for all.

MegaLib: Maybe this will slow climate change.

Meat should be a luxury that is eaten sparingly (if at all) if we're going to stand a chance against climate change. 

I personally find the animal cruelty argument more compelling.


Shutting down factory farms would be a step in the right direction.  Small farms can provide what is needed if you cut out the waste that is inherent in out current food system.  The amount of food waste that we have now for the sake of neatly packaged, processed meat is disgusting.

If one was to have a free hand to remake the system from the ground up, I would wish that we had small farms fulfill local needs.  This could also cut down on trucking and transporting costs of meat to market.  It would also cut down on threats to food security from disease.  A decentralized farm system would mean that if we did have disease outbreaks they would be smaller and more easily controlled.  We could even have a fund that was used to help farmers that had a disease outbreak recover if they had to destroy a heard.

People calling for fundamental change when this pandemic is over are right, and we as consumers can drive the change by rewarding the businesses and suppliers we want to survive.  Let the farking idiots keep shopping at wallyworld and run out of food if the food supply starts to shiat the bed.  Buy local.  Get your produce from CSAs.  Buy meat from local butchers if you can.  Raise chickens.
 
2020-05-11 9:09:12 AM  

FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: Raise chickens.


Yeah.  I'll do that in my back yard here in Las Vegas.  Hell, I may as well put a herd of buffalo back there, too.  And I can plant corn in my front yard.


/sarcasm
 
2020-05-11 9:18:31 AM  

JaCiNto: AuntNotAnt: Learn to eat long pork.  We all will soon.

Picked up some Soylent Green yesterday!



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2020-05-11 9:19:57 AM  
When I was in college, I used to go to Burger King and order a triple Whopper... it wasn't even on the menu, but triple beef patties + heavy everything else. Delicious.  After college I could easily eat a pound of bacon in one sitting. Also delicious. But I haven't eaten meat since the early 1990s and don't miss it at all. There are whole cultures on earth who don't eat any meat ever... and somehow they endure.

My point is that being a vegetarian who USED TO eat a lot of meat, I know exactly how tasty it was, and how much I enjoyed it at the time... but I also recognize that it's wholly unnecessary. I'm in far better health now that I was in college, 25 pounds lighter and in better condition.

Watching everyone get frantically worked up like this over what amounts to a disruption of your food PREFERENCE is embarrassing. It's as if America's clothing manufacturers announced that they won't be making blue shirts anymore and all of you went completely f*cking apesh*t as a result. Well guess what, genius... they still make shirts in every other color, just like there's still food options that don't come from processing dead animal pieces into palatable forms.

Maybe the whole damn country can discover that it's not necessary to wolf down a rasher of bacon every morning like a 19th century farmhand from an era that didn't know any better. But I can already hear the wails and moans of the Great American Trumpanzee, for whom any suggestion of change or improvement is a radical assault on their freedumb and individuality.

So f*ck it, you fat, Trump-licking bastards. Keep sobbing and crying and freedom-ing and packing away the meat until you die of your own willful ignorance. I'll be fine with that, too.
 
2020-05-11 9:22:50 AM  
Beef and chicken is rationed in 2020 Trumpmerica....and toilet paper is now money

The Greatening is in full effect
 
2020-05-11 9:47:05 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: Raise chickens.

Yeah.  I'll do that in my back yard here in Las Vegas.  Hell, I may as well put a herd of buffalo back there, too.  And I can plant corn in my front yard.


/sarcasm


I've seen people raise chickens (for eggs not meat) in a ten by ten yard.

But you might want to consider a nice home in the country.
 
2020-05-11 10:07:50 AM  

EvilElecBlanket: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x318]

I have a beef stew in the slow cooker at home, so I'm getting a kick.


$7 a pound for stew meat is an insane price
 
2020-05-11 10:23:40 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: Raise chickens.
Yeah.  I'll do that in my back yard here in Las Vegas.  Hell, I may as well put a herd of buffalo back there, too.  And I can plant corn in my front yard.
/sarcasm


Quit flying.  Quit buying shiat unless its needed.A necessity, like food, a running car.

There, that's the list for you elite farkers.  Or do you bear no responsibility for any of this, since you're the consumer class and you're important?

/not s
 
2020-05-11 11:04:28 AM  

cryinoutloud: Sin_City_Superhero: FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: Raise chickens.
Yeah.  I'll do that in my back yard here in Las Vegas.  Hell, I may as well put a herd of buffalo back there, too.  And I can plant corn in my front yard.
/sarcasm

Quit flying.  Quit buying shiat unless its needed.A necessity, like food, a running car.

There, that's the list for you elite farkers.  Or do you bear no responsibility for any of this, since you're the consumer class and you're important?

/not s


But how will they post awesome pictures on reddit of all their sweet toys to make them feel better than all the poors if they only buy what they need?
 
2020-05-11 11:29:48 AM  

cretinbob: EvilElecBlanket: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x318]

I have a beef stew in the slow cooker at home, so I'm getting a kick.

$7 a pound for stew meat is an insane price


Yes it is. Luckily, I had some in the freezer. I'm also lucky to have a small Ma and Pa store that get their meat locally. Chicken and pork are still priced pretty well, but beef is almost as expensive as at Walmart. They get their truck tomorrow, so I'm going to stock up.
 
2020-05-11 11:43:34 AM  
FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext:  That is horsefeathers.  I have a friend who raises chickens and have seen a chicken slaughtered, drained, plucked and eviscerated in under three minutes.  It can be quite fast if you know what you're doing.

Scale.  Let's say you can have a chicken from cluck to quarters in the freezer in five minutes. You've got 4-5 pounds of meat so let's say a pound a minute.

A 1200 pound steer will come out with maybe 500 pounds of cuts.  Does it take more or less than 8 man-hours to butcher the cow?  If less, the cow is more efficient (from that narrow focus of efficiency).
 
2020-05-11 12:27:52 PM  

TheSubjunctive: FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext:  That is horsefeathers.  I have a friend who raises chickens and have seen a chicken slaughtered, drained, plucked and eviscerated in under three minutes.  It can be quite fast if you know what you're doing.

Scale.  Let's say you can have a chicken from cluck to quarters in the freezer in five minutes. You've got 4-5 pounds of meat so let's say a pound a minute.

A 1200 pound steer will come out with maybe 500 pounds of cuts.  Does it take more or less than 8 man-hours to butcher the cow?  If less, the cow is more efficient (from that narrow focus of efficiency).


Add two weeks to age the beef.
 
2020-05-11 12:59:49 PM  

darth sunshine: LaChanz: darth sunshine: LaChanz: Luck for me then that I have at least 3 local butchers within a 20 mile radius of me.

and that's all that matters right?

Another advantage to living the rural life. It really shouldn't even matter though, the chest freezer is packed.

/you trying to troll me?

maybe this will help:
[cdn.vox-cdn.com image 850x478]


I'm not really sure where you're going with this. Is it because where I live there's butchers near me so I'm a horrible person? Is it because I'm a person that has more than two days food stored I'm Hitler? Or is it, and this being the most likely, that you are trolling? If not then you're digging awful deep for your OUTRAGE. (patent pending)
 
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