(DES MOINES) Thanks to high grain prices, many pork producers around the world are sending their pigs to market and not replacing them. Iowa livestock economist Steve Meyer says that will lead to a worldwide pork shortage by next year.
“We’re going to see a reduction in output of meat protein, or animal protein, products around the world,” said Meyer. “In some places we might think of it as a classic shortage where there just isn’t enough to go around. In most places prices will go up and ration the available supply.”
Meyer says it will hit low income families hard because all meats will shoot up in price and he doesn’t see an end with producers expanding herds with grain costs this high.
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