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meat me in the middle?!.....Costco limiting meat purchase.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 03, 2020 09:47PM
.....3 items.....so if you are looking to handle more meat.....


Costco puts limit on meat purchases for members

....In order for more members to get the items they need during the shelter-in-place, Costco is limiting meat purchases per customer.

Costco announced that they will limit beef, pork and poultry products to three items per member.

“Our buyers and suppliers are working hard to provide essential, high demand merchandise as well as everyday favorites.”

Costco continues to make necessary changes in order to keep their staff and members safe during this time.

They have made changes based on public health guidelines, including requiring face coverings, using reusable shopping bags, and putting restrictions on returns.

For the full list of changes Costco has made amid the coronavirus pandemic



3.......only.......?!



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Re: meat me in the middle?!.....Costco limiting meat purchase.....
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 03, 2020 10:02PM
Ain't no quotas on veggie burgers!



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Re: meat me in the middle?!.....Costco limiting meat purchase.....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 03, 2020 11:03PM
With farmers pressed by plant closing, JBS Worthington begins killing pigs without processing them

[www.startribune.com]

JBS USA on Wednesday reopened its Worthington pork plant with a skeleton crew to euthanize hogs — but not process them — while government, union and company leaders determine how to resume meat production without jeopardizing workers.

With several large pork plants shuttered across the country due to COVID-19 outbreaks, some hog farmers are unable to maintain the routine of sending pigs to market. Meanwhile, new pigs are born every day and their barns quickly become jammed.

As a result, tens of thousands of hogs stand to be killed, but not processed into meat. Minnesota farmers have already euthanized over 3,000 pigs. “We know [farmers] are in a tough spot financially, and that this is emotionally draining,” Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday at a news conference in Worthington.

JBS, which closed the Worthington plant on April 20, said it anticipates being able to euthanize about 13,000 hogs a day. Carcasses will be rendered, sent to landfills, composted or buried.

But on Wednesday, only 3,000 hogs were killed at JBS, said David Preisler, executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. JBS isn’t charging for the service.

Hog growers are responsible for costs of animal disposal. Those costs are likely lower than continuing to feed grown pigs or contend with barns stuffed with too many animals. “It is absolutely not a cure-all, but it is a step in right direction,” Preisler said.

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Minnesota hog growers have been whacked by the closing of three regional destinations for their pigs: the Worthington plant, a Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., and a Tyson Foods one in Waterloo, Iowa.

Like many industries, pork production runs on a just-in-time schedule, but a pig’s growth can’t just be shut down. When pigs hit about 290 pounds, they must move to slaughter.

By the time a hog reaches 325 to 350 pounds, it’s too big for most slaughterhouses. With the pig pipeline stoppered, euthanization looms.

“Farmers are doing anything they can to not euthanize pigs and waste them,” said Lee Johnston, a swine specialist in Morris with University of Minnesota Extension. “It is a difficult process for them mentally.”

Farmers have donated hogs to food banks that can get the animals slaughtered, and some have taken to Facebook to sell animals.

Minnesota has many small slaughterhouses — also known as meat lockers — that process farm animals and wild game. But they are getting backed up, too. Johnston said that one meat locker near him is currently booked through January.



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Re: meat me in the middle?!.....Costco limiting meat purchase.....
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 04, 2020 05:29PM
Kroger limits 3 meat at a time.
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Re: meat me in the middle?!.....Costco limiting meat purchase.....
Posted by: JoeH
Date: May 04, 2020 05:58PM
Most meat items are limited to 2 per customer ay my local store.
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Re: meat me in the middle?!.....Costco limiting meat purchase.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 04, 2020 07:33PM
Picking up one of those 8-10 pound slabs of good stuff at Costco is just one item, right? Of course, that's if you have $60-$110 handy.
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