FOOD Steaks Could Soon Become Champagne-Like Luxury

Sleeping Cobra

TB Fanatic
Beef is not going to be super climate friendly,” Danish Crown Chief Executive Officer Jais Valeur said in an interview with Danish newspaper Berlingske. “It will be a luxury product that we eat when we want to treat ourselves.”

Valeur said pork would be a more climate-friendly protein. Danish Crown is one of Europe’s largest pork producers, although it is also a player in the beef market.

Meat companies are coming under pressure to curb greenhouse gases, with 57% of all food industry emissions coming from making animal products, according to one study. Tackling methane emissions from livestock is one of the most critical climate challenges for producers.

A group of three non-profit organizations in Denmark are suing Danish Crown for allegedly misrepresenting its climate footprint in a marketing campaign that says pork production is “more climate friendly than you think.” Danish crown said it isn’t misleading consumers.

 

dvo

Veteran Member
Passable champagne is less expensive than a good steak these days. Even cheap cuts like flank steak are priced per pound at what I’ve bought whole beef tenderloin in the past ten years. For us anyway, steak is already in the luxury category of meats.
 

ShadowMan

Crusty ol' Codger
This beef greenhouse gas B.S. is just that.....PURE B.S.!

Considering how many animals were free ranging back through history.....considering that there were buffalo herds large enough to be seen from space. I really doubt we have anyone near that many cattle out there today. I EAT BEEF!! I'm not going to stop eating beef!
 

WalknTrot

Veteran Member
The future of the U.S. beef industry is always gonna be a far cry from some Euro-trash pork executive's crystal ball reading for Europe. We do it different here. Haha! We do a LOT of things different here.

What happens in Europe? Not my problem in the least. They are masters of their own destiny.
 

EMICT

Veteran Member
Just bought KC strip in cryobag for 5.77 per pound in Park City KS. Last sale was 4.99 per pound 4 months ago.
 

Zahra

Veteran Member
FOLLOW THE MONEY!! A lot of someones are getting rich off this shitte and they aren't done BILKING THE MASSES...yet!!
Yep, a certain Bill Gates is heavily invested in the fake meat industry (and is busy buying up thousands of acres of farmland).

I say if they eliminate beef we'd better organize annual hunting parties on Ted Turner's buffalo ranch!
 

anna43

Veteran Member
I will not suffer the lack of a steak because steak has never been in my budget EVER. I'd buy steaks for an anniversary celebration and maybe birthday so twice a year but never for regular meals. Now I do love steak, but if I buy steak then I'd be eating beans and rice for every other meal and I prefer to skip the steak (all beef now days) and have chicken, pork or even canned salmon and tuna regularly. Adapt and survive. Save the champagne and steak for special treats and you'll appreciate them far more. On the other hand, I am suffering from bacon withdrawal.
 

Groucho

Has No Life - Lives on TB
This climate change nonsense has to stop!

It's a natural cycle, man's activities have no affect on it
None of the foolishness of global cooling, warming, climate change is about anything other than state control of the individual.
I think it was Herman Goring who said that the easiest way to get people to follow is to instill fear in them. Look how stupidly people are acting now with the vax. They've been made so afraid of the 99+ % survivable virus that they'll take a very sketchy shot full of some unknown substance, shut down their businesses, and hole up in the house for weeks on end. All the while hating those who stand unafraid and unbowed.
 

Hfcomms

EN66iq
Heck, bought a Ninja Foodi five months ago and decided to splurge and get a small prime rib roast and spent close to $50 for it. I don't even want to price one out now....
 

BadMedicine

Would *I* Lie???
When I open up a 3# package of round steak it looks like roast, unfold it twice and it's a single, 1" thick round steak about 16" across with a 3" cross section femur in the middle. Mmmm. Moose.
 

SAPPHIRE

Veteran Member
Our local Sprouts (front range CO) priced it's beef tenderloin mini steaks @ $25+ a lb.........less than a week later it jumped to $32/lb..............yikes......used to love it at $15/lb. and marked down to $7 something/lb............ridiculous
 

Hi-D

Senior Member
Yep, a certain Bill Gates is heavily invested in the fake meat industry (and is busy buying up thousands of acres of farmland).

I say if they eliminate beef we'd better organize annual hunting parties on Ted Turner's buffalo ranch!
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Rabbit

Veteran Member
I've been paying for expensive beef that is tough, even a tenderloin steak that had silver skin running through it.:mad: Grass-fed, how about locking a few up in the barn and feeding them corn for a while.
 

Rabbit

Veteran Member
I want the good old days when beef cows were fed corn before they were butchered and the meat was then aged to perfection and delicious. Expensive? yeah, but you got what you paid for.
 

ktrapper

Veteran Member
I want the good old days when beef cows were fed corn before they were butchered and the meat was then aged to perfection and delicious. Expensive? yeah, but you got what you paid for.
We just put a side of grass fed and finished in the freezer. It’s very tender and delicious. Was aged 3 weeks before butcher. We buy from the next door ranch. Average cost across all the cuts $6.22 a lb. Just grilled some T-Bones last night and could just near cut them with a fork.
I agree that grain finished beef is excellent with good marbling, if done right but this crap you buy in the grocery store anymore is just that, crap.
 

Squib

Veteran Member
Well, living in rural Montana does have its perks,(actually, to me, they’re all perks!)

We don’t hunt nearly as much as we used to as one of our grown kids always seems to have an Angus steer waiting to be butchered…so, while Elk is very good, and the kids were raised on venison and antelope, if you have beef, why hunt?

Now, as to grain prices and hay…bad…another good thing that a couple of the kids raise hay…

Because of the hay shortage this year, people were paying $325+ per round bail!

One of the farm stores (saw a coupon in a flier) was selling small square bails for $11.00. Each!
 

ktrapper

Veteran Member
Well, living in rural Montana does have its perks,(actually, to me, they’re all perks!)

We don’t hunt nearly as much as we used to as one of our grown kids always seems to have an Angus steer waiting to be butchered…so, while Elk is very good, and the kids were raised on venison and antelope, if you have beef, why hunt?

Now, as to grain prices and hay…bad…another good thing that a couple of the kids raise hay…

Because of the hay shortage this year, people were paying $325+ per round bail!

One of the farm stores (saw a coupon in a flier) was selling small square bails for $11.00. Each!
Yep, Rural Montana here too.
Yes it has been a bad year for hay this year.
Fortunately for us we have about 30 acres of good mountain grass of our own but it’s open grazing here and our horses require very little hay, even in the winter. I found some round bales off a 3rd cutting for $140.
 
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