Meat is getting really expensive, confirms Statistics Canada

Meat is getting really expensive, confirms Statistics Canada

(Image: Ernesto Andrade/Twitter) (Image: Ernesto Andrade/Twitter)
 

Here’s another reason for vegetarians to feel kind of smug: according to a new Statscan report, this summer’s feasts of charred flesh are going to cost more than usual, thanks to cow shortages and a deadly virus attacking baby pigs. The report shows big price spikes across the board for unprocessed cuts of beef and pork, with sirloin steaks hovering around the $20-per-kilo mark—a 12 per-cent increase over last year’s prices. “The price of any animal has skyrocketed,” Halifax butcher Chris de Waal told the Globe and Mail. The price of any non-feathered animal, that is—based on these stats, thrifty BBQ-ers can get a deal on chicken (or weiners, which, suspiciously, are still pretty cheap.)