COLLEGE STATION — Barbecue season is upon us, and as the demand for brisket soars, so does the price.
“These prices have really skyrocketed, and this is a demand-driven phenomenon,” said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist in College Station.
“What used to be a very inexpensive cut, the primal brisket is now only behind the primal rib and loin in value,” Anderson said. “In the last week of May, the comprehensive cutout brisket value was $213.47 per hundredweight, up 19.4% from the same week the year before. Just during May, brisket prices jumped from $194.39 to $213.47 per hundredweight by the end of the month.”
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