Thursday, January 22, 2015 – Texas A&M meat scientist Dr. Jeff Savell was featured during a “CBS This Morning” news segment about the spike in retail beef prices and the impact on brisket prices at BBQ restaurants. According to the segment, which aired this morning, brisket prices have increased 60% in the last year, from $2.21 per pound to $3.52. Despite the increase in cost, demand for brisket is high.
“Today in the brisket market it’s the perfect storm going the wrong way,” Savell is quoted as saying. “There are fewer briskets today than in the past, but there’s a greater demand.”
View the “CBS This Morning” video, “BBQ joints fired up over brisket shortage.”