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Cattle graze at Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, California, February 10, 2014.
Cattle graze at Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, California, February 10, 2014.
(Beck Difenbach/Reuters)

Farms can’t keep up with demand for meat

This little piggy went to market – and fetched a very good price. And so did little lamb and baby bullock. If you have livestock to sell, you are doing well and if you like eating steak and ribs, prepare to pay more. Montrealers are bracing themselves for a sharp increase in the cost of their favorite snack. Schwartz’s delicatessen is slapping an extra dollar on the price of a smoked meat sandwich and the blame is being squarely laid on Albertan cattle farmers.