Sunday, April 12, 2020

Potential Shortage Alert

First, let me say, Happy Easter! I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter.

That said, I wanted to warn you about a potential shortage coming up: meats. I've been watching the business pages for a week or so about meat packing plants -- this doesn't seem to be mainstream yet. Several of these plants have closed recently because large numbers of their employees have gotten the virus. The most recent was a Smithfield plant which handles about 5% of the pork products in the US. Right now, this hasn't meant anything, but with the way supply chains work, I would expect to see meat shortages starting in a couple weeks and then lasting maybe as long as a month even assuming they just clean the plant and reopen.

So if you think you need some hot dogs or roasts or bacon or lunch meats... or anything made of meat. I recommend buying extra in the next few days before news of this goes mainstream and before any shortages start.


Critch said...

Hmmm, deer season may come esrly this year. Very good point.

tryanmax said...

Happy Easter Monday. Sorry, I didn't check in. We had a low-key holiday streaming kids movies.

Trolls: World Tour - Cute but not memorable. Not-so-stealth diversity message undermined by stealth white savior message. Pop music = woke whites, rock music = racist whites, four-legged trolls are coded as magic negros who lovingly show the error of pop music's ways, pop defeats rock and everyone lives in harmony.

PIXAR Onward - Disney has the formula down for hitting you in the feels. Classic buddy comedy/road trip setup, but for kids. It actually delivers one of the most rewarding character arcs I've seen in a long time, so I won't spoil it.

AndrewPrice said...

Two more meat packing plants closing today, one in Colorado.

AndrewPrice said...

The Daily Mail has caught on to what I read this weekend (know about three plants, not the rest). So expect it to hit the news cycle and people to rush the stores for meat.

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