Western Australian shoppers can expect to pay more their pork as Christmas approaches.
With a poor 2009/10 grain harvest being forecast across much of the state in the next few months, pork producers are already battling high grain prices; their input costs are climbing to the point where consumers simply must pay more for pork to enjoy fresh, WA-grown pork.
General Manager, Meat and Livestock Division with Craig Mostyn Group (CMG) noted that most pork cuts had, for many years, represented better value than similar cuts of beef and lamb. However that price gap now needed to close a little to more accurately reflect inputs and the substantial infrastructure investments that WA pork producers carried.
“As integrated pig farmers, processors and fresh pork wholesalers, CMG needs to get the message to shoppers that to enjoy fabulous, fresh WA pork, they need to pay a little more,” he said.