Britain’s Pig Association: Worldwide bacon shortage ‘unavoidable’
(CNN) — Enjoy all the bacon you can now because you may have to pay more for it next year.
Britain’s National Pig Association says a worldwide bacon shortage is “unavoidable.”
This summer’s drought across the United States and Russia left farmers with less corn and soybean feed to give their herds.
The number of slaughtered pigs could drop by 10 percent, doubling the price of pork next year.
Bacon lovers in the U.S. don’t have to panic just yet.
America’s pork supply actually reached a record last month.
U.S. hog farmers have been reducing their herds due to high feed costs, but the situation isn’t as bad as it is in the UK.