Meat sweats Experts divided on summer beef and pork prices in Canada

If you treated your dad to a prime cut of sirloin this Father’s Day, you may have noticed a bigger hit to your wallet at the grocery check-out. But experts are divided on the extent of meatier prices at the butcher’s counter as Canada’s barbecue season heats up.

The mid-year update to Canada’s annual Food Price Report published by researchers at Dalhousie University is calling for the cost of meat to jump between seven to nine per cent by the end of the year -- an assessment the report’s lead author suggests is on the conservative side.

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