HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Does Alabama have a meat shortage? Meat industry leaders say no.
Last week, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association said meat-packing plants have had slowdowns and closures, which has impacted the beef supply chain. However, they say there is no nationwide beef shortage.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson said that statement still stands.
Instead, they say it’s regional and temporary. But in Alabama, it’s not a problem.
They’re urging people not to panic buy and only purchase what they need. That will help keep meat on store shelves.
WAFF 48 News also reached out to the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, which represents Alabama’s poultry processors. They say poultry production in Alabama is processing at about 90 percent capacity. Normally, it’s around 96 to 98-percent.