I keep reading about how livestock prices have to go up even more because its getting more and more expensive for farmers to feed their chickens, their pigs, cattle etc. Farmers are losing about 75 cents to $2.00 on poultry, and about $40 to $70 per head of hog. I dont know any cattle farmers so I dont know how they are doing, but I'd assume they are losing as well. Anyway, lately I keep seeing people writting about how the prices of meat has to go higher because farmers wont take the current prices. This is BS and a misunderstanding of the economics farmers work under. These people assume farrmers make price, when the opposite is true. Farmers are first of all the worst speculators in the world, they almost always end up piling up at exactly the worst time, but most important...FARMERS ARE PRICE TAKERS, NOT PRICE MAKERS.