Why cheap meat prices won't last

5/05/2020 1:30:00 PM

An oversupply of meat due to coronavirus panic buying is now leading to unbelievably cheap deals for shoppers. #9News

An oversupply of meat due to coronavirus panic buying is now leading to unbelievably cheap deals for shoppers. 9News

Two cuts in particular are down at Coles and Woolworths, while one wholesaler that supplies Australia's top restaurants has dropped prices by 50 per cent.

The major supermarkets are slashing the price of meat, making the weekly shop more affordable during tough times.Two cuts in particular are down at Coles and Woolworths, while one wholesaler that supplies Australia's top restaurants has dropped prices by 50 per cent.

However, once this excess stock is gone prices across the country are expected to stabilise.Meat prices are falling at the supermarkets, but not for long.(9News)Consumers may even see a price rise, with experts predicting a 16 per cent drop in production due to the drought.

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Two cuts in particular are down at Coles and Woolworths, while one wholesaler that supplies Australia's top restaurants has dropped prices by 50 per cent. However, once this excess stock is gone prices across the country are expected to stabilise. Vacancies almost halved in NSW, dropping from 409 to 238, while the 102 available apprenticeships in Victoria represent less than a quarter of 454 jobs on offer last April. Meat prices are falling at the supermarkets, but not for long. The COVID-19 pandemic has weakened all the broadcasters and sporting codes but content is still king. (9News) Consumers may even see a price rise, with experts predicting a 16 per cent drop in production due to the drought. Sport, recreation, hair and beauty positions are down to seven from 76, as social distancing measures halt training opportunities in close-contact fields. "We've just come out of panic buying - demand is now starting to stabilise in supermarkets so we're going to return to competition between Coles and Woolworths," retail expert Dr Gary Mortimer told 9News. "By doing that we are really decreasing the risk so it is very low.

Coles spokesperson Martine Alpins said the supermarket giant was selling more fresh produce at the moment, and so was lowering the price of meat and fish. Gary Workman, chief executive of the Global Apprenticeship Network which represents training organisations that provide businesses with apprentices, said employed apprentices and trainees were also having their work terminated. The 2020 NRL season launch in March. "What we're trying to do is make sure our customer's basket can go further," Woolworths' Paul Harker said. Related . "We're seeing about one in five of our apprentices being returned [released from work] due to social distancing restrictions, or employers finding such a large downturn in their work volume," Mr Workman said.