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Tue May 27, 2014 06:25 AM CDT

(Dow Jones/Globe & Mail) -- Canada's inflation rate is tame, but meat lovers see a different picture -- prices for steaks and chops are soaring, just in time for barbecue season.

The price of a sirloin steak has risen 12%, and pork chops are up 16% in the past year, Statistics Canada says. By comparison, overall inflation is just 2%, or 1.9% for a broad range of food.

The reason? A piglet-killing virus has sent hog prices soaring, and fewer cattle are being sent to slaughter as herds recover from years of culling. At the same time, grilling season is ...

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