An Increase In Cost For Labor Day Cookouts

An Increase In Cost For Labor Day Cookouts

August 30, 2014 Updated Aug 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Prepare to pay a little more for this year's Labor Day cookout.

The price of this year's end of summer meal is 2.5 percent higher than last year.

The biggest increase is pork, which is up more than 10 percent, due to a virus that's plagued pork farmers.

Steaks cost about 9 percent more because of a low cattle supply and increased international demand.

Hot dog prices are up 7 percent, with chicken prices 3 percent higher.

The good news is, the price of soda and beer remain relatively unchanged.

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