Do any of you know of another cut besides brisket that would get close to comparing?
Chuck roast, but again, you're looking at ~$5/lb.
Paid $1.33 for some nearly out of date pork butts the other day, was quite happy. I've seen brisket (in Lubbock) recently for as little as $3.68, but that's still WAY to high.
To the guy above, corn prices are way down/ethanol production has little to do with the prices. The 2011-2014 drought that killed/led to massive herd reductions is much more to blame.