It appears more and more people have a BEEF with BEEF prices. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's cattle herds ... leading to a spike in costs. From Ranchers--to restaurant owners--to consumers....a lot of people are feeling the sting of higher prices. Channel 4's Adrienne Moore spoke with some local shoppers, as well as a local grocer about this consumer alert. She joins us now LIVE from Lakewood to tell us how high prices are expected to get... Adrienne? 3 Rob and Joy - the staff here at Carroll's Meat Shoppe say they've seen high prices but NOTHING like this."All fresh" USDA beef like this is at a record high at $5.28 a pound And it doesn't look they'll be coming down anytime soon. 00-05 20-25 48-53 1'02"-1'07" 1'42"-1'47"SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND SO IS THE GRILLING SEASON.BUT YOUR NEXT RIB-EYE STEAK WILL LIKELY COME WITH A HEARTY SIDE OF STICKER SHOCK.John Rose/Owner, Carroll's Meat Shoppe 45:05-08 44:43-54 42:56- 58CATTLE HERDS ARE AT THEIR LOWEST LEVELS SINCE 1951 DUE IN LARGE PART TO EXTREME WEATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S LED TO AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN BEEF PRICES THAT SHOPPERS CAN'T HELP BUT NOTICE.Darla Erdelyi/Shopper 54:16-32BUTT TO SOT Brian Schneider/Shopper 52:40-53:03 IN FEBRUARY - "ALL FRESH" USDA BEEF COST ABOUT $5.28 A POUND.UP SIGNIFICANTLY FROM $4.91 AT THE TIME SAME TIME LAST YEAR. IN 2008 - THE SAME GRADE RAN JUST $3.97 A POUND.John Rose/Owner, Carroll's Meat Shoppe 47:10-15WITH NO SIGN OF THINGS EASING UP REGULAR MEAT EATERS SAY THEY'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO SCALE BACK UNTIL PRICES LEVEL OUT.Trisha Ledger/Shopper 38:59-39:05 3 So, just how high could beef prices go? The meat department here at Carroll's tells us it could go up another DOLLAR a pound over the next few months. But they say they'll do everything they can to keep from pushing the cost onto its customers.AM, CH.4, TLS. Adrienne, are there any restaurants changing their menu prices because of this?