American farmers are raising pigs that are too fat to make traditional 7lb holiday hams - causing the prices of the the Christmas favorite to skyrocket.
Hog producers are taking their pigs to slaughter weighing more than 215lbs - a record high for pork producers.
As a result, the hams that are being taken from the fatter pigs are five to seven pounds too heavy to make holiday hams, Bloomberg reports.
The cost of spiral cut ham in supermarkets is $3.43 - up 26 percent from last year.
The result, pork producers say, is that farmers keep their hogs longer and raise them fatter in an attempt to recoup some of the losses from the millions of piglets that died from this year's deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea.