July pork and butter stocks up from year ago

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — Frozen stocks of pork and butter in warehouses on July 31 were greater than year earlier levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its Aug. 22 Cold Storage report (click here to read report).

Total butter stocks were 271,882,000 lbs, which was nearly equal to June levels and up 5% from July 2006. Total natural cheese stocks were 867,278,000 lbs, which was down 1% from last month and down 4% compared with last year’s levels.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 3,151,000 lbs, which was up 1% from last month and up 7% from last year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,422,000 lbs, up 34% from last month and up 12% from last year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 6,230,000 lbs, down 11% from last month and down 58% from last year.

Total chicken stocks were 645,917,000 lbs, up 3% from last month but down 11% from last year. Total turkey stocks were 502,635,000 lbs, up 12% from last month but down 2% from last year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,157,743,000 lbs, up 7% from last month, but down 7% from last year.

Total red meat supplies were 947,242,000 lbs, which was up 3% from last month and year. Total frozen beef stocks were 467,479,000 lbs, up 9% from last month but down 2% from last year. Total stocks of pork bellies were 31,463,000 lbs, down 33% from last month but up 3% from last year. At 459,795,000 lbs, total pork supplies were down 2% from last month but up 10% from last year.

In other stocks, there were 77,467,000 lbs of frozen apples, which was down 8% from last month but up 9% from last year. Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 849,024,000 lbs, down 7% from last month and down 15% from last year. Stocks of frozen french fries were 785,840,000 lbs, down 10% from last month but up 1% from last year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 359,114,000 lbs on July 31, down 44% from June but up 25% from a year ago.

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