August butter, pork and turkey stocks up from 2006

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

Total butter stocks were 260,689,000 lbs, which was down 4% from July levels but up 21% from August 2006. Total natural cheese stocks were 847,790,000 lbs, which was down 2% from last month and from last year.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 3,168,000 lbs, which was up 1% from last month and up 25% from last year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,754,000 lbs, which was up 23% from last month and 28% from last year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 7,319,000 lbs, up 17% from July but down 46% from last year.

Total chicken stocks were 617,032,000, down 5% from last month and down 13% from last year. Total turkey stocks were 514,495,000, up 2% from last month and up 3% from last year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,139,610,000, down 2% from last month and down 6% from last year.

Total red meat supplies were 949,755,000 lbs, which was up 1% from last month and up 3% from last year. Total frozen beef stocks were 472,465,000 lbs, up 1% from last month but down 2% from last year. Total stocks of pork bellies were 22,681,000 lbs, down 28% from last month but up 90% from last year. At 457,866,000 lbs, total pork supplies were about equal to last month and up 10% from last year.

In other stocks, there were 65,021,000 lbs of frozen apples, which was down 16% from last month but up 9% from last year. Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 760,369,000 lbs, down 10% from last month and down 14% from last year. Stocks of frozen french fries were 800,339,000 lbs, up 2% from last month and up 5% from last year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 99,225,000 lbs on Aug. 31, down 72% from last month but up 19% from last year.

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