September butter, turkey and pork stocks up

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — Frozen stocks of butter, turkey and pork in warehouses on Sept. 30 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 242,766,000 lbs, which was down 7% from last month but up 27% from September 2006. Total natural cheese stocks were 820,720,000 lbs, which was down 1% from last month and down 3% from last year.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 2,759,000 lbs, down 13% from last month but up 5% from last year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,301,000 lbs, down 26% from last month but even with stock levels last year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 7,509,000 lbs, up 1% from last month but down 37% from last year.

Total chicken stocks were 630,411,000 lbs, up 1% from last month but down 11% from last year, while total turkey stocks were 498,511,000 lbs, down 5% from last month but up 7% from last year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,135,418,000 lbs, down 2% from last month and down 4% from last year.

Total red meat supplies were 983,700,000 lbs, which was up 3% from last month and up 1% from last year. Total frozen beef stocks were 486,888,000 lbs, up 1% from last month but down 1% from last year. Total stocks of pork bellies were 17,074,000 lbs, down 20% from last month but up 67% from last year. At 478,076,000 lbs total pork supplies were up 4% from last month and last year.

In other stocks, there were 56,747,000 lbs of frozen apples, down 13% from last month but up 5% from last year. Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 619,749,000 lbs, which was down 19% from last month and down 20% from last year. Stocks of frozen french fries were 870,437,000 lbs, up 9% from last month and up 8% from last year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 1,936,993,000 lbs on Sept. 30, up dramatically from last month but down 5% from last year.

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