November butter and cheese stocks up from 2008

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WASHINGTON — Frozen stocks of butter and cheese on Nov. 30 were greater than year-earlier levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Cold Storage report.

Butter stocks were 142,175,000 lbs, down 25% from levels in October but up 19% from November 2008. Total natural cheese stocks were 961,376,000 lbs, down 1% from October but up 17% from November 2008.

Total frozen egg stocks on Nov. 30 were 21,099,000 lbs, down 8% from October and down 1% from November 2008. Stocks of egg whites were 1,761,000 lbs, down 50% from the previous month and down 39% from the previous year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 729,000 lbs, down 43% from the previous month and down 31% from the previous year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 5,872,000 lbs, down 36% from October 2009 and down 33% from November 2008.

Turkey stocks totaled 227,668,000 lbs, down 55% from October and down 37% from November 2008, and total chicken stocks were 660,988,000 lbs, up 4% from the previous month but down 19% from the previous year. Total frozen poultry supplies were 893,163,000 lbs, down 22% from October and down 24% from November 2008, the U.S.D.A. said.

Total red meat supplies were 941,070,000 lbs, down 3% from October and down 9% from the previous year. Total frozen beef stocks were 430,761,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous month but down 11% from the previous year. Frozen pork stocks totaled 487,202,000 lbs, down 6% from the previous month and down 7% from the previous year. Frozen pork belly stocks were 44,668,000 lbs, up 20% from October and up 33% from November 2008.

Total frozen vegetable stocks were 2,593,131,000 lbs, down 5% from October but up 1% from the previous year.

Stocks of frozen french fries were 890,449,000 lbs, down 6% from October and down 8% from November 2008.

Stocks of all types of frozen fruit totaled 1,428,501,000 lbs, down 5% from October but up 7% from the previous year.

Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 1,126,965,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous month and up 9% from the previous year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 5,577,477,000 lbs, down 8% from October and down 9% from November 2008.

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