Butter, turkey, red meat stocks up from 2010

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WASHINGTON — Butter, turkey, red meat and fruit stocks on Nov. 30 were higher than year-earlier levels, but chicken, cheese and vegetable stocks were lower, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Cold Storage report.

Frozen turkey stocks were 192,993,000 lbs, down 53% from October but up 11% from November 2010. Total chicken stocks were 659,035,000 lbs, down 5% from October and down 14% from November 2010. Total frozen poultry stocks were 854,634,000 lbs, down 23% from October and down 9% from the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said.

Natural cheese stocks on Nov. 30 were 970,576,000 lbs, down 4% from October and down 5% from the previous year. Butter stocks totaled 94,916,000 lbs, down 27% from October but up 36% from November 2010.

Frozen red meat supplies were 954,700,000 lbs, up 3% from both October 2011 and November 2010. Frozen pork stocks totaled 494,880,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous month and up 6% from November 2010. Frozen pork belly stocks were 26,840,000 lbs, up 207% from October but down 29% from November 2010. Beef stocks in freezers totaled 437,563,000 lbs, up 6% from October and up 1% from November 2010.

Frozen egg stocks on Nov. 30 totaled 32,908,000 lbs, down 3% from October but up 44% from November 2010. Stocks of egg whites were 3,885,000 lbs, down 7% from October but up 46% from November 2010. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,530,000 lbs, up 6% from October and up 81% from November 2010. Whole and mixed egg stocks were 8,772,000 lbs, down 11% from October but up 49% from November 2010. Unclassified egg stocks were 18,721,000 lbs, up 2% from October and up 38% from November 2010.

Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate on Nov. 30, 2011, were 479,561,000 lbs, down 8% from October and down 40% from November 2010. Stocks of all types of frozen fruit on Nov. 30 were 1,297,502,000 lbs, down 1% from October but up 3% from the previous year.

Stocks of frozen french fries on Nov. 30 were 843,619,000 lbs, down 7% from October and down 8% from November 2010. Frozen vegetable stocks (excluding potatoes) totaled 2,405,981,000 lbs, down 3% from October and down 4% from a year ago.

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