Butter, turkey, red meat stocks up from June 2011

by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — Butter, turkey, fruit, vegetable and red meat stocks on June 30, 2012, were higher than year-earlier levels, but chicken and cheese stocks were lower, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Cold Storage report.

Frozen turkey stocks totaled 547,431,000 lbs, up 10% from May and up 8% from June 2011, the U.S.D.A. said. Total chicken stocks were 647,287,000 lbs, up 1% from May but down 14% from a year earlier. Total frozen poultry stocks were 1,198,817,000 lbs, up 5% from May but down 6% from June 2011.

Natural cheese stocks on June 30 were 1,049,321,000 lbs, up 2% from May but down slightly from 1,051,424,000 lbs in June 2011. Butter stocks totaled 242,689,000 lbs, down 7% from May but up 28% from June 2011.

Frozen red meat supplies were 1,088,543,000 lbs, down 6% from May but up 15% from June 2011.

Frozen pork stocks totaled 591,685,000 lbs, down 7% from May 2012 but up 20% from June 2011. Frozen pork belly stocks were 49,063,000 lbs, down 25% from May but up 1% from June 2011. Beef stocks in freezers totaled 470,832,000 lbs, down 5% from May but up 9% from a year earlier.

Total frozen egg stocks on June 30 were 40,518,000 lbs, up 17% from May and up 20% from June 2011. Stocks of egg whites were 4,524,000 lbs, up 45% from May and up 13% from June 2011. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 2,265,000 lbs, down 14% from May and down 27% from June 2011. Whole and mixed egg stocks were 11,838,000 lbs, up 15% from May and up 71% from June 2011. Unclassified egg stocks were 21,891,000 lbs, up 19% from May and up 11% from June 2011.

Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate on June 30, 2012, were 956,645,000 lbs, down 10% from May but up 20% from June 2011. Stocks of all types of frozen fruit on June 30 were 889,500,000 lbs, up 7% from May and up 13% from June 2011.

Stocks of frozen french fries were 901,754,000 lbs, up 8% from May and up 4% from June 2011. Total vegetable stocks (excluding potatoes) on June 30 were 1,567,934,000 lbs, up 3% from May and up 6% from June 2011, the U.S.D.A. said.

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