August poultry, pork and cheese stocks up

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

Total red meat supplies were 943,664,000 lbs, equal to last month’s levels and down 2% from last year, according to the U.S.D.A. Total frozen beef stocks were 433,971,000 lbs, up 2% from last month and down 10% from last year. At 482,763,000 lbs, total pork supplies were down 2% from last month but up 5% from last year. Frozen pork belly stocks were 31,822,000 lbs, down 45% from last month but up 49% from last year.

Total chicken stocks were 754,756,000, up 2% from last month and up 16% from last year. Total turkey stocks were 626,103,000 lbs, up 1% from last month and up 19% from last year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,382,851,000 lbs, up 2% from last month and up 17% from last year.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 2,807,000 lbs, down 7% from last month and 11% from last year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,153,000 lbs, up 4% from last month but down 34% from last year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 7,797,000 lbs, down 7% from last month but up 5% from last year.

Total butter stocks were 221,165,000 lbs, down 10% from last month and down 15% from last year. Total natural cheese stocks were 895,039,000 lbs, down 1% from last month but up 6% from last year.

In other stocks, there were 63,355,000 lbs of frozen apples, down 17% from last month and down 3% from last year. Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 1,319,381,000 lbs, down 7% from last month but up 73% from last year. Stocks of frozen french fries were 880,122,000 lbs, up 3% from last month and up 10% from last year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 115,858,000 lbs, down 61% from last month but up 17% from last year.

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