July poultry, pork and cheese stocks up

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — Frozen stocks of turkey, chicken, pork and cheese in warehouses on July 31 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 red meat supplies were 940,722,000 lbs, down 2% from last month and down slightly from last year, the U.S.D.A said. Total frozen beef stocks were 424,064,000 lbs, up 1% from last month but down 9% from last year. At 492,227,000 lbs, total pork supplies were down 5% from last month but up 8% from last year. Frozen pork belly stocks were 59,163,000 lbs, down 20% from last month but up 87% from last year.

Total chicken stocks were 747,227,000 lbs, down 3% from last month but up 12% from last year. Total turkey stocks were 618,448,000 lbs, up 10% from last month and up 23% from last year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,368,160,000 lbs, up 3% from last month and 16% from last year.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 3,025,000 lbs, down 1% from last month and down 4% from last year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,111,000 lbs, up 23% from last month but down 22% from last year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 9,551,000 lbs, up 16% from last month and up 53% from last year.

Total butter stocks were 248,159,000 lbs, down 4% from last month and down 9% from last year. Total natural cheese stocks were 901,088,000 lbs, equal to levels last month and up 2% from last year.

In other stocks, there were 75,146,000 lbs of frozen apples, down 6% from last month and down 3% from last year. Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 1,424,859,000 lbs, down 6% from last month and up 68% from last year. Stocks of frozen french fries were 857,573,000 lbs, down 10% from last month and up 9% from last year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 294,358,000 lbs, down 49% from last month and down 18% from last year.

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