November poultry, pork, cheese stocks up from 2007

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WASHINGTON — Frozen stocks of turkey, chicken, pork and cheese in warehouses on Nov. 30 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 on Nov. 30 were 1,020,665,000 lbs, up 2% from the previous month and up 5% from the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said. Total frozen beef stocks were 474,320,000 lbs, up 2% from the previous month and equal to the year-ago level. At 517,235,000 lbs, total pork supplies were up 1% from October and up 9% from the previous year. Frozen pork belly stocks were 34,453,000 lbs, up 59% from October and equal to levels a year earlier.

Total chicken stocks were 818,259,000 lbs, up 4% from October and up 14% from the previous year. Total turkey stocks were 370,178,000 lbs, down 36% from October but up 79% from the previous year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,190,392,000 lbs, down 13% from October but up 28% from a year ago.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 2,874,000 lbs, down 12% from October but up 6% from November 2007. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,049,000 lbs, up 9% from October but down 18% from the previous year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 8,653,000 lbs, down 3% from the previous month but up 49% from November 2007.

Total butter stocks were 120,114,000 lbs, down 20% from the previous month and down 16% from the previous year. Total natural cheese stocks were 821,263,000 lbs, down 1% from October but up 2% from the previous year.

Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 1,036,597,000 lbs, down 5% from October but up 84% from November 2007. Stocks of frozen french fries were 963,401,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous month and up 12% from the previous year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 6,138,839,000 lbs, down 5% from October and up 14% from a year ago.

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