September poultry, pork and cheese stocks up

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WASHINGTON — Frozen stocks of turkey, chicken, cheese and pork in warehouses on Sept. 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 Sept. 30 were 980,738,000 lbs, up 3% from a month earlier but down 1% from last year, according to the U.S.D.A. Total frozen beef stocks were 444,505,000 lbs, up 2% from August but down 9% from last year. At 507,317,000 lbs, total pork supplies were up 4% from August and up 5% from last year. Frozen pork belly stocks were 21,449,000 lbs, down 33% from the previous month but up 26% from last year.

Total chicken stocks were 760,545,000 lbs, up 1% from Aug. 31 and up 16% from last year. Total turkey stocks were 613,638,000 lbs, down 2% from the previous month but up 22% from last year. Overall, total frozen poultry supplies were 1,375,763,000 lbs, down 1% from August but up 18% from last year.

Frozen stocks of egg whites were 2,999,000 lbs, down 5% from August but up 9% from last year. Frozen egg yolk stocks were 1,128,000 lbs, down 11% from the prior month and down 13% from last year. Whole and mixed egg stocks came in at 9,024,000 lbs, up 12% from August and up 20% from last year.

Total butter stocks were 186,152,000 lbs, down 13% from Aug. 31 and down 23% from last year. Total natural cheese stocks were 839,744,000 lbs, down 5% from a month earlier but up 2% from last year.

Stocks of frozen orange juice concentrate were 1,187,257,000 lbs, down 10% from August but up 91% from last year. Stocks of frozen french fries were 930,086,000, up 6% from a month earlier and up 7% from last year.

Fresh apples in regular and controlled storage totaled 3,194,390,000 lbs, up 2,755% from August and up 7% from the previous year.

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