US meat and poultry cold storage totals higher

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Supplies of frozen meat and poultry in the USA were higher in April, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Total frozen poultry supplies on 30 April, 2013 advanced 11% from compared to March, and up 8% from 2012, NASS reported. Total stocks of chicken climbed 8% from the previous month and gained 11% from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers increased 14% from last month and rose 5% from 30 April, 2012.

Total red meat supplies in freezers climbed 5% from the previous month and gained 3% compared to 2012. Total pounds of beef in freezers declined slightly from the previous month and slipped 2% from last year.

Frozen pork supplies were up 8% from the previous month and up 6% from last year. Stocks of pork bellies advanced 10% from last month but dropped 25% compared to year.
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