December Cold Storage Report...

Issued by USDA on December 21st

  

Total Red Meat Supplies in Cold Storage Up 4% from Last Year

  
Total red meat supplies in freezers on November 30, 2018 were down 6 percent from the previous month but up 4 percent from last year.
  • Total pounds of beef in freezers were down slightly from the previous month but up 6 percent from last year.
  • Frozen pork supplies were down 11 percent from the previous month but up 1 percent from last year.
  • Stocks of pork bellies were up 38 percent from last month and up 5 percent from last year.

 

Total frozen poultry supplies were down 13 percent from the previous month but up 2 percent from a year ago.
  • Total stocks of chicken were down 1 percent from the previous month but up 4 percent from last year.
  • Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 38 percent from last month and down 5 percent from November 30, 2017.
  

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