The monthly Cold Storage Report from USDA shows total red meat in the nation’s coolers at the end of November 1.016 billion pounds down 2 percent from the end of October and 1 percent below November of 2012.
Beef stocks ended the month at 445 million pounds up 1 percent for the month and the year.
Pork stocks finished the month with 546.33 million pounds down 3 percent from October and 2 percent below the end of November last year.
Other meats: veal 3.2 million pounds down 3 percent for the month and 8 percent for the year; lamb and mutton 21.8 million pounds in cold storage, 9 percent below October but 15 percent above November of 2012.
Frozen poultry stocks as of November 30th: 942 million pounds down 18 percent from the end of October but up 1 percent from November 30, 2012.
Total chicken in the coolers 720.9 million pounds up 2 percent for the month and up 7 percent for the year.
Total turkey 219.2 million pounds down 50 percent from October and 14 percent below a year ago.
Total cheese in the nation’s warehouses as of November 30th was 998.5 million pounds, down 2 percent from October but 1 percent more than a year ago. American type cheese stocks were down 2 percent for the month but up 1 percent for the year at 616 million pounds.
Butter stocks dropped 33 percent during November with 121.4 million pounds on-hand at the end of the month. That number is 5 percent below a year ago.
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