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January 24, 2017
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.USDA Cold Storage Report

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January Cold Storage Report

As of December 31, 2017...

Total red meat supplies in freezers were down 1% from the previous month and down 6% from last year.

  • Total pounds of beef in freezers were up 1 percent from the previous month and down 14 percent from last year. 
  • Frozen pork supplies were down 2 percent from the previous month but up 3 percent from last year.
  • Stocks of pork bellies were up 13 percent from last month and up 121 percent from last year.
  • Total frozen poultry supplies on December 31, 2017 were up 1 percent from the previous month and up 10 percent from a year ago. 
    • Total stocks of chicken were down 1 percent from the previous month but up 10 percent from last year.
    • Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 8 percent from last month and up 12 percent from December 31, 2016.
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