December Cold Storage Report...

Released on December 22nd by USDA 

Total Beef in Freezers Down 4 Percent from Last Year

Total red meat supplies in freezers were down 2 percent from the previous month and down 4 percent from last year.

  • Total pounds of beef in freezers on November 30, 2021 were up 4 percent from the previous month but down 4 percent from last year.
  • Frozen pork supplies were down 8 percent from the previous month and down 3 percent from last year.

Stocks of pork bellies were up 117 percent from last month and up 8 percent from last year.

  • Total frozen poultry supplies were down 17 percent from the previous month and down 18 percent from a year ago.
  • Total stocks of chicken were down 2 percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from last year.
  • Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 53 percent from last month and down 26 percent from November 30, 2020.

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