Less red meat supplies in cold storage in November

By Meatingplace Editors on 12/25/2017

Total red meat supplies in freezers on Nov. 30 were down 10 percent from the previous month and down 4 percent from last year, USDA said in its latest cold storage report.

Total pounds of beef in freezers declined 4 percent from the previous month and fell 8 percent from last year.

Frozen pork supplies were down 16 percent from the previous month and down 3 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were up 12 percent from last month and up 94 percent from last year.

Total frozen poultry supplies in November were down 11 percent from the previous month but up 15 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 3 percent from the previous month and up 13 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 37 percent from last month but up 22 percent from November 2016.