Total red meat supplies in freezers were up slightly from the previous month and up 16 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were down 7 percent from the previous month but up slightly from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 6 percent from the previous month and up 31 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 51 percent from last month and down 9 percent from last year.

Total frozen poultry supplies on August 31, 2012 were up 1 percent from the previous month but down 1 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 1 percent from the previous month but down 6 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 1 percent from last month and up 5 percent from August 31, 2011.

Total frozen fruit stocks were up 6 percent from last month and up 8 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen vegetable stocks were up 19 percent from last month and up 6 percent from a year ago.

Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on August 31, 2012 were down 4 percent from the previous month and down 6 percent from August 31, 2011.

Butter stocks were down 13 percent from last month but up 23 percent from a year ago.