Cold Storage: Beef Drops To Lowest Levels In 27 Months

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Total red meat supplies in freezers were down 5 percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were down 6 percent from the previous month and down 21 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 15 percent from last month and down 37 percent from last year.

Total frozen poultry supplies on April 30, 2010 were up 5 percent from the previous month but down 15 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 1 percent from the previous month but down 5 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 11 percent from last month but down 26 percent from April 30, 2009.

Beef Feb. Mar. Apr. May Report
  Total Beef 426,259 404,505 384,596 373,313 Report
  Boneless 362,605 336,500 324,875 314,348 Report
  Beef Cuts 63,654 68,005 59,721 58,965 Report

REPORT THIS MONTH LAST MONTH DIFFERENCE
  Total Beef 373,313 384,596 -11,283
 
TOTAL BEEF 10 MONTHS 27 MONTHS THIS YEAR
Average 417,140 429,958 418,673
High 444,807 492,637 444,807
Low 373,313 373,313 373,313
 
 






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