Cold Storage

Total pounds of beef in freezers were up 4 percent from the previous month and up 7 percent from last year.

Beef in cold storage highest since 2016

Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on December 31, 2022 were up 1 percent from the previous month and up slightly from December 31, 2021.

Butter stocks were up 8 percent from last month and up 9 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen poultry supplies on December 31, 2022 were up 7 percent from the previous month and up 23 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 25 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 35 percent from last month and up 14 percent from December 31, 2021.

Total frozen fruit stocks were down 5 percent from last month but up 22 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen vegetable stocks were down 5 percent from last month and down slightly from a year ago.

Total red meat supplies in freezers were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 11 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were up 4 percent from the previous month and up 7 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 1 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were up 16 percent from last month and up 66 percent from last year.