On May 31, 2014, total red meat supplies in freezers were down 3 percent from April and down 16 percent from May 31, 2013, to total 982,094,000 lbs.
Total pounds of beef in freezers were 378,899,000 lbs., down 6 percent from the previous month and down 21 percent from a year ago.
Frozen pork supplies were down 1 percent from the previous month and down 13 percent from last year at 575,246,000 lbs. Stocks of pork bellies gained 3 percent from last month and jumped 57 percent compared to a year ago to total 85,859,000 lbs.
Frozen poultry supplies on May 31, 2014, totaled 1,035,853,000 lbs. an 8 percent gain compared to the previous month but down 15 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken advanced 5 percent from the previous month but dropped 12 percent from last year to a total of 610,124,000 lbs.
Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 13 percent from last month but down 19 percent from a year ago with a total of 424,296,000 lbs.