Total frozen poultry supplies on April 30, 2013 advanced 11 percent from compared to March, and up 8 percent from 2012, NASS reported. Total stocks of chicken climbed 8 percent from the previous month and gained 11 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers increased 14 percent from last month and rose 5 percent from April 30, 2012.
Total red meat supplies in freezers climbed 5 percent from the previous month and gained 3 percent compared to 2012. Total pounds of beef in freezers declined slightly from the previous month and slipped 2 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 8 percent from the previous month and up 6 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies advanced 10 percent from last month but dropped 25 percent compared to year.