According to the USDA's Cold Storage report released Sept. 22, total meat supplies in freezers were up slightly from the previous month and up 11 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were down 3 percent from the previous month but up 13 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 49 percent from last month but up 110 percent from last year.

Total pounds of beef in freezers were up 3 percent from the previous month and up 11 percent from last year.

Total frozen poultry supplies on August 31, 2011 were down 4 percent from the previous month but up 2 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down 7 percent from the previous month and down slightly from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down slightly from last month but up 4 percent from August 31, 2010.

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