According to the USDA's Cold Storage report, total red meat supplies in freezers were up 5 percent from the previous month and up 12 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 11 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 39 percent from last month but up 92 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were down slightly from the previous month but up 8 percent from last year.

Total frozen poultry supplies on September 30, 2011 were down 3 percent from the previous month but up slightly from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down 3 percent from the previous month and down 5 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 2 percent from last month but up 9 percent from September 30, 2010.