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May Cold Storage Report

April 2023 total red meat and poultry stocks were up from March and were 2.02 percent greater than April 2022 as the industry continues to rebuild stockpiles. The big shock from this month's report, however, was the massive decline in beef supplies that pulled red meat stocks down 4.9 percent from April 2022. Larger pork stocks helped blunt the impact of this on total red meat supplies, however. Total poultry inventories rose 0.53 percent from March, slightly below their normal seasonal increase, and were up 8.9 percent year-over-year. Total beef stocks were down 15.8 percent from March and fell below the five-year average. Pork stocks were up 5.9 percent from March, a significant gain during a month when stocks usually rise just 3.2 percen...

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