'Cold Storage' report shows ample protein supply

'Cold Storage' report shows ample protein supply

Red meat supplies smaller but still 12% larger than last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the latest “Cold Storage” report Friday, reflecting a larger overall meat supply than last year. Total red meat supplies in freezers were 1% smaller than the previous month but 12% larger than last year.

Total pounds of beef in freezers increased 1% from the previous month to 513.892 million lb., which was 16% more than last year. According to one source, this is the largest stocks figure on reco

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