Cold storage shows meat demand is good

Cold storage shows meat demand is good

Beef, pork and chicken supplies decline from previous month.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the March “Cold Storage” report this week. Demand has been critical as meat supplies have been abundant, and the latest data suggest that demand for meat is steady.

Total supplies of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in freezers on Feb. 29 were 2.268 billion lb., a 1.6% increase from last year.

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