Inventories of U.S. chicken wings in cold storage continued to climb during July, increasing by nearly 13 percent from the levels recorded at the end of June. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Cold Storage report, released on August 22, showed inventories of frozen chicken wings at 94.2 million pounds on July 31, compared to the 83.6 million pounds recorded on June 30.

Supplies of chicken wings in cold storage have been on a steady climb over the spring and summer months of 2013, as frozen chicken wings levels in the U.S. at the end of March were at 75.4 million pounds.

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The amount of chicken wings in cold storage has nearly doubled since July 31, 2012, when frozen stocks were recorded at 49.9 million pounds.