U.S. inventories of frozen chicken wings continue to grow, with the amount of wings in cold storage at the end of April up 11 percent from March numbers and up 131 percent from April 2012.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cold Storage report, U.S. chicken wing supplies reached 83.6 million pounds on April 30. That compares to 75.4 million pounds on March 31 and 36.2 million pounds on April 30, 2012.
No other chicken parts saw as significant of a month-over-month climb as chicken wings did. Total chicken in cold storage amounted to 668.8 million pounds on April 30, up 8 percent from the 617.9 million pounds reported at the end of March, and up 11 percent from the 600.9 pounds reported in April 2012.