Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1917-1946 (2)--Original Data, 1946-1956. Total Meats Include: Pork -- Frozen, Dry Salt-Cured And In The Process Of Cure, Pork Pickled; Beef And Veal -- Cured And In The Process Of Cure; Lamb -- Frozen Lamb And Mutton; And Miscellaneous Meats, Including Lard. Cold Storage Holdings Are Distinctly Seasonal. Figures Represent Storage Holdings On The Last Day Of Each Month. Stocks Of Meat Purchased Under The Emergency Hog-Control Program In 1933 And Meats From Drought-Stricken Livestock Were Purchased By The Federal Surplus Relief Corporation In 1934 And 1935 Are Not Included In The Figures (See Survey Of Current Business, 1938 Supplement.) In June 1944 Veal Cold-Storage Holdings Were Added, And In September 1944 Holdings Of Sausage And Canned Meat And Products Were Added. Plotted Figures For The Sum Of These Items Will Indicate If It Is Necessary To Have Data Sheets Showing The Overlapping Period Including And Excluding These Items. Source: U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Bureau Of Agricultural Economics, "Livestock, Meats, And Wool Market Statistics And Related Data, " 1942 And Following Issues; Also See The Survey Of Current Business, U.S. Department Of Commerce.
This NBER data series m05007a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05007a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Cold-Storage Holdings of Total Meats for United States [M0507AUSM436NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0507AUSM436NNBR/, August 4, 2015.