,Shell Eggs: Daily California Eggs"
HC_PY001                                                                        
Des Moines, IA          Fri. Mar 15, 2019          USDA Market News             
                                                                                
Daily California Eggs                                                           
                                                                                

MARCH 15, 2019                                                                  

Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are unchanged for      
all sizes. Trade sentiment is cautiously steady to instances lower. Retail      
demand is light to moderate and better into current ads. Loose eggs sales       
are light to moderate. Warehouse buying interest is usually light as those      
parties work from current inventories and purchase at a slower than usual       
pace. Supplies are mostly moderate. Offerings are light for Jumbo and           
easily adequate on the balance of sizes. Market activity is slow to at          
times moderate. Small benchmark price $1.25.                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
CALIFORNIA:                                                                     

Shell egg marketer's benchmark price for negotiated egg sales of                
USDA Grade AA and Grade AA in cartons, cents per dozen.  This                   
price does not reflect discounts or other contract terms.                       
                                                                                

                     RANGE                                                      
JUMBO                206                                                        
EXTRA LARGE          163                                                        
LARGE                156                                                        
MEDIUM               145                                                        

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:                                                            

PRICES TO RETAILERS, SALES TO VOLUME BUYERS, USDA GRADE AA AND GRADE AA,        
WHITE EGGS IN CARTONS, DELIVERED STORE DOOR,                                    
CENTS PER DOZEN.                                                                
                                                                                
                     RANGE                                                      
JUMBO                192-204                                                    
EXTRA LARGE          150-157                                                    
LARGE                143-150                                                    
MEDIUM               133-142                                                    

Source:   USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News                        
          Des Moines, IA    515-284-4460  email: DESM.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov        
          http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/HC_PY001.txt                        
                                                                                
Prepared: 15-Mar-19 11:04 AM E MP