,Shell Eggs: Daily California Eggs"
HC_PY001                                                                        
Des Moines, IA          Fri. Feb 23, 2018          USDA Market News             
                                                                                
Daily California Eggs                                                           
                                                                                

FEBRUARY 23, 2018                                                               

Benchmark prices are unchanged. Asking prices for next week are 15          
cents higher for Jumbo, 22 cents higher for Extra Large, 21 cents higher        
for Large, and 16 cents higher for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment is         
sharply higher. Demand is mostly good into all channels. Offerings are          
light to moderate. Supplies are mixed. Market activity is active. Small         
benchmark price $1.45.                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                225                                                        
EXTRA LARGE          203                                                        
LARGE                194                                                        
MEDIUM               165                                                        

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                212-224                                                    
EXTRA LARGE          191-198                                                    
LARGE                182-189                                                    
MEDIUM               153-160                                                    

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: 23-Feb-18 10:46 AM E MP