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.


(USDA Market News)

Des Moines, Iowa

Jan. 3

Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 7 cents lower for Jumbo, 22 cents lower for Extra Large, 23 cents lower for Large and 11 cents lower for Medium and Small. The undertone is mostly steady. Retail and food service demand are moderate. Offerings are moderate to instances heavy. Supplies are moderate. Market activity is slow to mostly moderate. Small benchmark price $1.27.

Size Range Size Range

Jumbo 179 Extra large 178

Large 168 Medium 147


Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade AA and Grade AA, white eggs in cartons, delivered to store door.

Size Range Size Range

Jumbo 161-173 Extra large 160-168

Large 145-157 Medium 127-135

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