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.

DAILY CALIFORNIA SHELL EGGS

(USDA Market News)

Des Moines, Iowa

July 26

Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 19 cents higher for Jumbo, 22 cents higher for Extra Large and Large and 12 cents higher for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment is firm. Demand ranges light to good, mostly moderate to good. Most buyers are purchasing shell eggs hand to mouth. Offerings are light for Jumbo and Extra Large and light to moderate on the balance of sizes. Supplies are light to moderate. Market activity is moderate to active. Small benchmark price $1.13.

Size Range Size Range

Jumbo 178 Extra large 178

Large 158 Medium 133

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Size Range Size Range

Jumbo 160-172 Extra large 160-168

Large 135-147 Medium 113-123

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