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

March 30

Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 3 cents higher for Jumbo, 5 cents higher for Extra Large and Large, and 3 cents higher for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment is steady. Retail demand is moderate to fairly good with most wholesale buyers currently out of the market or price selective. Offerings are moderate. Supplies are moderate. Market activity is moderate to active. Small benchmark price $1.18.

Size Range Size Range

Jumbo 149 Extra large 163

Large 159 Medium 138

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 131-141 Extra large 143-153

Large 136-148 Medium 118-128

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