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

Feb. 17

Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 7 cents lower for Jumbo, 2 cents lower for Extra Large and Large and 5 cents lower for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment is barely steady to weak. Offerings are moderate to mostly heavy with demand slow to moderate. Most buyers are reporting no urgency in purchasing product for future needs. Supplies are moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate. Small benchmark price 93 cents.

Size Range Size Range

Jumbo 137 Extra large 137

Large 134 Medium 113

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 119-129 Extra large 119-127

Large 111-123 Medium 98-103

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