,Shell Eggs: Daily California Eggs"
HC_PY001                                                                        
Des Moines, IA          Fri. Dec 07, 2018          USDA Market News             
                                                                                
Daily California Eggs                                                           
                                                                                

DECEMBER 07, 2018                                                               

Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are unchanged for      
Jumbo, Extra Large and Large and 5 cents lower for Medium and Small. Trade      
sentiment is usually higher for all sizes. Retail demand is moderate to         
good. Warehouse buying interest is fairly good as many replenish floor          
stocks after being selective buyers after the previous holiday. Food            
service demand is moderate to fairly good. Supplies are light to instances      
moderate. Market activity is active. Small benchmark price $1.27.               
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                190                                                        
EXTRA LARGE          186                                                        
LARGE                184                                                        
MEDIUM               147                                                        

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                176-188                                                    
EXTRA LARGE          173-180                                                    
LARGE                171-178                                                    
MEDIUM               135-144                                                    

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: 07-Dec-18 11:03 AM E MP