- Hen Numbers in Production Down 0.2 Million to 335.9 million .
- Increase in Shell Inventory by 9.1 Percent from Past Week.
- USDA Midwest Benchmark Generic Prices for Extra Large and Large on Average Down 7 Percent Compared to Past Week. Mediums Down 4 Percent.
- Breaking Stock Price Down 23 Percent and Checks by 36 percent. Both Categories Substantially Below Cost of Production
According to the USDA Egg Market News Reports posted on May 6 th the Midwest wholesale prices for Extra Large and Large were down 7.5 and 7.8 percent respectively compared to the past week. Mediums were down 4.2 percent. The progression of prices during 2019 is depicted in the USDA chart reflecting three years of data, updated weekly.