News update:Mar 9, 2016

Over 4% drop in UK egg prices

The average UK farm-gate egg price through the second quarter of 2015 was 81.7 pence per dozen, which is a decrease of 4.3% on the same quarter in 2014, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Defra reports.

The number of eggs which went through the packing stations in Q2 2015 increased 2% on the same quarter in 2014 and by 0.7% on the previous quarter to reach 6.9 million cases. 2.96 million of cases were free range eggs while 3.454 million cases come from enriched cages.

Egg production is expected to stabilise in the coming months with no significant movement in the number of placings seen in the last few months, Defra adds. The production of egg products during the second quarter of 2015 totalled 23,000 tonnes, a 14% decrease on the same period in 2014.

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