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Call for free range egg price increase

by 5m Editor
14 September 2006, at 10:37am

UK - The main retailers have increased the selling price of free range eggs, prompting producers to push for a minimum 5p/doz increase.

Poultry World’s Price Index Indicator shows that the retail price of a dozen free range eggs had increased by 10-12p a dozen over the last month.

This puts the retail price of a dozen large free range eggs at £1.98.

The price rise prompted British Free Range Egg Producer Association chairman Tom Vesey to hit out at the retailers’ reluctance to pass on some of the extra cash to packers and producers.

He highlighted that the association had been pushing for retail prices to be increased ever since they were slashed earlier this year.

Source: FWi

5m Editor