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Egg Prices Break New Ground

by 5m Editor
11 December 2007, at 12:50pm

OHIO - Price of a dozen triples in a year.

On a recent errand run, Joe Galizio felt twice-gouged.

“A week ago, I went to get gas and stopped to get eggs,” said Galizio of North

Canton. “I called my wife on the cell phone and said, ‘Geez, it just cost me $3.09 for gas, and now the price of eggs is $2.24.’ She said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘Yep,’ and she said to just get one dozen instead of two.”

The hefty price convinced Margaret Galizio to cut back on the number of pizzelles she’s making for Christmas.

Just more than a year ago, eggs cost about 79 cents a dozen. This week, local stores are charging $2.25 to $2.49.

“Prices have been going up,” said Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Poultry Association. “It’s not one thing, it’s a list of many.”

Contributing factors include fewer laying hens in the country, as well as increases in fuel, labor, employee benefits and feed stuffs, Chakeres said.

Source: CantonRep

5m Editor