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Egg prices make major moves ahead of Easter


National retail prices for shell eggs hit their peak the third week of March after what had been a steady decline since the beginning of this year.

The USDA says Easter demand drove prices higher and they are now starting to moderate.

Dr. Nancy Barr with the Michigan Allied Poultry Industry tells Brownfield producers have been restocking their flocks since highly pathogenic avian influenza last year caused catastrophic losses.

“It does take a very long time for farms that have been impacted to come back into production so there’s leg time there,” she explains. 

Egg prices make major moves ahead of Easter