A March report on feed prices issued by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University documents that U.S. average feed costs dipped below $200 per ton in February, with an average of $195 per ton. Prices ranged from $173 per ton in the Midwest to $223 per ton in California.
Production cost in February was 58.3 cents per dozen, with a range of 53.9 cents per dozen in the Midwest to 64.3 cents per dozen in California. Feed represented 60.7% of nest run costs.
The report was authored by Marco Ibarburu and Don Bell.