This data set provides monthly average price values, and the differences among those values, at the farm, wholesale, and retail stages of the production and marketing chain for selected cuts of beef, pork, and broilers. In addition, retail prices are provided for beef and pork cuts, turkey, whole chickens, eggs, and dairy products. Price spreads are reported for last 6 years, 12 quarters, and 24 months. The retail price file provides monthly estimates for the last 6 months. The historical file provides data since 1970.
Errata: On March 17, 2016, the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct an error in the February 2016 “retail composite broiler price” and the “wholesale-to-retail price spread” for the broiler composite. The retail composite broiler price for February 2016 was corrected to 187.4 cents per pound. Changing the broiler price changes the wholesale-to-retail price spread for the broiler composite to 120.0 cents per pound.