Meat Price Spreads

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 February 16, 2017, Table 3 in the file “Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products” in the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct for the fact that all listed prices were for the previous month, not the actual month. The file has been updated so that the reported prices match the appropriate month.

Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Choice beef values and spreads and the all-fresh retail value 2/15/2017 3/15/2017
Pork values and spreads 2/15/2017 3/15/2017
Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products 2/15/2017 3/15/2017
Summary of retail prices and price spreads 2/15/2017 3/15/2017
Historical monthly price spread data for beef, pork, broilers 2/15/2017 2/28/2018