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 14, 2018, the “Summary of Retail Price Spreads” file in the Meat Price Spreads data product was reposted to correct an error in the January 2018 estimates of retail-to-consumer price spreads for turkeys and eggs.  The correct values are 51.6 cents and 49.9 cents, respectively.

Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Choice beef values and spreads and the all-fresh retail value 3/13/2018 4/11/2018
Pork values and spreads 3/13/2018 4/11/2018
Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products 3/13/2018 4/11/2018
Summary of retail prices and price spreads 3/13/2018 4/11/2018
Historical monthly price spread data for beef, pork, broilers 2/14/2018 2/28/2019