The reduced availability of “ridiculously cheap eggs” from the continent in recent days has helped lead an improvement in the wholesale market for colony eggs in the UK, according to the latest poultry and egg business bulletin from the National Farmers Union (NFU)
“Large are the most sought after with medium trying to lift with them,” said the NFU report, “Compared to continental prices, UK medium colony are very low currently, a situation which may change as the summer holidays conclude and education institution catering returns.”
For free-range (FR) sales, large remain the more popular of the two main sizes but, again, there has been a slight lift affecting mediums to some extent, which could continue reports the union, adding that small FR are a “problem” compared to four months ago.
“Seconds, particularly colony remain quite a problem to place, with processors enforcing limits and higher specification than in less oversupplied times,” the report added.
“Organic, meanwhile, are gently increasing their sale, generally, but still not to their pre-recession days.”