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.

Farm-to-consumer price spreads for other foods can be found in the Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer dataset.

Errata: On September 14, 2021, the file “Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products” (cuts.xls) was not updated. The file has now been updated to include August 2021 numbers.

Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Choice beef values and spreads and the all-fresh retail value 10/13/2021 11/10/2021
Pork values and spreads 10/13/2021 11/10/2021
Retail prices for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products 10/13/2021 11/10/2021
Summary of retail prices and price spreads 10/13/2021 11/10/2021
Historical monthly price spread data for beef, pork, broilers 3/1/2021 2/25/2022