New report for Plastina

April 16, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor published a new report, "Egg Processing, Cartoning and Transportation Costs: A Special Report," for the Egg Industry Center. Plastina's coauthors are Maro Ibarburu and Lesa Vold.

The study seeks to fill an 18-year-old gap in information important to the U.S. egg industry. “The data we collected from late 2018 shows that this cost has increased 80% during the last 18 years,” Ibarburu said. “While that may seem like a lot, given the changes in regulations and regular inflation, a cumulative 3.3% per year is not unreasonable.”

The Egg Industry Center was established at Iowa State in 2008. Its mission is to add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration. To find more information on the center, visit