Nevertheless, we have not seen any dramatic drops in wholesale prices for mainstream animal proteins. On a yearly-basis, wholesale values are up for pork, beef, eggs, but down on chicken; all remain within their historical and seasonal averages and confidence intervals, with occasional non-seasonal jumps or drops. Pork prices have been a tad more volatile, which is partly caused by African Swine Fever (ASF) dynamics. On the seafood side—generally perceived as higher-priced by many consumers relative to other proteins—prices for salmon and shrimp appear to be barely holding and hovering around multi-year lows. Maine lobster prices fell counter-seasonally in March and, as expected, as the summer kicked in; however, seasonal prices resumed their behavior albeit with an estimated 15% reduction in landings.