Continental egg prices have firmed by the equivalent of 2p-3p, reflecting some of the improvement in the sterling-euro exchange rate. Fortunately, too, continental egg packers do not usually need to look for export markets during their holiday season. Meanwhile UK egg producers are starting to clear older birds out of the sheds, which will make very large eggs correspondingly shorter and dearer soon, while the small sizes will soon become more plentiful and cheaper as the young replacement birds come into lay. {{PROVISIONS }}