GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 7 January 16

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Dec-15

Nov-15

Dec-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1258

1302

1527

-3.4%

-17.6%

Total Number Sold in the month

1074

1269

1085

-15.4%

-1.0%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

940

1074

1220

-12.5%

-23.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1291

1121

817

15.2%

58.0%

 

Calves (not more than 3 weeks old)

 

Friesian/Holstein

Dec-15

Nov-15

Dec-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

44

49

41

-9.0%

7.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

1108

1428

1120

-22.4%

-1.1%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

55

60

59

-8.4%

-5.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

21

54

33

-61.1%

-36.4%

 

Hereford Cross

Dec-15

Nov-15

Dec-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

186

219

194

-15.2%

-3.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

212

259

116

-18.1%

82.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

147

159

141

-7.2%

4.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

207

196

168

5.6%

23.2%

 

Continental Cross

Dec-15

Nov-15

Dec-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

238

259

232

-8.0%

2.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

343

406

237

-15.5%

44.7%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

197

202

177

-2.8%

11.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

295

353

307

-16.4%

-3.9%

 

Please note that figures are based on statistical months (January, April, July and October are 5 week months). Any month on month comparisons for numbers sold should be treated with caution.

The figures shown now match DEFRA's monthly stats, based on 'statistical months'. The data provided has been expanded to cover GB, but for historical prices for England and Wales, please click here.

Please note that these figures are changed retrospectively as reports from dispersal sales come in.

Source: AHDB Beef and Lamb, LAA, IAAS

 

 GB Cow and Heifer Prices