GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 13 April 16

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Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

 

Friesian/Holstein

Mar-16

Feb-16

Mar-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1106

1116

1452

-0.9%

-23.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

1368

1122

1229

21.9%

11.3%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

880

902

1223

-2.4%

-28.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1934

1093

1268

76.9%

52.5%

Calves (not more than 3 weeks old)

 

Friesian/Holstein

Mar-16

Feb-16

Mar-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

33

38

45

-12.9%

-27.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1933

1520

1637

27.2%

18.1%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

26

38

78

-32.0%

-67.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

75

71

25

5.6%

200.0%

 

Hereford Cross

Mar-16

Feb-16

Mar-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

169

184

218

-8.1%

-22.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

345

196

227

76.0%

52.0%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

122

142

159

-13.9%

-23.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

342

176

241

94.3%

41.9%

 

Continental Cross

Mar-16

Feb-16

Mar-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

220

230

250

-4.7%

-12.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

318

271

276

17.3%

15.2%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

176

196

195

-10.2%

-10.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

312

260

313

20.0%

-0.3%

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 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