GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 10 August 16

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Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

 

Friesian/Holstein

Jul-16

Jun-16

Jul-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1273

1145

1365

11.2%

-6.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

1403

1107

1300

26.7%

7.9%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1036

986

1046

5.2%

-1.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1844

1488

1675

23.9%

10.1%

Calves (not more than 3 weeks old)

 

Friesian/Holstein

Jul-16

Jun-16

Jul-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

55

57

70

-3.5%

-21.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

1391

881

1865

57.9%

-25.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

52

78

76

-33.8%

-32.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

47

45

53

4.4%

-11.3%

 

Hereford Cross

Jul-16

Jun-16

Jul-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

213

214

251

-0.8%

-15.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

370

258

264

43.4%

40.2%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

162

161

198

1.2%

-17.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

369

258

273

43.0%

35.2%

 

Continental Cross

Jul-16

Jun-16

Jul-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

277

280

290

-1.1%

-4.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

481

289

572

66.4%

-15.9%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

230

230

247

0.0%

-7.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

386

251

462

53.8%

-16.5%

 

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