GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 6 September 16

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Monthly Average Market Prices

 

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Aug-16

Jul-16

Aug-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1293

1273

1354

1.6%

-4.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

1203

1403

1131

-14.3%

6.4%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1033

1036

1102

-0.3%

-6.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

1036

1844

898

-43.8%

15.4%

 

Calves (not more than 3 weeks old)

Friesian/Holstein

Aug-16

Jul-16

Aug-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

47

55

64

-16.1%

-27.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

1549

1391

1693

11.4%

-8.5%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

54

52

46

4.9%

18.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

48

47

41

2.1%

17.1%

 

Hereford Cross

Aug-16

Jul-16

Aug-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

210

213

257

-1.1%

-18.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

282

370

258

-23.8%

9.3%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

158

162

203

-2.4%

-21.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

289

369

223

-21.7%

29.6%

 

Continental Cross

Aug-16

Jul-16

Aug-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

266

277

300

-4.1%

-11.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

482

481

475

0.2%

1.5%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

214

230

252

-6.7%

-15.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

402

386

380

4.1%

5.8%

 

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