GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 9 July 15

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Jun-15

May-15

Jun-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1403

1336

1667

5.0%

-15.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

1028

896

1213

14.7%

-15.3%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1155

1097

1477

5.3%

-21.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

1212

738

1151

64.2%

5.3%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein

Jun-15

May-15

Jun-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

70

60

42

16.2%

67.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

1233

939

1164

31.3%

5.9%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

72

72

65

0.0%

11.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

41

53

25

-22.6%

64.0%

 

Hereford Cross

Jun-15

May-15

Jun-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

237

214

177

10.7%

33.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

243

244

185

-0.4%

31.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

183

166

121

10.4%

51.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

241

254

201

-5.1%

19.9%

 

Continental Cross

Jun-15

May-15

Jun-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

290

263

216

9.9%

33.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

397

396

327

0.3%

21.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

246

219

175

12.6%

41.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

347

340

380

2.1%

-8.7%

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