GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 10 August 15

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Jul-15

Jun-15

Jul-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1365

1403

1625

-2.7%

-16.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1300

1028

1311

26.5%

-0.8%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1046

1155

1342

-9.4%

-22.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1675

1212

1221

38.2%

37.2%

Calf Prices

Hereford Cross

Jul-15

Jun-15

Jul-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

251

237

172

6.1%

46.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

264

243

234

8.6%

12.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

198

183

125

7.8%

57.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

273

241

289

13.3%

-5.5%

 

Continental Cross

Jul-15

Jun-15

Jul-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

290

290

239

0.0%

21.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

572

397

418

44.1%

36.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

247

246

175

0.4%

41.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

462

347

568

33.1%

-18.7%

 

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