GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 11 May 16

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Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Apr-16

Mar-16

Apr-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1070

1106

1399

-3.2%

-23.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

1443

1368

1228

5.5%

17.5%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

911

880

1173

3.5%

-22.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

2296

1934

1288

18.7%

78.3%

 

Calves (not more than 3 weeks old)

Friesian/Holstein

Apr-16

Mar-16

Apr-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

37

33

51

12.6%

-27.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1185

1933

1327

-38.7%

-10.7%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

40

26

70

57.4%

-42.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

110

75

140

46.7%

-21.4%

 

Hereford Cross

Apr-16

Mar-16

Apr-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

163

169

194

-3.8%

-16.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

417

345

346

20.9%

20.5%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

104

122

146

-14.9%

-28.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

370

342

349

8.2%

6.0%

 

Continental Cross

Apr-16

Mar-16

Apr-15

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

224

220

244

1.8%

-8.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

354

318

400

11.3%

-11.5%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

175

176

187

-0.2%

-6.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

336

312

447

7.7%

-24.8%

 

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