Dairy cull price falls sharply

Published 10 September 15

Average dairy cull cow prices have fallen sharper than last year, as the approach of winter leads more farmers to look to house cattle. Prices in 2015 had been relatively stable until the seasonal dip began in July, with a bigger than usual drop. This put August average prices 7.5% lower than last year at 88.18p/kg.

As prices normally continue to fall into the autumn, further decreases look likely, particularly as dairy farmers look at winter housing costs given the ongoing pressure milk prices are under.

Cull price 10Sep15