GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 8 July 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Jun-14

May-14

Jun-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1667.28

1624.48

1686.77

2.6%

-1.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

1213

1211

1038

0.2%

16.9%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1477.15

1262.20

1403.01

17.0%

5.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

1151

1368

1184

-15.9%

-2.8%

Calf Prices

 

Friesian/Holstein

Jun-14

May-14

Jun-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

41.92

45.92

66.60

-8.7%

-37.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

1164

917

973

26.9%

19.6%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

64.68

103.06

90.73

-37.2%

-28.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

25

35

45

-28.6%

-44.4%

 

Hereford Cross

Jun-14

May-14

Jun-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

177.25

164.93

220.48

7.5%

-19.6%

Total Number Sold in the month

185

131

121

41.2%

52.9%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

120.70

117.61

163.25

2.6%

-26.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

201

209

170

-3.8%

18.2%

 

Continental Cross

Jun-14

May-14

Jun-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

216.30

230.30

270.40

-6.1%

-20.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

327

291

244

12.4%

34.0%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

174.65

181.09

217.97

-3.6%

-19.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

380

414

392

-8.2%

-3.1%

 

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

GB Cow and Heifer Prices