GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 7 April 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Mar-14

Feb-14

Mar-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1716.52

1858.01

1684.71

-7.6%

1.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

1159

1109

983

4.5%

17.9%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1467.55

1501.89

1354.03

-2.3%

8.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

778

785

897

-0.9%

-13.3%

Calf Prices

 

Friesian/Holstein

Mar-14

Feb-14

Mar-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

35.66

38.70

37.85

-7.9%

-5.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

1847

1523

1721

21.3%

7.3%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

77.23

63.41

62.21

21.8%

24.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

49

37

42

32.4%

16.7%

 

Hereford Cross

Mar-14

Feb-14

Mar-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

167.56

166.63

160.42

0.6%

4.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

209

138

182

51.4%

14.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

111.45

104.66

110.87

6.5%

0.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

261

211

231

23.7%

13.0%

 

Continental Cross

Mar-14

Feb-14

Mar-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

219.90

231.60

233.36

-5.1%

-5.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

256

189

219

35.4%

16.9%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

167.41

157.83

172.81

6.1%

-3.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

397

315

339

26.0%

17.1%

Please note, the numbers sold are based on statistical months which have differing lengths. 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