GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 5 September 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Aug-14

Jul-14

Aug-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1689.58

1624.85

1673.04

4.0%

1.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1126

1311

1216

-14.1%

-7.4%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1415.83

1341.59

1405.08

5.5%

0.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

653

1221

818

-46.5%

-20.2%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein

Aug-14

Jul-14

Aug-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

36.40

34.91

49.63

4.3%

-26.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

1810

1876

1721

-3.5%

5.2%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

44.02

29.96

47.50

46.9%

-7.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

53

45

44

17.8%

20.5%

 

Hereford Cross

Aug-14

Jul-14

Aug-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

201.31

172.23

220.61

16.9%

-8.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

159

234

123

-32.1%

29.3%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

141.64

125.32

139.27

13.0%

1.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

244

289

208

-15.6%

17.3%

 

Continental Cross

Aug-14

Jul-14

Aug-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

231.77

239.02

244.23

-3.0%

-5.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

362

418

320

-13.4%

13.1%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

185.68

175.06

188.34

6.1%

-1.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

494

568

483

-13.0%

2.3%

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/EBLEX, LAA, IAAS

 GB Cow and Heifer Prices