GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 8 May 15

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein Apr-15 Mar-15 Apr-14 % change month on month % change year on year
Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head) 1399 1452 1717 -3.6% -18.5%
Total Number Sold in the month 1228 1229 1340 -0.1% -8.4%
Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head) 1173 1223 1377 -4.1% -14.8%
Total Number Sold in the month 1288 1268 1216 1.6% 5.9%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein Apr-15 Mar-15 Apr-14 % change month on month % change year on year
Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head) 51 45 39 12.7% 29.3%
Total Number Sold in the month 1327 1637 1437 -18.9% -7.7%
Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head) 70 78 77 -9.7% -8.3%
Total Number Sold in the month 140 25 100 460.0% 40.0%

 

Hereford Cross Apr-15 Mar-15 Apr-14 % change month on month % change year on year
Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head) 194 218 144 -10.9% 35.1%
Total Number Sold in the month 346 227 277 52.4% 24.9%
Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head) 146 159 101 -8.2% 44.2%
Total Number Sold in the month 349 241 354 44.8% -1.4%

 

Continental Cross Apr-15 Mar-15 Apr-14 % change month on month % change year on year
Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head) 244 250 237 -2.2% 2.9%
Total Number Sold in the month 400 276 371 44.9% 7.8%
Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head) 187 195 174 -4.2% 7.5%
Total Number Sold in the month 447 313 463 42.8% -3.5%

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