GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 6 August 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Jul-14

Jun-14

Jul-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1624.85

1667.28

1637.58

-2.5%

-0.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

1311

1213

1428

8.1%

-8.2%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1341.59

1477.15

1316.24

-9.2%

1.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

1221

1151

1483

6.1%

-17.7%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein

Jul-14

Jun-14

Jul-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

34.91

41.92

60.21

-16.7%

-42.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1876

1164

1971

61.2%

-4.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

29.96

64.68

50.12

-53.7%

-40.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

45

25

52

80.0%

-13.5%

 

Hereford Cross

Jul-14

Jun-14

Jul-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

172.23

177.25

212.97

-2.8%

-19.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

234

185

200

26.5%

17.0%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

125.32

120.70

149.75

3.8%

-16.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

289

201

301

43.8%

-4.0%

 

Continental Cross

Jul-14

Jun-14

Jul-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

239.02

216.30

265.96

10.5%

-10.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

418

327

431

27.8%

-3.0%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

175.06

174.65

201.69

0.2%

-13.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

568

380

619

49.5%

-8.2%

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