GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 8 December 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Nov-14

Oct-14

Nov-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1532

1561

1720

-1.8%

-10.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

1138

1762

1303

-35.4%

-12.7%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1123

1225

1426

-8.3%

-21.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

1070

1609

1338

-33.5%

-20.0%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein

Nov-14

Oct-14

Nov-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

41

37

41

12.6%

-0.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

1421

2379

1244

-40.3%

14.2%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

58

63

93

-8.3%

-38.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

39

54

52

-27.8%

-25.0%

 

Hereford Cross

Nov-14

Oct-14

Nov-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

183

188

174

-3.1%

5.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

182

267

110

-31.8%

65.5%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

125

130

116

-4.4%

7.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

248

404

181

-38.6%

37.0%

 

Continental Cross

Nov-14

Oct-14

Nov-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

223

242

231

-7.9%

-3.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

288

400

274

-28.0%

5.1%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

193

182

175

6.0%

10.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

401

601

402

-33.3%

-0.2%

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/EBLEX, LAA, IAAS

GB Cow and Heifer Prices