GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 7 November 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Oct-14

Sep-14

Oct-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1561

1621

1658

-3.7%

-5.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

1762

1193

1545

47.7%

14.0%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1225

1197

1376

2.3%

-11.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

1609

1146

1835

40.4%

-12.3%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein

Oct-14

Sep-14

Oct-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

37

39

44

-7.2%

-16.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

2379

2069

2124

15.0%

12.0%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

63

66

43

-4.9%

47.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

54

47

49

14.9%

10.2%

 

Hereford Cross

Oct-14

Sep-14

Oct-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

188

190

195

-1.0%

-3.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

267

175

208

52.6%

28.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

130

134

137

-2.7%

-4.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

404

247

244

63.6%

65.6%

 

Continental Cross

Oct-14

Sep-14

Oct-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

242

237

238

2.1%

1.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

400

327

423

22.3%

-5.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

182

178

185

2.3%

-1.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

601

530

601

13.4%

0.0%

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