GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 7 January 15

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

 

 Friesian/Holstein

Dec-14

Nov-14

Dec-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1527

1532

1786

-0.3%

-14.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

1085

1138

1101

-4.7%

-1.5%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1220

1123

1529

8.7%

-20.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

817

1070

840

-23.6%

-2.7%

Calf Prices

 

 Friesian/Holstein

Dec-14

Nov-14

Dec-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

41

41

51

-0.3%

-18.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

1120

1421

1007

-21.2%

11.2%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

59

58

63

1.5%

-6.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

33

39

33

-15.4%

0.0%

 

 

 Hereford Cross

Dec-14

Nov-14

Dec-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

194

183

191

6.1%

1.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

116

182

79

-36.3%

46.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

141

125

117

13.4%

20.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

168

248

131

-32.3%

28.2%

 

 

 Continental Cross

Dec-14

Nov-14

Dec-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

232

223

214

4.3%

8.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

237

288

238

-17.7%

-0.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

177

193

161

-8.5%

9.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

307

401

355

-23.4%

-13.5%

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