GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 5 March 15

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

 

 

Friesian/Holstein

Feb-15

Jan-15

Feb-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1446

1477

1858

-2.1%

-22.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

1133

1317

1109

-14.0%

2.2%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1176

1241

1502

-5.2%

-21.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

947

848

785

11.7%

20.6%

Calf Prices

 

 

Friesian/Holstein

Feb-15

Jan-15

Feb-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

42

43

39

-2.6%

9.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

1503

1052

1523

42.9%

-1.3%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

48

56

63

-15.2%

-24.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

34

26

37

30.8%

-8.1%

 

 

Hereford Cross

Feb-15

Jan-15

Feb-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

200

184

167

8.3%

19.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

156

114

138

36.8%

13.0%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

144

137

105

5.1%

37.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

240

150

211

60.0%

13.7%

 

 

Continental Cross

Feb-15

Jan-15

Feb-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

252

255

232

-1.0%

9.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

249

232

189

7.3%

31.7%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

188

192

158

-2.1%

19.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

264

354

315

-25.4%

-16.2%

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