GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 10 April 15

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

 

Friesian/Holstein

Mar-15

Feb-15

Mar-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1452

1446

1717

0.4%

-15.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

1229

1133

1159

8.5%

6.0%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1223

1176

1468

4.0%

-16.7%

Total Number Sold in the month

1268

947

778

33.9%

63.0%

Calf Prices

 

Friesian/Holstein

Mar-15

Feb-15

Mar-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

45

42

36

6.8%

26.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

1637

1503

1847

8.9%

-11.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

78

48

77

62.3%

0.6%

Total Number Sold in the month

25

34

49

-26.5%

-49.0%

 

 

Hereford Cross

Mar-15

Feb-15

Mar-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

218

200

168

9.0%

30.0%

Total Number Sold in the month

227

156

209

45.5%

8.6%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

159

144

111

10.6%

42.8%

Total Number Sold in the month

241

240

261

0.4%

-7.7%

 

 

Continental Cross

Mar-15

Feb-15

Mar-14

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

250

252

220

-1.1%

13.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

276

249

256

10.8%

7.8%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

195

188

167

3.9%

16.6%

Total Number Sold in the month

313

264

397

18.6%

-21.2%

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