GB Cow & Heifer Prices

Published 8 October 14

Monthly Average Market Prices

Dairy Cattle

Friesian/Holstein

Sep-14

Aug-14

Sep-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Freshly Calved Heifers (£/Head)

1620.76

1689.58

1658.43

-4.1%

-2.3%

Total Number Sold in the month

1193

1126

1472

6.0%

-19.0%

Average Price of Freshly Calved Cows (£/Head)

1196.51

1415.83

1447.94

-15.5%

-17.4%

Total Number Sold in the month

1146

653

1700

75.5%

-32.6%

Calf Prices

Friesian/Holstein

Sep-14

Aug-14

Sep-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

39.44

36.40

47.79

8.4%

-17.5%

Total Number Sold in the month

2069

1810

2140

14.3%

-3.3%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

66.13

44.02

70.08

50.2%

-5.6%

Total Number Sold in the month

47

53

53

-11.3%

-11.3%

 

Hereford Cross

Sep-14

Aug-14

Sep-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

190.34

201.31

179.81

-5.4%

5.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

175

159

151

10.1%

15.9%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

134.10

141.64

126.42

-5.3%

6.1%

Total Number Sold in the month

247

244

232

1.2%

6.5%

 

Continental Cross

Sep-14

Aug-14

Sep-13

% change month on month

% change year on year

Average Price of Bull Calves (£/Head)

237.10

231.77

237.53

2.3%

-0.2%

Total Number Sold in the month

327

362

361

-9.7%

-9.4%

Average Price of Heifer Calves (£/Head)

177.97

185.68

185.22

-4.2%

-3.9%

Total Number Sold in the month

530

494

458

7.3%

15.7%

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