Cattle prices on the move again

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

After a couple of weeks of relative stability, cattle prices rose again in the week ending 18 June. Although cattle price in the continental EU appear to have softened more recently, the UK market is likely to be taking strength from the Irish market.

The deadweight GB all-prime average rose 1.6p to 442.3p/kg. Within this the price for steer carcases rose by 1.3p to 442.9p/kg, while those meeting the R4L specification rose only 0.4p to 451.0p/kg. Overall heifers increased in price by 2p to 443.1p/kg. Young bulls also went up by 2p to 437.5p/kg.

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Estimated slaughter of prime cattle was 32,700 head, nearly 2000 more animals than last week.

  Chart showing GB deadweight steer prices  

Overall cow prices rose by a more substantial 5.1p to 365.7p/kg in the week ending 18 June. Estimate slaughter of cows was 8,700 head, steady on the week before.

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