Deadweight cattle prices continue to hold steady

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

By Bronwyn Magee

In the week ending 17 October, the GB all prime average cattle price stood at 367.4p/kg, unchanged on the week before. Prices remain high for the time of year, up by 46.5p/kg on the same week last year, and up nearly 20p on the 5-year average.

Estimated throughputs of prime cattle increased marginally on the previous week, up 250 head to total 31,900 head.

  • Steers (overall): 368.9p/kg up 0.6p
  • Steers (R4L): 381.7p/kg unc 0.0p
  • Heifers (overall): 367.3p/kg down -1.1p
  • Young bulls (overall): 351.1p/kg down -1.4p

The GB deadweight cow price fell by 3.5p on the week to average 238.4p/kg. Overall, prices are high for the time of year, up 29.2p on the same week in 2019. For cows meeting the O4L specification, prices declined on the week by 1.3p, averaging 259.5p/kg. Estimated cull cow throughput stood at 12,700 head, up a marginal 250 head on the week.

Bronwyn Magee

Trainee Analyst

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