Deadweight cattle prices move down

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

In the week ending 5 September, the GB all prime average deadweight cattle price stood at 372.0p/kg, down by just over a penny on the week before. The measure is above the price achieved for the same week last year by 47p/kg.

Estimated prime throughput at GB abattoirs came to 29,900 head, down 4,200 head on the week and down 2,300 head on a year ago. The bank holiday Monday, and harvest, may have limited throughputs.

GB deadweight prime cattle price movements (w/e 5 September):

  • All prime: 372.0p/kg down -1.1p
  • Steers (overall): 372.9p/kg down -0.7p
  • Steers (R4L): 384.9p/kg down -1.8p
  • Heifers (overall): 373.0p/kg down -0.8p
  • Young bulls (overall): 360.3p/kg down -5.1p

Cull cows fared less well, with the average deadweight price falling by 9p to average 253.0p/kg. Estimated throughputs were down 800 head on both the week and year before, again possibly due in part to the bank holiday.

Hannah Clarke

Analyst - Livestock

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