Gains across the board for GB cattle prices

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

In the week ending 3 July, the GB deadweight all-prime average price increased by 3.5p on the week before to average 398.6p/kg. The measure is now around where it was at the end of May, and 37p above the average price in the same week a year ago. Prices rose across all cattle types, with the overall young bull price seeing the largest week-on-week growth.

Store cattle prices have also been feeling the benefit of a stronger finished market, read our latest analysis here.

AHDB estimated prime cattle slaughter at GB abattoirs totalled 32,500 head for the week, up 5% (1,700 head) on the week before but down 1% on the same week a year ago.

Weekly price movements (w/e 3 July):

  • Steers (overall): 399.4p/kg, +3.7p
  • Heifers (overall): 398.3p/kg +2.9p
  • Young bulls (overall): 396.0p/kg, +5.0p

The GB deadweight cull cow price averaged 290.8p/kg in the week ending 3 July, up by 3.3p on the week before. Animals of –O4L spec averaged 309.5p/kg, up 1.9p on the week before. This marks the 5th consecutive week of gains for the overall cow price, and puts the measure now nearly 32p above the same week a year ago. Estimated slaughter of cows at GB abattoirs totalled 9,700 head, up marginally on the week but down 13% year-on-year.

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Hannah Clarke

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