GB cattle prices increase across the board

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

By Chris Gooderham

The week ending 16 January saw all GB deadweight cattle prices record increases. The all-prime price rose 5.3p on the previous week to average 376.9p/kg. This measure is now 46p above the price achieved for the same week last year, and 33p above the five-year average.

Estimated prime cattle throughput for the week totalled 33,400 head, up 9.6% (2,900 head) on the week before.

Weekly prime cattle price movements for w/e 16 January:

  • All prime: 376.9p/kg up 5.3p
  • Steers (overall): 378.0p/kg up 5.4p
  • Steers (R4L): 387.0p/kg up 6.1p
  • Heifers (overall): 376.9p/kg up 4.6p
  • Young bulls (overall): 360.9p/kg up 6.9p

The GB deadweight average cull cow price also rose, up 8.6p for the week ending 16 January, to average 245.6p/kg. This now puts cull cow prices up 22p on the same week last year, and more than 28p above the five-year average. For those meeting the -O4L specification, prices averaged 260.4p/kg, up 4.0p on last week.

Cull cow throughput totalled 13,400 head, up nearly 20% (2,200 head) on the week before.

Chris Gooderham

Head of Market Specialists - Dairy & Livestock

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