GB prime cattle prices hold their ground

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

By Duncan Wyatt

Prime cattle prices remained stable in the week ending 11 January, the overall prime average gaining 0.3p to £3.31/kg. This is still around 20p/kg below the price a year ago and the five-year average. Steer prices rose 0.4p to £3.32/kg and heifer prices rose by 0.2p to £3.33/kg.

Cattle meeting R3 and R4L specifications were particularly in demand and these prices performed slightly better than the average. Most abattoirs are back to a normal operating week, with estimated GB prime slaughter for the week at 33,800 head.

Estimated cow slaughter was 11,650 head in the week ending 11 January. Deadweight cow prices fell slightly in the week, by 1.4p to £2.18/kg, though those meeting the –O4L spec increased to achieve £2.37/kg.

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Duncan Wyatt

Lead Analyst - Red Meat

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