GB prime cattle prices up again

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

In the week ending 21 August, the GB all-prime average deadweight price rose again, by 0.7p to average 408.6p/kg. This puts the measure 35p above the price for the same week a year ago, and over half a pound above the five-year average.

Slaughter at GB abattoirs was estimated to be 29,500 head, 2.7% lower than the week before and 14% lower than a year ago.

Weekly price movements (week ending 21 August):

  • Steers (overall): 409.7p/kg, up 0.5p
  • Heifers (overall): 409.0p/kg, up 0.8p
  • Young bulls (overall): 400.9p/kg, up 0.7p

Cull cow prices on the other hand, eased from the week before. The GB average overall deadweight cow price fell by 1.4p to 293.3p/kg. The measure is now 29p higher than the same week a year ago, and over half a pound up on the five-year average.

Slaughter at GB abattoirs was estimated to be 11,000 head, virtually unchanged on the week before, but down 8% on a year ago.

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Hannah Clarke

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