Prime cattle prices continue upwards

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

By Hannah Clarke

In the week ending 8 February, the GB all prime average price rose by 1.4p to settle at 333.3p/kg.

Steer prices for R4L beasts rose by 2.4p on the week, helping raise the overall steer price by 0.8p to 333.5p/kg. The overall heifer price rose by 1.6p on the week to average 335.0p/kg, boosted by a 0.7p gain for those of R4L specification. Despite the rises, prices remain significantly below those of last year.

Industry reports suggest export demand is still helping to support trade. Domestically, reports suggest trade is firm and supplies are tightening in parts of the UK. Estimated slaughterings remained flat on the week, totalling 33,100 head.

Cull cow prices remained relatively flat on the week, up 0.4p to average 230.5p/kg, with reports suggesting good trade at present. Estimated slaughterings were down 400 head on the week, at 11,600 head.

Image of staff member Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke

Analyst - Livestock

See full bio

Sign up for regular updates

You can subscribe to receive Beef and Lamb market news straight to your inbox. Simply fill in your contact details on our online form.

Visit the Keep in touch page

While AHDB seeks to ensure that the information contained on this webpage is accurate at the time of publication, no warranty is given in respect of the information and data provided. You are responsible for how you use the information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, AHDB accepts no liability for loss, damage or injury howsoever caused or suffered (including that caused by negligence) directly or indirectly in relation to the information or data provided in this publication.

All intellectual property rights in the information and data on this webpage belong to or are licensed by AHDB. You are authorised to use such information for your internal business purposes only and you must not provide this information to any other third parties, including further publication of the information, or for commercial gain in any way whatsoever without the prior written permission of AHDB for each third party disclosure, publication or commercial arrangement. For more information, please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Notice or contact the Director of Corporate Affairs at  © Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. All rights reserved.