UK cattle facts and figures

Use this guide for easy access to the latest information for the UK cattle industry, from prices through to consumption.

Marketing chain information

This data shows the size of the UK marketing chain from farm to fork.

Farm input costs

The latest weekly and monthly prices for key farm input costs.

Slaughterings and production

Figures showing up to date trends in cattle slaughterings in GB and UK along with an annual summary of abattoirs.

Cattle carcase information

Annual carcase information from AHDB's deadweight cattle sample.

Livestock and meat prices

The latest prices for cattle in GB along with GB supermarket prices.

Auction market overview

An annual summary of auction markets across GB.

Imports and exports

The latest trade statistics for UK beef, broken down by product.


The latest GB household consumption trends for beef, along with country of origin data for beef product facings.

Analysis and insight

Discover the latest analysis and insight from our industry experts to help guide you through market movements and provide you with a clear, impartial view.

Contact us

This dataset was produced by our Data and Analysis Team. To find out more about the team, please visit the Data and Analysis team page.

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