Livestock prices and trends

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Cheap imports drive biggest pig price fall for eight weeks

Pig prices continued to decline as cheaper imports from the continent put pressure on the competitiveness of UK pork. Low-cost pork from Denmark, Holland and Belgium has been appealing to…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Improved demand provokes sharp lamb price increase

Lamb finishers have been rewarded this week for responding to increased demand by seeing sharply higher prices despite larger numbers arriving at market. Buyers have been keen to cover orders…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Taiwan opens doors to British pork exports

Taiwan will open up to British pork exports for the first time in the next few months. Imports to this market are growing rapidly, rising by 26% last year to…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Cull cow prices in steep decline as supplies rise

Weakening demand for red meat combined with ample cattle for slaughter has left the GB cull cattle price nosediving in recent weeks. The average price fell by 8p/kg lw in…

TAKING STOCK

Early store lambs back, but trade strong for short-keeps

Opening store lamb sales have understandably seen prices back on the year after the driest summer for a generation has left buyers cautious. Some centres have been pleasantly surprised by…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: Why is the red meat sector consolidating?

With the closure of the 2 Sisters deal, 60% of cattle slaughtered in the UK and Ireland will be handled by just three companies – ABP, Dawn Meats and Kepak.…

Individual livestock auction markets

Reports for individual finished auction markets to include average prices for prime cattle, cull cows and prime sheep can be found here. Prices from individual markets are posted here as they are received from the auction markets at the close of sale.

Deadweight prices

Average prices in p/KG/dw for Great Britain - updated every Wednesday
All steers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 366.40 368.90 364.40
R 363.20 372.20 377.80
O+ 354.50 360.90 359.50
-O 322.70 329.40 344.40
All heifers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 371.90 371.90 365.30
R 362.20 367.20 367.70
O+ 349.70 358.30 358.60
-O 314.70 330.60 344.60
All young bulls
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 352.40 351.90 343.80
R 347.80 347.10 343.40
O+ 327.80 330.40 323.40
-O 299.20 300.00 300.00