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Deadweight supply puts pressure on cull cow averages

Cull cow prices came under pressure in May and June for the first time since the start of the year. Great British liveweight averages lifted 23p/kg between January and early…


China's ASF crisis set to be opportunity for beef and lamb

The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on China’s pig herd may have knock-on benefits for beef and lamb as buyers look to alternative proteins to make up demand.…


Spring lambs lose £8 a head in the week

Average new-season lamb prices fell 20p/kg last week across Great Britain as supplies surged, leaving averages at 216/kg on Friday. Auctioneers continued to see numbers forward earlier than last year…


Post-Brexit trade deal must block sub-standard US pork - NPA

Future trade deals with the US must not allow imports of pork that would fail to meet British production standards, the National Pig Association (NPA) has warned. The organisation voiced…


Bad news for finishing units as prime cattle price falters

The much-needed recovery in deadweight beef prices has slowed this month following a supply spike that has led to processor cuts.  This comes as bad news for finishing units, with…


Processors are pocketing pig producer profits, says NPA

The National Pig Association has accused UK pork processors of failing to pass on more than £1m a week to loss-making pig producers after the African swine fever crisis in…

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.

Cattle deadweight prices

All steers (updated weekly, by Thursday)
All heifers (updated weekly, by Thursday)
All young bulls (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Lamb prices

Average lamb deadweight (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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Pig prices

Pig deadweight SPP (Standard Pig Price) (updated weekly, by Thursday)
Pig deadweight APP (All Pig Price) (updated weekly, by Thursday)
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