Livestock prices and trends

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Tight supplies predicted to preserve Scots meat prices

Red meat producers in Scotland are likely to see strong prices for beef and lamb for the remainder of the year as tight supplies give farmers the upper hand over…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Spring lamb numbers rising, but not enough to dent prices

New-season lamb (NSL) numbers are starting to build, but levels are well down on the same point last year, which could underpin a buoyant market through June. Rebecca Oborne, AHDB…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

High prices cause increase in beef production

UK beef production increased by 13% on the year in the month of April after strong prices encouraged producers to send livestock to slaughter. Production of beef totalled 77,600t in…

TAKING STOCK

Flying prime beef trade still to lift calf prices

A consistent and firm rearing-calf trade is yet to be buoyed by surging prime cattle values currently seeing finished prime beef averages up 20p/kg on the year. Great Britain’s steer…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Northern Irish suckler farmers want targeted support

Losses in Northern Ireland’s beef sector have rallied farmers to call for a targeted suckler support scheme after Brexit. The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) said the market is failing to…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Lamb prices expected to remain strong

Lamb prices are expected to stay high over the coming weeks, with export demand underpinning farmgate prices. Prices remain well above historic normal levels, despite having fallen back from the…

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 380.70 378.70 379.20
R 377.00 380.10 383.00
O+ 368.00 373.60 373.70
-O 337.30 338.10 329.00
All heifers
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 384.90 386.60 379.00
R 378.30 382.80 381.00
O+ 363.40 374.40 374.80
-O 330.80 340.10 343.10
All young bulls
Form 3 4L 4H
-U 371.50 369.40 362.90
R 366.60 366.50 359.70
O+ 343.90 337.60 324.50
-O 312.60 327.80 -