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30 November 2015

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 30 November 2015AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 30 November 2015


Cattle trade stability tested

The air of despondency that has characterised the cattle trade in terms of prices appears to have changed in week ending November 21.

The prime cattle average price moved up almost a penny on the previous week to average 344.2p/kg. This was on the back of modestly higher prices across the board for all categories of prime cattle. The overall steer average moved up to 346.1p/kg, recording its third consecutive week on week increase. The heifer average moved up a penny and prices continue to fluctuate somewhere in the mid 340p/kg range. However, heifers meeting R4L specification reached 355.9p/kg, regaining the ground they lost over the previous fortnight. The overall young bull average moved up a penny to 320.2p/kg.

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