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AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly

26 October 2015

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 26 October 2015AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 26 October 2015

Notable pressure on prime cattle prices

With no real change in the dynamics of the market and processors more than comfortable with supplies on offer, cattle prices came under some pressure in the latest week.

AHDB estimates suggest that in week ended 17 October throughputs were still trending lower than in the corresponding week last year. However, demonstrating the balance in the market, they were virtually unchanged on the previous week, yet the GB all prime deadweight average still came back 3p to 344.8p/kg. Having fallen below year earlier levels in the previous week, this week’s price fall widens the year-on-year gap to around 5p/kg as prices were steadily edging up at this time last year.

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