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AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly

18 January 2016

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 18 January 2016AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 18 January 2016

The cattle trade resumes its downward trend

Following the stability over the holiday period, in the first full week of trading this year the cattle trade has resumed its downwards trajectory. In week ending 9 January, the all prime average came back 3p on the week earlier to 331.1p/kg. With processors’ requirements subdued as the New Year challenges in the retail environment start to impact, prices fell across the board. R4L steers were back 3p to 343.9p/kg, 30p/kg behind their level at the start of 2015. R4L heifers fared better, being back a penny on the week at 342.8p/kg.

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