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AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly

21 March 2016

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 21 March 2016AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 21 March 2016

Stability seen in some parts of the cattle trade

While the relentless malaise in the cattle trade has no doubt continued, in week ended 12 March the deadweight prime cattle trade levelled. At 327.0p/kg the GB all prime average was little changed on the week earlier. For another week reports suggest that the differentiation in the trade is very clear. Cattle meeting tight supermarket specification have been well received by the market and prices in general have been solid. However, with specification under the microscope by processors, who can afford to be selective in their procurement, pressure on price for the more commercial types is likely and queues have emerged.

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