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AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly

04 April 2016

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 4 April 2016AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 4 April 2016

Cattle trade falls short in a short week

Prime cattle prices for the week ended March 26 fell by a further 2.3p/kg, leaving the deadweight all prime average at 322.3p/kg. This continues the trend of cattle prices moving downwards seen since the beginning of 2016, with prices appearing to come under renewed downward pressure in the last two weeks. This follows from earlier weeks when the trade appeared to move down reluctantly during February and the beginning of March, when prime cattle prices falling by less than a penny each week. Consequently, this would suggest that supplies continue to outweigh demand.

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