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AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly

04 July 2016

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

Another gain in the cattle trade

With the trade once again being in a more favourable position for producers, in week ended 25 June deadweight cattle prices increased across the board compared to the week earlier again.

A more advantageous supply/demand balance is continuing to drive the market, despite reports of late suggesting that the improved prices have brought more cattle forward than would have otherwise been expected. AHDB estimates suggest that at 32,600 head, numbers were nine per cent ahead of year-earlier levels. Producers who are able to supply supermarket specification cattle, fitting processors requirements at short notice are currently best positioned to take advantage of the robustness in the market.

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