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After softening in recent weeks, prime cattle prices remained steady in the week ending the 3 October. The GB all prime average deadweight cattle price stood at 367.5p/kg, up 0.5p on the week before. Despite the recent declines, prices remain high compared to last year, up 45p/kg on the same week in 2019, and 16.5p above the five-year average.


Prices for most prime categories increased marginally on the week, except young bulls.

  • Steers (overall): 368.5p/kg up 0.7p
  • Steers (R4L): 381.2p/kg up 0.7p
  • Heifers (overall): 368.0p/kg up 0.2p
  • Young bulls (overall): 355.2p/kg down -0.1p

Estimated prime throughput totalled 32,900 head, falling on both the previous week, and the same week last year by 800 head.


by Bronwyn Magee

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