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Fatstock Prices

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will set out in tabular form the average prices obtained in sample cattle markets for steers, subdivided into light, medium and heavy, and for heifers similarly subdivided, at the latest convenient date.

The following are prices of steers and heifers at representative markets in Great Britain for the week ending 6 May 1980. These prices are collected for European Community price reports, for which there are no separate categories for medium and heavy heifers:

p/kg liveweight
Steers Light86·31
Steers Medium85·86
Steers Heavy83·89
Heifers Light83·62
Heifers Medium/Heavy83·17
Source: Meat and Livestock Commission.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether

England and Wales (Week ended 7 May 1980)Kg. estimated dressed carcase weight Scotland (Week ended 3 May 1980)
Fat Lambs
Light (8·14·5 kg.)182·06pNil
Standard (15–17·5 kg.)175·56p170·4p
Medium (19–20·5 kg.)172·65p183·0p
Heavy (21– kg.)158·14p177·8p
Overweight (23·5 kg. and over)145·34p169·7p
Hoggets
Light (8·14·5 kg.)144·11p132·9p
Standard (15–17·5 kg.)153·19p137·2p
Medium (18–20·5 kg.)148·01p133·3p
Heavy (21–27·5 kg.)124·96p112·1p
Overweight (28 kg. and over)103·34p94·4p
Comparable figures for Northern Ireland are not available.