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Market Prices

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the average market price of barley, oats, common wheat, durum wheat, oil seed rape, beef, pigmeat, sheepmeat, poultrymeat and potatoes.

The information requested is set out in the following table:

CommodityAverage Market Price in the United Kingdom
Barley (£/tonne)
— Malting108·20(a)
— Feed100·00(a)
Oats (£/tonne)
— Milling94·20(a)
— Feed94·40(a)
Common wheat (£/tonne)
— Bread116·40(a)
— Other milling108·10(a)
— Feed105·60(a)
Oilseed rape (£/tonne)264·00(b)
Beef (p/kg. liveweight)89·78(c)(P)
Pigmeat (p/kg. deadweight)101·43
Sheepmeat (p/kg. deadweight)163·30(c)(P)
Poultrymeat (p/lb.)49·17(d)
Maincrop potatoes (£/tonne)6976(e)


(a) Average ex-farm prices of home grown cereals for the week ending 5 November 1981. United Kingdom production of durum wheat is negligible, and there is no publicly quoted market price.

(b) Average market price on 3 November 1981 for supplies for November delivery.

(c) Provisional average market price of certified animals for week ending 8 November 1981.

(d) Average wholesale price of oven-ready poultrymeat on the London market for the week ending 4 November 1981.

(e) Estimated average ex-farm price of maincrop potatoes produced in the United Kingdom for week ending 7 November 1981.

(P) = Provisional.