Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market

We strive to attract good numbers of animals particularly to our special sales with entries approaching 1,000 cattle and 10,000 sheep at major fixtures. This we believe produces a “critical mass” to the benefit of both vendors and purchasers, making it worthwhile for buyers to travel considerable distances simply because of the number and quality of stock on offer.

Whether you are a regular at Bakewell or someone not known to us who wishes to attend the market please do not hesitate to contact any of the auctioneers by telephone.  We are more than happy to inspect your stock on farm prior to marketing.


09.30 OTM and Barren Cows

10.00 Prime Lambs followed by Ewes

11.00 Store Cattle – 
Feeding Bulls followed by Breeding Cattle concluding with Steers and Heifers

12.00 Calves

‘Store Cattle’ – Please phone to enter your store cattle by 12 noon on Friday to be included on the ‘Early Warning List’ for Monday’s sale.  This enables us to inform buyers of the anticipated entries.


The facilities at Bakewell are second to none with cattle and sheep penning and sale rings all under one roof together with offices, cafes and conference facilities and even a drop-in medical clinic for farmers.

Those unfamiliar with the layout of Bakewell should be aware that the town centre is only a short walk from the market.

The livestock handling facilities are particularly noteworthy with extensive unloading bays, sorting and numbering races.

Lorry parking is extensive with a well equipped lorry wash and wheel disinfecting tank at the exit to the market.

The sale rings are designed to exhibit stock to best advantage and provide easy access for vendors and purchasers.

The main ring has a spiral staircase for access to the rostrum and a viewing gallery overlooking the cattle penning area. There is also wheelchair access and a lift to the seating areas. Both main sales rings feature electronic displays of information and are linked to the office computer system.

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