Bakewell Livestock Market for Monday 23rd March 2020

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Plenty of stock, very few people.

The majority of the 859 cattle and 2,200 sheep were delivered to the market and left to be sold with the vendors heading immediately back home, with only buyers, suitably spaced around the sale rings.

Bakewell market was not its usual bustling self, but the business still took place.

These are very troubling times and the only way that the market will continue to operate is if everyone follows the rules. It is as simple as that

To lighten the tone, I draw your attention to the monologue about King John and Magna Charter. The last verse reads as follows: -

“And it’s through that there Magna Charter

As were signed by the Barons of old,

That in England today we can

Do what we like

So long as we do what we’re told”

The instructions are changing by the day so please keep updated by looking at our website and Facebook.

As to the details of the day’s trading, there were 577 store and breeding cattle, which despite a reduced turnout of buyers (these in the vulnerable group having wisely stayed at home) sold on a very similar trade to last week with only 1 animal failing to change hands.

Steers sold to £1,160, Heifers to £1,050 and feeding bulls to £810.

Finished cattle were fairly plentiful with 124 forward selling to 250p and £1,632 per head. The 61 heifers averaged a very decent 196.1p

In the OTM and feeding cow section, trade was brisk for the 85 animals on offer, top figures 184p and £1,413. Overall average 117.5p

There were 71 calves with bulls to £260 and heifers to £250

The sheep section was busy but prices were well back on the overheated figures of last week. The 1,412 finished old season lambs fetched a maximum of 234p and £105.86 per head and the SQQ average looked somewhat down in the mouth at 176.2p

A dozen spring lambs reached 280p and 110.60 per head

The 694 cull sheep were a very different price from recent results with ewes to £139 and av £64.49

At the time of writing we are anticipating that Bakewell Market will continue to operate on Thursday 26th and Monday 30th March subject to the latest more stringent restrictions.

These are as follows:

1. Vendors

There will be a drop and go policy.

No vendors are permitted to enter the market. Vendors must deliver their animals to the loading docks (remaining in their vehicles) whilst market staff unload the vehicle and take the animals to the pens.

Sale paperwork must be collected by the auctioneer’s staff from the vendor’s vehicle when they arrive at the unloading docks – vendors must not take the paperwork to the market office themselves, or enter the penning area for any reason.

2. Buyers

Buyers must observe social distancing (2 meters between each buyer)

All buyers must register their attendance and name, address and telephone number must be recorded. At the conclusion of the sale buyers must be asked to enter the market office in a way that doe not compromise social distancing.

These new rules must be obeyed to the letter if we wish to keep the market running.

We thank you for your support, patience and cooperation.

Please look out for the updates on our website and Facebook page and if necessary, give Alastair Sneddon a call on 07973 982441.

86 Cows – overall average 117.6p (Auctioneer O Hiles)

Trade generally very similar to what we have come to expect with nearly all the regulars at ringside and a total clearance. Trade peaked at 184p (£1413) for a pale limousin heifer from David Critchlow, Sheen, with top cow at 160p and 159p for Messrs Robinson, Longnor

52 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 103.5p/kg

A higher proportion than usual with the best up to 129p with all the better sorts over 100p and only the plain old parlour cows under £1

Sample Results:

184p/kg 768kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
167p/kg 526kg B Blue x EF Chadfield & Son, Darley Moor
160p/kg 744kg B Blue x GCG Robinson, Longnor
159p/kg 782kg Lim GCG Robinson, Longnor
145p/kg 758kg Lim Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood
140p/kg 482kg B Blue x EF Chadfield & Son, Darley Moor
139p/kg 852kg Lim Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood
138p/kg 472kg B Blue x G Boden & Son, Duffield
138p/kg 734kg B Blue x JG Jackson, Wardlow
137p/kg 614kg Char L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash
£130p/kg 736kg Lim W Hague & Son, High Bradfield
£129p/kg 734kg Fri J &  P Riley, Hartington
£129p/kg 802kg Lim W Hague & Son, High Bradfield

Gross Prices:

£1413.12 768kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£1243.38 782kg Lim GCG Robinson, Longnor
£1228.80 1024kg AA RM Ward, Ridgeway
£1190.40 744kg B Blue x GCG Robinson, Longnor
£1184.28 852kg Lim Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood
£1099.10 758kg Lim Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood
£1034.58 802kg Lim W Hague & Son, High Bradfield
£1012.92 734kg B Blue x JD Jackson, Wardlow
£965.00 772kg Sim GCG Robinson, Longnor
£960.48 828kg Holst Riverside Farmers, Scropton

3 OTM Bulls

130p/kg £1310 Lim W Hague & Son, High Bradfield
129p/kg £763 BB IR Cooper, Edale
128p/kg £1169 Fri T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell

8 OTM Steers

169p/kg £1132 BB Green Dale Farms, Alderwasley
152p/kg £793 Fri PG Cantrell, Bakewell
148p/kg £1030 L/horn L Marshall,

125 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 183.2p (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

Another good turnout of cattle and with the obvious demand for meat at present, trade was as strong as I have seen it this year.

30 Young Bulls ave 155.5p/kg

Demand strong but no very best shaped bulls to achieve the highlight prices. Trade topped at 190p for a Charolais from R Prue, Alfreton

Sample Results:

190p/kg 682kg Char R Prue & Son, Alfreton
188p/kg 636kg B Blue x S Furness, Wheston
186p/kg 740kg Char R Prue & Son, Alfreton
184p/kg 744kg Char R Prue & Son, Alfreton
180p/kg 496kg Lim A Sims Ltd, Hulland
179p/kg 642kg B Blue x RM Ward, Ridgeway

And gross prices:

£1376.40 740kg Char R Prue, Alfreton
£1368.96 744kg Char R Prue, Alfreton
£1295.80 682kg Char R Prue, Alfreton
£1242.50 710kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby
£1196.52 676kg Char R Prue, Alfreton
£1195.68 636kg B Blue x S Furness, Wheston

33 Steers – overall average 185.7p/kg

The wholesales were battling hard today to secure the quality with all the better sorts over £2 including some big boys over £1400. Messrs Harrison topped the sale at 223p for a shapely Limousin x blue with the gross being topped at £1632 for a 800kg Lim from Keith Harrop. 8 Natives had Angus to 184 and Lincolns to 170p

Sample Results:

223p/kg 644kg Lim PJ Harrison, Priestcliffe
210p/kg 650kg Blond x D Brentnall, Underwood
210p/kg 666kg Sim D Hadfield, Wheston
208p/kg 600kg Lim JD Walton, Tideswell
206p/kg 534kg Lim RM Hadfield, Castleton
205p/kg 648kg Blond x D Brentnall, Underwood
204p/kg 800kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
200p/kg 666kg B Blue x WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
200p/kg 640kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
200p/kg 702kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote

And gross prices:

£1632.00 800kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£1436.12 644kg Lim PJ Harrison, Priestcliffe
£1425.06 754kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
£1417.10 766kg Char F Lomas, Kniveton
£1404.00 702kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
£1398.60 666kg Sim D Hadfield & Daughter, Wheston
£1365.00 650kg Blond x D Brentnall, Underwood
£1357.20 696kg Lim PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough
£1332.00 666kg B Blue x WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
£1331.70 690kg Br Blue x SJ Wainwright, Poynton

61 Finished Heifers – overall average 196.2p

A joy to sell with the butchers needing meat to sell and prices peaking at 250p for a lovely limousin from Mark Hadfield selling to Wayne on behalf of Messrs Meakin Bros, Quality Butchers in Leek. Mark Hadfields second heifer sold at 245, with others at 230, 228, 220, etc. David & Jane Williams, Basford had a couple of Lims at 242 and 232 while new vendor S Wainwright, Poynton sold his best to 239 and 228p. 10 Natives had Lincolns at 182, Angus at 181 and Herefords at 170p

Sample Results:

250p/kg 484kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
245p/kg 490kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
242p/kg 546kg Lim D Williams, Basford
239p/kg 574kg Lim SJ Wainwright, Poynton
232p/kg 544kg Lim D Williams, Basford
232p/kg 606kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
231p/kg 510kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
231p/kg 546kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
230p/kg 512kg Lim RM Hadfield, Castleton
230p/kg 620kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
229p/kg 640kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
228p/kg 598kg B Blue x SJ Wainwright, Poynton
228p/kg 508kg Lim RM Hadfield, Castleton
226p/kg 474kg B Blue x NA Birch, Monyash
225p/kg 526kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
225p/kg 554kg Lim WT & HP Grindon, Warslow

And gross prices:

£1465.60 640kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£1426.00 620kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£1405.92 606kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£1371.86 574kg Lim SJ Wainwright, Poynton
£1363.44 598kg B Blue x SJ Wainwright, Poynton
£1321.32 546kg Lim D Williams, Basford
£1300.86 594kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£1262.08 544kg Lim D Williams, Basford
£1261.26 546kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£1258.36 652kg Char A Mosley & Son, Brassington

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)

With the sale ring company consisting of a limited number of suitably spaced bidders it was a very different atmosphere than normal, but it worked.

The massive entry of 577 cattle sold on a very respectable trade with prices little changed from last week.

The sale commenced with 35 feeding bulls with sample prices as follows:-

35 Feeding Bulls

Sample prices:

£695 Char x 10-11mths Mrs EA Towe, Matlock
£545 Hrfd 9mths T & D Spooner, Leek
£700 Char 6mths Mrs MJ Greener, Worksop
£720 Lim x 9mths RM Calcott, Tamworth
£710 BB x 12mths JT Cantrell, Wildboarclough
£630 Lim x 9-11mths S Lynan, Matlock
£810 Lim x 14-20mths IR Cooper, Edale
£690 Hrfd 11-12mths M & J Jordan, Belper

305 Steers ave £817

Some good runs of cattle which allowed selling in bunches up to 6 and 7 which speeded the process of the sale. Plenty of interest for all types with Angus and Hereford clearly wanted. Black and whites selling well and some superb highlights in the continental crosses.

Typical prices:

£760 BBx 9mths B Langton, Ilkeston
£605 Lim x 6-7 mnths G & O Carthy, Barton
£740 Blonde x 8mths CJ Stone, Buxton
£600 Lim x 7-8mths JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield
£630 AA 8-9mths Mrs AM Shaw Marchington
£810 Lim x 11-12 mths NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£925 Lim x 10-11 mths AK Belfield, Sheen
£720 Sim x 12 – 14 mths Mrs JL Wood, Chinley
£930 Blonde x 10 – 11 mths TJ & MR Gould, Sheen
£655 Lim x 11-15 mths Marchwood Family, Birchwood
£690 Fries 15mths J Mellard, Flagg
£930 Char x 12 mths JE & CD Blissett, Windley
£905 Char x 15 mths BJ Moore, Buxton
£925 Lim x 15 mths MWM Barton, Holbrook
£1060 AA x 16 mths MWM Barton, Holbrook
£1060 Lim x 12 mths RM Calcott, Tamworth
£895 Sim x 12 mths RM Calcott, Tamworth
£910 BB x 14-16 mths W Watts, Thurgoland
£770 Hol 15 mths W Watts, Thurgoland
£1030 Sim x 18-20 mths J & N & M Walker, Bonsall
£915 Hol 19-20 mths PG Beswick, Leek
£1000 BB x 20-23 mths AG Tomkinson, Thorpe
£660 Lim x 17-18mths K & K Rusby, Newark
£670 AA x 16-19 mths K & K Rusby, Newark
£1060 Char x 19-21 mths MJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1040 Lim x 21-23mths Sellars Farms, Foston
£1020 AA x 20-22 mths Sellars Farms, Foston
£880 Lim x 19 mths CE Smith, Langford
£1060 BB 19-20 mths N & S Pearson, Peak forest
£900 Lim x 17-18 mths TW Austin, Burnaston
£1130 Lim x 18 mths P Furness, Monyash
£1090 AA x 22 mths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£895 Hrfd x 22 mths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1155 Lim x 20 mths B Wesley, Monyash
£1050 Hrfd x 20-21 mths B Wesley, Monyash
£900 Hrfd x 17-18 mths DJ Saxby, Tideswell
£1160 BB x 19 mths S Nicholls, Milwich
£850 Hrfd x 21 mths G Goodwin, Wetley Rocks
£995 Lim x 19 mths D Gould, Waterhouses
£820 Short x 19-20 mths ED Ironmonger, Bonsall
£1010 Lim x 17 mths G & M Hicklin, Onecote
£1070 Lim x 21-22 mths R & M Phillips, Buxton
£1150 Lim x 23 mths H Wilton, Taddington
£1105 Lim x 23 mths WJ Sessions, Hilton
£755 Hol 23 mths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£1045 Lim x 26 mths NI Naylor, Crowdecote
£940 AA x 23 mths C & E Latham, Sudbury

224 Heifers ave £717

A good sample with a fair proportion of stronger sorts, hence the substantial average.

All types well bid for with Angus and Hereford crosses finding favour

Sample results:

£680 Lim x 9-10 mths B Langton, Ilkeston
£640 Lim 12-13 mths JD Brown, Bonsall
£635 Lim x 11 mths S Lynan, Matlock
£575 Lim x 8-9 mths AB Massie, Spondon
£790 Lim x 10-13 mths NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£790 Lim x 11-12 mths DL Critchlow, Sheen
£515 AA 10-12 mths MJ Brewin, Linford
£665 Lim x 12-16 mths AJ & LE Bailey, Grindon
£685 AA 18-19 mths GS Barney, Moira
£875 Sim x 12 mths RM Calcott, Tamworth
£850 Lim x 11-14 mths RM Calcott, Tamworth
£870 BB x 14-15 mths W Watts, Thurgoland
£600 Lim x 12-16 mths TJ & CC Eades, Alstonfield
£945 Sim x 17-20 mths J & N & M Walker, Bonsall
£810 Lim x 18 mths RP Lawley, Draycott
£720 Hrdf x 17 mths AP Critchlow, Wheston
£825 Hrfd x 15 mths TA & DE Spooner, Leek
£1050 Char x 17 mths MJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£920 Lim x 22-23 mths Sellars Farms Ltd, Foston
£765 AA x 22-23 mths Sellars Farms Ltd, Foston
£780 Lim x 17-18 mths J Surguy, Ashover
£785 Lim x 15-16 mths P & A Godber, Swingate
£955 BB x 18-20 mths N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
£825 Lim x 18-23 mths TW Austin, Burnaston
£950 BB x 21 mths B Woolley & Son, Monyash
£900 Blonde x 18 mths DJ Saxby, Tideswell
£955 BB x 20-26 mths CF Edge, Alsop
£1020 AA x 22 mths Alma Mount Farm, Rowarth
£750 Hrfd x 23 mths D Gould, Waterhouses
£840 Lim x 23 mths GW & MA Hicklin, Onecote
£885 Lim x 22-24 mths Leasons Partners, Uttoxeter
£1020 Lim x 22 mths R & M Phillips, Buxton
£980 AA x 21 mths WJ Sessions, Hilton
£1080 BB x 24 mths WJ Sessions, Hilton
£1005 BB x 24-26 mths NI Naylor, Crowdicote
£985 Lim x 33 mths WI Fletcher, Sheldon

71 CALVES (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)

Trade very similar to last week with a shortage of the very best sorts and the very smallest possibly a little easier.

Of the Continentals, B Blue bulls to £260 and Blond heifers to £250.

Of the Black & Whites, these sold at similar rates with nothing forward of any real strength or shape.

Bulls Top Price (£) Ave Vendor
Hfd £142.00 £79.60 FJ Gould & Son, Longnor
Sim £90.00 £56.00 JR & JA Marsden, Hathersage
Blond x £230.00 £205.00 FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle
Holst £52.00 £12.86 GPK Trickett, Rowsley
Cont £6.71 £11.00 P & A Thornhill, Bakewell
Ayr £15.00 £6.50 P & A Thornhill, Bakewell
AA £165.00 £117.00 JP & SR Slack, Taxal
B Blue x £260.00 £218.33 WT Bunting & sons, Pike Hall
Lim £188.00 £115.17 JF Hayes, Shottle
Mont £115.00 £115.00 FM Ottewell, Shottle
Heifers
Hfd £200.00 £89.00 P & A Thornhill, Bakewell
Blond x £250.00 £212.33 FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle
Saler £135.00 £135.00 JF Hayes, Shottle
AA £140.00 £116.25 JP & SR Slack, Taxal
B Blue x £235.00 £179.38 FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle
Lim £152.00 £111.75 FJ Gould & Son, Longnor

1424 LAMBS, 694 CULL SHEEP, 82 STORE SHEEP

(Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A very good entry of 2200 sheep included 1424 lambs of which 12 were new season lambs. Best new seasons peaked at 280p/kg to average 266.66p/kg.

1412 old season lambs saw prices back on last weeks high level but considering the national picture demand still very good to peak at 234p/kg and £105.86/head. Overall average 176.26p/kg.

Leading Prices: -

31.6kg 196p/kg RM Dolley, Northwich
36.6kg 198p/kg Joe Kirkham, Hartington
37.7kg 222p/kg D Williams, Leek
39.6kg 234p/kg D Williams, Leek
40.6kg 231p/kg D Williams, Leek
41.6kg 217p/kg D Williams, Leek
42.4kg 209p/kg P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest
43.7kg 201p/kg J & T Gibbs, Butterton
45.6kg 208p/kg A V Marsden, Hucklow
46.5kg 200p/kg DC Mycock, Friden
47kg 196p/kg M Richmond, Ashbourne
48.8kg 200p/kg JT Gibbs, Butterton
55kg 186p/kg DJ Saxby, Litton

Averages:

25.5-32kg To: 196p/kg Ave: 161.44p/kg
32.1-39kg To: 169.71p/kg Ave: 222p/kg
39.1-45.5kg To: 180.1p/kg Ave: 234p/kg
45.6-52kg To: 174.09p/kg Ave: 208p/kg
52kg+ To: 147.81p/kg Ave: 186p/kg

694 Ewes & Rams

A large entry with national crisis causing issues and trade back on recent weeks but orders for all categories and everything sold. The better mules have not crashed with the best at £81 and others £67 to £79.

Continentals topped at £139 for Charlie Asher at Brailsford with others at £119 and £124.

Big runs of strong ½ bred Texels £84 - £93 with better horned types towards £60 for the very best.

The tups harder to sell to a top of £119 for Texels from the Gibbs family with others at £99 for Messers Hadfield at Chamber farm.

EWES To: £139 Ave: £66.73

RAMS To: £119 Ave: £64.49

GOATS To: £66 Ave: £54.80

A very good show of Ewes and Lambs saw bidding very brisk.

Texel doubles to £214 / family

Texel singles to £160 / family

Forthcoming Fixtures to be held strictly under “drop and go” rules.

• Thursday 26th March – Lunchtime Sheep Sale

• Monday 30th March – Regular Monday Market

We are running the Store Cattle “early warning” list as usual.