Bakewell Market Report for Monday 18th November 2019

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The dove that we sent out last week having returned with an olive branch, the floods seem to be receding somewhat although there was still water on the market drive.

Stock was on offer in good numbers with 732 Cattle and 2,056 Sheep forward.

Most noticeable was a bumper entry of Finished Cattle, the most we have had for a very long time with clean cattle and Bulls totalling 153. Increased numbers have brought additional buyers and trade was firm for the mixed sample on offer/. Top figures 218p and £1,496 do not really do justice, but the 89 Heifers levelled at 179.3p indicating a solid demand.

OTM and Feeding Cattle were out in force with 106 this week. Trade was outstanding with top figure 165p and £1,302. The overall average up 13.9p on the week.

346 Store & Breeding Cattle on offer and a tremendous trade from start to finish with additional buyers operating and highlights at all levels.

Steers sold to £1,090 narrowly beaten by Heifers to £1,105 and Feeding Bulls £830, Cows & Calves topped at £1,060.

A much larger entry of Calves 127 in all saw Bulls reach £310 and Heifers £200.

In the Sheep section there 1,514 Finished Lambs with trade very similar to last week. Top figures 220p and £100.30, the SQQ average 185.3p.

533 Cull Sheep with Ewes to £118 and the average £62.28.

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 21st November: Lunchtime Sheep Sale

Friday 22nd November – Store Sheep Sale, 2,546 Entered

Saturday 30th November: Dispersal Sale at South Staffs College, Rodbaston

Sunday 1st December: Bakewell Primestock Show & Carol Service

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106 OTM, BARREN & FEEDING COWS – overall average 107.4p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

What a difference a week makes with trade a lot sharper due to increased orders around the ring and the overall average up 14 pence on the week. That is the beauty of the live auction system, when the demand is high the price improves! Top vendor today was Chris Shenton from Handforth, Cheshire with a trio of pure Blond Cows selling to 165p (£1283) 15-year-old Cow with others at 160p (£1302) and 150p (£1257). Trade generally much improved throughout.

56 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 100.1p

Average way better and it was the middle grade Cows that saw the best improvement. Best sorts as always good to sell with RE Archer Farms selling Friesians to 133p with better sorts generally over 110p. Medium Cows better sold 90-105p with plain Cows 75-90p.

Sample Results:

165p/kg 778kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
160p/kg 814kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
150p/kg 838kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
150p/kg 830kg Lim JJ Austin, Brockhurst
148p/kg 654kg Lim D Williams, Basford
148p/kg 734kg B Blue x D Williams, Basford
140p/kg 622kg Char Wheeldon Partners, Taddington
140p/kg 650kg B Blue x DS Gregory, Glossop
139p/kg 780kg Sim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
134p/kg 724kg Blond x Scriveton Manor Holdings Ltd, Youlgreave
133p/kg 772kg Fries RE Archer Farms Ltd, Bradley

Gross Prices:

£1302.40 814kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
£1283.70 778kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
£1257.00 838kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
£1245.00 830kg Lim JJ Austin, Brockhurst
£1086.32 734kg B Blue x D Williams, Basford
£1085.58 978kg S Horn P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest
£1084.20 780kg Sim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£1026.76 772kg Fries RE Archer Farms Ltd, Bradley
£1001.28 894kg Holst Springfield Farm, Ambergate
£970.16 724kg Blond x Scriveton Manor Holdings Ltd, Youlgreave

2 OTM Steers

148p/kg £1015 W Black DH Housley, Elton

153 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 176.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

A very big turnout of Cattle with Bakewell proving it can handle the numbers with trade strong from start to finish.

21 Young Bulls ave 166.6p/kg

Trade good with the top Bull over £2 for the first time in a while. Messrs Bennett, Stockport topped the chart at 204p with a Limousin, while big bulls from Messrs Fearn sold to £1496. British Friesians topped at 169p.

Sample Results:

204p/kg 552kg Lim JM & MJ Bennett, Stockport
193p/kg 612kg Blond x MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale
191p/kg 740kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
191p/kg 740kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
190p/kg 724kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
187p/kg 800kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires

And Gross Prices:

£1496.00 800kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1413.40 740kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
£1413.40 740kg Blond x CW Shenton, Handforth
£1375.60 724kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1332.00 720kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1181.16 612kg Blond x MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale
£1126.08 552kg Lim JM & MJ Bennett, Stockport
£1038.94 574kg Lim GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow
£1004.64 598kg B Blue x AJ Wainwright, Oxspring

42 Steers – overall average 175.6p/kg

Big numbers again and a solid trade with all the buyers around the ring until the end. Don Lownds had a good run selling to 217,214 and 210p/kg with Richard Naylor’s Big Boy at 209p (£1433)

Sample Results:

217p/kg 568kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
214p/kg 530kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
210p/kg 566kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
209p/kg 686kg B Blue x H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley
207p/kg 588kg Lim R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme
201p/kg 540kg Lim JM & B Mann, Bakewell
199p/kg 638kg Lim M & G Clowes, Cheadle
196p/kg 598kg Sim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell

Gross Prices:

£1433.74 686kg B Blue x H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley
£1286.12 814kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby Village
£1269.62 638kg Lim M & G Clowes, Cheadle
£1267.32 716kg Char PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough
£1251.20 680kg Lim B & K Stevenson, Quarndon
£1246.56 742kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby Village
£1232.56 568kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£1217.16 588kg Lim R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme
£1203.76 734kg B Blue x B & K Stevenson, Quarndon
£1202.88 672kg Lim EA Gagie, Uttoxeter

90 Finished Heifers – overall average 179.5p

A very big turnout, although lacking some superstar quality that I suspect is being saved for 2 weeks’ time for the Primestock Show. Nigel and Julie Birch had a couple of smart Heifers at 218p each with all of the better-bred cattle comfortably over £2.

Sample Results:

218p/kg 508kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
218p/kg 494kg B Blue x NA Birch, Monyash
214p/kg 538kg Lim P Redfearn, Stockport
214p/kg 566kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
213p/kg 566kg B Blue x FJ Newbold, Freebirch
213p/kg 558kg Lim MR Kidd, North Rode
211p/kg 586kg Char NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
210p/kg 496kg Lim P Redfearn, Stockport
209p/kg 566kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
208p/kg 484kg B Blue x J Watson, Ashover
207p/kg 488kg Lim J Watson, Ashover
207p/kg 496kg B Blue x RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
207p/kg 636kg Lim MR Kidd, North Rode

And Gross Prices:

£1322.52 642kg Lim MR Kidd, North Rode
£1316.52 636kg Lim MR Kidd, North Rode
£1236.46 586kg Char NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1226.22 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1211.76 594kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1211.24 566kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1205.58 566kg B Blue x FJ Newbold, Freebirch
£1198.92 582kg B Blue x D Williams, Basford
£1188.54 558kg Lim MR Kidd, North Rode
£1182.94 566kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)

Numbers down a bit this week at 346, which is a shame because trade was particularly strong and we could have definitely have sold more Cattle had they been available.

Strong demand at all price points. If you have Store Cattle to sell do not hesitate to let us know. Bakewell buyers would like the opportunity to bid for them.

19 Feeding Bulls

Only a small sample, but all well sold:

£550 MRI 7 mnths JW Bassett, Hartington
£460 W Blk Eyam Woodland Estates
£760 B Blue x 29 mnths JE White, Moscar
£800 Char x 11 mnths JP Webster, Foolow
£830 Sim x 22 mnths G Matkin, Idridgehay
£645 Blonde x 8-10 mnths CH Ede, Somersal

98 Breeding Cattle

Plenty of interest in the sample on offer:

£960 Hfd x, 60 mnths & Hfr Calf EM & JA Billings, Hulland
£1035 Hfd x, 60 mnths & Str Calf EM & JA Billings, Hulland
£990 Angus x, 63 mnths & Str Calf EM & JA Billings, Hulland
£880 Angus Stock Bull, 67 mnths EM & JA Billings, Hulland
£1060 Hfd x, 28 mnths & Bull Calf RW Radford, Longnor
£1000 Hfd, 65 mnths & Bull Calf Walker Farms Ltd, Hulland
£860 Hfd Stock Bull, 20 mnths Walker Farms Ltd, Hulland

164 Steers ave £786

Some strong cattle in the entry hence the average at £786.

Buyers had to work very hard to secure loads.

Angus x very much in demand with some excellent bunches attracting fierce competition. All varieties looked well sold.

Sample Returns:

£730 Lim x 10 mnths GJ Plant, Dilhorne
£700 Char x 8 mnths JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge
£440 Holst 12-14 mnths H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston
£990 Saler x 19-23 mnths ES Rowarth & Sons, Bradwell
£675 Char x 5-6 mnths EA Cooper & Sons, Taddington
£855 B Blue x 14 mnths MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
£960 Angus x 17 mnths P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest
£805 Char x 14-16 mnths Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow
£690 B Blue x 14 mnths Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow
£580 B Blue x 14-15 mnths TR Meakin, Loxley
£650 B Blue x 16 mnths C Bowler, Ashleyhay
£795 S Horn x 20 mnths P Rowbottom, Ipstones
£950 Lim x 21 mnths CC Etches & Son, Tissington
£790 Hfd x 16 mnths CC Etches & Son, Tissington
£935 Hfd x 19-20 mnths M Gregory, Peak Forest
£870 Lim x 14 mnths MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale
£850 B Blue x 15 mnths R & J Hancock, Foolow
£880 Lim x 16-17 mnths D Langton, Belper
£990 B Blue x 17 mnths AB Bowler, Ashleyhay
£860 B Blue x 17 mnths MT Wainwright, Poynton
£675 Angus x 18 mnths Hall Partnership, Litton
£1090 Lim x 19 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£985 Angus x 23 mnths WN Salt, Waterhouses
£1000 Angus x 23 mnths JA & AJ Coxon, Church Broughton
£765 Lim x 18-22 mnths JA & JA Coxon, Church Broughton
£690 Angus x 21 mnths W & M Whitbread, Biggin
£530 Holst 18 mnths W & M Whitbread, Biggin
£860 Lim x 20-21 mnths Leason Partners, Uttoxeter
£1010 Char x 18 mnths M Green, Doveholes
£1085 B Blue x 24 mnths W & EE Lomas, Ashover
£1035 Angus x 21 mnths W & EE Lomas, Ashover
£995 Lim x 23-26 mnths J & P Riley, Hartington
£1090 Lim x 20-21 mnths EA Sessions, Dalbury
£975 Angus x 26 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£995 B Blue x 26 mnths M Hambleton, Alstonefield
£795 Hfd x 21-25 mnths J Shardlow, Shirland
£1075 Char x 19 mnths N & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood
£945 Angus x 18 mnths T & E Walker, Saverley Green

135 Heifers ave £696

Plenty of interest in all varieties with specimen hunters operating for the best continental crosses. Angus sorts very well sold and trade generally outstanding.

Sample Results:

£800 B Blue x 8 mnths M Rowarth, Shirland
£755 Lim x 19 mnths Mrs CA Bunting, Bradley
£660 Char x 8 mnths JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge
£540 B blue x 12-14 mnths Stuart Young, Radbourne
£815 Angus x 17-18 mnths P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest
£740 B Blue x 15-16 mnths Hobson Farms, Flagg
£770 B Blue x 13-18 mnths Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow
£870 Lim x 21 mnths CC Etches & Son, Tissington
£565 S Horn x 13-16 mnths A Derbyshire, Darley Dale
£960 Lim x 16-17 mnths D Langton, Belper
£730 Angus 16-17 mnths D Langton, Belper
£810 Lim x 12-18 mnths JA & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows
£865 B Blue x 17 mnths MT Wainwright, Poynton
£745 Lim x 19 mnths CF Edge & Partners, Alsop
£615 Angus x 18 mnths RE Slack, Pinxton
£1105 B Blue x 25 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£795 Angus x 21 mnths WN Salt, Waterhouses
£725 Angus x 16-26 mnths JA & AJ Coxon, Church Broughton
£980 Lim x 23-24 mnths D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley
£970 Angus x 24 mnths D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley
£860 Lim x 20-22 mnths Leasons Partners, Uttoxeter
£975 Char x 18-19 mnths M Green, Doveholes
£1100 B Blue x 22 mnths W & E Lomas, Ashover
£785 B Blue x 21 mnths Mrs M Sellars, Grange Mill
£885 B blue x 25 mnths EA Sessions, Dalbury Lees
£845 B Blue x 24 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£720 Angus x 18 mnths T & E Walker, Saverley Green
£545 Sim x 18 mnths JR & JA Marsden, Hathersage
£465 B Blue x 12 mnths P & E Lawton, Bradley

127 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A much-increased entry with more forward than seen for quite some time. Trade possibly a little easier than last week but the entry generally lacking too much in the way of quality.

Best Bulls saw a B Blue from William Madin, Holymoorside at £310 with best Heifers to £200 for a B Blue from Fotherby’s at Wormhill.

Some of the lesser quality Calves would look to offer in some instances less value for money, whilst the Black & White’s changed hands at similar rates to last week, with the best over £100 to a top of £140

Bulls Top Price (£) Ave Vendor
Hfd £160.00 £113.13 AD Thompson, Peak Forest
Blond x £110.00 £90.00 FM Ottewell & Son Ltd, Belper
Holst £50.00 £28.18 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
Mont £85.00 FM Ottewell & Son Ltd, Belper
Fries £140.00 £51.90 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Ayr £20.00 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
AA £150.00 £85.00 DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor
S Horn £48.00 £29.50 RJ Neville & Sons, Ashover
B Blue x £310.00 £136.19 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
Lim £180.00 £109.75 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
Heifers
Hfd £120.00 £79.00 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Blond x £130.00 £68.33 FM Ottewell & Son Ltd, Belper
Holst £40.00 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
Saler £130.00 £117.50 JF Hayes, Shottle
AA £65.00 £31.2 JP & SR Slack, Taxal
B Blue x £200.00 £83.96 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Lim £8.00 TA & KF Seals, Derbys
Fleck £188.00 FM Ottewell & Son Ltd, Belper

2,056 SHEEP including 1,521 Lambs & 533 Ewes & Rams and 2 Store Sheep

(Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A total entry of 2,056 Sheep included 1,521 Lambs. Demand back slightly on last week, but still had 24 pens over 200p/kg with 3 pens peaking at 220p/kg. Best big Lambs sold to 194p/kg with a top gross of £100.30/head. The overall average 185.36p/kg

Leading Prices: -

33.3kg 193p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest
35.6kg 200p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest
36.1kg 220p/kg MJ Wain, Brassington
38.7kg 210p/kg MJ Wain, Brassington
40kg 215p/kg P Ritter & Son, Peak Forest
41.4 kg 220p/kg DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow
42.6kg 220p/kg Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
43.2kg 219p/kg DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow
43.5kg 215p/kg SR & PM Prince, Rocester
45.2kg 215p/kg DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow
46.7kg 194p/kg AG Tomkinson, Thorpe
47.1kg 194p/kg RE & D & D Priestley, Castleton
49kg 188p/kg J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire
52.8kg 181p/kg P Furness, Monyash
55.4kg 180p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest

Averages:

32.1-39kg To: 220p/kg Ave: 181.26p/kg
39.1-45kg To: 220p/kg Ave: 186.15p/kg
45.6-52kg To: 194p/kg Ave: 175.16p/kg
52kg+ To: 181p/kg Ave: 169.63p/kg

533 Ewes & Rams

A great run of Ewes with buyers for all categories. Top call £118 for Texels from both the Moss Family at Abbots Bromley and the Heath Family at Sutton with Simon Clarke (Dunstall Estate) close behind at £117.

The mules a similar trade with the very plainest perhaps a pound or two less. Horned Ewes looked a very strong trade.

Some Boer Goats (young) to £71 with old nannies to £79/head.

Texel Tups to £96 and £94 with others to £88, young Tups to £84.