Bakewell Market Report for Monday 22nd June 2020

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Despite ideal grass harvesting weather, the market was busy for the time of year with 512 Cattle & 1286 Sheep

Business clearly boosted by a constant stream of new vendors finding their way to Bakewell and some more familiar names happy to return to market now vendors are permitted to be present whilst their stock is being sold.

The store cattle department was a little short on numbers as some of the entered cattle failed to make the journey due to transport difficulties, they will be coming next week together with a special entry of 44 Lim x Heifers (7-11 mths). So we have most of 100 entered at the time of writing.

This Monday we ended up with 268 Stores and can report another terrific trade with a number of the regular buyers unable to secure a load.

Steers peaked at a remarkable £1290 with Heifers to £1180 and Feeding Bulls to £990.

The Finished cattle section was also busy with a total of 104 on offer. Trade was exceptional with top figures 239p & £1515.

More remarkable are the averages with 34 Heifers averaging 205.3p and the 34 Steers an outstanding 192.5p.

No shortage of stock or Trade in the OTM and feeding cow section, 103 head on offer with the best forward to 178p and £1540, the overall average looking good at 124.4p.

Calf numbers on the rise at 37 with prices up too, Bulls to £420 and Heifers to £290.

Turning to the sheep section there were 741 Spring Lambs which looked well sold with top figures 258p & £126.14.

The SQQ average at 217p. Very few Old Season lambs about selling to 196p and £96, average 163p.

A good selection of 405 Cull sheep attracted plenty of interest with ewes to £126, averaging £77.68.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

• Thursday 25th June – lunchtime sheep sale at 12 noon, together with ewes with lambs at foot sold through the ring at 1pm. All entries and enquires to Peter Oven.

Email peter.oven@bagshaws.com

• Monday 29th June – 44 Lim Heifers out of Lim and B Blue Cows, 25 Cont Steers & Heifers, 15-19 Mths, Some Show Potential. Regular Monday livestock market entries to the store cattle ‘Early Warning’ list as usual to 01629 812777

• Thursday 16th July - Monthly Breeding Cattle Sale at 10.30am. Entries and enquiries to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 or Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899.

103 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 124.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Every Monday starting at 9.30am

Still over 100 Cattle and we are well into the summer and trade shows no sign of slowing. Cows just as dear as we have seen them for the last couple of weeks with a top price today of 178p for a limousine heifer (33 Mths) for K & ME Hall, Croxden with other heifers (31 Mths) at 168p and top cow at 166p. Better sorts 150p plus with a lot of feeding interest around the ring.

36 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 116.6p

Very dear again with the better sorts a joy to sell. Roger Arden topped the day with a well fed Fleck (6 Yrs) at 152p or £1285. Better cows generally 130p plus with best Holsteins 120-130p, leaner types 105-115p and plain cows under £1.

Sample Results:

178p/kg 520kg Lim K & ME Hall, Croxden
168p/kg 540kg Lim EP Brailsford, Farley
166p/kg 694kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
165p/kg 580kg Lim S Wilde, Bradfield
161p/kg 716kg Lim RA & EF Mycock, Dukes Drive
160p/kg 474kg Char IP Carrington, Kniveton
153p/kg 736kg Char G Brocklesby, Market Rasen
152p/kg 846kg Fleck RW Arden & Sons, Topley Pike
151p/kg 712kg Lim K & ME Hall, Croxden
150p/kg 902kg Lim GE Stephens, Bradley
149p/kg 798kg Lim TW & E Gratton, King Sterndale
145p/kg 660kg Lim JE & GE Mills & Son, Stanton by Dale
145p/kg 758kg Lim SW & AH Taylor, Wormhill
143p/kg 778kg Lim J Byard, Wingerworth
143p/kg 860kg Sim B Foster, Lichfield

And gross prices:

£1353.00 902kg Lim GE Stephens, Bradley
£1285.92 846kg Fleck RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
£1229.80 860kg Sim B Foster, Lichfield
£1189.02 798kg Lim TW & E Gratton, King Sterndale
£1152.76 716kg Lim RA & EF Mycock, Dukes Drive
£1152.04 694kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
£1126.08 736kg Char G Brocklesby, Market Rasen
£1112.54 778kg Lim J Byard, Wingerworth
£1099.10 758kg Lim SW & AH Taylor, Wormhill
£1087.72 766kg Lim SW & AH Taylor, Wormhill

7 OTM Bulls

£1540 Char (7 ½ Yrs) G Brocklesby, Market Rasen

£1325 Sim (125p/kg) JW Fentem & Sons, Biggin

£1309 Sim (123p/kg) RE & J Taylor, Summerley

£1210 Lim (131p/kg) M Wynne, Snitterton

£1168 Lim (157p/kg) JA Hall, Longnor

104 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 188.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Just over 100 cattle and one of the very best trade experienced for a long while. Yes cattle are dear everywhere I am sure but look at some of todays results for the cattle on offer.

36 Young Bulls ave 169.8p/kg

Another good entry and a rock solid trade today, perhaps better with the top 8 over £2 and a high of 214p for Keith Harrop and £1515 for John Ottewell. Just to keep the average in check we had 2 overage (31 Mths), Holsteins and 2 baby dexters (200kg average) to test the auctioneer!

Sample Results:

214p 626kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
210p 668kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
206p 586kg Lim RM Hadfield, Castleton
205p 580kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby Village
205p 652kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
200p 564kg Char GN & SM Seals & Sons, South Wingfield
200p 618kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
200p 580kg Lim RM Hadfield, Castleton

And gross prices:

£1515.24 828kg Char JT Ottewell, Calow
£1402.80 668kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£1339.64 626kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£1336.60 652kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£1287.00 650kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby Village
£1253.16 708kg Char GN & SM Seals & Sons, South Wingfield
£1236.00 618kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£1207.16 586kg Lim RM Hadfield, Castleton

34 Steers – overall average 192.5p/kg

A good run of clean cattle today and some super bullocks that sold on a wonderful trade. The average being 10p up on the week. Ben Elkin topped today with a Limousin at 234p and John Grummett had 5 super sorts up to 228p, 223p & 220p (x2). 4 Black & White steers to 175p and 12 Natives had Angus to 203p and Herefords to 196p.

Sample Results:

234p 570kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
228p 660kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
223p 636kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
220p 482kg Lim WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill
220p 590kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
220p 624kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
216p 606kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
216p 568kg Lim Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
215p 564kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
211p 584kg Blond P & J Deaville, Holbrook
211p 592kg Lim Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
208p 552kg Lim Green Dales Farm, Belper
205p 638kg B Blue GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington

And gross prices:

£1418.28 636kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
£1376.34 678kg B Blue GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington
£1372.80 624kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
£1333.80 570kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
£1308.96 606kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
£1307.90 638kg B Blue GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington
£1298.00 590kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote
£1256.86 638kg Lim DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow
£1249.12 592kg Lim Hazeldine Farms, Watnall

34 Finished Heifers – overall average 205.3p/kg

Exactly the same number of Steers & Heifers today and the same vendor topped both, Ben Elkin back at Bakewell selling prime finished cattle to 239p and 238p.

Sample Results:

239p 538kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
238p 544kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
232 610kg Blond K Harrop, Alport
228p 514kg Lim S Wilde, Bradfield
227p 458kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
226p 448kg Lim WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill
225p 588kg Lim Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
225p 470kg Lim WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill
222p 536kg Lim WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill
222p 534kg Lim J Martin, Ilkeston
218p 534kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
216p 532kg Lim WT & HP Grindon & Son, Warslow
214p 544kg Lim SP Bray, Cauldon Low
214p 468kg Blond K Harrop, Alport
212p 504kg Lim R Rowlinson, Ilam

And gross prices:

£1415.20 610kg Blond K Harrop, Alport
£1323.00 588kg Lim Hazeldine Farms, Watnall
£1294.72 544kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
£1285.82 538kg Lim B Elkin, Hilderstone
£1197.70 590kg Lim T Neville, Tansley
£1189.92 536kg Lim WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill
£1185.48 534kg Lim J Martin, Ilkeston
£1183.00 700kg B Blue RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
£1179.12 578kg Lim SP Bray, Cauldon Low
£1171.92 514kg Lim S Wilde, Bradfield

268 STORE CATTLE - (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)

A useful entry of 268 Store Cattle sold on a cracking trade and more cattle could certainly have been sold had they been forward.

We need numbers to satisfy the line up of regular buyers and it is good to be able to report that there are 100 already booked for next Monday (29th June)

The sale commenced with a small selection of feeding bulls with sample prices as follows

Feeding Bulls

Sample Prices:

£730 Lim x 14 Mths J Morris, Dronfield
£730 Sim x 14 Mths AR Green, Macclesfield
£990 Char x 23 Mths J Glossop, Bradfield
£450 Fries 15 Mths SJ Sherratt, Walton
£690 Sim x 15 Mths RW Valle, Summerley

Breeding cattle:-

The next breeding Cattle sale will be held at Bakewell on Thursday 18th June. Please DO NOT try to enter or bring cows and calves to the Monday Market.

166 Steers ave £816

Some excellent cattle and a very strong trade conspired to produce the outstanding overall average of £816

Top spots were chiefly quality continental crosses but Angus types featured in the honours list and Herefords also did well. As usual Black & Whites were well sold at Bakewell.

Sample prices:

£405 B Blue x 4-8 Mths H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston
£300 Holst 7 Mths H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston
£745 Lim x 12 Mths H & SJ Hallam, High Peak
£880 Sim x 11-12 Mths PW & JA Mansfield, Hyde
£585 Here x 11 Mths JW & JR Davies, Hope
£900 Lim x 12 Mths GS Heathcote & Son, Stockport
£705 Lim x 11-13 Mths AW & RA Mycock, Flagg
£925 A Angus x 12-13 Mths J Burton, Ilam
£800 A Angus x 9-12 Mths Riverside Farmers, Scropton
£685 Sim x 8-12 Mths Riverside Farmers, Scropton
£880 A Angus x 12-16 Mths S Downing & Daughters, Little Eaton
£1105 Lim x 23 Mths JW Walker & Son, Tideswell
£1155 Lim x 23 Mths H Wilton, Taddington
£1140 Lim x 19-23 Mths H Wilton, Taddington
£820 Lim x 13 Mths C Titterton, Tean
£870 Lim x 11-14 Mths J & J Salmon, Marchington
£970 Lim x 20 Mths M Hambleton, Alstonefield
£1185 Char x 25-26 Mths Wheeldon Partners, Taddington
£985 A Angus 22 Mths JE Allen & Mrs TJ Storer, Taddington
£1035 Lim x 19 Mths FG Carnwell, Kingsley
£1110 B Blue x 21 Mths Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne
£1110 Lim x 26 Mths Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne
£1030 A Angus x 23 Mths Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne
£790 Holst 20-24 Mths Miss Cm Carnwell, Dilhorne
£1070 Lim x 24-25 Mths RH Bunting, Friden
£965 Here x 21 Mths RK Greasley & Sons, Kedleston
£805 Fries 20 Mths J Hawksworth, Alfreton
£1100 A Angus x 23-24 Mths Messrs Shirley & Boam, Longnor
£830 Lim x 32 Mths PJ Goddard, Mellor
£1130 Here x 25 Mths R Weston, Longnor
£1290 Lim x 27 Mths C Bannister, Colton
£1185 Sim x 25-26 Mths LH Powell, Hundall

86 Heifers ave £780

Only half as many heifers as steers this week so competition very fierce indeed and hence the strong overall average. All types in great demand as the following sample prices demonstrate.

Sample results:

£890 Lim x 10-14 Mths S Wilde, Bradfield
£585 Here x 11 Mths JW & JR Davies, Hope
£990 Lim x 12 Mths GS Heathcote, Stockport
£645 A Angus x 22 Mths CH Witham, Clifton
£700 Lim x 13 Mths AW & RA Mycock, Flagg
£995 A Angus x 26 Mths J Burton, Ilam
£990 B Blue x 13 Mths R Rowlinson, Ilam
£945 Lim x 7-16 Mths R Rowlinson, Ilam
£630 Sim x 12-15 Mths AR Green, Macclesfield
£640 A Angus x 15-16 Mths S Downing & Daughters, Little Eaton
£1030 B Blue x 22 Mths JW Walker & Son, Tideswell
£1050 Lim x 23-29 Mths H Wilton, Taddington
£735 Lim x 13-22 Mths C Titterton, Tean
£695 A Angus x 21 Mths JE Allen & Mrs TJ Storer, Taddington
£975 Sim x 20 Mths FG Carnwell, Kingsley
£965 B Blue x 21 Mths Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne
£975 Here x 21 Mths RK Greasley, Kedleston
£905 Here x 23 Mths GM Goodwin, High Peak
£945 Lim x 23 Mths W & P Charlton, Brassington
£1180 Lim x 27 Mths C Bannister, Colton
£680 Here x 29-30 Mths WE Smith, Ilkeston

37 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A slight increase in numbers with trade equally as strong as last week and many purchasers going home short of requirements.

Continental bulls regularly over £300 to a top of £420 and better heifers £250 plus to a top of £290. Black & Whites not quite as dear as last week but certainly respectable to a top of £230.

Bulls Top Price (£) Ave Vendor
Hfd £295 £179.17 AP Critchlow, Wheston
Sim £170 £170 HA & BH Smith, Scropton
Hols £110 £102.50 GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside
Fri £230 £150 C Shirt, Over Haddon
AA £155 £150 G & L Belfield, Buxton
Br Blue x Lim £360 £420 £198 £353.75 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside TA & KF Seals, Derby
Heifers
Hfd £230 £230 AP Critchlow, Wheston
Char £245 £245 HA & BH Smith, Scropton
AA £180 £143.75 JF Hayes, Shottle
Br Blue x £290 £207.13 S G Potter, Bonsall

877 Lambs & 409 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)

A total entry of 1286 sheep included 741 new season lambs and 136 old season lambs. Demand for the best fleshed butcher’s lambs still very brisk with a top of 258p/kg with heavy weight sorts to 226p/kg and an overweight lamb to 238p/kg, top gross of £126 / head. The overall average 217.02p/kg.

Leading Prices: -

36.8 kg 229p D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge
38.2kg 238p CG Buckston, Sutton on the Hill
39kg 234p EJ Crowston, Chelmorten
39.3kg 238p R Swift & Son, Little Onn
40kg 230p Whitegrove Farms, Blithbury
41.3kg 243p J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire
43kg 250p R & S Salisbury, Abney
44.5kg 258p DJ Saxby, Litton
45kg 245p J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire
47.7kg 226 JJ Turner, Okeover
48.2kg 223p J Butler, Calow
49.5kg 225p B Rowlinson, Ramshorn
53kg 238p J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire

Averages:

Standards 238p/kg Average 214.28p/kg
Medium 258p/kg Average 218.69p/kg
Heavy 226p/kg Average 210.52p/kg
Overweight 238p/kg Average 211.42p/kg

In the old season lamb quality very mixed with best Texel sorts to 196p/kg to average 163.33p/kg

In the cull section 409 on offer saw trade very similar with cutting ewes and plain ewes wanted and well bid for but over fat sorts still hard to sell. Best Texels to £126 with 5 pens over £110/head. Heavy Suffolks to £98, Mules in the £70 to £80 range with horned ewes in the £55 to £60 range.

Ewes to £126 Average £77.68

Rams to £70 Average £60.25