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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
|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
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.
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!
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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
|£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|
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.
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.
|£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|
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.
|£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|
|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|
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