A typical Easter Tuesday Market with 150 Cattle and 1,234 Sheep.
Buyers were present in sufficient numbers to ensure a decent trade in all sections and Vendors went away well satisfied with the results.
There were 79 Store Cattle which sold on an outstanding trade assisted no doubt by the remarkable Easter Weather. Steers sold to £1,075 and Heifers £1,000 with Feeding Bulls to £770.
Only a handful of Finished Cattle with top figures 219p and £1,432 per head.
In the OTM Section there were only 20 examples selling to 172p to average 122.7p and gross up to £1,104. A small show of 35 Calves maintained recent price levels with Bulls to £190 and Heifers £132.
In the Sheep Department Spring Lambs were in reasonable supply with 89 on offer. The best to 314 pence and £130.05 per head. The SQQ average looked good at 286.2p
Hoggs continue to come forward in decent numbers, the best on offer reached 248p and £113.25.
Turning to the averages the SQQ was 216.6 pence and the overall for the entire 764 Hoggs was a creditable 199.1p for a very mixed sample.
Finally, there were 381 Cull Sheep with Ewes to £148 to average £70.35.
For the avoidance of doubt this is the schedule of Monday/Tuesday Markets over the coming weeks, so please study the list carefully
Monday 29th April
Business as usual
Monday 6th May
The “Mayday” Monday Market
Monday 13th May
Tuesday 28th May
Spring Bank Holiday Tuesday Market
Monday 3rd June
Back to normal
Other Bagshaw’s Fixtures include:
Friday 26th April: Darley Moor Collective Sale
20 OTM, BARREN & FEEDING COWS – overall average 122.78p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Only a small sample but trade very much in line with recent weeks.
|172p/kg||£1104.00||Lim (32 mnths)||K & ME Hall & Son, Croxden|
|128p/kg||£906.00||Hfd||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|127p/kg||£673.10||Sim||LH Powell & Son, Dronfield|
|126p/kg||£864.00||Hfd||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
2 OTM Steers
|154p/kg||£890||Lim (31 mnths)||AW Hague, Wilboarclough|
16 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 183.8p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Trade more than respectable for the small entry.
4 Young Bulls
|198p/kg||Lim||JE & GE Mills & Son, Ilkeston|
|194p/kg||Lim||JE & GE Mills & Son, Ilkeston|
|219p/kg||£1432.00||Lim||D Pearson, Wentworth|
|190p/kg||£1235.00||Lim (31 mnths)||D Pearson, Wentworth|
|187p/kg||£1275.00||Lim||D Pearson, Wentworth|
4 Finished Heifers
|199p/kg||£1098.00||Sim||Meadows Farms, Bakewell|
|198p/kg||£1053.00||Lim||D Pearson, Wentworth|
|195p/kg||£1185.00||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
The modest Tuesday entry of 79 Store cattle had attracted more than enough buyers to generate and excellent trade and many more Cattle could have been sold.
Only a couple from Mr Bradbury of earl Sterndale with an Angus x 14 mnths at £770 and a 14 mnths Holstein at £695.
58 Steers Overall Average £780
A useful selection, all well bid for with sample prices as follows:
|£580||Lim x||8-11 mnths||W & EI Handford, Birch Vale|
|£1075||Lim x||19-24 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1070||B Blue x||21-28 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£665||Lim x||8-11 mnths||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|£775||Angus x||14 mnths||S Downing & Daughters, Little Eaton|
|£645||Hfd x||21 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
|£720||Fries||16-17 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£780||MRI||15-20 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£1065||Angus||24 mnths||JW Oakes, Bole Hill|
|£590||Blond x||7-10 mnths||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
Not enough to stem demand with decent prices achieved.
|£1000||Lim||16 mnths||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£640||Lim||10 mnths||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£570||Lim||8 mnths||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|£570||Hfd x||20 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
|£590||Angus||21 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
Back to normal next week with a large entry anticipated to include:
8 Ped Lim Hfrs, 10 Pure Lim Steers & 1 Pure Char Bull from Clark Farms, Ringinglow
8 i/c Cows
20 Cont Strs & Hfrs
40 BB & AA Bulls, 3-8 mnths
50 Hfd x Strs/Hfrs, 12-18 mnths, Named Sire
1 Ped Lim Stock Bull, 5yrs
35 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A small Tuesday entry as expected and those forward lacking much in the way of quality or size. Plenty of prospective purchasers ringside but no real highlights in terms of prices achieved.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Average||Vendor|
|Hfd||£90.00||£80.00||Shirt Farms, Tideswell|
|Sim||£80.00||EF Chadfield & Son, Ashbourne|
|Holst||£48.00||£22.25||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|Fries||£88.00||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|AA||£145.00||£113.33||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
|Jer||£10.00||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|Lim||£190.00||£111.00||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|Hfd||£80.00||£65.00||Shirt Farms, Tideswell|
|Sim||£132.00||£131.00||EF Chadfield & Son, Ashbourne|
|AA||£125.00||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
|Lim||£125.00||£90.63||Shirt Farms, Tideswell|
1,234 SHEEP including 853 Lambs, 381 Cull Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven )
A total entry of 1234 Sheep included 89 Spring Lambs and 764 Old Season Lambs. Demand very brisk from the start with the Brough Family topping the market at 314p/kg. Best big Lambs saw a gross price of £130/head. The overall Spring Lamb average 286.22p/kg.
|38.8kg||310p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|40.8kg||314p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|41.3p/kg||308p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|44kg||281p/kg||Thorp Farms, Baslow|
|45kg||289p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|32.1-39kg||To: 310p/kg||Average: 294.75p/kg|
|39.1-45kg||To: 314p/kg||Average: 280.4p/kg|
In the Old Season Lambs quality well-fleshed sorts still very well bid for with best Butcher’s Lambs to 248p/kg, heavy Butcher’s Lambs to 233p/kg and over-weights to 199p/kg. Best big Lambs grossed £113/head. Overall average 216.62p/kg
|37.3kg||212p/kg||G Ball, Marston|
|38.5kg||206p/kg||TA Twyford & Son, Alport|
|39.5kg||245p/kg||P Langton, Holbrook|
|41.6kg||248p/kg||P Langton, Holbrook|
|43.2kg||246p/kg||P Langton, Holbrook|
|44.7kg||234p/kg||P Langton, Holbrook|
|45.3kg||235p/kg||P Langton, Holbrook|
|46.1kg||233p/kg||D Williams, Leek|
|47.8kg||200p/kg||D Williams, Leek|
|49.1kg||200p/kg||D Williams, Leek|
|54.4kg||198p/kg||JT Gibbs, Butterton|
|55.2kg||199p/kg||M Wright, Hartington|
|57.7kg||196p/kg||M Wright, Hartington|
Finished Hogg Averages:-
|32.1 - 39kg||To: 212p/kg||Average: 198.88p/kg|
|39.1 - 45kg||To: 248p/kg||Average: 219.76p/kg|
|45.6 – 52kg||To: 233p/kg||Average: 185.63p/kg|
|52kg +||To: 199p/kg||Average: 174.63p/kg|
381 Ewes & Rams
A total of 381 Cull Sheep attracted brisk bidding throughout with a top of £148 for Texels. Best Mule Ewes sold in the £65-£80 range with best horned Ewes in the £55-£70 range.
Ewes to £148.00 Average: £70.35
Rams to £98.00
Auctioneers: Bagshaws, The Agricultural Business Centre,
Bakewell 01629 812777