Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 21-12-2020
The last market of the year was rather busier than expected with 313 cattle and 1,588 sheep on sale.
There had been concerns that the travel ban from Dover might affect the lamb trade, but the fears were unfounded and prices were much as last week.
For the avoidance of doubt, the next market at Bakewell is on Monday 4th January.
We will be preparing a Store Cattle Entry List, but we will be finalising the catalogue on Wednesday 30th December. Please telephone or text your entries to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441.
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There were 143 Store & Breeding Cattle and whilst the long-distance buyers were not in attendance personally trade was outstanding and there was plenty of demand for the cattle on offer. Steers sold to £1,160 with heifers to £990 and feeding bulls to £800.
The 13 breeding cattle attracted plenty of interest with in-calvers to £1,190 and several topping the £1000 mark.
A decent turnout of 74 finished cattle sold well with most of the regular buyers present, top figures 259p and £1,597.
The average for the 51 heifers looking distinctly festive at 211.7p
65 OTM and feeding cattle forward with trade well up to snuff. Top figures 178p and £1,358 with the average a healthy 123.2p
31 Calves with bulls to £295 and heifers £258.
A good entry of sheep with vendors rewarded with a decent trade. The best lambs to 250p and £112.50 with the SQQ average a solid 217.3p.
Cull Sheep were well represented with a total of 377 on offer. Ewes sold to £179 to ave £96.78
- The next market at Bakewell is Monday 4th January
If you wish to enter Store & Breeding Cattle please call Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 before 12 noon on Wednesday 30th December.
- The HPLS Cattle Sale is on Friday 22nd January 2021
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your custom throughout this difficult year, wish you a peaceful Christmas and hope for better things in 2021
65 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 123.2p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
Half numbers for the last sale of the year but all buyers on parade and looking for cows with some going home short of numbers. Trade remains remarkable with the best beast selling to 178p for a Charolais x cow (6yrs) for Maurice Gregory, Perrydale to gross a superb £1274. Top 10 over 150p including Hereford with Angus to 138p.
35 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 109.4p
Solid money with OTM heifers at 145 and 145 with the best cows in the high 130’s and only a handful of plain cows under £1.
|178p/kg||716kg||Char||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|177p/kg||614kg||B Blue x||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|174p/kg||704kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|169p/kg||804kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|160p/kg||740kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|159p/kg||674kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|159p/kg||666kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|150p/kg||780kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|150p/kg||596kg||Hfd||WN Tomkinson, Calwich|
|149p/kg||880kg||Char||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|147p/kg||844kg||Lim||C Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|145p/kg||608kg||Holst||B Elkin, Hilderstone|
And Gross Prices:
|£1358.76||804kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£1311.20||880kg||Char||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|£1274.48||716kg||Char||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|£1240.68||844kg||Lim||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|£1224.96||704kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|£1184.00||740kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|£1170.00||780kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
|£1117.80||810kg||Hfd||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|£1086.78||614kg||B Blue x||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|£1071.66||674kg||Lim||D Hancock, Cheshire|
1 OTM Bull
|130p/kg||£1146.00||Sim (5yrs)||G & D Shuker, Whaley Bridge|
1 OTM Steer
|123p/kg||£1129.00||AA (5yrs)||C Deville|
74 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 200.2p (Auctioneer Oliver Hi
More than expected and some lovely cattle on offer and a superb overall average of 200p. Many thanks for your support during a very trying 2020. Cattle will be required on 4th January.
10 Finished Bulls ave 172.3p/kg
Two suckler bred Limousins sold to £2 for Richard Haynes with Lim x Shorthorns at 187p for J Hole.
|200p/kg||556kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|189p/kg||554kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|187p/kg||558kg||Lim||J Hole, Ashover|
|185p/kg||512kg||Lim||J Hole, Ashover|
And Gross Prices:
|£1112.00||556kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|£1081.08||594kg||B Blue x||J Hole, Ashover|
|£1047.06||554kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|£1043.46||558kg||Lim||J Hole, Ashover|
13 Steers – overall average 180.1p/kg
6 Friesians and 7 Continentals with samples to 229p for Michael Wynne and 216p for Messrs Hall, Uttoxeter. Friesian sold to 166p (twice)
|229p/kg||564kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|216p/kg||528kg||Lim||K & ME Hall & Son, Uttoxeter|
|192p/kg||538kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|191p/kg||650kg||Lim||K & ME Hall, Uttoxeter|
And Gross Prices:
|£1291.56||564kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1281.02||758kg||B Blue x||AE & DJW Greaves, Elkesley|
|£1241.50||650kg||Lim||K & ME Hall, Uttoxeter|
|£1140.48||528kg||Lim||K & ME Hall, Uttoxeter|
51 Finished Heifers – overall average 211.7p/kg
A good entry and some tremendous quality throughout with the top 20 over 225p. Keith Harrop won the gold medal at 259p to gross £1517. Steven Wells had 258p (£1470) with Stan Evans up to 256p, 254, 248 and 242p or a top gross of £1597. Michael Wynne also in the 250 club at 251p for his Limousin, 8 Longhorn heifers sold to 191p, 2 Herefords sold at 235p and 223p.
|259p/kg||586kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|258p/kg||570kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|256p/kg||558kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|254p/kg||540kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|251p/kg||542kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|249p/kg||554kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|248p/kg||536kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|242p/kg||660kg||Blond x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|240p/kg||542kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|238p/kg||540kg||Lim||N Wood, Bakewell|
|238p/kg||550kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|235p/kg||626kg||B Blue x||Cowley Know Farms, Uppertown|
|235p/kg||530kg||Hfd||K Harrop, Alport|
|230p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|230p/kg||632kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1597.20||660kg||Blond x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1517.74||586kg||Blond x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1498.20||660kg||B Blue x||Cowley Knoll Farms, Uppertown|
|£1471.10||626kg||B Blue x||Cowley Knoll Farms, Uppertown|
|£1470.60||570kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1453.60||632kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1428.48||558kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1379.46||554kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1371.60||540kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1360.42||542kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
As expected, a smaller entry with only 143 on offer. Nevertheless, buyers were out in force and a strong trade prevailed from start to finish.
Before the sale commenced a presentation was made to Simon Walsh, one of our Store Cattle section Master Drovers!
Who is leaving after 10 years to take up a prestigious appointment on a large Estate.
He was presented with a handmade shepherds crook and sincerely thanked for all that he done
during his time working at Bakewell Market.
The Breeding Cattle section included:
|£1190||Ped Sim Cow, 81 mnths||Mrs B Mee, Brinsley|
|£1080||Ped Sim Cow, 44 mnths||Mrs B Mee, Brinsley|
|£1130||B Blue x Cow, 63 mnths, i/c||WN Tomkinson, Calwich|
|£1010||Hfd x Cow, 64 mnths, i/c||WN Tomkinson, Calwich|
|£1010||Hfd x Cow, 44 mnths, i/c||WN Tomkinson, Calwich|
33 Feeding Bulls
A surprising number of feeding bulls, 33 in all made spirited bidding with sample prices as follows;
|£800||B Blue x||8 mnths||RW Radford, Longnor|
|£500||Lim x||7 mnths||L Slater & Sons, Winster|
|£400||B Blue x||5 mnths||JJ Furness, Elton|
|£770||Angus x||8 mnths||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|£710||Blonde x||6-11 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
38 Steers ave £809
Quite a few younger cattle, all keenly sought.
|£530||Lim x||6 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£600||Fleck x||11 mnths||RW Radford, Longnor|
|£550||Hfd x||9-12 mnths||R & J Haslam, Eastmoor|
|£595||Holst Fries||18-20 mnths||R & J Haslam, Eastmoor|
|£740||Lim x||8-9 mnths||A & A Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£985||Lim x||19 mnths||MJ Wain, Brassington|
|£1040||B Blue x||15 mnths||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|£815||Sim x||15 mnths||Hobson farm, Flagg|
|£1090||Angus x||17-18 mnths||JH Morten & Son, Whaley Bridge|
|£1140||Angus x||20 mnths||GD & M Rodgers, Brimington|
|£1160||Char x||22-23 mnths||J & JB Dalton, Hope|
|£860||Angus x||23-27 mnths||PJ Brown, Tansley|
59 Heifers ave £623
Mainly young cattle in the Heifer department, but a good demand as the following prices indicate:
|£300||Angus x||4-6 mnths||JJ Furness, Elton|
|£670||Sim||8 mnths||Mrs J Mee, Brinsley|
|£560||Blonde x||6-11 mnths||CH Ede, Alkmonton|
|£750||B Blue x||11-13 mnths||WJ & D Madin, Holymoorside|
|£945||Lim x||20-22 mnths||MJ Wain, Brassington|
|£640||Hfd x||15-16 mnths||Bowring Enterprises, Warsop|
|£930||Blonde x||19-20 mnths||J Smith, Brinsley|
|£950||Angus x||21 mnths||GD & M Rodgers, Brimington|
|£990||Lim x||28-30 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
30 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A reduced pre-Christmas entry with trade sharper than last week. All types dearer for a mixed sample with bulls to £295 and heifers to £258.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£200.00||£174.33||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Holst||£55.00||£39.33||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|Saler||£190.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Fries||£55.00||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|AA||£72.00||£56.00||T Farrington & Sons, Abbots Bromley|
|B Blue x||295.00||£250.00||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|Lim||£95.00||RS Torr, Tissington|
|Hfd||£258.00||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|B Blue x||£212.00||£144.40||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|Lim||£120.00||£105.00||RS Torr, Tissington|
1,588 Sheep including 1,189 Finished Lambs, 377 Cull Sheep & 22 Store Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1588 for the last sale of 2020. Despite the uncertainty of trade with port closure and COVID-19 restrictions demand at Bakewell was still outstanding. The 1189 lambs saw trade firm as the sale went on demand increased. The best peaked at 250p/kg with an overall average of 217.34p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|31.6kg||224p/kg||A Townsend, Tideswell|
|33.5kg||235p/kg||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|35.8kg||234p/kg||PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell|
|36.2kg||245p/kg||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|37kg||247p/kg||J Webster & So, Hartington|
|37.1kg||236p/kg||PW Goodwin, Rowsley|
|38.1kg||229p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|40.3kg||237p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|41.6kg||247p/kg||R & K Woods, Cubley|
|41.7kg||240p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|42.8kg||245p/kg||JB Drabble, Tideswell|
|44.5kg||241p/kg||BW Vernon, Marston|
|45kg||250p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|46.6kg||227p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|47.5kg||227p/kg||DR Flower, Alstonefield|
|48kg||220p/kg||DR Flower, Alstonefield|
|Light||To: 224p/kg||Ave: 210.68p/kg|
|Standard||To: 247p/kg||Ave: 217.17p/kg|
|Medium||To: 250p/kg||Ave: 217.58p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 227p/kg||Ave: 200.65p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 195p/kg||Ave: 182.63p/kg|
377 Cull Sheep
A good show of 377 Cull Sheep included some outstanding Texel ewes with Ben Vernon selling to a top of £179 for a pedigree ewe with a pen of 7 from the Chamber family selling at £163. Best Mule ewes sold in the £80-£94 range and horned ewes in the £55-£65 range.
Cast Ewes To: £179 Ave: £96.78
Cast Rams To: £140 Ave: £91.36
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