Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 24-10-2022
Monday 24th October
Bakewell Market Report
Numbers just starting to ease after a very busy spell with 721 cattle and 1754 sheep on offer.
A total of 391 store and breeding cattle forward with trade remaining good, but concerns about feed prices clearly starting to concentrate minds.
Steers topped at £1,560 and heifers at £1,590.
A decent show of 133 finished cattle with strong demand and top figures at 300 pence and £2,092 per head.
The average for the 53 heifers looked very good at 246.9 pence.
OTM & feeding cows still coming forward in large numbers with 158 this week.
Top figures 212 pence p/kg and £2,012 and the average very similar to last week at 164.2 pence.
Only 39 Calves on after with bulls to £360 and heifers £205.
In the sheep section, there were 1198 lambs forward and the usual story.
Outstanding prices for the top quality well meated lambs and much lesser prices for plainer sorts.
Top figures 280p /kg and £143.73 per head.
It is interesting to note that the SQQ average was 231.7 pence, but the overall average which includes the heavy lambs in the total was 234.4 pence.
Indicating the demand for the bigger weight, better finished lambs.
551 cull sheep on sale with ewes to £160 to average £84.29.
Thursday 27th October: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 28th October: Orange Sale for TB restricted cattle
Monday 14th November: Special Entry Store & Breeding Cattle.
Annual consignment from JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave.
38 in calf Heifers (PD to Ped Lim for Feb/March/April calving
32 Lim, 2 Sim, 2 Blue & 2 Angus)
Dates for your diary.
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November – English Winter Fair at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground.
Sunday 4th December – Bakewell Primestock show and Carol Service
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
158 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 164.3p /kg or (£1,078) (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A bumper entry of cows again with 65 vendors today selling slightly smaller ring of buyers with a couple of regulars not present. It didn’t have too much effect on trade however with the cows just 2 pence less on the week. We do remain miles ahead of last year still with the equivalent week in 2021 showing we had 104 cows to average 117.9p. Best cow this week was a superb 212p for a red Limousine cow from Tom Gratton, Riber, with other good cows generally at 190 pence.
|212p/kg||714kg||Lim||T & J Gratton, Riber.|
|208p/kg||596kg||Lim||A K Belfield, Sheen|
|204p/kg||986kg||Char||M Mcgahan, Hadfield|
|197p/kg||676kg||Lim||GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington|
|196p/kg||530kg||Lim||K & M E Hall & Son, Alton|
|196p/kg||840kg||AA||J S & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|195p/kg||808kg||Blnd X||C Molloy, Kirby in Ashfield|
|195p/kg||760kg||Br Blue X||A & B Simpson, Bradwell|
|£2011.44||986kg||Char||M McGahan, Hadfield|
|£1670.72||908kg||Hol||R W Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1646.40||840kg||AA||J S & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1645.20||914kg||Hol||R W Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1628.70||890kg||Hol||R W Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1575.60||808kg||Blnd X||C Molloy, Kirby in Ashfield|
|£1524.70||790kg||Hol||FR J& D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1513.68||714kg||Lim||T & J Gratton, Riber|
|£1482.00||760kg||Br Blue X||A & B Simpson, Sheffield|
|£1458.86||806kg||AA||A Birchenough, Dove Holes|
60 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 155.4p
Just as dear with the main protagonists there!
The best over 180p
Better big Holsteins 170-180p
Parlour Holsteins 150-170p
Leaner Cows 130-140p
Plainer Cows under 120p
The best today:
|193p/kg 1||£1524||Hol, 6 yrs||FR, J&D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|192p/kg 2||£1075||Fri, 30 mnths||D & LA Critchlows, Sheen|
|184p/kg 3||£1670||Hol, 6 yrs||RW Arden & Sons, Topley Pike|
|184p/kg 4||£1166||Fri, 4 yrs||JR Hallam, Hayfield|
|183p/kg 5||£1628||Hol, 9 yrs||RW Arden & Sons, Topley Pike|
|180p/kg 6||£1645||Hol, 9 yrs||RW Arden & Sons, Topley Pike|
|174p/kg 7||£1280||Fri, 5 yrs||D R H Agri, Poynton|
|174p/kg 8||£1245||Hol, 5 yrs||FR J&D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
5 OTM Bulls
|190p/kg||£1626||Lim, 4 yrs||M A Salisbury & Son, Hayfield|
|175p/kg||£2012||AA, 4 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
14 OTM Steers
|B Blue, 49mth
|D C Hoggard, Newark
GWD & JW Goodwin, Rushton Spencer.
133 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 234.9p/kg
Numbers up on last week and the equivalent week last year with 51 vendors of finished cattle today selling to 22 different accounts. Very strong competition once again.
37 Young Bulls ave 223.1p
Numbers remain good with some exceptional bulls about again. Best quality suckler bred Limousins sold at 288p or £1756 for a posh sort from Steve, Steff and Owen Wells, Monyash. John Ottewell had 276p for his best with 4 from David Goddard (Messrs Fearn) up at 269p or £2,092 ; 269p (£2012) 251p and 241p. Other strong bulls from Mark Sweetmore and Ray Bird topped £2000. 10 B&W’s sold to 215p for David Gyte.
|288p/kg||610kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Sons, Monyash|
|276p/kg||664kg||Lim||J T Ottewell, Calow|
|269p/kg||778kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|269p/kg||748kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|269p/kg||772kg||B Blue X||M T Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|251p/kg||752kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|248p/kg||668kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|248p/kg||812kg||Lim||R & K M Bird, Sutton On The Hill|
|241p/kg||714kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|239p/kg||626kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2092.82||778kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Buxton|
|£2076.68||772kg||B Blue X||M T Sweetmore, Derbys|
|£2013.76||812kg||Lim||R & K M Bird, Derby|
|£2012.12||748kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Buxton|
|£1906.88||808kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Buxton|
|£1887.52||752kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Buxton|
|£1832.64||664kg||Lim||J T Ottewell, Chesterfield|
|£1756.80||610kg||Lim||M J Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1720.74||714kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Buxton|
|£1714.56||752kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
43 Steers ave 231.5p/kg
Store numbers that included, 17 Continentals, 22 native and 4 Black and Whites. Suckler bred quality from the Wells and family won the day and sold at 290p (£1805) with Michael Hadfieldat 294p twice (£1887 and £1852) with Geoff Evans at 290p. 9 Herefords to 240p, 10 Angus to 241p and 3 Welsh Blacks to 220p.
|296p/kg||610kg||Br Blue X||MJ Wells & Son, Wells, Monyash|
|294p/kg||630kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|294p/kg||642kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|290p/kg||618kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|285p/kg||656kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|273p/kg||658kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|270p/kg||630kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|270p/kg||700kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|266p/kg||714kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|262p/kg||648kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
£1899.24 714kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
|£1890.00||700kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1887.48||642kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Allsop|
|£1869.60||656kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Notts|
|£1852.20||630kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield, Allsop|
|£1805.60||610kg||Br Blue X||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1796.34||658kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Notts|
|£1792.20||618kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1753.80||740kg||AA||O H Thompson, Rolleston|
|£1726.56||792kg||W/Blck||D H Housley, Nr Elton|
53 Heifers ave 246.99p/kg
Quality was the order of the day once again with the best easy to sell to a number of butchers at ringside. Stan and Geoff Evans got the 4 top prices with quality Limousins up to 300p and 290p both purchased by Messr’s Meakin Brother’s. Quality butchers at Leek, Staffordshire. 14 best over 270 with 15 Natives in the entry today.
|300p/kg||590kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|290p/kg||592kg||AA||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|287p/kg||578kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|285p/kg||586kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|283p/kg||688kg||Lim||P J Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|279p/kg||632kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|277p/kg||610kg||Br Blue X||J R Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|277p/kg||608kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
Br Blue X
Br Blue X
|P J Blackshaw, Pilsley
M McGahan, Hadfield
J R Townroe, Warsop
J R Townroe, Warsop
J R Townroe, Warsop
GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington
D M Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow
|£1947.04||688kg||Lim||P J Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1936.80||720kg||Br Blue X||GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington|
|£1926.48||698kg||Lim||P J Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1842.30||690kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1770.00||590kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1763.28||632kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1716.80||592kg||AA||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1689.70||610kg||Br Blue X||J R Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|£1684.16||608kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Numbers starting to dwindle with only 391 cattle on offer.
Trade remains solid with top quality cattle looks very well sold, but are one or two buyers are clearly nearing the exit of their autumn purchases and there are concerns being voiced about the cost of feed and bedding for the upcoming months.
The Sale commenced with a handful of breeding stock followed by a small selection of feeding bulls which included: –
30 Feeding Bulls
There were 30 feeding bulls which included:
|£640||AA X||7-9 mnths||V F Gibson, Thorpe|
|£680||Br Blue X||9 mnths||V F Gibson, Thorpe|
|£585||Lim||6 mnths||Miss N Wood, Lathkill|
|£540||Lim||7 mnths||M Dunnington, Wrangler|
214 Steers ave £877
More young cattle forward including several runs of quality suckled calves which sold very well indeed.
Angus and Hereford came in good demand, regardless of age.
Significant numbers of older cattle that have clearly suffered during the dry summer, are all finding a buyer but at a price rather lower than the best.
Black and Whites attracting keen competition.
|£835||Lim||13 mnths||D. Moss, Rushton|
|£700||Lim X||7-8 mnths||S R Bardwell, Hathersage|
|£550||AA||4-5mnths||A Tatlow, Calwich|
|£980||Lim||9 mnths||A L Smith, Selston|
|£960||Lim||9 mnths||A L Smith, Selston|
|£590||Lim X||3-5 mnths||C J Wigley, Middleton|
|£1025||CHAR||9 mnths||L.S & L Watson, Bradley|
|£765||AA X||10-13 mnths||Ms M.G Williamson, Longnor|
|£800||B Blue||10 mnths||R Vernon, Rocester|
|£995||AA||15-16 mnths||J.S & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£705||Lim X||7 mnths||Miss N Woods, Lathkill|
|£1000||B Blue||11 mnths||C.J Stone, Buxton,|
|£755||Sim X||11-15 mnths||TW VA Foster, Duffield|
|£1490||Lim X||16 mnths||C P R & J M Mycock, Friden|
|£850||B Blue||9 mnths||W Fritt, Ashbourne|
|£755||Lim X||13 mnths||R N Wilcockson, Eastmoor|
|£1135||Lim X||16 mnths||A & DJ Gregrory, Litton|
|£1105||B Blue||15 mnths||A & DJ Gregrory, Litton|
|£1090||Lim X||15-16 mnths||D Langton, Belper|
|£860||B Blue X||9-19 mnths||F G Carnwell, Kingsley|
|£585||Sim X||18-19 mnths||F G Carnwell, Kingsley|
|£1160||AA X||18 mnths||R B & G E Fretwell Penistone|
|£935||Lim X||14-20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1210||Lim X||18-19 mnths||A B Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£975||B Blue X||13-18 mnths||F D Stubbs, Tissington|
|£1250||Char X||18 mnths||S White, Tissington|
|£970||Lim X||16 mnths||Manor Farms, Tatenhill|
|£1340||Lim X||17 mnths||PJ & JA Morton, Barmoor|
|£1090||AA X||17 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1200||HFD X||16-18 mnths||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|£1150||B Blue X||20 mnths||J B & G R Follows, Dalbury|
|£1560||Lim X||18 mnths||J W & R G Ede, Youlgrave|
|£1400||B Blue X||20 mnths||J W & R G Ede, Youlgrave|
|£1170||Lim X||16-17 mnths||C A Heathcote, Kniveton|
|£1180||B Blue X||31 mnths||Wheeldon P & S, Buxton|
|£1270||B Blue X||32 mnths||Wheeldon P & S, Buxton|
|£1160||AA X||29 mnths||D A & A M Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£1000||B Blue X||25-27 mnths||D Poole, Flagg|
|£1170||B Blue X||26 mnths||W J Heathcoat, Grange Mill|
|£1020||Mount X||26-27 mnths||W J Heathcoate, Grange Mill|
|£960||Brwn Swiss||27-29 mnths||W J Heathcoate, Grange Mill|
|£960||Hol Fr||29 mnths||W J Heathcoate, Grange Mill|
|£1140||AA X||28-29 mnths||N A Adams, Brailsford|
156 Heifers ave £832
Plenty of demand and some excellent prices achieved for the better-quality sorts. Also ran stock finding a ready market, but at appropriate prices. Some cattle starting to show signs of weather. If you are planning to sell stores, do not delay whilst the stock “goes backwards” and takes more expensive feed to “warm it up again”.
|£810||B Blue X||14-16 mnths||M Dunnington, Wrangler|
|£450||AA X||4-5 mnths||A Tatlow, Calwich|
|£850||Lim X||8-9 mnths||A L Smith, Selston|
|£830||B Blue X||9 mnths||A L Smith, Selston|
|£585||Lim X||4-6 mnths||C J Wigley & Son, Middleton|
|£685||B Blue X||10 mnths||R Vernon, Marston|
|£740||Blonde||11 mnths||C J Stone, Buxton|
|£690||B Blue||9-14 mnths||R S Torr, Tissington|
|£685||Sim X||10-16 mnths||T W & G A Foster, Dove|
|£620||Hfd X||14 mnths||Mrs J J Barlow, Dove|
|£565||Lim X||11 mnths||S Ainsworth, Yeavley|
|£1145||Lim X||15-16 mnths||C P R & J M Mycock, Friden|
|£865||B Blue||13 mnths||W Frith, Ashbourne|
|£1590||B Blue||14 mnths||J A Hall, Longnor|
|£1190||Lim X||16 mnths||J A Hall, Longnor|
|£940||Lim X||19 mnths||R N Wilcockson, Eastmoor|
|£730||Lim X||15 mnths||D A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£795||B Blue||16 mnths||F G Carnwell, Kingsley|
|£795||Sim X||15-16 mnths||F G Carnwell, Kingsley|
|£1110||AA X||21 mnths||R B & G E Fretwell, Penistone|
|£1090||Lim X||17- 20 mnths||A B Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£1050||Lim X||16 mnths||Manor Farms Tatenhill|
|£1080||Lim||17 mnths||P J & J A Morten, Buxton|
|£1240||Lim X||22 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1070||Hfd||17-18 mnths||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|£1000||AA X||18-19 mnths||J D & G R Follows, Dalbury|
|£800||AA X||22-24 mnths||J Shardlow, Shirland|
|£1230||B Blue X||26 mnths||J G & A M Spendlove, Belper|
|£1160||Lim X||17 mnths||C A Heathcote, Kniveton|
|£1080||B Blue||26 mnths||Wheeldon P & S, Buxton|
|£930||AA X||25-26 mnths||R & R Bennett, Mellor|
|£980||Lim X||26-28 mnths||D A & A M Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£1180||Br Blue||23-26 mnths||D Poole & Sons, Flagg|
|£940||Saler||28 mnths||Miss R A Watson, Fenny Bentley|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
38 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A reduced entry after last weeks bumper crop were well bid for throughout with all types in strong demand. Top Price bull at £360, with heifers of the same breed at £205.
More interest in the Black and Whites this week with the best of these to £100.
B Blue £360 T N Palfreyman, Flagg
B Blue £240 L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
B Blue £220 R S Torr, Tissington
Hfd £100 A E &E Bowler, Shottle
B Blue £205 S Kirby, Eastmoor
B Blue £205 S Kirby, Eastmoor
Property and professional services
1198 Lambs, 551 Ewes & Rams
An excellent entry of 1749.
Sheep included1198 lambs, Deemed for all types, very good throughout with best lightweight lambs to 280p/kg, best butchers lambs to 270p/kg amd overweight lambs to 268p/kg. Top gross £143.73 with equal market average 234.45 p/kg, up 4p on last weeks.
Leading Prices: –
|32.5kg||246P/KG||S B Drabble & Daughter, Chapel|
|37.2kg||280p/kg||S Allen, Thorpe|
|39kg||259p/kg||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|40.5kg||259p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|41.8kg||260p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|42.5kg||259p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|43.6kg||250p/kg||N Beswick, Buxton|
|44.8kg||260p/kg||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|45kg||259p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|46.1kg||258p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|47.5kg||255p/kg||D Hadfield & Daughter, Wheston|
|48.3kg||260p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|49.1kg||270p/kg||R Swift & Son Little Onn|
|50.4kg||252p/kg||R Swift & Son Little Onn|
|53.6kg||268p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|Light||To 231p/kg||Average 228.29p/kg|
|Standard||To 280p/kg||Average 233.52p/kg|
|Medium||To 260p/kg||Average 231.17p/kg|
|Heavy||To 270p/kg||Average 240.5p/kg|
|Overweight||To 268p/kg||Average 257.3p/kg|
551 Cull Sheep
A good entry an trade a little crispier. Plenty of purchasers for all catergories, particularly the best fleshed types.
Top call £160 for Texels from the Elliott family at Little Hucklow with David Furness and family close behind at £159.
The mules would look dearer with better end over £108 and mediums £88-£90 plus.
Strong horned ewes in the £60 bracket.
Slaughter rams good to sell with all the big Texels over £100 p/head and a top of £145 for Mark and Ruth Lowe.
Total ewe entry averaged £84.30