Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 31-10-2022
MONDAY 31st OCTOBER 2022
Numbers not greatly different from last week with 737 cattle and 2,125 sheep on offer.
A strong trade reported in all sections with plenty of highlights for the best quality stock.
Store & Breeding cattle numbers were much as last week with 405 in total.
Steers reached £1,580, heifers £1,420 and feeding bulls £1,050. In the breeding section cows and calves sold to £1,520.
Another good day for the finished cattle section with 139 head on offer. Top figures 308p and £1,976 per head.
The average for the 51 heifers was an excellent 248.4p.
OTM & feeding cows were out in good numbers with a total of 152 on sale. Top figures 230p and £2,004 per head. The average a healthy 163.0p.
42 calves this week with bulls to £335 and heifers £160.
A good show of sheep with the sale commencing with some 1,380 lambs.
Top figures 269p and £145 per head for the best on offer.
Well meated lambs commanded a distinct premium with well fleshed heavy weight lambs looking very well sold.
The SQQ average was 230.1p a statistic very much the same as last week.
A large entry of 744 cull sheep with ewes to £158 to average £87.80.
Thursday 3rd November: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 4th November: Store Sheep Sale, 10.30am
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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152 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 163.1p /kg or (£1,107)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A very large entry of cows again today with 152 on offer from 66 different farms around the Peak District and further beyond all sending cows to Bakewell to enjoy the trade that is there to take. 4 extra buyers at ringside today who were absent last week and a very similar trade overall with the average just 1 penny different. Best cows today peaked at 230p or £1715 for a 1 calf Blue x from Graham Bright with all of the better cows over 185p.
|230p/kg||746kg||B Blue x, 3 ½ yrs||Mycock & Bright, Tom Thorn|
|212p/kg||736kg||B Blue x, 33 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|212p/kg||684kg||Lim, 3 ½ yrs||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|204p/kg||676kg||Blonde x, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|200p/kg||648kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||JA Hall, Longnor|
|198p/kg||640kg||Blonde x, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|197p/kg||764kg||Holst, 34 mnths||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|195p/kg||538kg||Gall, 31 mnths||O Brayne, Derwent|
|194p/kg||736kg||Lim, 11 yrs||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|192p/kg||752kg||Baz, 11 yrs||N & S Green, Matlock|
|189p/kg||716kg||Lim, 11 yrs||GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington|
|189p/kg||844kg||Blonde x, 8 yrs||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|188p/kg||770kg||Saler, 8 yrs||ES Rowarth & Sons, Bradwell|
|187p/kg||840kg||Char, 10 yrs||ES Rowarth & Sons, Bradwell|
|187p/kg||766kg||B Blue x, 13 yrs||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1715.80||746kg||B Blue x||Mycock & Bright, Tom Thorn|
|£1607.16||908kg||Lim||N & S Green, Matlock|
|£1595.16||844kg||Blonde x||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£1591.20||884kg||Holst||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1585.92||896kg||Holst||DW & K Salt, Thorpe|
|£1577.28||992kg||Devon||C Mewies, Anslow|
|£1570.80||840kg||Char||ES Rowarth, Bradwell|
|£1560.32||736kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1558.68||838kg||Angus||N & S Green, Riber|
|£1505.08||764kg||Holst||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Ashbourne|
54 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 155.2p
Very similar to last week and looking very dear again.
The best today:
Best fed cows 175p plus
Big better Holsteins 170-175p
Parlour Holsteins 150-165p
Leaner Holsteins 125-145p
Plainer Cows not many under 120p
The top 12
|197p/kg||£1505||Holst, 35 mnths||D & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|184p/kg||£1343||Fries, 8 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|182p/kg||£1248||Holst, 31 mnths||D & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|182p/kg||£1383||Fries, 5 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
|180p/kg||£1591||Holst, 5 yrs||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|178p/kg||£1124||Holst, 31 mnths||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|177p/kg||£1585||Holst, 8 yrs||DW & K Salt, Thorpe|
|175p/kg||£1284||Fries, 5 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|174p/kg||£1308||Fries, 4 yrs||RS Torr, Tissington|
|170p/kg||£1489||Holst, 11 yrs||D & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|170p/kg||£1428||Fries, 8 yrs||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
8 OTM Bulls
|200p/kg||£2004||Lim, 5 yrs||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|200p/kg||£1452||Lim, 30 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|193p/kg||£1791||Lim, 6 yrs||F Yates & Son, Longford|
|186p/kg||£1726||Lim, 5 yrs||J Bonsall, Atlow|
3 OTM Steers
|196p/kg||£1791||Blonde, 5 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
139 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 236.9p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Good numbers again with 52 vendors of finished cattle today and selling to a packed ring of buyers who created 21 different accounts.
35 Young Bulls ave 219.1p
All shapes and sizes including a 31 mnth old Holstein a very best shaped Limousin with buyers for all. Steven, Steff and Owen Wells had a couple of stunners at 285 and 275p with Arthur Prue at the top of the gross list at £1854. 11 B/W’s today with the majority 200-210p/kg.
|285p/kg||610kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|275p/kg||618kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|259p/kg||712kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|256p/kg||724kg||Lim||JT Ottewell Calow|
|250p/kg||726kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|245p/kg||740kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|240p/kg||746kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|238p/kg||758kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|£1854.72||828kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1853.44||724kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1844.08||712kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mired|
|£1815.00||726kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|£1813.00||740kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1804.04||758kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1790.40||746kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1738.50||610kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1718.08||728kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1699.50||618kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
50 Steers ave 239.3p/kg
Some excellent cattle this week with the buyers in the Christmas spirit with festive buying in full swing. Richard Naylor had 2 smart showy steers at 308p each. Stan Evans had a well built Limmy at 290p with John Grummetts pair at 268p. 14 Natives had Angus at 242p, Longhorn at 256p, Devon at 229p and Hereford at 240p. 3 B/W sold at 211-214p.
|308p/kg||610kg||Lim||H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley|
|308p/kg||624kg||Lim||H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley|
|290p/kg||628kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|286p/kg||632kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|286p/kg||566kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|282p/kg||682kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|278p/kg||590kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|269p/kg||662kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|269p/kg||672kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|266p/kg||666kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|260p/kg||648kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|258p/kg||606kg||S Horn||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|256p/kg||676kg||L Horn||TH Mills, Baslow|
|£1923.24||682kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1921.92||624kg||Lim||H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£1878.80||610kg||Lim||H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£1821.20||628kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1807.68||672kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1807.52||632kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1780.78||662kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1771.56||666kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1730.56||676kg||L Horn||TH Mills, Baslow|
|£1688.40||670kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
51 Heifers ave 248.4p/kg
18 Native, 32 Continental and 1 Dairy x heifers with a marvellous trade throughout.
Michael Wynne held the top spot with a couple of belters at 300 and 298p/kg. Stan Evans had 298p and John Grummett had 295p to gross £1976. Hereford to 254p, Devons to 229p and Angus to 258p.
|300p/kg||556kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|298p/kg||570kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|296p/kg||650kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|295p/kg||670kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|291p/kg||678kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|286p/kg||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|286p/kg||564kg||B Blue x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|286p/kg||596kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|284p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||JR Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|284p/kg||644kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|283p/kg||576kg||Lim||JR Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|280p/kg||574kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1976.50||670kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1972.98||678kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1924.00||650kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1828.96||644kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1787.52||798kg||Hfd||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|£1772.16||624kg||B Blue x||JR Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|£1710.28||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1704.56||596kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1698.60||570kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1668.00||556kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A similar entry of 405 cattle sold on a solid trade from start to finish.
It is clear that some purchasers have filled their yards, but there were new faces around the ring and demand remains good.
A massive range of prices for animals answering the same general description. The difference being down to quality and potential.
Some consignments have clearly had a very hard year and are small for their age, but everything found a buyer at an appropriate price.
The sale commenced with some 15 Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1520||Lim Cow, 37 mnths & Bull Calf||A Sayer, Hilderstone|
|£1265||Lim Cow, 51 mnths, i/c||H Ainsworth, Yeaveley|
|£1630||L Horn Cow, 164 mnths & Str Calf||R Vernon, Rocester|
29 Feeding Bulls
With sample prices as follows:
|£710||B Blue x||8 mnths||Garlick Partners, Kettleshulme|
|£710||Blonde x||8 mnths||Garlick Partners, Kettleshulme|
|£1050||Blonde x||11 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£850||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
|£910||Lim x||9-11 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
225 Steers ave £873
A good selection with a mixture of qualities and ages. Angus and Hereford crosses selling well as were the Black & Whites. Several bunches of top-notch cattle attracted a great deal of interest for the specimen hunters.
|£750||Char x||6-7 mnths||D & M Collier, Tideswell|
|£825||B Blue x||14 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£730||Blonde x||11 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£730||Sim x||9 mnths||EA Cooper & Sons, Taddington|
|£750||Hfd x||7-11 mnths||J & MJ Sisson, Ilkeston|
|£670||B Blue x||12 mnths||P Brown, Middleton|
|£680||Angus x||14-15 mnths||G & C & O Kirkham, Newhaven|
|£1580||Lim x||17-18 mnths||Mrs CA Bunting, Bradley|
|£970||Mont||14-16 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£520||Fries||12-16 mnths||T & CJ Hadfield, Wheston|
|£1180||Char x||14 mnths||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£1070||B Blue x||17 mnths||D Langton, Belper|
|£875||Hfd x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1450||B Blue x||17 mnths||M & M Heath, Rushton, Spencer|
|£1260||B Blue x||19 mnths||M & M Heath, Rushton, Spencer|
|£1010||Hfd x||16 mnths||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
|£940||Mont x||16 mnths||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
|£1110||Char x||12-15 mnths||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
|£1580||B Blue x||17-19 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1380||B Blue x||17 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1210||Sim x||20-22 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£890||Fries||19 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£925||Ayr||20 mnths||RF & JP Critchlow, Hartington|
|£1250||Saler x||19-22 mnths||ES Rowarth, Bradwell|
|£1150||Lim x||17-25 mnths||Manor Farming, Tatenhill|
|£1170||Angus||14-15 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£1280||Lim x||18 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£1070||Angus x||23 mnths||KL Haywood, Huthwaite|
|£1350||Lim x||18 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1110||Angus x||18 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£1270||B Blue x||27-28 mnths||Wheeldon Farms, Buxton|
|£1390||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£1190||Angus x||22 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
|£1000||B Blue x||21 mnths||JC & A Evanson, Stone|
|£1065||Hfd x||23-26 mnths||JC & A Evanson, Stone|
136 Heifers ave £770
All types keenly sought with everything finding its level.
Plenty of competition for the strong short finish cattle.
Further down the age range quality was the key.
|£660||Lim x||8 mnths||A Sayer, Hilderstone|
|£750||Lim x||8 mnths||N & S Green, Riber|
|£780||B Blue x||14 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£790||Blonde x||11-12 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£680||Sim x||9 mnths||EA Cooper & Son, Taddington|
|£690||Hfd x||11 mnths||J & MJ Sisson, Dale Abbey|
|£1000||B Blue x||16 mnths||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£880||Lim x||14-18 mnths||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£1160||Lim x||21 mnths||D Langton, Belper|
|£980||Char x||17 mnths||D Langton, Belper|
|£915||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1200||B Blue x||18 mnths||M & M Heath, Rushton Spencer|
|£1260||B Blue x||15 mnths||M & M Heath, Rushton Spencer|
|£1330||Lim x||18-19 mnths||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|£1300||Lim x||18 mnths||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|£880||Hfd x||15-17 mnths||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|£1420||Lim x||27 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1185||Saler||25 mnths||ES Rowarth & Son, Bradwell|
|£1060||Devon||17 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1360||Lim x||24 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£1300||B Blue x||20 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£985||B Blue x||27-29 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
|£1010||Angus x||22-24 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
42 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A sharper trade than last week for all types with plenty of people looking.
B Blue bulls to £335 with Limousin to £230 and just a small sample of heifers seeing Limousin to £160.
A competitive trade for the B/W, these all smaller types with a top price of £50 on 2 occasions.
B Blue £335 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
Sim £245 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Lim £230 WJ & DM, Madin, Holymoorside
Hfd £225 AP Critchlow, Wheston
W Black £160 WT Bunting, Pike Hall
Lim £160 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
Lim £150 S & LM Kirby, Eastmoor
B Blue £145 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
1376 Lambs & 744 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
An outstanding entry of 2120 head of sheep included 1376 lambs. Demand very similar to recent weeks with plenty of demand for meated sorts regardless of weight. Big lambs in general an outstanding trade with the top price for a pen of overweight Texels being 274p/kg with a gross of £145. Heavy weight butchers lambs to 271p/kg. The overall average 231.56p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|36.1kg||269p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|40kg||248p/kg||Mosley & Co, Chelmorten|
|41kg||252p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|42.5kg||250p/kg||Cowley Knoll Farms|
|47kg||269p/kg||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|49.3kg||271p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|52.6kg||274p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|57.8kg||248p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|58kg||250p/kg||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|Standard||To 269p/kg||Average 231.42p/kg|
|Medium||To 252p/kg||Average 229.32p/kg|
|Heavy||To 271p/kg||Average 234.55p/kg|
|Overweight||To 274p/kg||Average 244.51p/kg|
744 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
Just short of 750 ewes and slaughter rams and the trade bright and sharp from start to finish.
Vendors from afar and the best 20% definitely up on last week.
Top call £158 for very smart Texels from The Salisbury family at Cockey Farm with others at £146 and £143 from the Palfreymans and Hambletons.
Better meated Mules good to sell between £99 and £118 with better end Suffolks and crosses £118-£132.
Still customers for grazing sorts and a good compliment of buyers present.
Best slaughter rams to £156 and £138 for Suffolk and Texel.
Ewes to £158 Ave £87.80
Rams to £156 Ave £85.00
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