Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 07-11-2022
Decent numbers and a solid trade with 784 cattle and 1,705 sheep on offer.
Plenty to worry about with increased interest rates to add to the other concerns about costs, but the market continues to serve both vendors and purchasers keeping the wheels of commerce turning.
The store and breeding cattle were surprisingly busy with 441 head on offer.
A good spread of customers ensured that trade remained strong at all price levels.
Steers sold to £1550, heifers £1330 and feeding bulls £900. Cows & Calves to £1580.
A few less finished cattle this week and a great trade for the 117 on offer.
Top figures 314p and £2,057 per head. The 50 heifers averaged a remarkable 262p and £1,539 per head.
675 cull sheep this week with ewes to £168 to average £85.26
Thursday 10th November: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
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)
Friday 18th November: Store Sheep Sale
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November: English Winter Fair at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground.
Sunday 4th December: Bakewell Primestock Show and Carol Service
Friday 20th January: HPLS Cattle Sale
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136 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 156.4p /kg or (£1,066)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Just a few less on offer than the last couple of weeks but still 65 vendors of cows today a grand line up of cows met a trade very similar on the week. Any outside cows are certainly showing the weather at present with some very cold cows on offer. Best bred and ‘inside’ fed cows topped at a superb 224p or £1957 for a superb cow from Anthony Smith, Dalbury Lees with a couple of other good sorts over £2/kilo, with all the better cows north of 180p. A 23-year-old cow looked well sold at 166p to gross £1427.
|224p/kg||874kg||Lim, 5 yrs||AE Smith, Long Lane|
|205p/kg||766kg||Blonde x||J Haywood, Carsington|
|202p/kg||512kg||Lim, 4 yrs||Mason Bros Livestock, Southwell|
|199p/kg||628kg||AA, 32 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|198p/kg||780kg||Lim, 3 yrs||N Slaney, Crich|
|196p/kg||842kg||Lim, 10 yrs||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|194p/kg||842kg||Lim, 9 yrs||AR Maier, Brassington|
|194p/kg||676kg||AA, 8 yrs||S Moss, Cloudside|
|193p/kg||620kg||AA, 32 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|191p/kg||704kg||Lim, 11 yrs||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|188p/kg||668kg||Lim, 9 yrs||GM Grindey & Sons, Hartington|
|188p/kg||842kg||Lim, 9 yrs||IC Ford, Lyme Handley|
|£1957.76||874kg||Lim||AE Smith, Long Lane|
|£1650.32||842kg||Lim||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|£1633.48||842kg||Lim||AR Maier, Brassington|
|£1582.96||842kg||Lim||IC Ford, Lyme Handley|
|£1578.72||858kg||AA||Garner Holdings Ltd, Belper|
|£1570.30||766kg||Blonde x||J Haywood, Carsington|
|£1559.58||834kg||Holst||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|£1544.40||780kg||Lim||N Slaney, Crich|
|£1427.60||860kg||Char, 23 yrs||DAW Clarke, Bar Beacon|
|£1405.04||772kg||Sim||E Garratt & Sons, Burton on Trent|
58 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 145.2p
Generally similar money but a lot of lean cows about.
Best Cows 170-187p
Big Holsteins 160-170p
Parlour Cows 140-155p
Plainer smaller cows 130-140p
The best today:
|187p/kg||£1559||Holst, 5 yrs||Gosling Farming Parwich|
|184p/kg||£1328||Holst, 6yrs||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|178p/kg||£1114||Fries, 4 yrs||J & L Macpherson, Newchurch|
|176p/kg||£918||S Horn, 34 mnths||E & EM Howe & Son, Litton|
|174p/kg||£1298||Fries, 8 yrs||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|174p/kg||£1218||Mont, 4 yrs||AJ & LE Bailey, Leek|
|171p/kg||£1347||Holst, 6 yrs||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|170p/kg||£1142||Fries, 8yrs||RR Mason & Son, Hulland|
8 OTM Bulls
|206p/kg||£2200||Blonde, 6 ½ yrs||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
|196p/kg||£2018||Lim, 7 yrs||Mycock & Bright, Buxton|
|193p/kg||£2281||Lim, 3 yrs||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
1 OTM Steer
|206p/kg||£1219||B Blue, 32 mnths||GE Willmott & Son, Ashover|
117 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 250.5p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
An average of 250p/kg overall with heifers levelling 262p/kg and the bullocks at 246p. 41 vendors would be well satisfied today with the trade with 23 different accounts buying at ringside.
34 Young Bulls ave 238.8p
A good run of bulls today with quality throughout. The best a joy to sell and topping at 290p for a tremendous Piedmontese from David Goddard who had others at 287p (£2060) 268p x2 (£1918 & £2042) Mark Shenton had 288p/kg for the best of his run with a heavy 740kg Bull. 5 B/W’s ave 205p and topped at 213p for Steve Potter, Bonsall.
|290p/kg||654kg||Pied||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|288p/kg||634kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|287p/kg||644kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|287p/kg||718kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|271p/kg||740kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|269p/kg||728kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|268p/kg||716kg||Blonde x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|268p/kg||762kg||Blonde x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|265p/kg||716kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|261p/kg||762kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|259p/kg||756kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|256p/kg||606kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|256p/kg||690kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|£2060.66||718kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2042.16||762kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2005.40||740kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1988.82||762kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1958.32||728kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|£1958.04||756kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1918.88||716kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1897.40||716kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1896.60||654kg||Pied||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1848.28||644kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
33 Steers ave 246.4p/kg
Looking very dear again to average 246p and topping at 300p for a Stan Evans Limmy who also had another at 289p. Michael Hadfield had 280p twice for good shaped Lims with Paul Hazledine at 278p for his heavyweight showy sort to gross £2057. Natives to 220p for Angus and 250p for Longhorn.
|300p/kg||612kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|289p/kg||616kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|280p/kg||648kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|280p/kg||626kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|278p/kg||740kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|277p/kg||638kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|275p/kg||646kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|274p/kg||592kg||Lim||T Boulton, Bramshall|
|274p/kg||634kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|274p/kg||614kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|270p/kg||632kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|270p/kg||620kg||Sim||T Boulton, Bramshall|
|£2057.20||740kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1905.00||750kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1836.00||612kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1814.40||648kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1780.24||616kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1776.50||646kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1767.26||638kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1752.80||626kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1737.16||634kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1706.40||632kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
50 Heifers ave 262.1p/kg
A record average for a Monday with the butchers looking for special cattle for Christmas sales and they were in abundance today with some super runs of well fed and bred cattle. 5 heifers topped £3/kilo with Andrew Dickinson & Lisa Powdrill selling a Christmas heifer at 314p (£1921). Alex Townroe had 4 in today and topped at 306p/kg, also at £3 was Geoff Evans and 2 from Emma & Phil Watson. Top gross on the day was about the last in the ring, an Angus x at 288p to gross £1969
|314p/kg||612kg||B Blue x||L Powdrill, Heage|
|306p/kg||532kg||Lim||JR Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|300p/kg||548kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|300p/kg||562kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|300p/kg||534kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|292p/kg||530kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|289p/kg||598kg||Lim||JR Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|288p/kg||584kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|288p/kg||594kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|288p/kg||684kg||AA||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor|
|287p/kg||632kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|286p/kg||542kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|286p/kg||604kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|279p/kg||682kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|278p/kg||530kg||Lim||JR Townroe & Partners, Warsop|
|278p/kg||54kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|278p/kg||632kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1969.92||684kg||AA||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor|
|£1943.76||712kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1921.68||612kg||B Blue x||L Powdrill, Heage|
|£1902.78||682kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1870.00||748kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1813.84||632kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1800.84||698kg||B Swiss||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor|
|£1783.62||734kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1782.00||660kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1756.96||632kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
Bakewell Market Report
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A large entry of 441 head sold on a better trade than anticipated.
With a good many purchasers at or near capacity and problems with pneumonia due to the mild weather it was remarkable that there was such a strong line up of buyers.
Many of the cattle were showing the effects of the drought followed by the recent wet weather, but there were customers present for all types and trade was solid from start to finish.
The sale commenced with some 28 Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1380||Ped Longhorn Cow, 108 mnths & Str Calf||Bollin Valley Prtnrs, Macclesfield|
|£1580||B Blue Cow, 83 mnths & Sim Hfr Calf||DC Wright, Parwich|
|£1350||Hfd Stock Bull, 65 mnths||Sewell Farms, Denby|
22 Feeding Bulls
With sample prices as follows:
|£900||Lim x||6-7 mnths||M Haslam, Cutthorpe|
|£495||Sim x||3-4 mnths||Mrs L Longden, Snake Pass|
|£760||Hfd||18 mnths||PN Maltby, Wardlow|
|£700||B Blue x||6-8 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
219 Steers ave £854
The entry included a good many small and young cattle which attracted a good deal of interest and satisfactory prices. Strong short keep cattle looked well sold and there was a general shortage of the biggest types.
Hereford crosses were out in force and found a ready market.
|£500||B Blue x||5 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£510||Lim x||4 mnths||CJ Wigley & Son, Middleton|
|£700||Angus||7-8 mnths||Garner Holdings, Heage|
|£740||B Blue x||7-8 mnths||Garner Holdings, Heage|
|£1010||Lim x||7 mnths||AE Smith, Dalbury|
|£490||Hfd x||5 mnths||K & M Ede, Checkley|
|£780||Blonde x||8 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£720||Angus||9 mnths||JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£1145||Lim x||25-26 mnths||J Lomas & Sons, Brassington|
|£1040||Angus x||28-29 mnths||NA Adams, Brailsford|
|£1130||Hfd x||27 mnths||JC Vickers, Taddington|
|£545||B Blue x||8 mnths||AE & E Bowler, Shottle|
172 Heifers ave £706
Large numbers of young and small cattle in the entry, all finding a buyer at a price appropriate to quality.
Plenty of cattle very small for their age which have clearly had a very hard Summer. Strong cattle in shorter supply and selling well as the following results will show.
|£510||B Blue x||6-8 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£600||Lim x||4 mnths||CJ Wigley & Son, Middleton|
|£750||Lim||7 mnths||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£480||Angus x||7 mnths||SR Bardwell, Hathersage|
|£580||B Blue x||7 mnths||Garner Holdings, Heage|
|£940||Lim x||7 mnths||AE Smith, Dalbury Lees|
|£620||Lim x||9-10 mnths||JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£510||Lim x||4 mnths||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|£1140||Lim||11-12 mnths||Ashford Hall, Bakewell|
|£760||Lim x||14 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£1330||Lim||25 mnths||Mrs J Haywood, Carsington|
|£770||Hfd||12-14 mnths||KE Sessions, Foston|
|£670||Blonde x||11 mnths||Mrs J Haywood, Carsington|
|£940||Lim x||13-17 mnths||F & FN Wigley, Bonsall|
|£750||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|£1085||Pied||20 mnths||DI & MR Crookes, Staveley|
|£700||Hfd x||15-16 mnths||JW Brittain, Buxton|
|£970||Saler x||17-20 mnths||ES Rowarth & Son, Bradwell|
|£1060||Lim x||20-29 mnths||GH Ball & Partners, Stone|
|£890||B Blue x||18 mnths||LA & H Burtonshaw, Middleton|
|£920||Hfd x||17-20 mnths||LA & H Burtonshaw, Middleton|
|£980||Angus x||17 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£780||Char x||17 mnths||RN Wilcockson, Eastmoor|
|£705||Angus||26-27 mnths||S Chapman, Taddington|
|£770||Hfd x||19-20 mnths||Furness Partners, Wheston|
|£820||Hfd x||23-24 mnths||D Fotherby, Tunstead|
|£1070||B Blue x||29 mnths||Wheldon Farms, Buxton|
|£1200||B Blue x||25 mnths||W Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£830||Hfd x||17 mnths||J Walker, Birley Carr|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
90 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A selective calf trade for all increased with best quality types in strong demand, but all other types selling at discounted rates.
Strong B Blue calves in keen demand with bulls to £280 and heifers to £272.
Still a competitive trade for the Black & Whites with these to a top £122.
B Blue £280 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
B Blue £232 Holtwood Farm, Doveridge
Hfd £175 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
Lim £170 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
Fries £122 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
B Blue £272 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
B Blue £212 Holtwood Farm, Doveridge
Lim £162 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
Property and professional services
1030 Lambs & 675 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
Another excellent entry of 1705 head of sheep included 1030 lambs. Demand for the lambs a lot sharper than last week with best heavy butchers lambs up over 25p/kg. A top price of 303p/kg for the best butchers lambs with heavyweight butchers lambs from the same farm to 297p/kg and overweight lambs to 266p/kg. Top gross price of £164.16/head. The overall market average 253.83p/kg up 22p on last week.
Leading Prices: –
|32.8kg||254p/kg||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|37.3kg||261p/kg||RM Hadfield, Castleton|
|38.3kg||269p/kg||A & J Gagie, Hilton|
|41.1kg||268p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|42.3kg||267p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|42.4kg||303p/kg||A & S Seals, Alfreton|
|43.8kg||265p/kg||RE & D & D Priestley|
|44.6kg||280p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|45.7kg||280p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|47.1kg||287p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|48.1kg||286p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|50.5kg||297p/kg||A & S Seals, Alfreton|
|52.14kg||266p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|55.8kg||266p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|72kg||228p/kg||J Gould & Son, Chelmorton|
|Standard||To 269p/kg||Average 246.52p/kg|
|Medium||To 303p/kg||Average 251.08p/kg|
|Heavy||To 297p/kg||Average 260.89p/kg|
|Overweight||To 266p/kg||Average 259.41p/kg|
Bakewell Market Report
675 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
Another good entry and plenty of buyers for all categories with 14 accounts served by the buyers present.
Best ewes still very good to sell with Texels regularly £144 and above and a top price of £168 for the Hadfield Family at Peak Forest. The top 7 pens averaged £148.43.
Crossbred Suffolks and half bred Texels regularly £119 and £128 dependant on style and finish.
Mules a decent trade with better ends towards £100.
A full compliment of buyers for plain types and grazers together with the best meated horned breeds.
The tups followed the ewe trade with 3 Beltex at £139 for the Hambletons and £159 for 3 Texels from the Hadfields at Chamber Farm.
Ewes to £168 Ave £85.26
Rams to £159 Ave £108.94
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