Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 12-12-2022
MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER
Seasonal temperatures caused a few problems on farms, but there was a good show of stock with 591 cattle and 2,220 sheep. A decent trade was reported in all departments with only one Monday market to go before the Christmas break.
There was a useful entry of 344 store & breeding cattle with plenty of buying power operating and recent price levels maintained or exceeded.
Smart suckled calves in demand as were the short finish strong cattle.
The in-between sorts many of them showing signs of the weather during both Summer and Autumn found their value with buyers allowing for the increased costs of finishing.
Steers sold to £1,330, heifers £1,470 and feeding bulls £1,220. In the breeding section a pedigree Angus bull made £2,900 and cows and calves sold to £1,300.
101 finished cattle looked well sold with top figures 306p and £1,969 per head.
The average for the 48 heifers was a respectable 257.9p with an average per head price of £1,540.
Another decent entry of 109 OTM & Feeding cows lacked the quality of recent weeks, but produced top figures of 225p and £2,114 per head. Bearing in mind the sample on offer the average of 162.5p was outstanding.
In the calf section there were 37 forward with bulls to £300 and heifers also £300.
Over in the sheep section there was a decent entry of 1,741 lambs which sold on a solid trade with top figures 315p and £159.39 per head. The SQQ average emerged at 242p.
In the cull sheep section, the entry consisted of 451 head with ewes to £197, and the average for a selection that included a good many plain ewes of £76.11.
Thursday 15th December: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 20th January: HPLS Cattle Sale
CHRISTMAS OPENING AT BAKEWELL MARKET
Monday 19th December – Normal Market
Thursday 22nd December – CLOSED
Monday 26th December – CLOSED
Thursday 29th December – Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
BANK HOLIDAY Monday 2nd January – Normal Market
News from The Farming Life Centre
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Bakewell Market Christmas Carol Service
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Eligible items include:
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
109 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 162.5p/kg or (£1,092)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Similar numbers to last week and generally a very similar price with cow meat still very much in vogue. Only a handful of best suckler cows on offer today with a stormer from Les Elkin at 225p to gross £1831. Cliff Percival had 220p for a Hfd heifer with a good blue from Ivan Carrington at 216p. Plenty of good cows 185-198p including some with a big pile of weight.
|225p/kg||814kg||B Blue x, 6yrs||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|220p/kg||592kg||Hfd, 30 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|216p/kg||770kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|212p/kg||686kg||Lim, 6 yrs||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|208p/kg||848kg||Hfd, 6 yrs||Meadow Place Farms|
|198p/kg||696kg||Hfd, 5 yrs||Meadow Place Farms|
|197p/kg||894kg||S Horn, 8 yrs||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|192p/kg||794kg||Char, 6 yrs||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|191p/kg||846kg||Hfd, 8 yrs||ME Cawser, Sudbury|
|189p/kg||750kg||Devon, 4 yrs||ICT Land, Snelston|
|189p/kg||818kg||S Horn, 9 yrs||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|188p/kg||610kg||Lim, 13 yrs||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1831.50||814kg||B Blue x||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1763.84||848kg||Hfd||Meadow Place Farms|
|£1761.18||894kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1663.20||770kg||B Blue x||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|£1630.72||896kg||Char||K Garlick, Derbys|
|£1615.86||846kg||Hfd||ME Cawser, Sudbury|
|£1546.02||818kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1543.80||830kg||Holst||Gosling Farming Ltd, Parwich|
|£1524.48||794kg||Char||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|£1509.60||816kg||Hfd||ME Cawser, Sudbury|
44 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 151.9p
Not a great deal of hard fed cows with a lot of plainer parlour types about.
Best fed cows 174-187p
Big Holsteins 160-170p
Leaner Parlour Cows 145-155p
Plainer or smaller cows 120-140p
Only a handful under 120p
The best today:
|187p/kg||£1316||Mont, 5 yrs||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|186p/kg||£1543||Holst, 4 yrs||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|186p/kg||£1339||Fries, 7 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|185p/kg||£1335||Fries, 5 yrs||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|183p/kg||£1332||Fries, 10 yrs||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|179p/kg||£1278||Fries, 5 yrs||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|177p/kg||£1299||Fries, 6 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|174p/kg||£1131||Fries, 11 yrs||DS Gregory, Glossop|
5 OTM Bulls
|198p/kg||£2031||Saler, 4 yrs||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|188p/kg||£1244||Lim, 33 mnths||R Norman & Coupe, Stonedge|
|181p/kg||£2114||Char, 8yrs||Mosley & Kirkwood, Darley Dale|
NEXT WEEK – MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER
LAST CHANCE TO SELL COWS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Cows will be wanted. Have you got any to sell?
All buyers will be operating and needing cows.
Any questions call Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899
101 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 245.9p/kg (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Still good numbers on the run up to Christmas and trade very similar to last week without the highlights of last week’s show.
21 Young Bulls ave 231.3p/kg
Less about after last week’s show with the top 3 prices from David Goddard, representing Messrs Fearn at 264p (£1969) 216p (£1905) and 255p (£1912). Just 2 B/W today sold to 200p
|264p/kg||746kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|261p/kg||730kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|255p/kg||750kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|254p/kg||750kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|250p/kg||716kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|242p/kg||680kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|241p/kg||724kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1969.44||746kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1912.50||750kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1905.30||730kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1905.00||750kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1842.24||808kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1832.60||770kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1824.00||760kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
32 Steers ave 239.0p/kg
Meat is definitely the order of the day with all buyers firing hard. Don Lownds had 280p for his best steer with David Saxby at 275p and Stewart Wainwright at 274p. Angus to 240p, Hereford to 229p, Devon to 229p with a smart Longhorn in the top prices at 264p
|280p/kg||700kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|275p/kg||664kg||B Blue x||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|274p/kg||636kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|270p/kg||674kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|265p/kg||588kg||B Blue x||GK & E Robinson, Wheston|
|264p/kg||634kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|258p/kg||586kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|254p/kg||574kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|251p/kg||586kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|£1960.00||700kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1826.00||664kg||B Blue x||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|£1819.80||674kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1785.00||714kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1750.88||706kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor|
|£1742.64||636kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1701.70||770kg||AA||RS Gray, Dungworth|
|£1673.76||634kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|£1614.24||708kg||Blonde x||P & J Deaville, Holbrook|
|£1607.20||656kg||B Blue x||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
48 Heifers ave 258.0p/kg
A wonderful average and quality throughout the sale. Two topped £3 with Don Lownds doing the double of steers and heifers with his best handy weight Limousin at 306p. Messrs Mosley, Stannington sold to 300p with both going to a Stoke on Trent butcher. 2 heavy heifers from Peter Gaunt topped £1900. Angus to 259p, Hfd 242p and Lincoln to 244p.
|306p/kg||552kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|300p/kg||552kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|297p/kg||606kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|289p/kg||568kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|288p/kg||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|288p/kg||680kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|288p/kg||662kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|284p/kg||582kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|284p/kg||538kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|283p/kg||622kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|280p/kg||636kg||Pied||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1958.40||680kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1906.56||662kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1880.46||674kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1852.24||676kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1831.50||666kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1813.88||662kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1799.82||606kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1780.80||636kg||Pied||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1779.20||640kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1762.56||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A good number of cattle for the time of year with 344 on sale.
A strong trade prevailed from start to finish with particularly fierce competition for the quality suckled calves and the strong short finish cattle.
A good many weathered cattle in the entry, many small for their age, having suffered a dry Summer and recent inclement weather. These animals found a ready market at appropriate figures.
The sale started with a few Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1300||B Blue x Hfr & Hfr Calf||R Harrison, Ashbourne|
|£1500||Blonde Stock Bull, 18 mnths||PW Moss, Apperknowle|
|£2900||Angus Stock Bull, 46 mnths||CD Timm, Pickering|
19 Feeding Bulls
With sample prices as follows:
|£770||Char x||13 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£960||Lim x||18 mnths||PW Moss, Apperknowle|
|£600||Fries||14 mnths||D Fotherby, Wormhill|
|£940||Char x||10 mnths||J Holmes, Ashover|
|£1220||Sim x||15 mnths||JP Webster, Foolow|
|£990||Char x||14 mnths||JP Webster, Foolow|
148 Steers ave £827
A good selection with bidders present for all types. Angus and Hereford selling well. Top quality in short supply and priced accordingly.
|£600||Hfd x||7-8 mnths||J Moxon, Wirksworth|
|£760||Angus x||7-8 mnths||AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston|
|£970||Lim x||7-9 mnths||BR & S Archer, Sutton on the Hill|
|£710||Hfd x||11-13 mnths||Bullybeef Farm, Hadfield|
|£560||Lim x||4-5 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£540||Blonde x||4-5 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£1160||Angus x||16 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1080||Mont||15 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1250||B blue x||16 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1190||Lim x||15 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1160||Sim x||15-19 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
|£1205||Blonde x||13-17 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
|£1280||Angus x||17 mnths||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|£1100||Mont x||14-17 mnths||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|£1105||Lim x||18-19 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£850||Angus x||13-15 mnths||CJ Green, Norton|
|£1205||Char x||19 mnths||Mosley & Kirkwood, Darley Dale|
|£1010||Hfd x||16-17 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1130||Sim x||23 mnths||D & S Ede, Cubley|
|£1010||Sim x||17 mnths||EF Chadfield, Snelston|
|£1160||Angus||19-23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1330||B Blue x||25-27 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
|£1280||Angus x||23-26 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
|£1100||B Blue x||25 mnths||M Howe, Moorwood Moor|
|£1200||Lim x||26-27 mnths||J Lomas & Sons, Brassington|
|£1010||Lim x||25-27 mnths||D Sherratt, Combs|
163 Heifers ave £747
A very mixed lot with a shortage of the best and a good many plain cattle in the entry, however, there was sufficient buying power present to ensure that everything made its money as the following results demonstrate.
|£460||B Blue x||8 mnths||E Salt, Doveholes|
|£380||Hfd x||7 mnths||J Moxon, Wirksworth|
|£660||Angus x||8 mnths||AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston|
|£720||B Blue x||15 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£700||Angus x||14-16 mnths||PD & AP Stone, Middleton|
|£515||B Blue x||7-9 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
|£585||Lim x||4-5 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£1150||Angus x||16-18 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1200||Hfd x||27-28 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1190||Lim x||26 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£1470||Lim||19 mnths||P Redfearn, Marple Bridge|
|£1360||Lim||20 mnths||P Redfearn, Marple Bridge|
|£1090||Angus||19 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1280||B Blue x||23 mnths||FH White, Shottle|
|£930||Angus||19-23 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1010||Angus||17 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1090||Angus||25 mnths||J Holmes, Ashover|
|£1220||Sim x||22 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1270||Blonde x||25 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1155||B Blue x||21-24 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1050||Lim x||21 mnths||CE Bunting, Newhaven|
|£1160||Angus x||24-25 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£890||Hfd x||25 mnths||DA & AM Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£1145||Angus x||24-28 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
|£1165||B Blue x||27-28 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
37 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Very much a mixed bag in term of quality with better sorts meeting reasonable demand, but lesser quality a very selective trade.
Saler bulls to £300 and Charolais heifers at the same money and B/W in very short supply.
Sim £228 G Matkin, Idridgehay
B Blue £168 T Farrington & Sons, Abbotts Bromley
Lim £240 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
Lim £148 WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside
B Blue £225 TN Palfreyman, Flagg
Property and professional services
1741 Lambs, 451 Ewes & Rams & 28 Store Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A total of 2220 head of sheep on offer included an excellent show of 1741 lambs. Demand very good right from the first pen sold which topped the day at 315p/kg for a pen of 48kg Cheshire fed lambs. Best meated lambs well bid for regardless of weight with a top gross of £159.39/head. The overall market average 242.02p/kg which included several runs of leaner smaller sorts.
Leading Prices: –
|35.3kg||269p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|35.3kg||264p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|37.8kg||259p/kg||Longden Partnership, Offcote|
|38.7kg||258p/kg||Wheeldon Partners, Taddington|
|39kg||250p/kg||E Watson, Ashover|
|40kg||279p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|40.8kg||296p/kg||JB Drabble, Tideswell|
|41.8kg||286p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|42.07kg||278p/kg||P Bennett & Son, Whiteley Green|
|44.3kg||273p/kg||P Bennett & Son, Whiteley Green|
|45.1kg||271p/kg||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|45.2kg||277p/kg||K Bradbury, Middleton|
|46.3kg||279p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|47.8kg||286p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|48.3kg||315p/kg||H Taylor & Partners, Knutsford|
|49.2kg||281p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|52.1kg||280p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|52.8kg||284p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|63kg||253p/kg||JF Simpson, Longnor|
451 Cull Sheep
A good show of 451 cull ewes and rams saw demand for the best meated sorts very brisk with heavy Texel to £197 with others to £188 and £180. Meated Suffolk x in the £125-£140 range. Not many best Mules in this week but framey half meated sorts were in the £65-£89 range.
Ewes to £197 Ave £76.11
Rams to £156 Ave £109.44
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