Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 19-12-2022
Quite a busy market with the exception of the store cattle department, which seems to have finished early for Christmas. The extraordinary change in the weather with a saving of almost 20 degrees in less than 24 hours came as a relief to many who had experienced water supply problems.
There was a particularly good entry of sheep and anyone who bought stock to market were rewarded with a decent price.
There were only 92 store & breeding cattle, including some very nice suckled calves which attracted fierce competition and some outstanding prices.
Within the small selection steers sold to £1,100, heifers £1,380 and bulls £920.
Things were rather busier in the finished cattle section, there were 91 head on offer and clearly wanted.
Top prices 309p and £2,054. You can tell trade was distinctively hot from the average for the 50 heifers at 269.7p.
85 OTM and feeding cows remaining very dear indeed.
Top prices 240p and £2,107 with a very respectable average of 164.5p.
Calf numbers at 35 with bulls to £330 and heifers £185.
Over in the sheep department numbers were pretty much normal with 1,438 lambs and 384 cull sheep.
Trade for the lambs was highly satisfactory with top figures 295p and £149.06 with the SQQ average at 256.3p.
In the cull section ewes sold to £220 to average a remarkable £106.86.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION!!
NO Market Thursday 22nd December or Monday 26th December
Market OPEN – Thursday 29th December and Monday 2nd January
If you have store cattle for Monday 2nd January, please book in before Friday 23rd December or between 9am & 12 noon on Thursday 29th December.
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
85 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 164.5p/kg or (£1,114)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A good entry for the last sale of the year and although one buyer had already started his Christmas vacation the trade was on fire from the word go with cattle actually dearer than last week. Who knows where the trade is going as we move forward in 2023 but cattle will be wanted on Monday 2nd January 2023.
Trade today peaked at 240p for an OTM Blonde heifer, 32 mnths from Chris & James Noon, Scriveton with the top cow being a native Longhorn at 207p (£1577) from David & Claire Saxby, Litton.
|240p/kg||582kg||Blonde x, 32 mnths||Scriveton Manor Farm Holdings|
|207p/kg||762kg||L Horn, 4 yrs||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|200p/kg||698kg||Blonde x, 5 yrs||CE & SW Mycock, Flagg|
|198p/kg||794kg||Lim, 10 yrs||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|194p/kg||784kg||Sim, 7 yrs||Mosley & Co, Chelmorten|
|191p/kg||560kg||Hfd, 5 yrs||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|190p/kg||720kg||Lim, 9 yrs||FW Halksworth & Son, Chesterfield|
|190p/kg||660kg||S Horn, 10 yrs||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|190p/kg||868kg||S Horn, 6 yrs||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|188p/kg||584kg||B Blue x, 30 mnths||Jack Bradley, Castleton|
|188p/kg||710kg||Sim, 4 yrs||Mosley & Co, Chelmorten|
|187p/kg||646kg||Lim, 5 yrs||DL Batterbee, Doveholes|
|£1649.20||868kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1577.34||762kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|£1572.12||794kg||Lim||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|£1520.96||784kg||Sim||Mosley & Co, Chelmorten|
|£1396.80||582kg||Blonde x||Scriveton Manor Farm Holdings|
|£1396.00||698kg||Blonde x||CE & SW Mycock, Flagg|
|£1368.00||720kg||Lim||FW Halksworth & Son, Chesterfield|
44 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 151.0p
Strong money again
The best 10 173-185p
Big Holsteins 160-170p
Parlour Holsteins 145-155p
Smaller Holsteins 130-140p
Only a few under 120p
The best today:
|185p/kg||£1269||S Horn, 5 yrs||EA Cooper & Sons, Taddington|
|181p/kg||£1353||Fries, 9 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
|179p/kg||£1406||Fries, 6 yrs||C Shirt, Over Haddon|
|177p/kg||£1285||Mont, 8 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|176p/kg||£1404||Holst, 7 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
|175p/kg||£1246||Mont, 7 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|174p/kg||£1172||S Horn, 11 yrs||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
|174p/kg||£1305||Norw, 4 yrs||GW & WL Neville, Tansley|
|173p/kg||£1456||Holst, 7 yrs||A & JM Bunting, Bakewell|
4 OTM Bulls
|198p/kg||£1956||B Blue, 11 yrs||HJ Hitchcock, Belper|
|178p/kg||£2107||Lim, 7 yrs||HJ Burton & Son, Brailsford|
5 OTM Steers
|214p/kg||£1686||Hfd, 30 mnths||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|204p/kg||£1476||Holst, 31 mnths||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|204p/kg||£1232||Hfd, 33 mnths||Bagshaw (Caxterway), Chelmorten|
91 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 254.1p/kg (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
POSSIBLY THE DEAREST EVER IN BAKEWELL
Slightly short on numbers for the buyers requirements but a magical trade throughout with all cattle very dear.
NO SALE NEXT WEEK
Monday 2nd January 2023 – Cattle will be needed with a full line up of buyers operating.
13 Young Bulls ave 234.2p/kg
David Goddard had the trade today with his run of suckler bred Lims at 268,268 and 260p/kg.
|268p/kg||700kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|264p/kg||714kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|260p/kg||714kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|241p/kg||744kg||Blonde x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|240p/kg||776kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|240p/kg||754kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|239p/kg||578kg||B Blue x||JR Johnson & Sons, Ipstones|
|119p/kg||622kg||AA||Furness Partnership, Wheston|
|£1884.96||714kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1876.00||700kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1862.40||776kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1856.40||714kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1809.60||754kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1793.04||744kg||Blonde x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
28 Steers ave 238.1p/kg
11 Continental, 12 Native and 5 B/W on offer with a special trade for all clean today. Charlotte Hadfield won the gold medal at 294p (£1887) with another at 280p. Clive Bacon had 288p (£2027) for his only steer with Don Lownds at 280p. Herefords to 253p, Angus to 256p and B/W to 198p (twice)
|294p/kg||642kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|288p/kg||704kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|282p/kg||698kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|280p/kg||642kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|272p/kg||710kg||B Blue x||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|268p/kg||546kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|264p/kg||688kg||B Blue x||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|262p/kg||776kg||Lim||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|£2033.12||776kg||Lim||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|£2027.52||704kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1968.36||698kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1931.20||710kg||B Blue x||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|£1887.48||642kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1835.00||734kg||Hfd||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1816.32||688kg||B Blue x||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|£1797.60||642kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1781.12||704kg||Hfd||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1781.04||724kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
50 Heifers ave 269.7p/kg
The best average ever at Bakewell
Top Heifer today from D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
Unbelievable today with all cattle looking well sold including 5 super sorts at £3. Jonathon Edge won the race and sold heifers 309 and 302p. Keith Harrop had 301 and 300p for his best two with others coming to £2054 and £2034. Nigel Birch also in the £3 club. 11 others topped 290p. Hereford to 249p, Angus to 256 and a Beef Shorthorn at 267p.
|309p/kg||576kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|302p/kg||580kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|301p/kg||546kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|301p/kg||530kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|300p/kg||678kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|298p/kg||548kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|297p/kg||550kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|296p/kg||674kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|294p/kg||638kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|294p/kg||646kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|293p/kg||608kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|292p/kg||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|292p/kg||646kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|290p/kg||620kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|290p/kg||614kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|290p/kg||580kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2054.24||694kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2034.00||678kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1915.20||684kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1914.16||674kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1913.60||736kg||B Blue x||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1899.24||646kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1892.16||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1886.32||646kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1875.72||638kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1870.44||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Only a small selection of 92 forward, but the majority of buyers were present and trade was distinctly brisk.
A handful of Breeding Cattle included a 30mnth old Ped Lim bull at £1,500 and cow & calf outfits to £1,350.
13 Feeding Bulls
With sample prices as follows:
|£750||Blonde||9-10 mnths||P Marsden, New Mills|
|£910||Hfd||18-21 mnths||D Beckett, Pilsley|
|£580||Lim/B Blue||6-9 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
36 Steers ave £772
Mainly young sorts, but very keenly bid for.
|£700||Char x||7 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£660||Sim x||7 mnths||Mrs Y Melland, Bakewell|
|£630||Char x||7 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£910||Blonde x||9-12 mnths||G Foster, Wingerworth|
|£610||Angus||8 mnths||G Foster, Wingerworth|
|£710||Blonde||7-8 mnths||G Foster, Wingerworth|
|£895||Lim x||13-17 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£1080||Angus||16 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1060||Hfd x||19 mnths||J Blant, Strelley|
|£1100||Mont||21 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£650||Fries||17 mnths||J & L MacPherson, Yoxall|
34 Heifers ave £666
Mainly young cattle with some good bunches of suckled calves which found a ready market.
|£575||Sim x||7 mnths||Mrs Y Melland, Bakewell|
|£655||Blonde||8-10 mnths||P Marsden, New Mills|
|£600||Sim x||6-7 mnths||Mrs Y Melland, Bakewell|
|£810||Hfd||12 mnths||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£865||Blonde||15-16 mnths||G Foster, Wingerworth|
|£725||Blonde||7-9 mnths||G Foster, Wingerworth|
|£770||B Blue x||17 mnths||JE Fletcher, Sutton|
|£780||Lim||17-18 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£900||Angus||18 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1380||B Blue x||23 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
35 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A similar trade to last week with best calves well sought after but lesser quality a more selective trade with best B Blue bulls to £330 and Limousin to £245.
More interest in the continental heifers on offer and whilst no high prices middle of the road calves would be sharper with B Blue to £185 and Limousin to £245.
Black & White a similar trade and well bid for throughout.
B Blue £330 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
Lim £245 BD Hudson, Ipstones
B Blue £185 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
B Blue £175 L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
Lim £170 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
1405 Lambs, 410 Ewes & Rams & 15 Store Sheep (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1830 sheep included 1405 lambs. The quality of lambs on offer mixed throughout with light weight beltex lambs topping at 340p/kg with butchers lambs to 289p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to 295p/kg and over weight to 274p/kg. Top gross of £149/head with overall market average 256.25p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|29kg||298p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|32.5kg||340p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|33.3kg||325p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|33.6kg||322p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|35kg||275p/kg||KP Stephens, Melton|
|37.7kg||277p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|38kg||275p/kg||Garner Holdings, Belper|
|39.6kg||286p/kg||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|40.3kg||288p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|41.4kg||285p/kg||P Langton, Kilburn|
|42.6kg||288p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|43.8kg||289p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|46.1kg||290p/kg||L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest|
|46.3kg||295p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|46.6kg||290p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|50kg||275p/kg||FR Platts, Bamford|
|52kg||270p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|54.4kg||274p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|56.7kg||257p/kg||PE Yates, Quarndon|
410 Cull Sheep
The best run of quality sorts for some time and trade fast from start to finish for all categories.
Top star rating for Jason Craddock of Bolton by Bowland who topped the day at £220 for his excellent long Texels and averaged £217 per head for his whole entry. Best continental ewes regularly £186 and above with Jackie Trueman, Furness Partners, Hadfield Family (Chamber Farm) and Ronnie Darlington exceeding these figures.
The best 9 pens averaged an outstanding £195 per head. In the Mules, trade good but no absolute massive framed types penned today and they topped in the £90’s. Several buyers out for grazers and horned types.
In the rams the Hadfields had a real heavy strong Texel in their pen to top the day at £157. Better meated tups £129 and above.
Ewes to £220 Ave £107.34
Rams to £1567 Ave £135.67
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