Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 04-01-2021
Monday 4th January
Small entries of stock for the first market after the Christmas and New Year break with vendors clearly concerned about the possible effects of Brexit and the pandemic on the livestock trade.
Thankfully these fears were unfounded and all sections reported outstanding prices.
It was a ‘Drop & Go’ market and with tougher restrictions likely in the coming days it looks as though ‘Drop & Go’ will be with us for some time to come.
The new variant of the virus is easier to spread than the original strain so we need to maintain maximum space for our genuine buyers.
For your own safety and that of those who really need to be in the market, unless you have a valid reason to attend you should not be there.
Please see the Store Cattle list on the website & Facebook from Friday pm for the latest changes to Market Rules.
I am sorry to be so blunt about this, but in light of the infection rates in the South East and the North West of the country everyone needs to act responsibly.
There were only 120 Store Cattle, but more than enough buyers to fight over them and produce some very satisfactory prices, Steers reached £1,160 and heifers £1,160. If you have some for next week please let us know.
76 finished cattle and definitely wanted with the best to 260p and £1,693. The average for the 38 heifers a very healthy 205.3p.
Likewise demand for 56 OTM cattle was well up to the mark. Top figures 171p and £1,392 with a decent average at 121.4p.
42 Calves – a strong trade with bulls to £322 and heifers £262.
In the sheep section numbers were modest with vendors testing the water in light of possible export difficulties. There were 855 old season lambs with the best to 275p/kg and £131.09.
The SQQ average was a remarkable 240.5p (last year the figure was 215p) only 205 cull sheep which sold on a cracking trade with a top price for ewes of £186 and producing an average of £94.03.
Thursday 17th January: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 22nd January: HPLS Cattle Sale, Entries close Friday 8th January,
call the Bakewell Office on 01629 812777
56 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 121.4p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
Half the regular numbers for the first sale of the year and only 10 continental cows in the entry. Anybody concerned about trade need not have worried with trade dearer than before Christmas and some remarkable results achieved. Top call today was 171p for a Lim x from Messrs Southwell, Tixall with the better cows generally upwards of 150p, Angus to 150p & Herefords to 142p.
34 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 112.1p
Certainly dear with better done cows over 130p and selling to 140p for Messrs Handford, Birch Vale. Big Holsteins 115-125 with smaller cows 100-110p/kg and only a few plain under £1.
|171p/kg||452kg||Lim||C & J Southwell & Son, Tixall|
|168p/kg||606kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|167p/kg||642kg||Lim||CE Hancock, Elton|
|159p/kg||876kg||Char||CE Hancock, Elton|
|152p/kg||798kg||Lim||CE Hancock, Elton|
|150p/kg||722kg||AA||CE Hancock, Elton|
|142p/kg||544kg||B Blue x||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|142p/kg||762kg||Hfd||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|140p/kg||692kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, High Peak|
|138p/kg||674kg||Hfd||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|137p/kg||724kg||Fries||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|134p/kg||764kg||Holst||J Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
And Gross Prices:
|£1392.84||876kg||Char||CE Hancock, Elton|
|£1212.96||798kg||Lim||CE Hancock, Elton|
|£1196.00||920kg||Hfd||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1083.00||722kg||AA||CE Hancock, Elton|
|£1082.04||762kg||Hfd||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|£1072.14||642kg||Lim||CE Hancock, Elton|
|£1067.20||920kg||Hfd||E Williams, Combs|
|£1037.16||804kg||Holst||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1023.76||764kg||Holst||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
|£1018.08||606kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
76 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 198.7p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A short entry as expected for the 4th January but trade absolutely remarkable with some outstanding results throughout.
10 Finished Bulls ave 171.3p/kg
A couple of suckler bred big continentals for John Ottewell sold at 216p (£1693) and 211p (£1595) with the remainder dairy bulls to 185p for a Friesian from Gordon Cresswell.
|216p/kg||784kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|211p/kg||756kg||Blond x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|185p/kg||574kg||Fries||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|177p/kg||562kg||Lim||J & C Beever, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1693.44||784kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1595.16||756kg||Blond x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1061.90||574kg||Fries||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|£994.74||562kg||Lim||J & C Beever, Alport|
28 Steers – overall average 199.4p/kg
15 Continentals, 11 B/W and 2 Natives and an average close to £2/kilo. Stan Evans topped the pile for a lovely Limousin at 250p/kg or £1630 with all the better sorts constantly over 220p/kg. 11 B/W’s look well sold today and to 184p for a Friesian.
|250p/kg||652kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|230p/kg||562kg||Char||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|230p/kg||596kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|230p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|226p/kg||550kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|221p/kg||634kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|220p/kg||630kg||Lim||J Morris Agricultural|
|220p/kg||684kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|215p/kg||608kg||Lim||K & ME Hall & Son, Alton|
|206p/kg||640kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|206p/kg||702kg||Lim||J Morris Agricultural|
And Gross Prices:
|£1630.00||652kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1504.80||684kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1446.12||702kg||Lim||J Morris Agricultural|
|£1401.14||634kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1386.00||630kg||Lim||J Morris, Agricultural|
|£1370.80||596kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1346.70||670kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1326.00||650kg||Lim||J Morris Agricultural|
|£1319.50||650kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1318.40||640kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
37 Finished Heifers – overall average 205.3p/kg
A superb trade for all including 11 Natives and 4 overage heifers. Suckler bred and posh blues sold to 260p for Keith Harrop with Don Lownds at 255p (£1555) and Stan Evans at 254p, 242p and 239p (£1572) Herefords to 184p, Angus to 194 and OTM to 190p.
|260p/kg||578kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|255p/kg||610kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|254p/kg||550kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|242p/kg||532kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|239p/kg||658kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|238p/kg||610kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|238p/kg||612kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|238p/kg||538kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|228p/kg||550kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|227p/kg||516kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|227p/kg||582kg||Lim||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
And Gross Prices:
|£1572.62||658kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1555.50||610kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1502.80||578kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1456.56||612kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1451.80||610kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1408.32||652kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1397.00||550kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1321.14||582kg||Lim||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1287.44||532kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1281.28||572kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Only a modest entry with vendors testing the new year demand. They need not have been worried. There was plenty of buying power, either present or represented, to ensure a good level of trade.
If you have store cattle to sell Bakewell buyers are looking for them, do not hesitate to book them in for forthcoming weeks.
The Breeding Cattle section included:
|£860||Hfd x Cow, 55 mnths||Bowring Enterprises, Warsop|
|£750||Hfd x Cow, 54 mnths||Bowring Enterprises, Warsop|
Sample prices as follows;
|£470||Hfd x||5-6 mnths||B Shaw, Ipstones|
|£490||Blonde x||6-7 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£470||B Blue x||7 mnths||JJ Furness, Elton|
67 Steers ave £915
Only a small selection, but a tremendous trade with all types wanted, particularly the stronger sorts. Angus crosses selling well indeed.
|£800||Blonde x||9 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£790||Angus x||16 mnths||J & M Riley, Parsley Hay|
|£600||Blonde x||7-9 mnths||J & M Riley, Parsley Hay|
|£980||B Blue x||15 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£900||Lim x||11 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£800||Lim x||8 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1160||B Blue x||17 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1160||Lim x||18 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1160||B Blue x||17 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1085||Angus x||16-19 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1100||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak forest|
|£1050||Lim x||16-19 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1050||Lim x||12-18 mnths||JW Walker, Tideswell|
|£1100||Angus x||18-19 mnths||BG Adams, Brailsford|
|£1070||Angus x||18 mnths||JH Morten & Son, Whaley Bridge|
|£770||MRI||17-19 mnths||JG Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£1000||Lim x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£970||Hfd x||17 mnths||Bowring Enterprises, Warsop|
|£850||Hfd x||21 mnths||S Tudor, Kingsley|
36 Heifers ave £819
Plenty of interest as the following prices indicate, Angus crosses definitely in favour
|£600||Blonde x||7 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£840||Blonde x||10 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£690||Blonde x||9 mnths||M Cox, Belper|
|£990||Lim x||14-18 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£960||B Blue x||16-17 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£1130||Lim x||17-1 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1120||B Blue x||18 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1060||Angus x||20 mnths||JH Morten & Son, Whaley Bridge|
|£980||Lim x||24 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£900||Sim x||17 mnths||P Witham, Ashbourne|
|£430||Angus x||7-9 mnths||JJ Furness, Elton|
42 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
An excellent calf trade with all types in very keen demand.
Best continental bulls over £300 to a top of £322 with the heifers lacking much in the way of quality with the best to £262.
Plenty of trade for the B/W’s with stronger sorts to a top of £115.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£125.00||£100.00||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|Holst||£68.00||£44.33||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Mont||£80.00||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrowpit|
|Fries||£115.00||£99.00||C Shirt, Over Haddon|
|AA||£155.00||£133.33||Birch Bros, Sheen|
|B Blue x||£322.00||£202.67||DW & K Salt, Thorpe|
|Lim||£50.00||CJ & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|Hfd||£105.00||£89.17||GK & E Robinson, Buxton|
|Saler||£148.00||£126.50||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|AA||£85.00||£82.50||A & JM Bunting Ltd|
|B Blue x||£262.00||£143.86||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
|Lim||£78.00||£53.33||CJ & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
1,060 Sheep including 855 Finished Lambs & 205 Cull Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1060 Sheep included 855 lambs. Demand was very brisk throughout with a top of 275p/kg for 3 separate pens and 8 pens over 270p/kg. Best heavy butchers lambs grossed over £131/head. The overall average 240.49p/kg included several pens of plain sorts.
Leading Prices: –
|35.8kg||242p/kg||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|36.5kg||240p/kg||TW Fountain, Marston|
|38.3kg||250p/kg||TW Fountain, Marston|
|38.5kg||258p/kg||C Naylor, Stanton|
|39kg||248p/kg||JW Walker & Son, Tideswell|
|39.1kg||274p/kg||JW Walker & Son, Tideswell|
|39.7kg||270p/kg||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
|40.8kg||267p/kg||N Cupit, Newark|
|41.6kg||275p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|42.6kg||274p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|44.1kg||270p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|45kg||275p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|46kg||266p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|46.4kg||270p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|47.6kg||275p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|48.6kg||264p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|49.5kg||262p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|51kg||242p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|52.5kg||239p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|Standard||To: 258p/kg||Ave: 240.39p/kg|
|Medium||To: 275p/kg||Ave: 240.94p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 275p/kg||Ave: 239.35p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 239p/kg||Ave: 208.12p/kg|
205 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A new year start off entry with the trade good from the very first pen and more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.
All sectors well bid for but the very best shapely Texels and bigger fleshed Mules very fast.
Topping the day Jason Craddock from Lancashire with superb strong Texels at £186 and £185.
The best 8 lots averaged a superb £161.88 and were all Texels. The pure Suffolks were well meated and heavy types to a top of £140 for Messrs Furness & Taylor.
As detailed meated Mules very good to sell to a top of £91 with other regularly £76 plus.
Best horned ewes over £60. Just a small entry of slaughter types to a top of £113 for Texels
Cast Ewes To: £186 Ave: £94.01
Cast Rams To: £113 Ave: £94.00
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