Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 02-01-2023
The New Year for Bakewell Market started on the Bank Holiday Monday with a decent selection of stock on offer with only the store cattle section failing to attract a reasonable entry.
For all other sections numbers were within striking distance of normal.
To deal with the store cattle first. There were only 46 on offer, but there were sufficient buyers present to ensure a satisfactory trade. With no strong cattle on offer there were no headline figures but price levels were well up to the mark.
The 113 finished cattle sold on a tremendous trade with top figures of 313p and 312p and a maximum gross price of £2003.
The average for the 62 heifers which makes a useful yardstick was 258.1p.
A handy show of 81 OTM and feeding cows saw the best on offer to 219p/kg and top gross £1,780. The average looked good at 167.5p.
38 calves on offer with bulls to £290 and heifers £230.
Over in the sheep department there was plenty of trade for the 1,094 hoggs with top figures 328p/kg and £158.51 per head.
The SQQ average was a respectable 253.9p.
In the cull sheep department 225 head were sold with ewes to £229 to average a remarkable £118.11.
Thursday 5th January: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 20th January: HPLS Cattle Sale
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
81 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 167.5p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A new year and a super entry today with farmers wanting to get ‘back to business’ after the holiday break. Although today was a Bank Holiday all the buyers were at ringside looking to fill a wagon in anticipation of getting the abattoirs running on Tuesday. Trade therefore was hot from the word go with the best 8 over £2 and selling to a top of 219p for a 33-month-old heifer with the best cow at 215p for Jake Lyon, Flagg. Plenty of good cows 185-200p.
|219p/kg||436kg||Lim||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|215p/kg||612kg||Lim||J Lyon, Flagg|
|214p/kg||684kg||AA||GR Banks, Derby|
|212p/kg||674kg||Blonde x||GR Banks, Derby|
|212p/kg||648kg||L Horn||EM Hallifield, Repton|
|208p/kg||856kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|207p/kg||738kg||Blonde x||GR Banks, Derby|
|202p/kg||744kg||Hfd||EJ & WM Webster Ltd, Cauldon|
|198p/kg||706kg||Char||PN Archer, Leicester|
|197p/kg||744kg||L Horn||T Taberner, Anslow|
|196p/kg||746kg||L Horn||EM Hallifield, Repton|
|£1780.48||856kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1527.66||738kg||Blonde x||GR Banks, Derby|
|£1502.88||744kg||Hfd||EJ & WM Webster Ltd, Cauldon|
|£1485.20||790kg||Lim||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|£1465.68||744kg||L Horn||T Taberner, Anslow|
|£1463.76||684kg||AA||GR Banks, Derby|
|£1462.16||746kg||L Horn||EM Hallifield, Repton|
|£1428.88||674kg||Blonde x||GR Banks, Derby|
|£1428.48||768kg||Fries||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1397388||706kg||Char||PN Archer, Leicester|
30 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 161.9p
Very good to sell with cows actually dearer than before Christmas.
7 better sorts 175-196p
Big Holsteins 160-170p
Parlour Cows 150-160p
Smaller sorts 130-140p
Only a few plain cows under 120p
The best today:
|196p/kg||£1219||Fries, 30 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|186p/kg||£1428||Fries, 3 yrs||P Furness, Monyash|
|186p/kg||£1235||Holst, 3 yrs||D & PW Kirkman, Alderwasley|
|183p/kg||£1123||Fries, 6 yrs||C Beever, Alport|
|179p/kg||£1074||Fries, 3 yrs||C Shirt, Over Haddon|
|177p/kg||£1345||Holst, 5 yrs||P Furness, Monyash|
|175p/kg||£1172||Fries, 6 yrs||C Shirt, Over Haddon|
1 OTM Steer
|172p/kg||£1162||AA, 38 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
112 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 253.5p/kg (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A tremendous entry of cattle today and trade excellent from the start to finish. All buyers operating and looking to fill up before work starts on Tuesday. There are plenty of speculations about where the trade is going with some commentators suggesting they could get dearer. My advice would be to only sell when they are ready and the only way to achieve their maximum value is on their feet in Bakewell Market. As ever, if you would like to speak to me with regard to trade or would like a confidential, no obligation farm visit, give me a call on 07801 530899.
4 Young Bulls ave 250.3p/kg
Only a few but well sold on the day.
|266p/kg||£1808||Lim, 16 mnths||K Harrop, Alport|
|258p/kg||£1733||Blonde, 12 mnths||K Harrop, Alport|
|248p/kg||£1597||AA, 19 mnths||S Greenhill, Cheshire|
46 Steers ave 247.9p/kg
All shapes and sizes including some outstanding cattle at the top end. 27 continental, 10 native, 5 Black & White and 4 OTM steers today with the buyers obviously needing numbers. Keith Harrop won the steers and sold to 312 and 301p/kg for good shaped suckler bred continentals with another 10 better sorts topping 270p. Natives saw Hereford to 225p, Angus to 270p, Longhorns to 258p, Shorthorn to 223p and Lincoln to 250p. Holstein steers topped at 219p and a Mont made 235p. 4 OTM’ s sold to 249,241p etc.
|312p/kg||564kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|301p/kg||620kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|296p/kg||622kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|290p/kg||562kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|288p/kg||630kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|278p/kg||674kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|276p/kg||582kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|276p/kg||600kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|274p/kg||688kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|272p/kg||604kg||Lim||J Morris Agricultural, Dronfield|
|270p/kg||660kg||Lim||L & H Redfern, Flagg|
|270p/kg||650kg||AA||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1885.12||688kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1873.72||674kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1866.20||620kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1842.12||774kg||AA||O Pilkington, Mayfield|
|£1841.12||622kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1814.40||630kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1782.00||660kg||Lim||L & H Redfern, Flagg|
|£1759.68||564kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1755.00||650kg||AA||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1706.88||672kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
62 Heifers ave 258.1p/kg
Very very dear again and a super average today. 4 corking good Limousin topped £3/kg with Steven, Steff & Owen Wells winning the day at 313p with their other at 302p. Michael Wynne had 311p and Don Lownds 307p (£1927). Plenty of other heifers with weight 280-290p. Herefords to 249p, Angus to 240p with 3 OTM’s to 226p.
|313p/kg||508kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Sons, Monyash|
|311p/kg||546kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|307p/kg||628kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|302p/kg||540kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|295p/kg||620kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|292p/kg||604kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|292p/kg||522kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|289p/kg||640kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|288p/kg||532kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|286p/kg||472kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|285p/kg||600kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|284p/kg||438kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|283p/kg||658kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|281p/kg||618kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|280p/kg||606kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|280p/kg||668kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2003.40||742kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1927.96||628kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1873.80||694kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1870.40||668kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1862.14||658kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1858.14||666kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1849.60||640kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1841.40||682kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1829.00||620kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1763.68||604kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
27 STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
The Bank Holiday saw just a small entry, but the ring was packed and a lot more could have been sold.
In the Feeding Bulls:
Lim x, 6 mnths (beef bred) £770 Eyam Woodland Estate, Grindleford
Hfd x, 8 mnths £675 Eyam Woodland Estate, Grindleford
A wide variety in the stores.
|£470||Hfd x||8 mnths||Eyam Woodland Estate, Grindleford|
|£950||Lim x||17-20 mnths||J Lyon, Flagg|
|£900||Hfd x||24 mnths||G Webster, Washbrook|
|£875||B Blue x||29 mnths||G Webster, Washbrook|
|£945||Lim x (beef bred)||9 ½ mnths||BR Archer, Sutton on the Hill|
|£885||Lim x (beef bred)||8 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£705||Char x (beef bred)||5-6 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£850||Baz x||13 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£725||Blond x (beef bred)||7 mnths||DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton|
Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer
38 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A large gathering of prospective purchasers ensured a strong trade for all types with a number of purchasers going home short of requirements.
Better continental bulls regularly upwards of £200 to a top of £290 and heifers to a top of £230.
B Blue £290 GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside
B Blue £275 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
B Blue £240 TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley
Lim £210 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
B Blue £230 BD Hudson, Ipstones
Property and professional services
1094 Lambs & 241 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1335 sheep included an excellent entry of 1094 lambs. Demand very good throughout with Mark Hambleton from Taddington topping at 328p/kg and Mark Hambleton from Alstonefield topping the gross at £158.51/head. A total of 9 pens selling at £3/kg and above, the overall average 253.92p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|32.4kg||308p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|36kg||328p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|38.4kg||318p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|39.1kg||296p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Tideswell|
|39.4kg||309p/kg||R Challinor, Cheadle|
|41.1kg||290p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|42kg||315p/kg||J Hall, Longnor|
|43.5kg||318p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|43.6kg||324p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|47.8kg||292p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|49kg||300p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|49.1kg||290p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|52kg||289p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|55kg||278p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|60.5kg||262p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
241 Cull Sheep
A smaller show of 241 cull ewes and rams set of to a flying start with the first two pens from Jason Craddock selling at £229 and £226 both for pens of 7 ewes, with other Texel ewes later in the sale selling at £204. Heavy Masham ewes sold to £120 with best Mules to £100.
Ewes to £229 Ave £118.05
Rams to £168 Ave £122.17