Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 09-01-2023
A tremendous turnout for the first ‘proper’ market of the New Year.
605 Cattle and 1,717 sheep in parade along with a tremendous line up of buyers which ensured a wonderful trade in all cattle sections.
Sheep do not enjoy the same level of demand and hogg prices were a shade easier than last week.
There was an on-site auction of land rovers and 4WD of which there are more details below.
The store & breeding cattle department had a catalogued entry of 320 head and had attracted a bumper crowd of buyers. The result – prices well in excess of expectation and not enough cattle to go round.
The top prices tell the story with steers to £1600 and heifers £1500. The few feeding bulls topped at £1130.
Over in the finished ring demand was also very strong with 145 cattle on offer.
Top prices 314p and £2170 per head.
Our regular barometer of trade, the average for the 70 heifers was a remarkable 264.8p.
107 OTM cattle and feeding cows took another hike in price with top figures 250p and £1912 and the average jumped to 178.4p.
Calf numbers steady at 39 with bulls to £335 and heifers £255.
Wet weather over the weekend had hardly been conducive to sheep sorting, but there were 1045 hoggs on offer with the best at 275p and £149.68 per head.
Trade generally hard work for the auctioneer with demand easier than last week and the SQQ average 231.5p.
Cull sheep out in force with 665 on offer. Ewes sold to £220, but the entry included a good many plain sorts and the average emerged at £83.53.
BAKEWELL 4WD SALE BLASTS TO £40,100
The onsite Monday sale of land rovers and 4WD vehicles attracted a mixed entry with the land rover marque dominating the lots and bidding.
Top call £40,100 + vat for a Land Rover 90 Defender (County Pack) 2015 with 25,000 miles from a local small farm at Ashbourne, there were 4 active bidders and it eventually was clinched by a Northamptonshire farmer.
Another Land Rover 90 Defender 2014 showing 48,000 miles achieved £23,000 + vat.
Ford Ranger Wildcats sold well with a 2018 model at £22,000.
Thursday 12th January: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 20th January: HPLS Cattle Sale
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
107 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 178.5p /kg or (£1,194)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
TRADE AT RECORD LEVELS!
Absolutely unbelievable. Things were good last week but this week was certainly the dearest we have seen them. Up 11 pence on the week as the cow beef buyers fought hard for the cattle on offer. I accept that they are dear everywhere but when things are this good, the only way to market your cows is on their legs and in Bakewell Market. 17 today topped £2/kg with a high of 250p/kg (£1745) for a tremendous 3 ½ year old Limousin from David Goddard, Wardlow Mires. Plenty of beef cows 190-210p.
|250p/kg||698kg||Lim, 3 ½ yrs||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|229p/kg||640kg||Lim, 4 yrs||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|224p/kg||854kg||B Blue x, 9 yrs||KJ Allen, Castleton|
|218p/kg||698kg||Lim, 4 yrs||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|217p/kg||774kg||Lim, 6 yrs||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|209p/kg||900kg||Char, 11 yrs||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|207p/kg||568kg||Lim, 33 mnths||A Birchenough, Doveholes|
|206p/kg||850kg||Char, 7 yrs||B & M Frost, Bakewell|
|206p/kg||806kg||Char, 9 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|206p/kg||646kg||Lim, 3 ½ yrs||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|205p/kg||640kg||Char, 3 ½ yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|203p/kg||864kg||Char, 8 yrs||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|200p/kg||700kg||AA, 11 yrs||Mosley & Kirkwood, Matlock|
|199p/kg||678kg||AA, 12 yrs||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|£1912.96||854kg||B Blue x||KJ Allen, Castleton|
|£1881.00||900kg||Char||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1753.92||864kg||Char||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1751.00||850kg||Char||B & M Frost, Bakewell|
|£1745.00||698kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1679.58||774kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1671.38||866kg||Hfd||D & J Haslam, Marston Montgomery|
|£1660.36||806kg||Char||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£1623.16||868kg||Holst||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1611.72||714kg||Char||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
38 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 162.1p
As strong as we have had them,
7 best cows over 178p
Big Holsteins 165-175p
Parlour cows 155-165p
Smaller or leaner cows 140-150p
Only a few under 130p
The best today:
|192p/kg||£1355||Mont (8yrs)||J & J Walton & Sons, Carsington|
|191p/kg||£1428||Holst (6yrs)||GHW Dakin, Snitterton|
|187p/kg||£1623||Holst (6yrs)||P Furness, Monyash|
|183p/kg||£1204||Fries (8yrs)||C Beever, Alport|
|181p/kg||£1375||Fries (6yrs)||GK & E Robinson, Wheston|
|178p/kg||£1395||Holst (7yrs)||GW & WL Neville, Tansley|
|178p/kg||£1249||Fries (4yrs)||P Furness, Monyash|
4 OTM Bulls
|207p/kg||£1680||B Blue (6yrs)||HJ Hitchcock, Belper|
|198p/kg||£1544||Lim (31 mnths)||J Cawser, Marchington|
|170p/kg||£1791||Char (9yrs)||SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave|
5 OTM Steers
|232p/kg||£1744||AA (33 mnths)||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|225p/kg||£1710||Hfd (31 mnths)||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|222p/kg||£1789||Hfd (31 mnths)||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
145 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 247.97p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
New Year – New values. Trade can only be described as amazing. Bulls to £2,200, Steers to £2,170 and Heifers to £2,116. 44 vendors today would be absolutely delighted with the 20 buyers at ringside.
25 Young Bulls ave 227.6p
5 super suckler bred bulls today look an astonishing trade with a high of 281 and 279p for a pair from Keith Harrop. Graham Bright had 273p for his heavy Limousin to gross £2200 with a couple of heavies from John Ottewell at 268 and 265p. 13 Dairy bulls today with Fleckv to 229p, Friesian to 222p and Dairy Shorthorn to 215p.
|281p/kg||640kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|279p/kg||608kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|273p/kg||806kg||Lim||Mycock & Bright, Buxton|
|268p/kg||708kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|265p/kg||742kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|233p/kg||586kg||AA||K Harrop, Alport|
|230p/kg||530kg||Char||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|229p/kg||588kg||Fleck||RP Hall, Heaton|
|228p/kg||630kg||Sim||C Biggin & Sons, Holmesfield|
|223p/kg||548kg||AA||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
|222p/kg||506kg||Fries||P Furness, Monyash|
|£2200.38||806kg||Lim||Mycock & Bright, Buxton|
|£1966.30||742kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1897.44||708kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1798.40||640kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1696.32||608kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1436.40||630kg||Sim||C Biggin & Sons, Holmesfield|
|£1421.20||646kg||Sim||C Biggin & Sons, Holmesfield|
|£1365.38||586kg||AA||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1346.52||588kg||Fleck||RP Hall, Heaton|
|£1268.40||604kg||Norw Red||JA Godber, Duffield|
50 Steers ave 235.4p/kg
24 continental, 18 Native, 5 B/W and 3 OTM today with something for everyone. No doubting the trade today with values beyond last year’s extreme levels. Nigel Birch topped the day at £3 for a posh suckler bred Limmy. Down Lownds had 280p (twice) for heavy weight Lims with the top grossing Limmy at £2170 (274p) for a very smart big bullock from John Grummett. Hereford to 228p, Angus to 248p, Lincoln to 232p and Holstein to 220p. 3 OTM’s sold well at 234, 230 and 225p.
|300p/kg||568kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|280p/kg||666kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|280p/kg||708kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|277p/kg||588kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|277p/kg||588kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|274p/kg||666kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|274p/kg||792kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|269p/kg||654kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|268p/kg||664kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|268p/kg||694kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|264p/kg||608kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|253p/kg||604kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|£2170.08||792kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1982.40||708kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1864.80||666kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1859.92||694kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1848.00||770kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|£1836.00||816kg||B Blue x||PM Atkin, Kirk Ireton|
|£1824.84||666kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1820.40||740kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1797.28||752kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1779.52||664kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
70 Heifers ave 264.9p/kg
A stunning trade and some excellent cattle throughout the day. The sale kicked off with 3 stunning black Limousin heifers from Clive Bacon, Wadshelf that would have not looked out of place at Christmas and sold to 314p with others at 306 and 305p to average a superb £2029. 3 other heifers topped £3 with plenty more in the 290’s. 12 Natives had Herefords to 262p and Angus to 238p.
|314p/kg||674kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|306p/kg||608KG||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|305p/kg||692kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|300p/kg||550kg||B Blue x||Mycock & Bright, Buxton|
|300p/kg||550kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||664kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|296p/kg||546kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|295p/kg||638kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|295p/kg||634kg||Lim||D Lowds, Reapsmoor|
|295p/kg||672kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|294p/kg||568kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|294p/kg||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|292p/kg||640kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|292p/kg||622kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|290p/kg||562kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|290p/kg||628kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2116.36||674kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2110.60||692kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1992.00||664kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1988.00||700kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1982.40||672kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1933.56||738kg||Hfd||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor|
|£1905.68||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1893.36||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1892.80||676kg||B Blue x||BD &JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1891.62||678kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A very useful entry of 314 head, but still not enough to satisfy the demand from a full line up of buyers, some of whom failed to get started.
The current trade for finished cattle is certainly giving confidence to buyers keen to keep their yards topped up.
The sale started with a few Dexter breeding cattle achieving the princely sum of £390 for a cow & calf.
These were followed by 23 Feeding Bulls
Which sold very well indeed and included:
|£1000||Hfd||19-21 mnths||D Beckett, Pilsley|
|£500||Hfd||6 mnths||B Snow, Ipstones|
|£1130||Lim x||9 mnths||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£715||Lim x||7-8 mnths||GCG Robinson, Longnor|
|£810||Char x||9-11 mnths||Miss C Dawson, Bawtry|
137 Steers ave £1039
A wonderful trade with some classy cattle in the entry as can be seen from the average of £1,039.
Hereford and Angus cattle keenly sought and blacker and whites than we have seen for a while selling particularly well.
|£1220||Angus x||17-19 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£740||Sim x||12-14 mnths||J Wainwright, Adlington|
|£740||Char x||7 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£620||Lim x||5-6 mnths||A Birchenough, Doveholes|
|£635||B Blue x||9-15 mnths||TW Kent, Yeaveley|
|£1600||Blonde x||14 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£820||Hfd x||16 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£910||Lim x||10 mnths||AJ Parker, Ticknall|
|£1460||Sim x||23 mnths||RJ Forrester, Foston|
|£1150||Lim x||18 mnths||RJ Forrester, Foston|
|£960||Lim x||13 mnths||RD Gould & Son, Longnor|
|£1200||Angus||17 mnths||RB & GE Fretwell, Penistone|
|£1140||S Horn||17 mnths||RD & L Worthington, Edale|
|£905||Fries||14-18 mnths||Somerset House Farming|
|£1320||Lim x||19-20 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1220||Lim x||17 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1310||Angus x||18 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1200||Hfd||20 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1380||Hfd x||16-20 mnths||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|£1450||Cont x||20 mnths||J Melland, Flagg|
|£1130||Blonde x||15-16 mnths||J Melland, Flagg|
|£1200||Hfd||18-20 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Hollington|
|£840||Fries/Holst||17-21 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1195||B Blue x||16-17 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1250||B Blue x||25 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1280||Lim x||20 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£895||Holst||22-24 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£1245||Hfd||27 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1200||Lim x||22-24 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1430||Angus x||22-23 mnths||D & J Haslam, Marston|
|£1550||Lim x||24 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£1320||Lim x||17-25 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£1045||Holst||24 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£1590||B Blue x||30 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
131 Heifers ave £871
A great trade from start to finish with all types in strong demand.
|£1070||Angus x||17-19 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£370||Hfd||5-7 mnths||B Snow, Ipstones|
|£640||Lim x||5-6 mnths||A Birchenough, Doveholes|
|£550||B Blue x||9-10 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£1190||Blonde x||11 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£870||Lim x||17 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£720||Lim x||8-9 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£910||Lim||10 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£990||Char x||18 mnths||RJ Forrester, Foston|
|£635||Lim x||6-7 mnths||GCG Robinson, Longnor|
|£890||B Blue x||18 mnths||J & SJ Tunstall, Heage|
|£890||Sim x||13-15 mnths||Miss N Wood, Bakewell|
|£950||Angus x||15-17 mnths||RB & GE Fretwell, Penistone|
|£920||Sim x||16 mnths||WP Wilson, Hilton|
|£990||Lim x||17-21 mnths||RA Frith, Thorpe|
|£1280||Angus x||20 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1255||Lim x||15-18 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£1380||Dev||19 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1130||Hfd||17 mnths||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|£900||Blonde||15-16 mnths||J Melland & Son, Flagg|
|£1150||B Blue x||21 mnths||IE & M & A Wilson, Hollington|
|£1370||B Blue x||26 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1190||Mont x||24 mnths||R Bunting, Friden|
|£900||Sim x||13-14 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£970||B Blue x||21 mnths||AC Petford Ltd, Watling St|
|£1190||Char x||22 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£1110||Angus x||22 mnths||D & J Haslam, Marston|
|£1500||B Blue x||24-25 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
|£1240||B Blue x||30 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
40 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A flying trade for all types and many more could have been sold to advantage.
Better continental bulls generally £200 plus to a top of £335 with heifers to £255.
Plenty of interest in the B/W peaking at £100.
B Blue £335 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
B Blue £310 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Lim £240 A & D Gregory, Litton
Lim £235 TW Kent, Yeaveley
Hfd £190 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Holst £100 RS Hall, Peak Forest
B Blue £255 AE & E Bowler, Shottle
Char £220 PE & JM Cawser, Sudbury
Property and professional services
1059 Lambs & 632 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1691 sheep included 7 Spring lambs and 1052 old season lambs. Best meated sorts well bid for with a top of 275p/kg with heavy butchers lambs to 268p/kg and overweight sorts to 236p/kg with a top gross of £149.86. The overall average 231.59p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|37kg||256p/kg||R Mosley & Son, Elton|
|38.7kg||254p/kg||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|39.5kg||269p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|39.9kg||270p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|40kg||264p/kg||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|41.7kg||260p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|42.2kg||265p/kg||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|43.8kg||274p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|45.3kg||275p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|46.8kg||268p/kg||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|49kg||260p/kg||PT Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|63.5kg||236p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|Standard||To 256p/kg||Average 222.41p/kg|
|Medium||To 275p/kg||Average 234.54p/kg|
|Heavy||To 268p/kg||Average 230.48p/kg|
|Overweight||To 236p/kg||Average 223.5p/kg|
Just 7 Spring lambs sold at 305p/kg for 42kg to gross £129/head.
632 Cull Sheep
A bigger entry of 632 cull ewes and rams saw best Texel ewes in demand, but with more Mules about these were much harder to place. Best heavy Texel ewes sold to £220 for Jason Craddock with another pen full at £218. Best heavy Mule & Mashams sold to just over £100 with middle of the road sorts selling in the £65-£80 bracket.
Ewes to £220 Ave £81.44
Rams to £1528 Ave £70.78