Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 06-02-2023
A normal market with decent entries of 743 cattle and 1,477 sheep.
For the avoidance of doubt we have been informed that the BBC Countryfile episode that was filmed in the market last week will be shown on Sunday 19th February.
The cattle trade was several notches dearer in the finished and OTM sections with recent price levels maintained in the store & breeding department.
There were 494 store & breeding cattle with a tremendous line up of buyers and an outstanding trade from start to finish. Steers reached £1,660, heifers £1,540 and feeding bulls £1,140.
In the breeding section cows with calves sold to £1,470 and in calf cows £1,520.
Fewer finished cattle this week and definitely not enough to satisfy demand.
Top figures 329p/kg and £2,366 per head.
The average for the 52 heifers was a record breaking 280.7p/kilo.
Shorter numbers of OTM cattle with only 102 this week and the trade even dearer.
Top figures 260p/kg and £2,459 per head.
The average was an astonishing 193.8p.
34 calves on offer with bulls to £385 and heifers £300.
In the sheep section there were 1,189 hoggs forward with trade solid, but not very exciting.
Top figures 290p/kg and £141.11 per head.
The SQQ average ended up at 220.5p.
A modest entry of 266 cull sheep with ewes to £170 to average £86.02 for a very mixed sample.
Thursday 9th February: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
We have been asked to inform you
The Funeral of
Formerly of Wheatcroft, Near Crich
will take place on
Friday 10th February
St Mary’s Church
The Funeral of
William George Astell (known as George)
Formerly of Whitehall Farm, Pilsley
will take place on
Thursday 9th February
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
102 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 193.88p /kg or (£1,303.50)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
RIP UP THE RECORD BOOKS!
Up 7 pence on the week
The cows have been getting dearer and dearer but today we set our new personal best of 193.88p or £1303.50.
Every cow today was beyond all expectations but an impressive 49 cattle topped £2. Harold & Brian Ponsonby won the top price cattle at 244p (£1790) for a 4-year-old Simmental cow that was closely followed by Charlie Taberner at 240p (£1776). Two cows topped £2000 with the best being an impressive pedigree Simmental cow from David Donnelly, Hulland Ward at a record price of £2459.20 (212p) with a 10-year-old Lim x from John Gould at £2057 (213p). A wonderful day to be selling cows with the obvious question being how long can this last? Unfortunately, my crystal ball stopped working a long time ago but we must make the most of it while it is here and sell your cows on their feet in Bakewell.
|244p/kg||734kg||Sim, 4 yrs||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|240p/kg||740kg||Lim, 6 yrs||CW Taberner, Tean|
|239p/kg||564kg||Lim, 3 yrs||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|238p/kg||644kg||Lim, 4 yrs||CW Taberner, Tean|
|237p/kg||664kg||Lim, 13 yrs||DL Goddard, Chinley|
|234p/kg||666kg||Lim, 6 yrs||G & GW Green, Moorwood Moor|
|232p/kg||738kg||Lim, 4 yrs||G & GW Green, Moorwood Moor|
|232p/kg||568kg||AA, 30 mnths||Garner Holdings Ltd, Heage|
|230p/kg||650kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||J Bristow, Sleaford|
|230p/kg||586kg||B Blue x, 9 yrs||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|230p/kg||706kg||Hfd, 4 yrs||J Bristow, Sleaford|
|228p/kg||632kg||Char, 4 yrs||B & M Frost, Youlgreave|
|227p/kg||618kg||Lim, 12 yrs||DL Goddard, Chinley|
|£2459.20||1160kg||Sim||D Donnelly, Hulland Ward|
|£2057.58||966kg||Lim||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1861.50||850kg||Blonde x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1826.08||808kg||Lim||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|£1790.96||734kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1776.00||740kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1712.16||738kg||Lim||G & GW Green, Moorwood Moor|
|£1692.42||842kg||Fries||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|£1623.80||706kg||Hfd||J Bristow, Sleaford|
|£1600.72||748kg||AA||Garner Holdings Ltd, Heage|
37 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 169p
Like all cows today, the best ever!
10 best 192-223p
Good fleshed Holsteins 185-190p
Parlour cows 160-170p
Very plain cows under 150p
The best today:
|223p/kg||£1297||Fries, 3 yrs||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|210p/kg||£1566||Fries, 10 yrs||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|201p/kg||£1692||Fries, 6 yrs||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|201p/kg||£1535||Mont, 5 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|199p/kg||£1480||Norw, 5 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|198p/kg||£1199||Holst, 30 mnths||TN Palfreyman & Sons, Flagg|
|195p/kg||£1563||Fries, 7 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|193p/kg||£1312||Fries, 5 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
|192p/kg||£1466||Fries, 7 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|189p/kg||£1364||Fries, 12 yrs||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|188p/kg||£1342||Holt, 9 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|188p/kg||£1338||Fries, 7 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|187p/kg||£1477||Holst, 7 yrs||A & JM Bunting, Bakewell|
|187p/kg||£968||Norw, 3 yrs||Stapleton Farm Services, Leicester|
|186p/kg||£1354||Holst, 5 yrs||WT Bunting & Co, Alsop|
5 OTM Bulls – All worthy of a mention
|211p/kg||£1814||AA||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|207p/kg||£1834||Lim||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|186p/kg||£1930||Sim||Thorp Farms, Baslow|
|172p/kg||£1035||Dexter||PA & J Swindell, Chelmorten|
|£1790||Too Horny to weigh! L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
9 OTM Steers ave 225.9p
|260p/kg||£1617||Blonde, 31 mnths||EA Gagie, Uttoxeter|
|241p/kg||£1561||Hfd, 32 mnths||J Bristow, Sleaford|
113 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 278.5p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Back to school for the auctioneer today with a new price list for the clean cattle with anything gone before completely superseded by today’s trade. Yes, last week was a record price but today was quite unbelievable.
26 Young Bulls ave 249.6p (up 12 pence on the week)
A new wholesale buyer in town and a serious trade on a day of records at Bakewell. 4 best bulls went over 290p with a high of 294p for Steven, Steff and Owen Wells with others from Rob Hall, David Goddard and John Ottewell all making top of the charts. Likewise, 4 bulls sailed over £2000 with Arthur Prue’s Charolais at £2284 and £2215. 8 B/W’s today sold from 204-237p for a Friesian from Messrs Mason, Hulland.
|294p/kg||566kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|294p/kg||580kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|293p/kg||654kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|290p/kg||720kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|289p/kg||732kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|278p/kg||608kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|265p/kg||862kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|262p/kg||552kg||Hfd||RR Mason & Son, Hulland Ward|
|£2284.30||862kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£2215.00||886kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£2115.48||732kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£2088.00||720kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1996.80||780kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1916.22||654kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1705.20||580kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
35 Steers ave 275.4p/kg
Well, up to now I thought I was having a good day in the prime ring, but all my Christmas’ and birthdays seemed to happen today for me with the clean cattle beyond all expectations. Last week’s record values looked very outdated very quickly as we started the clean cattle.
The steers today averaged 277.44p – Another record, with the top 6 over £3 including 2 from a returning vendor Ian Mellor, Kniveton who had 2 Lims at 310 and 305p. Keith Harrop had 303p, Charles Jeffery 301p with Messrs Charlesworth at 300p and Oliver Easom also at £3 for a dairy bred Blue. The gross values look equally impressive with the Jeffrey Family selling Blonde to £2158 and £2004. Herefords to 266p, Angus to 280p and a Norw Red steer at 251p (£1807).
|310p/kg||586kg||Limn||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|305p/kg||550kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|303p/kg||652kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|301p/kg||666kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|300p/kg||602kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|300p/kg||618kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|299p/kg||722kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|298p/kg||668kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|298p/kg||596kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|298p/kg||578kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|288p/kg||680kg||Baz||CM Wint, Alton|
|286p/kg||552kg||Blonde x||Misk Farm, Kirkby in Ashfield|
|285p/kg||592kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|284p/kg||578kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|284p/kg||564kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|280p/kg||632kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£2158.78||722kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2004.66||666kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1990.64||668kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1975.56||652kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1920.80||686kg||Baz||CM Wint, Alton|
|£1907.84||704kg||B Blue x||GW Smith & Son, Aldwark|
|£187372||674kg||B Blue x||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1854.00||618kg||B Blue x||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
52 Heifers ave 280.7p/kg (Another new record)
If you hadn’t already guessed we have had a wonderful day selling cattle today. 15 wonderful heifers today went beyond £3/kilo with a couple of Blondes from Carol Molloy selling later in the sale at 329 and 328p or a remarkable £2033. Charles Jeffery had a tank at 326p or a top price of £2366 with a run from Keith Harrop selling to 324p and 318p etc. 9 Herefords to 276p, 4 Angus to 270p, 2 Belted Galloway to 260p, 3 Stabilizers to 298p and even a Red Poll at 228p.
Thanks for all your cattle and custom at Bakewell.
|329p/kg||584kg||Blonde x||Misk Farm, Kirkby in Ashfield|
|328p/kg||620kg||Blonde x||Misk Farm, Kirkby in Ashfield|
|326p/kg||726kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|324p/kg||562kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|322p/kg||550kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|318p/kg||602kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|310p/kg||576kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|310p/kg||544kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|307p/kg||554kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|306p/kg||620kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|305p/kg||578kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|303p/kg||604kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|303p/kg||520kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|300p/kg||542kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|300p/kg||484kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|£2366.76||726kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2033.60||620kg||Blonde x||Misk Farm, Kirkby in Ashfield|
|£2008.52||674kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1939.66||662kg||B Blue x||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1921.36||584kg||Blonde x||Misk Farm, Kirkby in Ashfield|
|£1914.36||602kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1897.20||620kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1868.72||658kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1831.20||654kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1830.12||604kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Almost 500 head of assorted stores and breeding cattle. A very mixed selection, but buyers were operating at all levels, there was a total clearance at prices which could have not been readily predicted.
If you have stores to sell there is only one way to establish the true value and that is with the auctioneer’s gavel.
The sale commenced with Breeding Stock which included a special entry of Herefords:
|£1310||Hfd Cow, 46 mnths & Bull calf||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£1520||Ped Hfd Cow, 124 mnths, i/c||JP & M Hambleton, Wychnor|
|£1380||Ped Hfd Cow, 113 mnths, i/c||JP & M Hambleton, Wychnor|
|£1300||Ped Hfd Cow, 118 mnths, i/c||JP & M Hambleton, Wychnor|
|14 Ped Hfd Cows i/c sold from £950 to £1520 from Hambletons|
|£1470||Hfd Hfr, 30 mnths & Str Calf||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1380||S Horn Cow, 34 mnths & Str Calf||J & SJ Tunstall, Heage|
|£1190||Angus x Hfr, 30 mnths, i/c||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
Next came a small entry of feeding bulls.
|£800||Holst||13 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£740||Fleck||16 mnths||DJ Webster, Worrall|
|£1140||Sim||14 mnths||S Chesters, Leigh|
|£500||Angus x||5 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£915||Lim x||21 mnths||J Bristow, Sleaford|
280 Steers ave £1019
Tremendous trade for all comers. Angus and Hereford very dear and Black & White selling well. Outwintered cattle commanding a premium and the top-notch continental cross selling well at all age points.
|£990||Sim x||7-8 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£920||Lim x||7-8 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£910||Hfd x||9 mnths||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|£960||Lim x||9 mnths||S Wagstaffe & Sons, Darley|
|£1060||Char x||8-9 mnths||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|£940||Lim x||9 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£790||Lim x||8 mnths||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|£1055||Sim x||8 mnths||CC Etches & Son, Tissington|
|£1060||B Blue x||9 mnths||Jack Bradley, Castleton|
|£1160||Lim x||11-12 mnths||GA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|£1370||Lim x||10 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1020||Angus x||16-17 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Hulland|
|£790||Fries||13-16 mnths||R Torr, Tissington|
|£1105||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||TN Palfreyman, Flagg|
|£770||Sim x||9 mnths||RM Nicholls, Uttoxeter|
|£1010||B Blue x||12 mnths||E Mellor, Over Haddon|
|£1210||Blonde x||15-16 mnths||JE & JM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1370||Lim x||24 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Sterndale|
|£1180||Angus||16-18 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1030||Angus x||15-19 mnths||MJ Brewin, Winford|
|£1340||B Blue x||20 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1355||B Blue x||17-19 mnths||C Matthews, Castleton|
|£1460||B Blue x||20 mnths||C Matthews, Castleton|
|£1100||Fleck||18 mnths||ME & LJ Ellis, Brailsford|
|£1160||Hfd x||19 mnths||ME & LJ Ellis, Brailsford|
|£970||B Blue x||15-18 mnths||S White, Wortley|
|£1390||Devon x||19 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1385||Lim x||20 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1170||Hfd x||20 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1620||Sim x||25 mnths||DC & ME Andrews, Flash|
|£1150||B Blue x||17-21 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1530||Lim x||17-26 mnths||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1580||Char x||20 mnths||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1490||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1490||Hfd x||27-28 mnths||LW Hancock, Stoney Middleton|
|£1660||Lim x||20-21 mnths||JP Austin, Parwich|
|£1570||Lim x||20 mnths||JP Austin, Parwich|
|£1330||Angus x||23-26 mnths||AW Gilman, Wetton|
|£1490||Lim x||18 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1460||Lim x||21 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1375||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£1490||B Blue x||23 mnths||J Hawksworth, Alfreton|
|£1080||Hfd x||18-22 mnths||CE & EN Latham, Sudbury|
|£1345||B Blue x||24-26 mnths||W & C & J Barratt, Combs|
|£1300||Hfd||22-24 mnths||JW Shepherd & Son, Winshill|
|£1350||Angus x||23 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
163 Heifers ave £917
Some wonderful bunches and individuals which were met with a storming trade. All classes of cattle very well bid for as the following results will demonstrate.
|£770||Lim x||7-8 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£870||Hfd x||8-13 mnths||B Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£850||Lim x||6-9 mnths||S Wagstaffe & Sons, Darley|
|£880||Char x||7-9 mnths||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|£900||Lim x||8-9 mnths||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£650||Lim x||6-8 mnths||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|£845||Lim x||10 mnths||CC Etches & Son, Tissington|
|£1280||Char||14 mnths||Mrs MJ Greener, Shireoaks|
|£905||B Blue x||9 mnths||Jack Bradley, Castleton|
|£1290||Lim x||18-19 mnths||GA Lomas & Son, Peak Forest|
|£1540||Lim x||12 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1050||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||TN Palfreyman, Flagg|
|£1100||B Blue x||15 mnths||E Mellor, Over Haddon|
|£1130||Blonde||17 mnths||JE & JM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1105||Lim x||20-22 mnths||GH Ball & Partners, Stone|
|£1430||B Blue x||20 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1060||Hfd x||18 mnths||ME & LJ Ellis, Brailsford|
|£1490||B Blue x||23 mnths||AJ Parker & Sons, Ticknall|
|£1290||Angus x||26 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1330||Lim x||23 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1090||Baz x||20 mnths||Bagshaws (Caxterway) Chelmorten|
|£1260||Lim x||23 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1180||B Blue x||25 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1370||B Blue x||21 mnths||PJ Harrison, Priestcliffe|
|£1400||Lim x||21 mnths||PJ Harrison, Priestcliffe|
|£845||Angus x||18-24 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1190||B Blue x||24 mnths||W & C & J Barratt, Combs|
|£925||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||JW Shepherd & Son, Winshill|
|£895||Angus x||30 mnths||GL Brown, Spondon|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another strong trade for all types, but especially the smarter sorts and the Black & Whites which many more could have been sold to an advantage.
Bulls saw B Blue to £385 and £325 and Limousin heifers to £300 and £250.
B Blue £385 JF Hayes, Shottle
B Blue £325 BD Hudson, Ipstones
Saler £190 JF Hayes, Shotttle
Fries £125 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
B Blue £240 T Farrington & Sons, Abbotts Bromley
B Blue £190 GH Dakin, Snitterton
Hfd £165 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Saler £145 JF Hayes, Shottle
Property and professional services
1189 Lambs & 259 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1448 sheep included an excellent show of 1189 lambs. Despite trade dropping all last week best heavier meated sorts still well bid for. The best butchers lambs peaked at 290p/kg, heavy lambs to 280p/kg and overweight lambs to 228p/kg.
The overall average 220.57p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|31.2kg||250p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|35.6kg||268p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|38.6kg||279p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|39.0kg||269p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|40.8kg||268p/kg||JC Stubbs, Ashbourne|
|41.5kg||290p/kg||P Bennett & Son, Whiteley Green|
|42.5kg||278p/kg||C Cooper, Elton|
|42.8kg||286p/kg||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|43.4kg||268p/kg||J & J Spillane, Buxton|
|44kg||289p/kg||B Jones, Idridgehay|
|46.8kg||280p/kg||B Jones, Idridgehay|
|47.5kg||260p/kg||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|49.5kg||254p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|50kg||256p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|52kg||250p/kg||RJ & JA Hancock & Sons, Foolow|
|54.2kg||228p/kg||W & REA & WD Sessions, Trusley|
|57.8kg||222p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|68.5kg||206p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|Standard||To 279p/kg||Average 208.98p/kg|
|Medium||To 290p/kg||Average 226.66p/kg|
|Heavy||To 280p/kg||Average 223.87p/kg|
|Overweight||To 228p/kg||Average 210.05p/kg|
259 Cull Sheep
A reduced entry with the majority of categories, still a strong trade but not electrifying.
The best big ewes good to sell but no massive weighers or pedigree culls in the shed this week. Top call £170 for the Salisbury Family at Abney with Phil Smith & Gill Cooper-Smith at £159. Plenty of strong ewes £148 and over.
Plain ewes were probably better to sell by just a whisker when compared to last week.
Better mules £78-£80 odd per head but no absolute massive sorts forward.
Texel x Rams to £135 and £129 with others between £116 and £120.
Ewes to £170 Ave £86.02
Rams to £135 Ave £91.37
Goats to £54
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