Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 13-02-2023
A bumper crop of cattle with 812 forward together with 1529 sheep.
Just when you thought cattle could get no dearer, they have, with market records tumbling in all sections.
The store & breeding cattle section had gathered 503 head which in turn had attracted a very strong line up of bidders from far and wide.
Steers sold to £1,720, Heifers £1,730 and Feeding Bulls £1,070.
There were plenty of large consignments which allowed well matched bunches to be offered, speeding up the rate of the sale and undoubtably commanding a premium.
In the finished cattle department both numbers and prices were up. A total of 143 cattle were sold with top figures 328p and £2,209 per head.
Our regular barometer of trade the average for the 83 heifers saw the mercury rise to 280.1p a figure only exceeded at a Christmas Primestock sale.
It was the same story in the OTM section with 138 head on offer and top figures 270p/kg and £2,148/head.
The average reached new heights at 189.2p.
Just 35 calves this week with bulls to £330 and heifers £270.
Over in the sheep shed the trade for the 985 finished hoggs was a shade better with top figures 294p/kg and £136.32 per head.
The SQQ average looked a bit perkier at 231.6p.
Cull sheep were out in force with ewes to £132 and the average £72.49.
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Bakewell Market Report
138 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 189.3p /kg or (£1,247.41)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Just to prove last week was not a fluke, we have done it again this week with the overall average within a shade of last week’s record with an extra 36 cows. Trade was like a ‘ball of fire’ all day with some finding too hot to handle. 54 cattle today topped £2/kg with a few OTM clean about today in the 238-243p bracket. Best price however was a pure Limousin (1 calf) cow from the Wells Family at Monyash at a sparkling 270p (£1630). A trio of big cows passed the £2000 barrier with a couple of big well made Limousin from Messrs Charlesworth, Bradbourne and also a Charolais from Arthur Prue. I would love the opportunity to market and sell your cattle, please give me a call and I can give you a confidential, no obligation opinion of what we can do.
|270p/kg||604kg||Lim, 34 mnths||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|243p/kg||532kg||Lim, 33 mnths||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|240p/kg||486kg||B Blue, 30 mnths||A Ballard, Uttoxeter|
|240p/kg||610kg||B Blue x, 30 mnths||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|240p/kg||592kg||B Blue x, 34 mnths||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|238p/kg||480kg||Lim, 32 mnths||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|238p/kg||694kg||Lim, 5 yrs||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|236p/kg||600kg||B Blue x, 30 mnths||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|234p/kg||718kg||Lim, 8 yrs||GR Banks, Derby|
|232p/kg||808kg||Sim, 3 yrs||WG Astell, Pilsley|
|231p/kg||666kg||Lim, 5 yrs||GR Banks, Derby|
|230p/kg||934kg||Lim, 8 yrs||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|229p/kg||870kg||Lim, 5 yrs||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|229p/kg||682kg||Lim, 5 yrs||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|£2148.20||934kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£2020.30||890kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£2020.16||944kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1992.30||870kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1902.44||956kg||Holst||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|£1874.56||808kg||Sim||WG Astell, Pilsley|
|£1792.00||800kg||Lim||CC Etches & Son, Tissington|
|£1738.64||824kg||Mont||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|£1694.56||952kg||Holst||S & LM Kirby, Eastmoor|
|£1688.88||744kg||B Blue x||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
63 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 171.1p
Nearly half the entry today as extra farms realise the value of marketing their cows at Bakewell. A record 13 over £2/kg and an unbelievable top gross of £1902.44 for an 8 ½ year old Holstein cow.
13 best fed sorts over £2
Good fleshed Holsteins 180-190p
Parlour Holsteins 160-175p
Leaner orts 145-160p
Plain cows 125-145p
The best today:
|240p/kg||£1286||Fries, 26 mnths||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|239p/kg||£1285||Holst, 26 mnths||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|231p/kg||£1182||Fries, 28 mnths||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|219p/kg||£1629||Norw, 5 yrs||P Handley, Bottom Farm|
|216p/kg||£1624||Holst, 5 yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|213p/kg||£1375||Fries, 3 ½ yrs||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|211p/kg||£1738||Mont, 8 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|211p/kg||£1599||Holst, 4 yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|208p/kg||£1285||Fries, 6 yrs||J Lomas & Son, Griffe|
|204p/kg||£1415||Fries, 7 yrs||J Lomas & Son, Griffe|
|203p/kg||£1421||Fries, 8 yrs||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|200p/kg||£1432||Holst, 28 mnths||CG Clowes, Cubley|
|200p/kg||£1408||Fries, 8 yrs||J Lomas & Son, Griffe|
|199p/kg||£1902||Holst, 9 yrs||A Sims, Hulland|
4 OTM Bulls
|210p/kg||£1810||B Blue||GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford|
|196p/kg||£1834||Char||S Kidd, Quarnford|
4 OTM Steers
|256p/kg||£1781||Char, 37 mnths||WG Astell, Pilsley|
|236p/kg||£1401||Lim, 36 mnths||K & ME Hall & Son|
143 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 272.8p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Put your seatbelts on, hold on to your hats, light the blue touch paper and get ready for another wonderful report on todays trade.
8 Young Bulls ave 255.99p/kg
A shortage of numbers but not trade with all the buyers firing. A super Lim x from the Edge family, Minninglow sold at 302p or £2065 with David Goddard at 286p or £2110.
|302p/kg||684kg||Lim||D & E Edge, Pike Hall|
|286p/kg||738kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|272p/kg||680kg||Lim||S & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|266p/kg||624kg||AA||N Belfield, Wilboarclough|
|£2110.68||738kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2065.68||684kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£2010.58||814kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1857.54||746kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1849.60||680kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
52 Steers ave 264.7p/kg
An unbelievable day from start to finish in the clean cattle with 9 steers over £3 with 6 big boys over £2000. Best of the day was a super big red Limmy at 324p (£2209) for PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley with his other 2 that made 308 and 300p. Keith Harrop had 316, 311 and 304p. James Wardman 308p and Ian Miller at 300p. 7 Natives had Hereford to 278 and Lincoln at 262p. 6 B/W’s to 236p for Holstein and 234p for Friesian.
|324p/kg||682kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|316p/kg||622kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|311p/kg||636kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|308p/kg||692kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|307p/kg||682kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|304p/kg||688kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||566kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|300p/kg||700kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|300p/kg||646kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|291p/kg||682kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|289p/kg||690kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|284p/kg||726kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|281p/kg||668kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£2209.68||682kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2131.36||692kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£2100.00||700kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2093.74||682kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2091.52||688kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2061.84||726kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1994.10||690kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1984.62||682kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1977.96||636kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1965.60||856kg||Sim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
83 Heifers ave 280.1p/kg
A lot more on offer and an almost identical average to last week for a lot more cattle.
The butchers were certainly out in force today with a super line up at ringside with 21 accounts today for the finished cattle. At the top of a very big heap of 25 heifers over 300p was a superb pure Limousin from Steven, Steff and Owen Wells with their handy weight heifer at 328p (£1764). Roger White won the silver medal at 319p for a powerful Limmy with James Wardman and Clive Bacon both at 318p. 6 super big girls £2000 with three each from Clive Bacon and Peter Gaunt crossing the illustrious marker. 17 Natives in the entry today with Hereford at 269p, Angus to 288p, Shorthorn to 252p and Lincoln to 253p.
|328p/kg||538kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|319p/kg||598kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|318p/kg||586kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|318p/kg||658kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|315p/kg||646kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|314p/kg||636kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|313p/kg||618kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|313p/kg||652kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|312p/kg||634kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|311p/kg||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|310p/kg||618kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|309p/kg||550kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|308p/kg||620kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|308p/kg||594kg||Blonde x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|307p/kg||620kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|306p/kg||546kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|£2092.44||658kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2065.04||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2040.76||652kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2034.90||646kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2006.40||660kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1997.04||636kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1983.20||670kg||Lim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|£1978.08||634kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1972.76||662kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A wonderful entry of 503 cattle included some very useful consignments and buyers commented very postively about the quality of cattle on offer.
Trade seems to have moved up another notch with plenty of the stronger cattle heading up to £1,500 and beyond.
The sample prices make very good reading.
Only a handful of Breeding Stock which included:
|£1110||Hfd Hfr, 30 mnths, i/c||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
|£1280||Lim x||36 mnths||B Langton, Ilkeston|
|£850||Angus x||32-45 mnths||SW Frith, Ilam|
20 Feeding Bulls
|£670||Hfd x||7 mnths||A Foster, Whaley Bridge|
|£900||Hfd x||22 mnths||CJE Carr, Tissington|
|£1070||Lim x||9 mnths||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|£1025||Char x||11 mnths||JA Clowes & Son, Cubley|
|£855||Char x||8 mnths||P Emery, Gratwich|
|£560||Lim x||8-10 mnths||C Titterton, Tean|
261 Steers ave £1048
Tremendous trade from start to finish with strong competition for cattle at all age levels.
Short finish cattle looking very dear with buyers’ enthusiasm brought on by results in the prime ring.
|£1085||Sim x||8 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£890||Angus x||7-10 mnths||BG Mosley, Shottle|
|£1200||Lim x||9 mnths||CRP & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1200||B Blue x||11 mnths||W Frith, Ashbourne|
|£945||Lim x||10-11 mnths||IF & RW Smith, Ashbourne|
|£950||Lim x||10 mnths||C & M Wainwright, Denstone|
|£875||Hfd x||7-9 mnths||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|£970||Lim x||13 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1090||Lim x (6)||10-12 mnths||HJ Burton, Brailsford|
|£1160||Lim x||11-12 mnths||GA Lomas & Son, Peak Forest|
|£935||Angus x||12-13 mnths||E Mellor, Over Haddon|
|£1360||B Blue x||21 mnths||Hobson Farms, Flagg|
|£1300||Dev||19 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1270||Hfd x||21 mnths||S Hardy, Bonsall|
|£960||Hfd x||17 mnths||AP Critchlow, Wheston|
|£995||Lim x||17-20 mnths||N Rickards, Slaley|
|£1240||Hfd x||20 mnths||KCR Lomas, Brassington|
|£1130||Lim x||18-20 mnths||GH Ball & Partners, Stone|
|£1360||B Blue x||16-20 mnths||L & H Redfern, Flagg|
|£1510||Angus x||23-24 mnths||Longditch Fm, Winkhill|
|£1530||Lim x (5)||21 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1600||Blonde x||21 mnths||DW Shirt, Edale|
|£1350||B Blue x||21 mnths||N & J Stone, Tissington|
|£1300||Char x||16 mnths||JA Clowes & Son, Cubley|
|£1440||B Blue x||18 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1370||Mont x||20 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1120||Angus x||16 mnths||MJ Brewin, Linford|
|£1380||Lim x||20 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1145||Fries||19-21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1450||Blonde x||21 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1720||Lim x||21 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1670||Lim x||21-22 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1330||Hfd x (6)||22-23 mnths||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1400||Hfd x (4)||24-28 mnths||LW Hancock, Stoney Middleton|
|£1430||Hfd x (4)||22 mnths||JW Shepherd & Son, Winshill|
|£1380||Sim x||19 mnths||Greendales Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1280||B Blue x||24 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£870||Holst (7)||16-19 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£1400||Angus x||23 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1590||Lim x||21-22 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1660||Lim x||26 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1600||Sim x||26 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1440||Angus x||24 mnths||CE & EN Latham, Sudbury|
|£1570||B Blue x||29-31 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Harpur Hill|
|£1610||B Blue x||27-28 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Harpur Hill|
|£1390||Angus x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1115||Holst (7)||27-29 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
201 Heifers ave £1022
We cannot recall a Monday store heifer average of over a thousand, but it has happened today.
Some great cattle, but with prices to match. Angus and Herford crosses keenly sought and some fantastic prices at both ends of the spectrum from suckled calves to short finish animals.
Take a look at the results.
|£1000||Lim x||14 mnths||H Savage, Harthill|
|£1030||Sim x (6)||10-11 mnths||D Sorrell, Clay Cross|
|£870||Angus x||10-11 mnths||BG Mosley, Shottle|
|£1150||Lim x||10 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£960||Lim x||9 mnths||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|£1120||B Blue x||10 mnths||W Frith, Ashbourne|
|£885||Lim x (6)||9-10 mnths||J & M Riley, Hartington|
|£910||Lim x||10-13 mnths||IF & RW Smith, Ilam|
|£960||Lim x||11 mnths||R Alsop, Alderwasley|
|£1000||Lim x||12 mnths||HJ Burton & Son, Brailsford|
|£1150||Lim x||17 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1010||Sim x||14 mnths||PC Harrison, Boylestone|
|£1390||Lim x (6)||17-20 mnths||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1730||Angus||20 mnths||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1000||Angus x||18 mnths||T Lee, Ripley|
|£945||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||N Rickards, Slaley|
|£1200||Angus x||18-22 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1265||Lim x||20-22 mnths||GH Ball & Partners, Stone|
|£1030||Hfd x||21 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1380||B Blue x||25 mnths||L & H Redfern, Flagg|
|£1480||Lim x||20 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1360||Blonde x||21 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1280||B Blue x||21 mnths||DW Shirt, Edale|
|£1195||Sim x||18-21 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1140||Angus x||20-21 mnths||A Worthington, Marthall|
|£1450||Lim x (5)||20-22 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1620||Lim x||21-22 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1290||Hfd||22 mnths||JW Shepherd, Winshill|
|£1135||Angus (8)||23 mnths||AP Moore, Longdon|
|£1200||Angus||18 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£1440||S Horn x||28 mnths||JG & AM Spendlove, Belper|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another strong trade on the better-quality calves but the smaller sorts meeting a slightly more selective trade.
B Blues again the flavour of the day with bulls to £330 and heifers to £270.
B/W’s possibly a little easier today with a top of £62.
B Blue £330 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
B Blue £315 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
Hfd £140 JD & B Broadley, Hartington
B Blue £270 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
B Blue £225 HW Wright & Sons, Brackenfield
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985 Lambs, 541 Ewes & Rams & 3 Store Sheep (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A total entry of 1529 head of sheep included 985 lambs. Demand very good for the meated sorts with best butchers types to 294p/kg with heavy butchers lambs to 275p/kg and overweight to 256p/kg. The overall market average 231.94p/kg up 10p on the week.
Leading Prices: –
|29kg||272p/kg||KP Stephens, Melton|
|35.8kg||275p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|36.1kg||255p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|38.8kg||279p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|39kg||285p/kg||R Challinor, Stoke|
|40.5kg||294p/kg||R Challinor, Stoke|
|40.7kg||288p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|41.6kg||281p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|42.5kg||284p/kg||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|43.5kg||278p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|44.8kg||260p/kg||L Wright, Hartington|
|46.8kg||262p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|47.4kg||275p/kg||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|48.1kg||268p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|53.1kg||256p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|Standard||To 285p/kg||Average 224.65p/kg|
|Medium||To 294p/kg||Average 240.74p/kg|
|Heavy||To 275p/kg||Average 229.82p/kg|
|Overweight||To 256p/kg||Average 217.48p/kg|
541 Cull Sheep
An outstanding entry of 541 cull ewes and rams on offer. Short on best big heavy ewes this week with a top price of £135/head. The big Texel & Suffolk x ewes sold to £130/head with plenty in the £118-£129 bracket.
Heavy Mules still harder to place selling in the £75-£90 bracket. Best sold on the day are the plainer sorts.
Ewes to £135 Ave £72.49
Rams to £100 Ave £69.75
3 Store Sheep
Just 3 ewes sold at £170 for Mules.
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