Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 20-02-2023
Decent entries with 741 cattle and 1,600 sheep on offer.
Cattle prices still sky high and the sheep trade usefully increased from last week.
Another very large entry of 464 store and breeding cattle sold on a tremendous trade with top figures £1,700 for steers, £1,590 for heifers and £1,500 for feeding bulls.
In the breeding section cows and calves sold at £1,360 and in calf heifers £1,550.
117 finished cattle this week with yet another increase in trade.
Top figures 330p and £2,276 per head.
The average for the 60 heifers was an astonishing 291.0p with the per head average a remarkable £1,760.
If you fancy selling your finished cattle live and have not sold at Bakewell before, have a word with Oliver Hiles on 07831 530899.
OTM cattle were out in force with an entry of 131.
Trade well above expectations with top figures 260p and £2,321 per head.
The average-another record breaker, at 197.0p.
Calves – thin on the ground this week with only 29 forward, bulls to £295 and heifers £230.
In the sheep section the 1,168 hoggs were better sold with the best on offer to 306p and £149.33 per head.
The SQQ average looking a little more cheerful at 241.7p.
432 cull sheep on offer with trade firmer, ewes sold to £212 to average £97.41.
Thursday 23rd February: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 17th March: HPLS Store Cattle Sale
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
131 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 197.01p /kg or (£1,332.00)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Records tumble again!
Unbelievable is the only word to describe the beef trade at present and cow meat is very much in vogue at the moment with the price of cows lifting on a weekly basis, the only question is how long can this continue? Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer to this question, but all I can suggest is that you sell any passengers that you have in Bakewell to enjoy the record prices that are on offer. 69 vendors of cows in Bakewell today with an unbelievable 64 cattle topping £2/kilo and 20 over 230p. Top call today was a 1 calf 35 mnth old Limousin from John Morris, Dronfield with many more worthy of a mention and all can be seen in the top price list.
I would love the opportunity to market your cattle, please give me a call for a confidential, no obligation opinion of what we can do.
|260p/kg||550kg||Lim, 35 mnths||J Morris Agriculture, Dronfield|
|257p/kg||670kg||Lim, 14 mnths||IR & AD Wildgoose, Scarcliffe|
|257p/kg||678kg||Lim, 5 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|254p/kg||610kg||Lim, 3 yrs||R & KM Bird, Sutton on the Hill|
|250p/kg||586kg||Lim, 2 ½ yrs||B & AB Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|248p/kg||836kg||Lim, 3 yrs||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|247p/kg||652kg||Lim, 12 yrs||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|246p/kg||648kg||Lim, 4 yrs||NA Birch, Monyash|
|244p/kg||648kg||B Blue x, 6 yrs||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|240p/kg||674kg||B Blue x, 7 yrs||JA Hall, Longnor|
|239p/kg||574kg||B Blue x, 30 mnths||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|237p/kg||636kg||Lim, 4 ½ yrs||AH & T Carr, Waterfall|
|237p/kg||654kg||AA, 32 mnths||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|234p/kg||680kg||Lim, 10 yrs||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|£2073.28||836kg||Lim||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|£2022.44||868kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1833.30||970kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1819.44||798kg||B Blue x||WG Astell, Pilsley|
|£1800.18||822kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1787.04||876kg||Holst||FH White, Belper|
|£1771.56||798kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1742.46||678kg||Lim||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£1721.90||670kg||Lim||IR & AD Wildgoose, Scarcliffe|
57 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 180.1p
The best ever, 30% over £2/kg:
17 best fed cows 201-226p
Fleshed Holsteins 190-200p
Parlour Holsteins 170-185p
Leaner cows 160-170p
Plainest cows very few under 150p
The best today:
|226p/kg||£1658||Mont, 4 yrs||RF & JP Critchlow, Hartington|
|222p/kg||£1314||Holst, 27 mnths||FH White, Shottle|
|221p/kg||£1449||Mont, 6 yrs||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|213p/kg||£1486||Fries,8 yrs||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|213p/kg||£1175||Holst, 30 mnths||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|211p/kg||£1624||Fries, 6 yrs||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|210p/kg||£1541||Fries, 9 yrs||C Beever, Alport|
|210p/kg||£1705||Holst, 10 yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|208p/kg||£906||Holst, 30 mnths||FH White, Shottle|
|208p/kg||£1364||Holst, 3 yrs||FH White, Shottle|
|206p/kg||£1553||Fries, 12 yrs||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|205p/kg||£1676||Holst, 8 yrs||JE & CM Fletcher & Co, Peak Forest|
|204p/kg||£1787||Holst, 7 yrs||FH White, Shottle|
|203p/kg||£1429||Holst, 11 yrs||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
|201p/kg||£1334||Fries, 8 yrs||C Beever, Alport|
|201p/kg||£1716||Holst, 10 yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
|£1833||11yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
7 OTM Bulls
|205p/kg||£1521||Lim||G Stubbs, Wetton|
|200p/kg||£1876||Lim||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|178p/kg||£2321||Devon||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
2 OTM Steers
|244p/kg||£1786||AA, 32 mnths||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
117 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 282.6p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Better than ever!
Just when you think that the top has been reached and they can’t get any better, Wham Bam Thank you Ma’am!!!
15 Young Bulls ave 259.5p/kg
Sold to a new record top price at Bakewell of 316p (£1921) for a posh Limmy from David Goddard. John Ottewell’s 2 heavyweight Lims made 293 and 288p (both over £2,100) with Fries up to 236p for P Furness.
|316p/kg||608kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|293p/kg||748kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|288p/kg||750kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|280p/kg||668kg||Lim||DG Allen, Smalley|
|259p/kg||558kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|259p/kg||476kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|£2191.64||748kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£2160.00||750kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1921.28||608kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1870.40||668kg||Lim||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£1731.04||698kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1567.70||610kg||Lim||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£1555.70||662kg||Lim||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£1445.22||558kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
42 Steers ave 278.9p/kg
A trade that would make any body sit up and take notice with the clean cattle today beyond all expectations. 15 steers topped £3/kg with the top 9 over £2000. First time vendor and last in to the ring was Graham Lloyd, Northwich with 5 red Limousin steers up to 330, 326, 321p/kg etc. Nigel Birch had 324p and Sue Jeffrey at 321p. Natives saw Angus to 246p and Longhorns to 294p with B/W at 238,235 and 231p/kg.
|330p/kg||608kg||Lim||G Lloyd, Northwich|
|326p/kg||580kg||Lim||G Lloyd, Northwich|
|324p/kg||602kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|321p/kg||612kg||Lim||G Lloyd, Northwich|
|321p/kg||686kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|319p/kg||658kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|311p/kg||684kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|306p/kg||550kg||Lim||J Morris Agricultural, Dronfield|
|306p/kg||744kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|305p/kg||618kg||Lim||G Lloyd, Northwich|
|305p/kg||708kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||676kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||656kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||610kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|300p/kg||702kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2776.64||744kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2202.06||686kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2159.40||708kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2127.24||684kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2106.00||702kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2099.02||658kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2092.82||778kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2028.00||676kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2006.40||608kg||Lim||G Lloyd, Northwich|
60 Heifers ave 291.1p/kg
More Records Broken!
An amazing 25 heifers over £3/kg today with a record average of 291.1p/kg.
Top price was 328p for a lovely heifer from TV star Keith Harrop followed by a smart trio form Clive Bacon Wadshelf. Top gross today was £2195.20 from Clive Bacon for a 686kg Lim.
|328p/kg||634kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|326p/kg||594kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|326p/kg||618kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|325p/kg||650kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|320p/kg||658kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|320p/kg||686kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|317p/kg||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|316p/kg||590kg||Lim||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|316p/kg||630kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|315p/kg||656kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|314p/kg||698kg||Char||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|314p/kg||556kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|312p/kg||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|308p/kg||700kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|308p/kg||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2195.20||686kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2191.72||698kg||Char||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2156.00||700kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2112.50||650kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2105.60||658kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2079.52||634kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2066.40||656kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2041.48||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2039.04||708kg||Lim||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|£2021.76||648kg||Lim||MH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
The numbers keep coming and we had another excellent entry of 464. Buyers were out in force and prices were again eye watering. Fantastic results in the prime ring have kept finishers in good spirits and keen to purchase replacement animals.
The entry included some very well bred stock, but not as many strong animals as we have seen in the past.
The sale started with a few Breeding Cattle with results as follows:
|£1250||Ped Hfd, 34 mnths & Bull Calf||TA & DE Spooner, Upper Hulme|
|£1000||Luing Cow, 69 mnths, i/c||JD Wood, Derwent|
|£990||Luing Cow, 71 mnths, i/c||JD Wood, Derwent|
|£700||Highland x Cow, 71 mnths, i/c||JD Wood, Derwent|
|£1360||Angus x Cow, 106 mnths & Hfr Calf||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1550||B Blue x Hfr, 30 mnths, i/c||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
|£1510||Ped Sim Bull, 56 mnths||H Tomlinson, Little Eaton|
There were 12 Feeding Cows making from £640 to £1,060.
20 Feeding Bulls
All very well bid for with sample results as follows:
|£680||Lim x||9 mnths||A Foster, Kettleshulme|
|£1290||Sim||21 mnths||JD Wood, Derwent|
|£1010||Lim x||8 mnths||DN & JE Renwick, Middleton|
|£1000||Lim x||6 mnths||DN & JE Renwick, Middleton|
|£1500||Sim x||9 mnths||Mosley & Co, Chelmorten|
|£1400||Sim x||9 mnths||Mosley & Co, Chelmorten|
|£590||Hfd||8-10 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
248 Steers ave £1077
A good selection with some very smart young cattle with prices to match.
Strong cattle also very dear, but the entry was short of the biggest best.
Angus and Herefords very much in demand and outstanding prices for Black & Whites with Ayrshires also collecting honours.
We were able to group cattle well this week with bunches of up to 8-10 animals. These made buyers really ‘push the boat out’ as the following results will demonstrate.
|£740||AA x||6-9 mnths||BG Mosley, Shottle|
|£850||AA||7 mnths||H Tomlinson, Little Eaton|
|£1290||Lim x||8 mnths||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|£1070||Lim x||9 mnths||S Young, Radbourne|
|£1000||S Horn x||8-10 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|£1060||B Blue x||11 mnths||Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam|
|£1120||B Blue x||9 mnths||A Dickinson, Heage|
|£990||AA x||9-10 mnths||HG & RJ Potter, Stannington|
|£1140||Char x||10 mnths||Mosley & Kirkwood, Darley Dale|
|£930||Hfd x||9-10 mnths||Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£1100||Lim x||9 mnths||RA Allsop, Alderwasley|
|£1250||Lim x||10-12 mnths||WS Hudson & Son, Ilam|
|£790||Pied x||8-9 mnths||NW & DA Goodwin, Tansley|
|£1000||Lim x||10 mnths||A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£1000||AA x||10 mnths||A & AA Riddle Ecclesfield|
|£1290||Lim x||11 mnths||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|£910||Blonde x||7 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£880||B Blue x||11-12 mnths||Park Farm Land Ltd, South Anston|
|£930||Lim x||8-12 mnths||GA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|£1170||Lim x||12-14 mnths||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£1090||B Blue x||17 mnths||KR Sherratt, Burton on Trent|
|£1250||AA x||21 mnths||Riverside Farmers, Scropton|
|£1340||Hfd x||23 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1300||B Blue x||18-22 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1000||Blonde x||9 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£1210||Hfd x||17 mnths||J Cawser, Marchington|
|£955||B Blue x||17-20 mnths||JH Avery, Yeaveley|
|£1200||B Blue x||16-18 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1330||AA x||21-25 mnths||MD Webster, Atlow|
|£1000||Holst (9)||19-23 mnths||AN & C Sread, Repton|
|£1480||Char x (7)||20-22 mnths||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1270||AA x||18-21 mnths||Hough Park Farms, Hulland|
|£1120||Fries||20-21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1600||Lim x||21 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1260||Saler||20-21 mnths||Cowley Knoll Farms, Birchover|
|£1380||Sim x||20 mnths||CE & EN Latham, Sudbury|
|£1460||AA x||22-23 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Bamford|
|£1570||Lim x||24 mnths||Green Dales, Alderwasley|
|£1490||AA x||21 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1060||Ayr (5)||19-23 mnths||RF & JP Critchlow, Hartington|
|£1600||Lim x||23 mnths||H Savage (Butchers) Harthill|
|£1290||AA x||23 mnths||R & E & D Bennett, Whiston|
|£1200||Sim x||25 mnths||E Garratt & Son, Barton under Needwood|
|£1160||Hfd x||19-24 mnths||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|£860||Ayr||24-25 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1570||Hfd x||22 mnths||JW Shepherd & Son, Burton on Trent|
|£1640||B Blue x||30 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1700||B Blue x||27-28 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1520||Lim x||17 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
164 Heifers ave £960
Outnumbered by the steers the entry of 164 heifers included some very fine specimens. Prices well up to recent standards and plenty of highlights as the following results will show.
|£840||B Blue x||6-7 mnths||Artaine Ltd, Shottle|
|£1180||Lim x||7-8 mnths||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|£940||Lim x||7 mnths||S Young, Radbourne|
|£1140||B Blue x||9-11 mnths||Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam|
|£960||B Blue x||9-11 mnths||L Powdrill, Heage|
|£790||Lim x||8-10 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£670||Hfd x||8-9 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£710||Pied x||9 mnths||NW & DA Goodwin, Tansley|
|£1080||Lim x||12 mnths||WS Hudson & Son, Ilam|
|£930||Lim x||10-11 mnths||A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£940||B Blue x||9-10 mnths||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
|£1190||B Blue x||17 mnths||KR Sherratt, Bretby|
|£1200||Lim x||18-22 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£700||Lim x||8-13 mnths||Mrs C Titterton, Tean|
|£910||Blonde x||10-14 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Morley|
|£945||Lim x||17 mnths||DW Shirt, Edale|
|£1310||Hfd x||22 mnths||C Mathews & Son, Castleton|
|£1290||Lim x||20 mnths||C Mathews & Son, Castleton|
|£1360||Lim x||19 mnths||AH & T Carr, Waterhouses|
|£1295||Lim x||19-20 mnths||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|£1340||Lim x||24 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1430||B Blue x||27 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1170||Lim x||18-21 mnths||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1200||B Blue x||19-21 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Hulland|
|£1570||Lim x||21-29 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1140||B Blue x||21-24 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1400||B Blue x||23 mnths||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1230||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||CC Etches & Son, Tissington|
|£1190||Char x||22-23 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1200||Lim x||18-23 mnths||H Savage (Butchers) Harthill|
|£1590||B Blue x||29-31 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£700||AA||12-15 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
29 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another strong trade for a generally mixed sample with B Blue bulls to £295 and heifers to £230.
All types in keen demand with a large gathering of prospective purchasers and top priced B/W to £140.
B Blue £295 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
Lim £180 TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley
Fries £140 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Hfd £190 AP Critchlow, Wheston
B Blue £230 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
B Blue £175 AE & E Bowler, Shottle
Property and professional services
1168 Lambs & 438 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
An increased entry of 1600 sheep included 1168 lambs. After the TV coverage at the weekend of the sheep sale at Bakewell vendors were out in force with numbers well up on last week and prices likewise. Best butchers lambs peaked at 303p/kg and heavy weight butchers lambs to 306p/kg with overweight lambs to 252p and £158.76/head.
The overall average a very respectable 242.73p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|34kg||255p/kg||J Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|38kg||277p/kg||H Rickards, Slaley|
|38.3kg||270p/kg||G Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|39.6kg||279p/kg||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|40.6kg||303p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|41.5kg||279p/kg||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|42.4kg||296p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|43.1kg||293p/kg||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|44.2kg||299p/kg||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|45.1kg||290p/kg||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|46.9kg||297p/kg||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|48.8kg||306p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|50.4kg||280p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|63kg||252p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 277p/kg||Average 230.78p/kg|
|Medium||To 303p/kg||Average 248.8p/kg|
|Heavy||To 306p/kg||Average 253.21p/kg|
|Overweight||To 252p/kg||Average 226.51p/kg|
432 Cull Sheep
A good entry of 432 cull ewes and rams saw demand much better throughout with the first pen in the market topping the day at £212/head for a pen of Texels. Heavy Suffolk in the £120-135 bracket, Mules in the £85-£105 range.
Ewes to £212 Ave £97.41
Rams to £164 Ave £117.00