Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 06-03-2023
Despite a wintry forecast the elements held off and did not disrupt a busy market day with 758 cattle and 1,346 sheep on offer.
Cattle prices remain stratospheric and it is pleasing to report that sheep prices have lifted nicely.
There was a good turnout of store and breeding cattle with a total of 453 on parade. Numbers were bolstered by a special entry of 42 in calf beef cows from the Pattinson family at Weaver.
In the regular stores both steers and heifers hit a top figure of £1,710 with feeding bulls also selling well to £1,490.
Stock bulls were in demand with the best of three making £2,850.
Bakewell continues to attract a useful entry of finished cattle with 131 this week.
Trade remains outstanding with top figures 334p/kg and £2,181/head.
The average for the 70 heifers emerged at a solid 283.4p.
126 OTM and Feeding Cows forward with things just as dear. Top figures 264p and £2,131 per head with the overall average 189.0p.
A few more calves about with 48 on offer, bulls to £262 and heifers £235.
In the sheep section 999 hoggs were better sold with the best to 316p and £149 per head.
The SQQ average was 251.7p.
342 cull sheep this week with a top figure of £184 and the ewe average a healthy £105.60.
Thursday 9th March: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Thursday 9th March: Farm Sale at Nettleworth Farm, Sookholme, Mansfield, NG19 8LL
Friday 17th March: HPLS Store Cattle Sale
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126 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 189.0p /kg or (£1,228.00)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Trade remains outstanding for the cow meat with the overall average within a few pence of the last couple of weeks and that was with 2 wholesale buyers away on lambing duties but have assured me that they will be back next week.
47 cows today topped £2/kilo with the top 10 all over 240p and a high of 264p for one of a run from John Key, Midhopestones with another run from Ian Woodward up to 262, 250 x2 and 249p or £2131. 57 vendors today at Bakewell and enjoyed the trade. Why not come and experience it for yourself? I would love the opportunity to market and sell your cows. Please give me a call for a confidential, no obligation opinion of what we can do.
|264p/kg||712kg||B Blue x, 5 yrs||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|262p/kg||520kg||Char, 3 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|250p/kg||530kg||Char, 4 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|250p/kg||692kg||B Blue x, 3 yrs||NA Birch, Monyash|
|249p/kg||686kg||Lim, 10 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|248p/kg||724kg||B Blue x, 6 yrs||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|247p/kg||858kg||Lim, 6 yrs||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|241p/kg||668kg||Char, 6 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|240p/kg||728kg||B Blue x, 8 yrs||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|235p/kg||580kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|234p/kg||622kg||Lim, 3 yrs||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|232p/kg||516kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|231p/kg||486kg||S Horn, 31 mnths||J & J Tunstall, Heage|
|230p/kg||822kg||Lim, 7 yrs||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|226p/kg||692kg||B Blue x, 9 yrs||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|225p/kg||600kg||Lim, 8 yrs||DL Goddard, Mellor|
|£2131.44||856kg||Lim||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£2119.26||858kg||Lim||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1890.60||822kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|£1879.68||712kg||B Blue x||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|£1795.52||724kg||B Blue x||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|£1747.20||728kg||B Blue x||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|£1730.00||692kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1708.14||686kg||Lim||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£1693.30||826kg||S Horn||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1657.84||782kg||Hfd||Ridgewood Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1656.00||828kg||S Horn||JA Key, Midhopestones|
|£1642.74||786kg||Lim||TW & E Gratton, King Sterndale|
|£1609.88||668kg||Char||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£1596.44||746kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
42 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 171.4p
Just a shade easier overall but still good to sell.
10 best over 190p up to 215p
Fleshed Holsteins 180-190p
Leaner Parlour Holsteins 160-175p
Plain sorts 150-160p
Only a few today under 140p
The best today:
|215p/kg||£1431||MRI, 7 yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|203p/kg||£1351||Fries, 8 yrs||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|198p/kg||£1231||Fries, 6 yrs||C Beever, Alport|
|198p/kg||£1144||Fries, 30 mnths||C Shirt, Bakewell|
|197p/kg||£1560||Holst, 9 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|196p/kg||£1489||Fries, 6 yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|196p/kg||£1081||Holst, 30 mnths||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|193p/kg||£1266||Fries, 6 yrs||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|192p/kg||£1478||Swed, 8 yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|190p/kg||£1520||Holst, 4 yrs||A & JM Bunting, Monyash|
|188p/kg||£1432||Fries, 8 yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|188p/kg||£1225||Holst, 5 yrs||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|188p/kg||£1199||S Horn, 4 yrs||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
4 OTM Bulls
|226p/kg||£1410||B Blue, 33 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|215p/kg||£1462||Lim, 38 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|200p/kg||£1672||Lim, 4 yrs||JA Hall, Longnor|
131 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 274.4p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A grand show of cattle today and the top some excellent quality with the Bakewell regulars upping their game all the time and producing some outstanding returns.
20 Young Bulls ave 259.7p/kg
A super Limousin bull from the Edge family, Minninglow won the hearts of the buyers and sold to a new high price at Bakewell of 330p (£2158) with another from David Goddard at 305p. 2 weighted bulls from Arthur Prue both topped £2000 with 4 in total over the landmark figure. 4 B/W today from 208-234p.
|330p/kg||654kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|305p/kg||654kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|286p/kg||652kg||Sim||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|277p/kg||676kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|276p/kg||518kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|271p/kg||508kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|270p/kg||714kg||Char||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|268p/kg||680kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|265p/kg||788kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|262p/kg||786kg||Hfd||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2158.20||654kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£2088.20||788kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£2061.64||796kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£2059.32||786kg||Hfd||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1994.70||654kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1927.80||714kg||Char||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|£1872.52||676kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£1864.72||652kg||Sim||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|£1822.40||680kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
41 Steers ave 267p/kg
A good show of clean cattle today with less natives and more ‘assured’ cattle on offer. Super star quality peaked at 323p for a Blue x from Steven Wells and a corker from Peter Gaunt made 319p (£2143). Angus to 274p, Hereford to 262p with dairy steers to 231p for a lovely Brown Swiss.
|323p/kg||566kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|319p/kg||672kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|314p/kg||650kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|310p/kg||662kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|303p/kg||584kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||558kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|294p/kg||658kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|291p/kg||670kg||Lim||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|290p/kg||596kg||Lim||BD &JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|290p/kg||570kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|290p/kg||678kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2143.68||672kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2097.54||774kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2052.20||662kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2041.00||650kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1966.20||678kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1955.20||752kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1950.00||750kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1949.70||670kg||Lim||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|£1934.52||658kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1909.44||702kg||AA||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|£1876.00||670kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1864.80||740kg||B Blue x||AJ Steeples, Shipley|
70 Heifers ave 283.5p/kg
A stunning average for 70 heifers of 283.5p with 28 in total of £3/kilo and a double high of 334p both for Blues from Nigel Birch and Clive Bacon with 3 more over 320p. 13 heifers topped £2000 with the best of these from Keith Harrop at £2181. 7 Angus to 282p.
|334p/kg||566kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|334p/kg||616kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|328p/kg||650kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|326p/kg||516kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|320p/kg||608kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|318p/kg||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|318p/kg||606kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|316p/kg||596kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|314p/kg||632kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|313p/kg||642kg||Blonde x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|312p/kg||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|312p/kg||614kg||B Blue x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|311p/kg||572kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|£2181.54||706kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2132.00||650kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2112.88||686kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2079.72||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2070.80||668kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2060.32||652kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2057.44||616kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2052.96||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2045.12||665kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2026.48||694kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£2012.48||662kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2009.46||642kg||Blonde x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£2002.56||672kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another big show of 453 cattle in this section.
Yet again, demand outstripped supply with some outstanding and remarkable prices achieved.
The entry was boosted by a dispersal of 42 in calf suckler cows from GW & SM Pattinson of Weaver, Waterhouses
Sample Prices included:
|£1400||B Blue x, 39 mnths, i/c to Angus|
|£1420||B Blue x, 48 mnths, i/c to Lim|
|£1320||B Blue x, 103 mnths, i/c to Lim|
|£1330||Hfd x, 81 mnths, i/c to Lim|
|£1150||S Horn, 84 mnths, i/c to Lim|
|£1300||S Horn, 67 mnths, i/c to Lim|
|£1330||Lim x, 115 mnths, i/c to Lim|
|£1390||S Horn, 91 mnths, i/c to Angus|
The consignment also included 3 Stock Bulls
£2850 Ped Lim, 70 mnths
£1800 Ped Lim, 127 mnths
£1800 Ped Angus, 81 mnths
19 Feeding Bulls
Sample results as follows:
|£800||Angus||10 mnths||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|£820||Hfd||24 mnths||S Beswick, Buxton|
|£1490||B Blue x||11 mnths||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£1330||Char||15 mnths||Mrs MJ Greener, Shireoaks|
|£1390||Char||9 mnths||Mrs MJ Greener, Shireoaks|
|£760||Blonde||10 mnths||JT Cantrell, Macc Forest|
|£1100||Sim||9 mnths||J Wainwright, Adlington|
|£960||AA||15 mnths||ER Durose, Leigh|
A good selection with plenty of trade for all varieties.
Angus and Hereford selling well and excellent results for Black & Whites.
The best short keep strong cattle now making £1500 to £1700 and at the other end of the spectrum suckled calves are topping the £1000 mark for the better sorts.
|£700||B Blue x||8 mnths||J Cawser, Marchington|
|£930||AA x||8-9 mnths||HG & RJ Potter, Stannington|
|£900||Sim x||8 mnths||H Tomkinson, Little Eaton|
|£1020||Lim x||9 mnths||CC Etches, Tissington|
|£950||Blonde||10 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Morley|
|£900||Hfd x||8-10 mnths||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|£920||Fries||19-21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£720||Sim x||8-9 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1060||Char x||12 mnths||Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam|
|£1200||Blonde x||10 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£970||Lim x||12 mnths||Mrs RJ Spalton, Stoney Middleton|
|£1110||AA||11-13 mnths||BG Adams, Brailsford|
|£955||Lim x||11 mnths||HJ Burton & Son, Brailsford|
|£900||Lim x||13 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£1180||Lim x||15 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1055||B Blue x||14-17 mnths||RM Calcott, Tamworth|
|£1315||Lim x||10-12 mnths||RM Calcott, Tamworth|
|£1270||AA x||15-17 mnths||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|£910||Sim x||10 mnths||Messrs J Wainwright, Adlington|
|£1100||Lim||14-15 mnths||MWM Barton, Holbrook|
|£1690||Char||16-17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1660||Char||16-17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1380||Lim x||21 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1310||B Blue x||23 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1340||Sim x||14-17 mnths||Thorp Farms, Baslow|
|£1400||Char x||22 mnths||Thorp Farms, Baslow|
|£1340||Hfd||17-20 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£970||Holst||17-19 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1300||Lim||20 mnths||JW Walker, Tideswell|
|£1170||AA x||15 mnths||MD Webster, Ashbourne|
|£1090||Lim x||17-18 mnths||DA & AM Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£1300||AA||19 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£850||AA||10-12 mnths||GL Brown, Spondon|
|£1710||Lim x||23 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1330||Hfd x||21 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1490||Lim x||22 mnths||FR Cooper, Bolehill|
|£1135||Saler||20-22 mnths||AN & C Sread, Repton|
|£890||Mont||18-20 mnths||Mycock Farming, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1090||Holst||24 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1200||Hfd x||26 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
|£1520||B Blue x||29 mnths||A Gray, Biggin|
191 Heifers ave £950
Much the same story as with the steers. All types well bid for especially in level bunches with plenty of 5 and 6 animal lots.
The sample prices will illustrate how strong the trade was.
|£920||B Blue x||11 mnths||BC Percival, Monyash|
|£790||Lim||7-9 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£760||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||J Cawser, Marchington|
|£650||Sim x||7-8 mnths||H Tomkinson, Little Eaton|
|£960||Lim x||10 mnths||CC Etches, Tissington|
|£800||Lim x||8 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£750||B Blue x||7-9 mnths||MA Joliffe, Coton|
|£750||AA||9 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£630||Lim x||10 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£780||Lim x||7-9 mnths||Lea Partners, Wortley|
|£950||Lim x||12-13 mnths||HJ Burton & Son, Brailsford|
|£905||Blonde||12 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£1190||Lim x||15-21 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1330||Lim x||19 mnths||RM Calcott, Tamworth|
|£1100||Lim x||14-15 mnths||MWM Barton, Holbrook|
|£1300||B Blue x||21-27 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1290||Lim x||23-24 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1130||Hfd||21 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1060||AA||19-21 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1210||Hfd x||18 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1395||Lim x||20 mnths||D Langton, Belper|
|£1360||Lim x||21 mnths||D Langton, Belper|
|£1170||AA||24 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Bamford|
|£1490||AA||33 mnths||Alma Mount Farm, Rowarth|
|£1480||Baz||26 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1270||Lim x||21-22 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1230||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||F & N Brunt, Maddershall|
|£1195||Saler||20-24 mnths||AN & C Sread, Repton|
|£1710||Lim x||23 mnths||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£1400||Lim x||22 mnths||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£1140||B Blue x||24 mnths||JG & JM Bailey, Sheen|
|£1430||AA||26 mnths||SG Salt, Hanbury|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
48 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
An increased entry met significant interest with all types up on last week’s trade.
No real highlights in terms of quality with B Blue bulls to £262 and heifers to £235.
B/W’s up a gear for all to a top of £132.
B Blue £262 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
B Blue £175 Hornsby & Round, Beeley
Hfd £185 T & C Hadfield, Wheston
Lim £185 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
Fries £132 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
B Blue £210 L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
Lim £190 J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell
Property and professional services
999 Lambs, 342 Ewes & Rams & 5 Store Sheep (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1346 sheep on offer this week included 999 lambs. With numbers back on last week buyers got stuck in early to fill their order books with the resulting prices up over 10p/kg on last weeks high level. Best shaped Texels peaked at 316p/kg and 6 pens topping the 300p barrier. Best heavy butchers lambs sold to 300p/kg and £149 per head. The overall average 251.76p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|34.5kg||272p/kg||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|36kg||278p/kg||H Rickards, Slaley|
|37kg||260p/kg||J Hodgson, Kettleshulme|
|38.7kg||295p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|40kg||289p/kg||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|40.5kg||305p/kg||SH Gunn Ltd, Notts|
|41.3kg||310p/kg||SH Gunn Ltd, Notts|
|41.6kg||316p/kg||JB Drabble, Tideswell|
|41.8kg||306p/kg||SH Gunn Ltd, Notts|
|42.3kg||289p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|43.4kg||288p/kg||AV Marsden, Hucklow|
|45.6kg||300p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.4kg||296p/kg||JB Drabble, Tideswell|
|47.8kg||290p/kg||JB Drabble, Tideswell|
|50kg||298p/kg||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|Standard||To 295p/kg||Average 235.5p/kg|
|Medium||To 316p/kg||Average 257.4p/kg|
|Heavy||To 300p/kg||Average 252.1p/kg|
|Overweight||To 240p/kg||Average 225.04p/kg|
342 Cull Sheep
A better quality entry with some strong continentals and Mules but numbers a little less.
The trade lifted with plenty of better end £150 plus.
Top call £184 for Keith Belfield and Family whose 4 pens averaged over £170/head.
Meated Mules well over £105/head and a good number of buyers for small types and horned breeds.
Very few slaughter tups but a big strong Texel from the Halls topped the entry at £168.
More ewes required to satisfy demand.
Ewes to £184 Ave £105.60
Rams to £168 Ave £110.33
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