Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell market Report 13-03-2023
Snow over the weekend followed by a deluge today meant many would be kept away from market. 610 cattle and 1,734 sheep did arrive with the cattle looking well sold today and the sheep selling on an improved trade.
The finished cattle had 110 head with trade out of this world again with the 60 heifers levelling at 286.4p, although there was a shortage of bulls on offer.
Only 63 Barrens today with a record average of 201.86p or £1332.
390 store & breeding cattle with 20 breeding cattle this week maintained the recent high prices with plenty of the biggest ‘short keep’ cattle over £1500.
The 1090 hoggs averaged an improved 256.6p with a top price of 324p as well as several others over 300p.
Finally, a bumper crop of 644 ewes and rams topped £216 for a ewe with the overall average at £96.
Thursday 16TH March: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 17th March: HPLS Store Cattle Sale
63 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 201.86p /kg or (£1,332.00)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED
Just when I believed that they may have levelled off trade has taken another leap forward to average over £2 for the first time ever in Bakewell. The overall average is up 12 pence on the week and unbelievably 40p ahead of last year. Whilst these levels exist and the buyers want to fight over your cattle, the only way to sell them Is on their legs in Bakewell Livestock Market. 14 best cows today topped 230p with a high of 276p (£2158) for a superb Lim x cow from Jack Blackshaw, Pilsley and another run from Ian Woodward up to 270p and £1990.
|276p/kg||782kg||Lim, 5 yrs||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|270p/kg||550kg||Lim, 4 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|264p/kg||754kg||Lim, 5 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|260p/kg||738kg||Lim, 8 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|250p/kg||554kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||A & B Simpson, Bradwell|
|250p/kg||698kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|245p/kg||646kg||Lim, 7 yrs||I Woodward, Duffield|
|240p/kg||602kg||Sim, 34 mnths||DL Batterbee, Doveholes|
|239p/kg||720kg||B Blue x, 11 yrs||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|239p/kg||566kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|233p/kg||638kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||A & B Simpson, Bradwell|
|230p/kg||692kg||Lim, 8 yrs||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|230p/kg||644kg||Lim, 12 yrs||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£2158.32||782kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1990.56||754kg||Lim||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£1953.48||892kg||Lim||AR Maier, Brassington|
|£1918.80||738kg||Lim||I Woodward, Duffield|
|£1794.52||884kg||Char||PN Archer, Leicester|
|£1745.00||698kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|£1720.80||720kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough|
|£1696.44||804kg||Hfd||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1591.60||692kg||Lim||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£1582.70||646kg||Lim||I Woodward, Duffield|
24 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 174.6p
Just as dear as we have seen them:
3 OTM Heifers 188-205p
Best Cows 170-180p
Plainer sorts 150-165p
The best today:
|229p/kg||£1337||Holst, 30 mnths||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|227p/kg||£1552||Holst, 30 mnths||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|225p/kg||£1156||Norw, 30 mnths||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|205p/kg||£1500||Holst, 7 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|196p/kg||£1379||Holst, 6 yrs||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|195p/kg||£1173||Fries, 5 yrs||C Shirt, Bakewell|
|192p/kg||£1501||Holst, 6 yrs||A & JM Bunting, Bakewell|
|189p/kg||£1383||Fries, 4 yrs||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|188p/kg||£1214||Fleck, 5 yrs||DW & LK Mycock, Over Haddon|
1 OTM Bull
|196p/kg||£1638||Lim||Lea Partners, Wortley|
110 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 275.0p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Short of numbers but this must be the same story nationally and the trade continues to remain exceptionally strong for all sorts.
6 Young Bulls ave 276.1p/kg
Only 6 today with 4 continentals all over £2000. Top price was a remarkable 322p or £2537 (record) for the Mellor Family, Little Hayfield with a trio of Lim/Char up to 300p.
|322p/kg||788kg||Blonde x||PF & S Mellor, Little Hayfield|
|300p/kg||712kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|294p/kg||740kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|280p/kg||746kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2537.36||788kg||Blonde x||PF & S Mellor, Little Hayfield|
|£2175.60||740kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2136.00||712kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2088.80||746kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
43 Steers ave 259.87p/kg
28 Continental, 11 Native and 4 B&W steers today with something for all, but all at a good price.
Keith Harrop led the way at 321p for a B Blue x shapey sort. Jack Blackshaw had 320p for his best and Don Lownds at 313p. Angus to 258p, Hereford to 268p with Dairy steers to 234p for a Fleckv.
|321p/kg||590kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|320p/kg||628kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|313p/kg||668kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|310p/kg||6652kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|308p/kg||578kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|308p/kg||644kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|304p/kg||710kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|300p/kg||604kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|£2158.40||710kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2090.84||668kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2061.84||726kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2052.20||662kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2011.68||792kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2009.60||628kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1985.60||680kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1983.52||644kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1893.90||590kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
61 Heifers ave 286.4p/kg
Another superb run of heifers averaged a remarkable 286.4p/kg with all breeds, sizes and weights accounted for. 24 heifers topped £3/kilo and a high of 328 for a Michael Wynne special that sold to Wayne on behalf of Messrs Meakin Bros, Quality Butchers in Leek, Staffordshire. 6 Angus sold to 300p.
|328p/kg||570kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|324p/kg||504kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|320p/kg||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|319p/kg||632kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|319p/kg||680kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|316p/kg||660kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|314p/kg||632kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|314p/kg||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|314p/kg||660kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|312p/kg||662kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|312p/kg||676kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2169.20||680kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2109.12||676kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2105.60||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2085.60||660kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£2084.96||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2072.40||660kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2065.44||662kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2039.40||660kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2020.86||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2016.08||632kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A great show of 410 store & breeding cattle and something for everyone.
The breeders dominated by the stock bulls which saw spirited bidding for all categories.
Top bull exhibited by The Mellor Family at Kniveton – just 4yrs old and full pedigree, this Limousin achieved £3220. Second in line a pedigree Beef Shorthorn from the Moseley’s at Back Lane, Elton, 22 mnths and at £2,200.
Charolais stock bulls, 29 ½ mnths to £2120.
Feeding cows to £1040 for a Sim, 53 mnths with others at £960.
16 Feeding Bulls
A very wide variety and selection but bidders for everything from a bull calf to a meated Charolais at 22 mnths.
Sample results as follows:
|£1000||Hfd||13 ½ mnths||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|£1250||Char||22 ½ mnths||AV Marsden, Gt Hucklow|
|£820||B Blue||8 ½ mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott in the Clay|
|£590||Angus||10 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
|£710||Fries||16 mnths||W Maskery, Mappleton|
Trade good for all categories with particular interest in cattle that were declared outlyers or were older and warmed to finish.
Best short keep continentals regularly between £1520 and the £1700 mark.
Plenty of bidders for young types 8 ½ mnths to 12 ½ mnths particularly those that were beef bred.
|£1150||Lim x, beef bred||14 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Burton on Trent|
|£1055||Lim x, beef bred||9 ½ mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Burton on Trent|
|£930||Lim x, beef bred||8 ½ mnths||IF Smith, Ilam|
|£1040||Angus x, beef bred||10 ½ mnths||AE Allcock, Waterhouses|
|£1380||Char x, beef bred||9-10 mnths||PN Archer, Coleorton|
|£1130||Sim x||9-10 mnths||D Jones, Buxton|
|£860||Hfd, beef bred||11-13 mnths||T & E Walker, Saverley Green|
|£1070||Blonde x||12 mnths||G Walker, Ashover|
|£840||Hfd x||9 mnths||RA Frith, Thorpe|
|£1120||Sim x, beef bred||14 mnths||RA Bentley, Foston|
|£1730||Char x, beef bred||17 ½ mnths||FA Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1215||Angus||17 ½ mnths||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|£1230||Hfd x||20 ½ mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1395||B S Horn, outlyers||19 mnths||J Tavernor & Co, Gt Heywood|
|£910||Fries||18 mnths||A Mycock, Flagg Hall|
|£730||Sim||8 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£760||Lim x, Dairy Bred||6 mnths||J Shardlow, Trusley|
All types well bid for and beef sorts very good to sell.
|£895||Lim x, beef bred||7 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Burton on Trent|
|£875||Lim x, dairy bred||8 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1095||Char x, beef bred||13 mnths||PN Archer, Coleorton|
|£1120||B Blue||17 ½ mnths||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|£1760||Char x, beef bred||23 mnths||FA Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£990||Angus x, dairy bred||20 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1320||Lim x||21 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£965||Sim x||21 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1070||Devon x||19 ½ mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1130||Fries||24 mnths||A Mycock, Flagg Hall|
|£600||Hfd x||12 mnths||T & E Walker, Saverley Green|
|£840||B Blue||15 ½ mnths||G Goodall, Rocester|
Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer
27 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A reduced entry of calves following the snowy weather conditions sold to a very strong trade with heifers in particular strong demand with B Blue and Hereford to £290.
Black & White bull calves light on numbers today.
B Blue £280 JF Hayes, Shottle
Hfd £200 JW Brandrick & Sons, Beamhurst
B Blue £290 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
Hfd £290 JW Brandrick & son, Beamhurst
Hfd £220 AP Critchlow, Wheston
Lim £240 JF Hayes, Shottle
Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer
1090 Lambs & 644 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1734 sheep included 1090 lambs. Bakewell once again setting the trade for the week with the best lambs selling to a top of 324p/kg and 6 pens over the 300p/kg barrier. The top gross price was £151.51/head and overall average 256.54p/kg. Keep the quality coming as Bakewell is the market week on week.
Leading Prices: –
|37.2kg||285p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|39.8kg||295p/kg||R Challinor, Dilhorne|
|40.5kg||292p/kg||R Challinor, Dilhorne|
|41.7kg||301p/kg||GA Ball, Marston|
|42.2kg||318p/kg||P Bennett & Son, Whitely Green|
|44.8kg||306p/kg||R Challinor, Dilhorne|
|45.5kg||288p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.3kg||324p/kg||P Bennett & Son, Whitely Green|
|46.7kg||301p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|51.7kg||293p/kg||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|54.1kg||270p/kg||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|Standard||To 285p/kg||Average 234.7p/kg|
|Medium||To 318p/kg||Average 261.04p/kg|
|Heavy||To 324p/kg||Average 249.19p/kg|
|Overweight||To 270p/kg||Average 234.8p/kg|
In the cull ewes and rams numbers back up along with the trade. Best texel ewes to £216 and £212. Heavy Charollais ewes sold in the £145 – £150 bracket, Suffolks in the £130 – £145 bracket, heavy Mules in the £90-£120 range and horned ewes in the £40 – £60 bracket.
Ewes to £216 Ave £96.40
Rams to £179 Ave £120.27