Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 27-03-2023
The change to Summer time produced the usual confusion, but eventually 800 cattle and 1,492 sheep found their way to Bakewell and were sold at very satisfactory prices.
There were 496 store cattle which maintained if not exceeded recent price levels.
There were more young cattle on offer, but buyers were out in force and trade was very strong. Steers sold to £1,800 with heifers to £1,780 and feeding bulls to £1,110.
In the breeding section cows and calves sold to £1,620 and a Lim stock bull to £2,280.
136 finished cattle this week with top figures 328p and £2,172 per head.
The average for the 88 heifers was a satisfactory 276.4p and £1,653 per head.
Steers also sold well with the average at 271.8p and a per head figure of £1,862.
Another big entry of 147 OTM and feeding cows. Top figures 263p and £2,330 per head.
The average emerged at a healthy 184.3p.
Calves a bit thin on the ground with only 21 forward. Bulls reached £298 and heifers £300.
Over in the sheep department there were 1,184 hoggs selling to a top of 310p/kg and £150.68 per head.
The SQQ looked good at 261.2p.
We also saw the first Spring lambs of the year reaching 350p/kg and £155.70 per head.
In the cull sheep department there were 299 head with ewes to £179 to average £86.55.
Thursday 30th March: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
We have been asked to inform you:
That the funeral of
Rider Howard, Hazlehead
Is to be held on
5th April at St Annes Church, Carlecotes, S36 4TD
At 12 Noon
And afterwards at the Dog & Partridge, Flouch
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
147 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 184.3p/kg or £1176
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A similar big entry to last week and trade very similar to the express high levels we have now become accustomed to. Whilst trade remains at these astonishing levels the only way to make the most of your cows is to sell them on their feet in Bakewell Livestock Market. If you are unsure about selling your cows in the market, speak to any of the 57 vendors who showed cows today or contact me on 07801 530899, I would be more than happy to give you a no obligation and confidential opinion of what we could make of your cows. 36 cows today topped £2/kg with the best two from Mark Sweetmore being a pure Blue at 263p (£2330) and a pure Blonde at 258p (£1960). All the better-bred cows generally 210-240p with plenty more 180-200p.
|263p/kg||886kg||B Blue x, 5yrs||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|258p/kg||760kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|245p/kg||680kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||WE Smith & Son, Dale Abbey|
|241p/kg||528kg||B Blue x, 30 mnths||WE Smith & Son, Dale Abbey|
|239p/kg||566kg||Hfd, 34 mnths||Sellars Farms Ltd, Foston|
|236p/kg||700kg||Lim, 8 yrs||NA Birch, Monyash|
|235p/kg||578kg||Sim, 3 yrs||NJ Morris, Swadlincote|
|232p/kg||740kg||Lim, 7 yrs||HE Reddish, Mansfield|
|232p/kg||612kg||Lim, 4 yrs||RM Ward, Ridgeway|
|231p/kg||724kg||Sim, 3 yrs||NJ Morris, Swadlincote|
|230p/kg||592kg||B Blue x, 3 yrs||RJ & JA Hancock & Sons, Foolow|
|230p/kg||576kg||Hfd, 3 yrs||Sellars Farms Ltd, Foolow|
|230p/kg||550kg||Lim, 3 yrs||Sellars Farms Ltd, Foolow|
|229p/kg||832kg||B Blue x, 12 yrs||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£2330.18||886kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1960.80||760kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1905.28||832kg||B Blue x||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1752.24||894kg||Hfd||TA & DE Spooner, Upper Hulme|
|£1727.32||868kg||Lim||RM Ward, Ridgeway|
|£1716.80||740kg||Lim||HE Reddish, Mansfield|
|£1709.26||845kg||AA||J & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1700.04||914kg||Holst||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|£1676.00||838kg||Holst||MA & WJ Jolliffe, Coton|
|£1672.44||724kg||Sim||NJ Morris, Swadlincote|
|£1672.00||760kg||Sim||White Bros, Repton|
80 Black & White and ex dairy cows at 175.6p
The levels remain high, as do the numbers with more dairy farmers choosing to sell their cows at the market. Big cows up to £1700 with the best end either side of £2/kilo.
The best fed sorts or OTM Heifers 200p+
Big well-done Holsteins 190-200p
Framey but leaner sorts 170-185p
Smaller parlour cows 160-170p
Only the plainest under 150p
The best today:
|214p/kg||£1326||Fries, 3 yrs||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|213p/kg||£1273||Holst, 30 mnths||JD & B Broadley & Sons, Hartington|
|210p/kg||£1608||Holst, 31 mnths||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|208p/kg||£1297||Holst, 30 mnths||MA & WJ Jolliffe, Coton|
|201p/kg||£1407||Fries, 3 yrs||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|200p/kg||£1676||Holst, 7 yrs||MA & WJ Jolliffe, Coton|
|200p/kg||£1440||Fries, 6 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|200p/kg||£1432||Fries, 7 yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|200p/kg||£1248||Holst, 30 mnths||MA & WJ Jolliffe, Coton|
|196p/kg||£1109||Holst, 30 mnths||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|186p/kg||£1700||Holst, 5 yrs||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
3 OTM Bulls
|191p/kg||£1176||Blonde, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|190p/kg||£1573||Lim, 5 yrs||JJ Turner, Oakover|
|177p/kg||£1649||Fries, 3 yrs||JJ Spillane, Doveholes|
3 OTM Steers
|229p/kg||£1483||Norw, 31 mnths||Riverside Farm, Scropton|
136 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 273.6p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Better numbers after a short entry last week led to some spirited bidding throughout and some remarkable prices.
15 Young Bulls ave 261.8p/kg
9 Continentals today sold to 302p for a John Ottewell special with David Goddard also selling at 300p to gross £2250. A big pure Limmy cashed at £2576 (280p) with trade of the day being the B/W’s to 248p Chris Beever who had another 2 at 238p and 236p.
|302p/kg||654kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|300p/kg||750kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|298p/kg||728kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|282p/kg||706kg||B Blue x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|280p/kg||920kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|273p/kg||570kg||B Blue x||P Watson, Ashover|
|270p/kg||602kg||B Blue x||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|£2576.00||920kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|£2250.00||750kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2169.44||728kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1990.92||706kg||B Blue x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1975.08||654kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
33 Steers ave 271.8p/kg
A solid price for all and up to the high standards that we have become used to. Keith Harrop had a run of Limmys and saw 319p (£2111) and 314p (£2172) for his best with PJB selling at 310p (£2070). 8 cattle over £3 and 8 bigger sorts over £2000. Hereford to 266p and Angus to 260p.
|319p/kg||662kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|314p/kg||692kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|310p/kg||668kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|306p/kg||644kg||Cont||K Harrop, Alport|
|304p/kg||640kg||Lim||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
|301p/kg||652kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||718kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|300p/kg||672kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|298p/kg||652kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|296p/kg||670kg||Cont||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2172.88||692kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2156.00||770kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2154.00||718kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2111.78||662kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2070.80||668kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2069.24||716kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2061.52||706kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£2016.00||672kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£2005.00||802kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
88 Heifers ave 276.5p/kg
A bumper crop of heifers from the Bakewell regulars that saw 26 top 300p including 7 that topped £2000. Roger & Lee White, Bamford won the race at the top of the list at 328p that sold to RW Walmsley, Quality Butchers at Catterton, York. 7 best over 320p. 18 natives today with Angus to 270p, Herefords to 256p and Beef Shorthorns to 248p.
|328p/kg||590kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|326p/kg||558kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|323p/kg||622kg||Lim||PT Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|321p/kg||642kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|320p/kg||574kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|320p/kg||678kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|320p/kg||624kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|319p/kg||616kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|318p/kg||598kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|316p/kg||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|311p/kg||578kg||Stab||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|310p/kg||626kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|310p/kg||684||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|310p/kg||604kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|308p/kg||568kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£2169.60||678kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2120.40||684kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£2079.28||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2060.82||642kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2010.72||708kg||B Blue x||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2009.06||622kg||Lim||PT Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|£2001.64||652kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2000.80||656kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1997.12||632kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1996.80||624kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1965.04||616kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another good show of almost 500 animals met a trade that was even stronger with some remarkable prices achieved.
There was a more mixed selection of cattle on offer with fewer short finish types and more young and smaller cattle in the entry.
All found their level and there were buyers operating at all price points.
The sale started with a few Breeding Cattle which included:
|£2280||Lim Stock Bull, 20 mnths||RM Hardy, Waterhouses|
|£1620||S Horn Cow, 47 mnths & Hfr Calf||ST Walker, Kirk Ireton|
|£1520||Lim Cow, 46 mnths & Bull Calf||W Maskery & Son, Mappleton|
38 Feeding Bulls
Sample results as follows:
|£980||Lim x||9 mnths||JA Mosley & Son, Stannington|
|£1000||Hfd x||13 mnths||Ingram Farm, Atherstone|
|£1110||Lim x||17 mnths||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|£900||Angus||10 mnths||A Woolley & Son, Mosborough|
|£720||B Blue x||9 mnths||A Woolley & Son, Mosborough|
|£890||Lim x||11 mnths||S Burford, Hayfield|
|£490||Fries||11 mnths||CD Gabbott, Rainow|
218 Steers ave £939
A mixed lot with more young cattle about.
All types well sold with Angus & Hereford keenly sought.
|£780||Sim||7 mnths||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|£860||Sim||7 mnths||SW Jennings, Peover|
|£750||Lim x||8-9 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£920||S Horn x||9-10 mnths||F & E Hoggard & Son, Clay Cross|
|£650||AA||11 mnths||V Risorto, Walton|
|£770||Lim x||10 mnths||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|£1150||Sim x||11-12 mnths||AJ Palmer, Uttoxeter|
|£1050||Lim x||9-10 mnths||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£1060||Lim x||9-10 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£1090||B Blue x||9-10 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£720||Hfd x||7-14 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£755||Hfd x||10-11 mnths||CJE Carr & Partners, Tissington|
|£790||Hfd||11 mnths||T Beswick, Fairfield|
|£1280||Lim x||12 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£800||AA||12-18 mnths||Mrs GM Williamson, Longnor|
|£800||B Blue x||13 mnths||W Bunting & Co, Alsop|
|£890||Fries||14 mnths||EA Cooper & Son, Taddington|
|£890||B Blue x||12-13 mnths||JJ Turner, Okeover|
|£820||Lim x||9-12 mnths||PJ Hall, Mercaston|
|£1060||Hfd||12 mnths||JH Avery, Yeaveley|
|£990||S Horn x||14 mnths||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|£1100||Char||11-12 mnths||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|£1260||Lim x||19 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£820||Lim x||14-15 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£1030||AA||16-17 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Bamford|
|£1010||Hfd||18-19 mnths||Wilson Groundworks, Morrilow|
|£1480||Lim x||19 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1090||Fries||18-20 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1290||W Blk||19 mnths||R Simpson & Son, Longnor|
|£1500||Blonde||18 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1390||Char||17-18 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£990||Lim x||13 mnths||A Allwood & Son, Crich|
|£1270||Saler x||20 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1410||Hfd||23 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£1800||B Blue x||20 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1590||B Blue x||25 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1510||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||Greendales, Alderwasley|
|£1090||Hfd x||21 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1580||Lim x||23 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1360||AA||21-23 mnths||Alma Mount, Rowarth|
|£1090||AA||21-22 mnths||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
|£1070||AA||17 mnths||Roston Farms, Roston|
215 Heifers ave £827
A good assortment of heifers well bid for with all types in strong demand.
Cattle fit for turnout commanding a premium.
|£600||Sim x||7 mnths||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|£880||Sim x||7 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£720||Sim x||9 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£910||Lim x||11 mnths||S Burford, Hayfield|
|£680||Lim x||8-9 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£750||S Horn||10 mnths||F & E Hoggard, Clay Cross|
|£1200||Lim x||19-20 mnths||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|£1020||AA x||10-11 mnths||AE Allcock, Waterhouses|
|£1040||Sim x||12-15 mnths||AJ Palmer, Uttoxeter|
|£880||Blonde x||6-11mnths||JT Cantrell, WBC|
|£1000||Lim x||11 mnths||AL Smith, Selston|
|£1150||Lim x||12 mnths||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£660||Hfd||11-12 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£880||Hfd||10-14 mnths||TJ Jackson, Ashbourne|
|£810||B Blue x||11-12 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£970||Blonde||8-9 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£720||Lim x||9-13 mnths||PA Hall, Mercaston|
|£910||S Horn x||10 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|£810||B Blue||12-13 mnths||JH Avery, Yeaveley|
|£800||Lim x||13-15 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£1200||Lim x||18-22 mnths||D Sims & Son, Fenny Bentley|
|£1040||B Blue x||21 mnths||Wilson Groundworks, Morrilow|
|£1040||Lim x||18 mnths||R Simpson & Son, Longnor|
|£1100||B Blue x||15-21 mnths||JW Walker, Tideswell|
|£1150||AA||18 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1170||Lim x||25 mnths||A Allwood & Son, Crich|
|£1080||AA||18-22 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£1460||Lim x||22 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£940||Saler||20 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1780||Lim x||23 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£1660||Sim x||22 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£1360||S Horn x||26 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£1610||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1240||Lim x||31 mnths||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1400||Blonde x||23-24 mnths||CH Leeson & Son, Ipstones|
|£1200||AA x||23 mnths||Alma Mount, Rowarth|
|£1350||Lim x||23 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1240||Lim x||23 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1085||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell|
|£1260||B Blue x||23 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
An excellent trade for an entry short of requirements with all types in keen demand.
Bulls saw Angus to £298 and Salers to £235 with heifers topping at £300 for a B Blue.
B/W’s looking well sold with the best of these to £178.
Angus £298 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
Saler £235 JF Hayes, Shottle
Fries £178 GJ Tideswell, Marchington
B Blue £300 J & J Walton, Tideswell
B Blue £250 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Hfd £252 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
Saler £180 JF Hayes, Shottle
Property and professional services
1173 Lambs, 292 Ewes & Rams & 11 Store Sheep (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1476 sheep included 1173 lambs. Demand for all lambs very good throughout. 5 new season lambs forward for the pre-Easter show week attracted very brisk bidding to a top of 350p/kg and overall average 338.52p/kg. In the old season lambs 1168 on offer with demand very good for all types, the best butchers lambs to 310p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to 310p/kg and overweight sorts to 280p/kg, top gross of £150.68/head.
Several runs of Mule lambs on offer this week sold to 237p/kg and £133.40/head.
Overall market average 261.06p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|32kg||259p/kg||G Cooper Smith, Longcliffe|
|33kg||287p/kg||K Hodgson, Eyam|
|37kg||290p/kg||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|38.4kg||305p/kg||R Challinor, Stoke|
|39.7kg||288p/kg||R Challinor, Stoke|
|41.7kg||295p/kg||R Challinor, Stoke|
|41.8kg||310p/kg||A & B Simpson, Bradwell|
|42.9kg||293p/kg||R Challinor, Stoke|
|44.5kg||291p/kg||G Timmons, Church Broughton|
|46kg||310p/kg||AF Ball, Marston|
|46.5kg||290p/kg||IS & LM Booth, Haslington|
|50.9kg||279p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|51.5kg||288p/kg||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|52.5kg||280p/kg||E Swift, Penkridge|
|54.2kg||278p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 305p/kg||Average 247.12p/kg|
|Medium||To 310p/kg||Average 267.8p/kg|
|Heavy||To 310p/kg||Average 256.1p/kg|
|Overweight||To 280p/kg||Average 248.08p/kg|
A smaller entry of 292 cull ewes and rams saw demand very good for all types with the first two Texel ewes all the way from Penkridge topping the day at £179/head. Char ewes peaked at £168 with heavy Mules in the £90-£110 bracket.
Ewes to £179 Ave £85.94
Rams to £129 Ave £123.83
A small show of pure bred Charollais store sheep attracted brisk bidding with ewes with twins to £187, singles to £152 and in lamb ewes to £122 and in lamb hoggs to £126.