Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 11-04-2023
TUESDAY 11TH APRIL
A better turnout than usual for the Tuesday market following the Easter break with 172 cattle and 1,054 sheep on offer.
It is worth pointing out that for the first two Bank Holidays in May we will be operating MONDAY Markets.
Monday 1st May – Open as usual
Monday 8th May – Open as usual
There were plenty of buyers on parade to ensure a strong trade in all departments.
The store & breeding cattle section attracted 110 head, a very varied selection, but there were buyers present for all types and steers reached £1,310 and heifers £1,270.
In the finished cattle ring, there was a decent sample of 30 head with top figures 314p/kg and £2,137 per head.
The average for the 18 heifers was a healthy 274.6p.
Just 27 OTM cattle on offer with top figures 220p/kg and £1,650 per head.
The average looked good at 186.1p.
Only a handful of calves with bulls to £275 and heifers £200.
In the sheep section things were very buoyant.
Spring lambs sold to 426p and £165.60 per head with the SQQ at 421p.
There was plenty of trade for the 812 Hoggs selling to 340p and £165.50 with the SQQ hitting 306.4p.
There was also great demand for the 237 cull sheep with ewes to £207 to average a remarkable £117.76.
Thursday 13TH April: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
27 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 186.1p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A nice show for a Bank Holiday market and a good line up of buyers for the cows. 6 sold over 200p/kg and a high of 220p/kg for Lim x Hfd for Redgate farms, Brinsley. Friesians sold to 206p.
|220p/kg||£1650||Lim, 12 yrs||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
|212p/kg||£1441||Hfd, 7 yrs||ID & J Hammersley, Offcote|
|211p/kg||£1430||Mont, 8 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|210p/kg||£1411||Sim, 12 yrs||Poplars Farming, Hatton|
|206p/kg||Fries, 31 mnths||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
|203p/kg||£1632||Lim, 14yrs||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
|199p/kg||£1110||Fries, 5 yrs||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
30 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 273.6p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A handy show and a solid trade, very much in line with the regular Monday Market
10 Steers ave 281.6p/kg
|307p/kg||£2063||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|296p/kg||£2137||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|296p/kg||£2083||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|287p/kg||£1945||B Blue||RJ Shacklock, Notts|
18 Heifers ave 274.6p/kg
|314p/kg||£1896||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|312p/kg||£1822||Blonde||K Harrop, Alport|
|304p/kg||£1751||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||£1800||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|296p/kg||£1900||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|294p/kg||£1699||B Blue||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|292p/kg||£1763||S Horn||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Only 110 head for the Tuesday market, but vendors were clearly satisfied with the results.
|£700||Sim||7-11 mnths||RM Wheat, Smallwood|
|£650||B Blue x||12 mnths||SG Salt & Son, Hanbury|
|£940||Lim x||18 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£920||B Blue x||10 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£1160||Lim x||22-24 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£940||B Blue x||12 mnths||A & L Worthington, Marthall|
|£1170||Hfd x||20 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
|£1120||B Blue x||20-25 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
|£1300||B Blue x||24 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1120||Angus x||22 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£900||S Horn x||10 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|£1310||Angus x||26 mnths||J Brough & Son, Rudyard|
|£780||Lim x||7 mnths||D Leason, Sudbury|
|£780||Lim x||6-7 mnths||D Leason, Sudbury|
|£690||Angus x||9 mnths||J Cawser, Marchington|
|£1150||Sim x||20 mnths||A & L Worthington, Marthall|
|£880||Sim x||17 mnths||JL & NT & ML Walker, Brightgate|
|£820||Hfd x||20 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
|£1120||B Blue x||29 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
|£1230||Lim x||28 mnths||D Leason, Sudbury|
|£1030||Char x||18-19 mnths||D Leason, Sudbury|
|£765||S Horn x||11-12 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|£980||Lim x||24-25 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1270||Angus x||28 mnths||J Brough & Son, Rudyard|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Light on numbers but those forward looking well sold with B Blue bulls from Pidcock & Matkin to £275 and B Blue heifers from Hudsons at Ipstones to £200.
817 Lambs & 237 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1054 head of sheep for a Tuesday market included 817 lambs. Just 5 Spring lambs within the entry saw best to 426p/kg to average 421p/kg with a top gross of £165.60.
The 812 Old Season lambs saw demand the best seen in over 12 months with 16 pens over £150/head.
Best butchers lambs sold to 340p/kg with heavyweight butchers lambs to 330p/kg and overweights to 302p/kg, but the best trade of the day would have been handier weight Mules at 292p/kg (£126.20/head). The overall market average 306.48p/kg which included some plain sorts.
Leading Prices: –
|32.0kg||308p/kg||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|34.0kg||306p/kg||K Hodgson, Eyam|
|35.0kg||330p/kg||A Holden, Pilsley|
|36.0kg||304p/kg||R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|37.7kg||324p/kg||A Holden, Pilsley|
|40.2kg||328p/kg||J & J Spillane, Fairfield|
|40.4kg||326p/kg||T Hodgkinson & Sons, Cutthorpe|
|41.0kg||325p/kg||JM & CE Shardlow, Trusley|
|42.9kg||328p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|43.0kg||323p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|44.8kg||340p/kg||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|45.3kg||330p/kg||T Hodgkinson & Sons, Cutthorpe|
|46.6kg||318p/kg||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|48.2kg||330p/kg||M Pickford, Leek|
|54.8kg||302p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|57.0kg||290p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 330p/kg||Average 301.63p/kg|
|Medium||To 340p/kg||Average 311.38p/kg|
|Heavy||To 330p/kg||Average 294.26p/kg|
|Overweight||To 302p/kg||Average 274.18p/kg|
Just 237 cull ewes and rams with demand very brisk for all types with prices up almost £20/head on recent weeks. Best heavy Texels to £207 with Mules to £120 and Cheviot Mule to £158.
Ewes to £207 Ave £117.76
Rams to £147
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