Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 19-06-2023
A busy market day after some very welcome rain with 777 cattle and 1,745 sheep on offer.
Numbers boosted by a particularly large entry of 167 OTM cattle.
The store & breeding section has kept its numbers up with 418 head in total.
A strong line up of buyers operating with trade much as we have come to expect.
Steers to £1,880, heifers to £1,600 and bulls to £1,200.
In the breeding section cows and calves sold to £1,750 and stock bulls to £2,550.
A decent turnout of 147 finished cattle sold on a slightly easier trade as anticipated with the best on offer to 338p/kg and £2,184 per head.
The average for the 68 heifers was 272.5p which gives an indication of the level of trade.
As already mentioned, the OTM section was very busy with 167 animals forward.
Trade not surprisingly a shade less with top figures 250p and £1,990 the average still looking good at 177.7 pence.
45 calves this week with bulls to £425 and heifers £385.
Over in the sheep department there were larger entries than anticipated and many more than the same week 12 months ago.
The 755 lambs sold on a solid trade, down a bit on last week, but still producing decent returns.
Top figures 320p and £176.64 per head.
The SQQ average settled at 290.1 pence.
Still 285 hoggs to sell with top figures 286p and £161.25 with the SQQ 241.5p.
A big show of 681 cull sheep with ewes to £189 to average £115 per head.
Thursday 15th June: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
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The Memorial Service
will take place on
Friday 23rd June at 1pm
St Oswald Church
Askrigg, North Yorks.
Of Market Rasen, who will be known to many Bakewell customers has passed away after a long illness
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Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
167 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 177.7p/kg or £1151
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A massive entry of 167 cows from 75 vendors at Bakewell this week with all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages represented. The entry is more than double the equivalent entry of this week last year as more and more cattle find their way to Bakewell. Trade was certainly easier today with the average about 10 pence less on the week but for a more varied show of cows. Best cows still good to sell with a top of 250p for a good Limousin cow that sold for feeding from Jonathon Hall, Youlgreave. Better sorts still 220p plus with plenty more over £2. 17 Herefords to 199p, 15 Angus to 201p, 2 Longhorn to 184p with Red Poll, White Park, Dexter and Lincoln all represented.
|250p/kg||600kg||Lim||JA Hall, Longnor|
|249p/kg||678kg||B Blue x||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|237p/kg||630kg||Lim||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|232p/kg||712kg||Lim||A Sharpe, Nottingham|
|232p/kg||618kg||Lim||IR & AD Wildgoose & Sons, Scarcliffe|
|230p/kg||704kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|224p/kg||830kg||Lim||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|223p/kg||694kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|218p/kg||732kg||Lim||J & P Riley, Hartington|
|218p/kg||626kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|216p/kg||778kg||Char||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|214p/kg||814kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Wheston|
|213p/kg||652kg||Lim||DR Flower, Alstonefield|
|207p/kg||604kg||Lim||DN & JE Renwick, Middleton|
|£1859.20||830kg||Lim||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£1808.68||878kg||Fleck||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1741.96||814kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Wheston|
|£1688.22||678kg||B Blue x||AJ & GH Bland, Mottram|
|£1680.48||778kg||Char||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|£1664.30||890kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1651.84||712kg||Lim||A Sharpe, Nottingham|
|£1619.94||798kg||Stab||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
|£1619.20||704kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1612.80||840kg||AA||SL Holland & Son, Eagle Torr|
73 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 172.5p /kg
Still a good price and not much less for the good meated F/A cows.
Best cows 194-206p
Big Holsteins 180-190p
Parlour Holsteins 160-175p
Smaller and leaner sorts 140-155p
Plain cows 130-140p
The best today:
|206p/kg||£1808||Fleck, 6 yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|204p/kg||£1419||Fries, 6 yrs||TA & EJ Harrison & Son, Oaker|
|204p/kg||£1403||Fries, 30 mnths||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|203p/kg||£1477||Fries, 6 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|198p/kg||£1195||Holst, 5 yrs||DW & LK Mycock, Over Haddon|
|198p/kg||£1457||Holst, 5 yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|197p/kg||£1449||Fries, 10 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|196p/kg||£1532||Fleck, 8 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|194p/kg||£1334||Holst, 9 yrs||D & PW Kirkman, Alderwasley|
|194p/kg||£1602||Holst, 6 yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|194p/kg||£1544||Holst, 9 yrs||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
No OTM clean today
5 OTM Bulls – All worthy of a mention
|223p/kg||£1378||Lim||J Kirkham, Hartington|
|201p/kg||£1720||Blonde||DJ Litchfield, Uttoxeter|
|187p/kg||£1754||Sim||RW Valle, Summerley|
|186p/kg||£1941||AA||RN Thompson, Sudbury|
|184p/kg||£1990||Lincoln||DC Wright, Parwich|
147 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 266.8p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Exactly the same number as last year and a full line up of buyers although trade a shade easier on the week. 51 vendors this week selling to 18 different accounts.
33 Young Bulls ave 258.4p/kg
A good price for the bulls again and some good big bulls on offer. Anthony Smith, Long Lane won the day with his pure Limmy bull selling at 295p or £2242 closely followed by Mark Ludlam at 291p with 2 more at 290p. 8 big bulls over £2000. Friesians to 235p, 2 Holsteins to 225p, 2 Fleckv to 240p and Longhorns to 276p.
|295p/kg||760kg||Lim||AE Smith, Long Lane|
|291p/kg||666kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|290p/kg||664kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|290p/kg||782kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|288p/kg||540kg||Lim||RP Hall, Heaton|
|281p/kg||606kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|280p/kg||616kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|280p/kg||654kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|£2290.00||916kg||Lim||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£2267.80||782kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffrey, Pilsley|
|£2242.00||760kg||Lim||AE Smith, Long Lane|
|£2163.48||894kg||Lim||AB Massie & Son, Ockbroook|
|£2137.20||822kg||Lim||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£2131.08||826kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2103.58||782kg||Lim||C & D Jeffrey, Pilsley|
|£2035.00||740kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1938.06||666kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|£1925.60||664kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
46 Steers ave 265.1p/kg
The average is back but so was the quality. Best suckler bred things still good to sell. One of the last in the ring was Dennis Prince, Ecton selling his quality Lims to 302p with Keith Harrop also at 300p with all the better sorts 280p+.
|302p/kg||606kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|300p/kg||672kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|295p/kg||684kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|290p/kg||650kg||Char||Belper Skip Hire Moorwood Moor|
|289p/kg||692kg||Sim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|288p/kg||578kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|287p/kg||670kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|287p/kg||670kg||Char||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|286p/kg||630kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|286p/kg||582kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£2039.02||758kg||Baz||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2017.80||684kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2016.00||672kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1999.88||692kg||Sim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1965.28||692kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1930.40||760kg||B Blue x||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1922.90||670kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1922.90||670kg||Char||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|£1919.50||698kg||Hfd||MR Walker, Alport|
|£1917.00||710kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
68 Heifers ave 272.5p/kg
Just like the steers with quality easy to place, but a lot of dairy bred cattle today had its effect on the averages. Michael Wynne won the day and sold quality Northern bred heifers at 338p closely followed by Peter Gaunt at 328p with both purchased by RW Walmsley, quality butchers at Catterton, York.
|338p/kg||622kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|328p/kg||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|325p/kg||672kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|318p/kg||610kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|315p/kg||686kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|314p/kg||604kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|313p/kg||650kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|308p/kg||538kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|308p/kg||680kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|308p/kg||542kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|307p/kg||584kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|307p/kg||578kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|304p/kg||590kg||Char||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|304p/kg||622kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2184.00||672kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2160.90||686kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2125.44||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2102.36||622kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£2094.40||680kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2034.50||650kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2021.24||676kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1950.92||646kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1939.80||610kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1908.34||634kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Yet another large entry of store & breeding cattle at Bakewell totalling 418 head.
Buyers out in force requiring cattle of all ages, sizes and types.
Some well matched bunched of up to 10 individuals kept the sale moving briskly with a timely finish on what was a very warm day.
Recent rain with more to come clearly helped concentrate the minds of potential buyers and a strong trade prevailed from start to finish.
The sale commenced with some 48 Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1530||Lim Cow, 79 mnths & Bull Calf||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1550||Lim x Cow, 51 mnths & Hfr Calf||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1280||Hfd x Cow, 39 mnths i/c to AA||S Parker, Stanton|
|£1750||Pied Cow, 51 mnths & Bull Calf||A Sharpe, Lowdham|
|£1680||Char Cow, 86 mnths & Bull Calf||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£1380||Sim x Hfr, 33 mnths & Bull Calf||SR Hinchley, Ashover|
|£1650||B Blue x Cow, 45 mnths & Str Calf||PV Hawkins, Shirland|
|£2500||Char Stock Bull, 20 mnths||Cox Bros, Gt Longstone|
|£2550||Lim Bull, 26 mnths||R Swindell & Son, Hognaston|
|£2050||Lim Bull, 26 mnths||R Swindell & Son, Hognaston|
16 Feeding Bulls
Sample prices as follows:
|£990||Char x||13-20 mnths||SC Yates, Bradwell|
|£1200||B Blue x||9 mnths||Mrs J Duggins, Netherseal|
|£800||S Horn x||11-14 mnths||N & J & S Taylor, Hollow Meadows|
|£1040||Lim||11 mnths||A & J Henshaw, Fairfield|
|£770||B Blue x||9 mnths||WT Bunting, Pike Hall|
A good selection with buyers present to cover all sorts. Trade strong with numerous highlights.
Angus & Hereford selling well and Black & Whites particularly dear. Still some cattle small for age, but all selling well.
|£530||Char x||10 mnths||R & P Organics, Spot Acre|
|£560||AA||8-10 mnths||RK Greasley, Kedleston|
|£610||Blonde x||8 mnths||JT Cantrell, Macclesfield|
|£760||Lim x||11 mnths||RH & HE Hinchliffe, Whaley Bridge|
|£1320||BB x Lim||12-13 mnths||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£1060||B Blue x||12 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Hoar Cross|
|£880||Sim x||13 mnths||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£870||Hfd x||11-12 mnths||J & MJ Sisson, Ilkeston|
|£1390||Blonde x||12-13 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1090||Char x||14 mnths||R Moseley & Son, Elton|
|£720||Holst||15-16 mnths||SR Hinchley, Ashover|
|£1060||Lim x||15-17 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£1440||B Blue x||24 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£665||AA x||14-15 mnths||JR Walker & Son, Rotherham|
|£1100||B Blue x||15 mnths||WT Bunting, Pike Hall|
|£835||Holst||12-22 mnths||WT Bunting, Pike Hall|
|£1310||B Blue x||14-17 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£1160||Hfd x||16 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£995||Holst||15-19 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£970||AA x||14-17 mnths||N Sessions, Hatton|
|£1820||Hfd x||22 mnths||R Weston & Son, Longnor|
|£1760||Hfd||21 mnths||R Weston & Son, Longnor|
|£1840||Lim x||27 mnths||DJ Boulton & Son, Wolsley Bridge|
|£1870||Lim x||25 mnths||DJ Boulton & Son, Wolsley Bridge|
|£1120||AA x||21 mnths||Mrs Y Langton, Aldercarr|
|£1640||Lim||21-22 mnths||JP & A Wardman, Warslow|
|£1180||Fries||22 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1340||Lim x||22 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1310||B Blue x||21 mnths||DJ Litchfield, Uttoxeter|
|£1280||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||PJ Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale|
|£1480||S Horn x||29 mnths||P & C Palfreyman, Monyash|
|£1400||Sim x||25 mnths||RWA Thirlby, Tamworth|
|£1130||Hfd x||20-25 mnths||R & R Bennett, Mellor|
|£1880||Lim x||26 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
144 Heifers ave £882
Plenty of interest all price points with all varieties finding a ready market.
A big range of ages and qualities and plenty of interest right to the end of the sale.
|£940||Lim x||13 mnths||A & J Henshaw, Buxton|
|£810||Hfd x||12 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£900||B Blue x||8-10 mnths||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£820||Char x||13 mnths||Mrs EA Towe, Matlock|
|£710||AA x||13 mnths||Ridgewood Farm, Belper|
|£1480||Blonde||13 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£850||Char||12-14 mnths||R Moseley & Son, Elton|
|£960||Char x||14-15 mnths||L Marshall, Monyash|
|£1200||B Blue x||21 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1020||Sim||13 mnths||Mrs J Duggins, Netherseal|
|£1180||Sim x||20 mnths||D & VM Wardman, Overton|
|£1200||B Blue x||15-19 mnths||E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley|
|£980||Lim x||20-21 mnths||J Lomas & Son, Brassington|
|£1020||AA x||20 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1240||B Blue x||24-26 mnths||B Ryan, Huthwaite|
|£925||Char x||15-16 mnths||PR & JM Percival, Kniveton|
|£1280||Hfd x||24 mnths||MJ & RD Bradbury, Biggin|
|£1310||Sim x||23 mnths||RWA Thirlby, Tamworth|
|£1085||Char x||26-27 mnths||RH Bunting, Friden|
|£1600||Lim x||26 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
45 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A similarly strong trade to last week with possibly middle of the road calves being even dearer.
Bulls saw B Blues to £425, Simmental to £300 and a Mont at £295, whilst heifers saw B Blues to £385.
Only a small entry of Black & White but a competitive trade for all to a top of £82.
B Blue £425 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
Sim £300 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Mont £295 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Hfd £190 JD & B Broadley, Hartington
Fries £82 A Howe, Litton Slack
B Blue £385 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Sim £205 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Property and professional services
1040 Lambs, 681 Ewes & Rams & 24 Store Sheep (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1745 sheep included 748 new season lambs. Demand still very brisk considering a falling market last week. Meated sorts regardless of weight were well bid for with the best up to 320p/kg and £176.84/head.
The overall market average 290.22p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|34kg||290p/kg||F Russell, Eggington|
|37.2kg||298p/kg||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|38.3kg||294p/kg||H & T Roome, Kirk Langley|
|38.6kg||296p/kg||B Cartwright, Ireton Wood|
|39kg||296p/kg||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|39.5kg||313p/kg||PT Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|40kg||318p/kg||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|41.2kg||310p/kg||B Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|42kg||317p/kg||T Ogg, North Lincs|
|42.2kg||318p/kg||A & J Gagie, Hilton|
|42.6kg||320p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|44.5kg||312p/kg||B Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|46.4kg||295p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|47kg||296p/kg||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|48kg||294p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|50kg||293p/kg||F Russell, Eggington|
|54kg||280p/kg||J Naylor, Hulme End|
|64kg||276p/kg||R Cartledge, Doveholes|
|Standard||To 298p/kg||Average 284.53p/kg|
|Medium||To 320p/kg||Average 292.07p/kg|
|Heavy||To 296p/kg||Average 291.22p/kg|
|Overweight||To 280p/kg||Average 274.63p/kg|
Old Season Lambs
In the old season lambs demand still very brisk pre the next festival with best meated sorts to 286p/kg and overall average 242.11p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|35.5kg||274p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|38.6kg||277p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|42.5kg||281p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.7kg||278p/kg||R & M Phillips & Sons Ladmanlow|
|45.5kg||285p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.5kg||274p/kg||BC Percival, Youlgreave|
|48.3kg||276p/kg||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|52kg||286p/kg||R & M Phillips & Sons, Ladmanlow|
|55kg||270p/kg||R Simpson & Son, Longnor|
|60kg||262p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|62.5kg||258p/kg||N Slaney, Crich|
681 Cull Sheep
A very good entry of 681 cull ewes and rams saw bidding very brisk for all types with best heavy Texels to £189 and the top 10 pens averaging £171.30. Big Suffolk ewes sold in the £130-£145 bracket and heavy Mules in the £100-£120 bracket.
Ewes to £189 Ave £115.07
Rams to £154 Ave £116.00
24 Store Sheep
Just 24 ewes and lambs sold well to £142 for singles and £178 for doubles.