Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 01-02-2021
Better weekend weather and much improved travelling conditions ensured that entries were back to normal this week, with 614 cattle and 1,592 sheep on offer.
No question marks over trade either with tremendous prices achieved and plenty of competition in all sections.
The market is still operating under strict ‘Drop & Go’ rules, but with trade at its current level vendors need have no concerns about prices.
Bakewell buyers want the opportunity to bid for your cattle so if you have stores in test and are minded to sell do not hesitate to speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441.
A good show of 344 Store & Breeding Cattle sold exceptionally well with results greatly in advance of expectations. Steers sold to £1,290, Heifers £1,270 and Feeding Bulls £1,120.
Finished cattle remain in great demand and the increased entry of 122 saw top figures of 259p and £1,670 per head.
Our regular barometer of prices the average for 50 heifers at 202p was testament to a solid trade.
OTM & Feeding Cows were more numerous at 115 with top figures 182p and £1,630 per head. The average almost matched last week at 133.0p.
Just 33 Calves on parade this week, with bulls to £390 and heifers £280.
Better entries of sheep with 1,133 old season lambs forward. An outstanding trade from start to finish with top figures 302p and £139.65 per head. The SQQ average looked good at 260.1p
A decent turnout of 457 Cull Sheep saw the best ewes to £160 and the average a creditable £86.57
|It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ian Hill, Farmer & Haulier from Totley, Sheffield has passed away.
A minute’s silence was held in his memory in both cattle rings prior to Monday’s sale.
Thursday 4th February: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries
Friday 19th February: Catalogued Cattle Sale, entries now being taken, call the Bakewell office on 01629 812777
Doug Parker who has worked with Bagshaws for 50 years has decided to retire.
Doug has been a familiar face at Bakewell and other markets looking after the finished cattle and OTM’s with the fat bulls being his specialist subject in recent years.
The partners of Bagshaws would like to express their thanks to Doug for all his efforts over the years and to wish him well in his retirement.
115 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 133.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
A better show of cows this week after a snow affected market last week. Trade is absolutely remarkable for the time of year with all the regular buyers working hard to secure their loads. Top price today was a 3-way tie for Limousin and Lincoln Red cows from Margaret Heath and Jack Blackshaw. Plenty of better sorts 165p plus with the best fed sorts grossing over £1200. As always, a number of cows sold for further feeding with buyers looking for lean, green or recently weaned cows to improve.
40 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 127.1p
Very strong money again with the best fed and Farm Assured cows easily place and a high of 146p for Messrs Walker, Ashgate. Better sorts 140p plus, big fed Holsteins 130-140, leaner Holsteins 110-125 with only a couple of the plainer cows under £1.
|182p/kg||794kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|182p/kg||738kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|182p/kg||896kg||Linc Red||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|180p/kg||822kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Pilsley|
|178p/kg||740kg||Saler||CE Hancock & Son, Elton|
|177p/kg||680kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|176p/kg||664kg||Cont||SJ Buckley & Partners, Doveholes|
|174p/kg||760kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|169p/kg||580kg||Stab||Flash House Farms, Penistone|
|169p/kg||640kg||B Blue||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|168p/kg||662kg||AA||WN Brough & TJ Fox, Hurdlow|
|167p/kg||550kg||Stab||Flash House Farms, Penistone|
|166p/kg||512kg||Lim||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|165p/kg||658kg||Lim||J Simpson, Bradwell|
And Gross Prices:
|£1630.72||896kg||Linc Red||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1479.60||822kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1445.08||794kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1343.16||738kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1338.60||970kg||Lim||S & CM Jones & Sons, Idridgehay|
|£1322.40||760kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1317.20||740kg||Saler||CE Hancock & Son, Elton|
|£1212.68||854kg||Holst||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£1203.60||680kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|£1197.96||894kg||B Blue x||S & A Taylor, Cumberworth|
3 OTM Bulls
|174p/kg||£1566||Blonde||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|122p/kg||£1437||Hfd||Bowring Enterprises Warsop|
120 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 196.2p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A bumper entry of 29 bulls and 91 finished cattle that included 12 OTM clean with their number. Trade blistering from start to finish and many more could have been sold.
29 Finished Bulls ave 177.8p/kg
Better numbers today and many thanks for your support. The bulls do look well sold at present and if you have any to sell, why not try a few at Bakewell? Top call today was John Ottewell at 231p or £1737 with a couple from Messrs Shenton at £1771 and £1795 (225p) 16 Friesian sold to 185p
|231p/kg||752kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|225p/kg||798kg||Blonde c||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|214p/kg||704kg||Blond x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|207p/kg||608kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Atlow|
|199p/kg||890kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|198p/kg||608kg||Lim||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
|197p/kg||804kg||B Blue x||A Hoggarth, Bamford|
|194p/kg||564kg||B Blue x||A Sims Ltd, Atlow|
|193p/kg||530kg||B Blue x||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
|185p/kg||550kg||Fries||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1795.50||798kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1771.10||890kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1737.12||852kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1583.88||804kg||B Blue x||A Hoggarth, Bamford|
|£1506.56||704kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1258.56||608kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Atlow|
|£1226.10||670kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Atlow|
|£1203.84||608kg||Lim||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
43 Steers – overall average 198.7p/kg
20 Continental, 12 Native (5 OTM) and 11 B&W in the entry with buyers for all and a very very strong trade. Best fed suckler bred sorts topped at 259p for a tremendous Blue from Steff, Steven and Owen Wells of Monyash with their other at 248p. Messrs Edge, Pike Hall had 244p or £1,600 with Jack Blackshaw at 238p or £1646. Angus to 203p, Hereford to 200p with OTM L Horns to 189p and OTM Hereford to 185p.
|259p/kg||556kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|248p/kg||586kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|244p/kg||656kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|238p/kg||692kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|235p/kg||570kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|232p/kg||602kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|228p/kg||596kg||B Blue x||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|225p/kg||604kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|224p/kg||620kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|223p/kg||562kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|222p/kg||582kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|222p/kg||606kg||B Blue x||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
And Gross Prices:
|£1646.96||692kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1600.84||656kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1493.28||732kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1481.22||702kg||Lim||JJ Austin, Brockhurst|
|£1453.28||586kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1440.04||556kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1398.10||682kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1383.80||748kg||Hfd||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
48 Finished Heifers – overall average 205.7p/kg
Like the steers some tremendous cattle and well sold. Best suckler sorts to 257p or £1670 for a lovely sort from Jack Blackshaw. Ian Mellor had 252p and 249p for his pair and Keith Harrop 243p for the best of his run. 4 Angus to 208p with 6 other OTM Natives to 195 for Longhorns.
|257p/kg||650kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|252p/kg||564kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|249p/kg||526kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|243p/kg||544kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|242p/kg||596kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|242p/kg||588kg||Blond x||K Harrop, Alport|
|233p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|232p/kg||580kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|229p/kg||570kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|228p/kg||528kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|227p/kg||484kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|224p/kg||550kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1670.50||650kg||Lim||PJ Backshaw, Pilsley|
|£1453.92||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1422.96||588kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1421.28||564kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|£1401.84||708kg||Blonde x||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1350.48||662kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1345.60||580kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1342.44||678kg||Char||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1332.00||666kg||AA||B Sayles, Park Head|
|£1321.92||544kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A decent entry of 344 included some which had failed to appear last week as a result of snow in certain areas.
There was plenty of buying power present or represented and an outstanding trade right through.
We Need Your Help
Please try to have your cattle delivered to Bakewell in good time, so that they can be sorted and numbered well before the sale starts.
There is a very good reason for doing this.
Buyers want a chance to view them before the sale starts, but because of the COVID-19 rule they also want to secure their places around the ring well before the sale commences.
It would assist our numbering team greatly and ensure the buyers can view your stock if the cattle could arrive in good time.
The sale commenced with a few Breeding Stock
|£1000||B Blue x Cow, 99 mnths||WT & K Greatholder, Turnditch|
|£950||B Blue x, 58 mnths||WT & K Greatholder, Turnditch|
|£1160||Lim x Cow & Calf||P Hurst, Ipstones|
33 Feeding Bulls
An interesting selection with sample prices as follows:
|£500||Hfd||8 mnths||TA & DE Spooner, Upper Hulme|
|£760||Sim x||7-8 mnths||M & C Morris, Clay Cross|
|£980||Blonde||9 mnths||JD Brown, Bonsall|
|£1060||B Blue x||19 mnths||IT Lomax, Saverley Green|
|£1120||Lim x||21 mnths||R Wartig, Thurgoland|
|£630||Char x||8 mnths||P Emery, Gratwich|
|£600||Blonde x||8 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£840||B Blue x||14 mnths||JP Webster, Foolow|
172 Steers ave £919
Tremendous prices for all breeds, sizes and age groups as the £919 average indicates. Young suckled calf sorts were very keenly sought and the old cattle attracted plenty of interest.
Angus crosses finding their usual fans, likewise Herefords of which there were some very fine specimens in the entry.
|£560||Angus||7-9 mnths||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£850||Lim x||8 mnths||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|£790||Sim x||8-9 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£690||Sim x||8 mnths||Riverside Farms, Scropton|
|£1030||B Blue x||17 mnths||I & DJ Hammersley, Offcote|
|£860||Angus x||17 mnths||S Bowler, Idridgehay|
|£770||B Blue x||14-16 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£760||Lim x||16 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£740||Lim x||18-21 mnths||JA & D Shepherd Hollow Meadows|
|£1290||Sim||17-18 mnths||P Cafferty, Ashover|
|£1150||B Blue x||18-19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1020||Lim x||20 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1035||Lim x||16 mnths||W & P Charlton, Brassington|
|£1190||Lim x||19 mnths||IT Lomax, Blythe Bridge|
|£1050||Hfd x||20-22 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£1250||Lim x||20 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£870||Lim x||20 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£1270||Lim x||19-20 mnths||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1275||Angus x||18 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£920||Lim x||19-21 mnths||GE Wilmott, Ashover|
|£1060||Angus x||22 mnths||Mrs M Sellors, Grange Mill|
|£1090||Angus x||17-20 mnths||AG Mellor, Sutton|
|£1280||Char x||17-20 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£660||Angus x||17-19 mnths||PJ Brown, Tansley|
|£1135||Lim x||20-22 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1100||Angus x||17-21 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£980||Sim x||16-20 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1155||Hfd x||21-22 mnths||JW Shepherd, Winshill|
|£1105||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||JW Shepherd, Winshill|
|£1140||Fries||25 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1120||B Blue x||24 mnths||GW Smith & Son, Aldwark|
|£1210||Angus x||27 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£850||Lim x||9 mnths||GCG Robinson, Longnor|
|£720||Holst||27 mnths||J & JW Stafford, Ashbourne|
133 Heifers ave £805
Everything well sold with some superb bunches of well-matched cattle attracting a distinct premium.
Angus and Hereford crosses much in demand.
|£460||Angus||7-11 mnths||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£400||B Blue x||6 mnths||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£600||Lim x||7 mnths (7)||J & HM Dowey, Woodhead|
|£900||Lim x||9 mnths||Mrs D Brown, Hazelwood|
|£800||Lim x||8 mnths||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|£700||Lim x||9-11 mnths||Roger Barlow, North Leverton|
|£875||Angus x||9-16 mnths||Riverside Farms, Scropton|
|£1000||B Blue x||17 mnths||I & DJ Hammersley, Offcote|
|£1030||Lim x||15 mnths||S Wilde, Bradfield|
|£780||B Blue x||14-18 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£730||Lim x||13 mnths||J & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows|
|£805||B Blue x||16 mnths (6)||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|£1170||B Blue x||20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1155||B Blue x||20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1055||Lim x||17-19 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£1150||Lim x||21-23 mnths||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£1270||Char x||20 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1240||B Blue x||20 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£955||Angus||17-18 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£740||Angus x||18-21 mnths||Mrs M Sellors, Grange Mill|
|£985||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£605||Angus x||16-25 mnths||PJ Brown, Tansley|
|£945||Lim x||20 mnths||C Matthews, Castleton|
|£1045||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||JW Shepherd, Winshill|
|£960||Lim x||29 mnths||R & P Ratcliff, Sudbury|
|£1145||Char||16-21 mnths||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£1160||Sim x||24 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romily|
|£810||Angus x||21 mnths||R & E & R Bennett, Whiston|
|£700||Lim x||8 mnths||GCG Robinson, Longnor|
|£755||B Blue x||13 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
An excellent trade for all with a number of purchasers going home short of requirements.
Bulls saw B Blues to £390 and heifers to £280, together with a Saler bull to £280.
Plenty of interest in the Black & Whites with the best of these to £115.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£155.00||£140.00||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|Holst||£100.00||£44.43||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Saler||£280.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Fries||£115.00||JW Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst|
|Baz||£295.00||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|B Blue x||£390.00||£249.33||W&A Cartledge & Son, Sparrowpit|
|Lim||£262.00||£231.67||GHW Dakin & Son, Matlock|
|Hfd||£62.00||JW Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst|
|Saler||£168.00||£156.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|AA||£170.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|B Blue x||£280.00||£228.33||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|Lim||£165.00||GHW Dakin & Son, Matlock|
1,592 Sheep including 1,133 Finished Lambs, 457 Ewes & Rams & 2 Store Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1592 head of sheep included 1133 lambs. Demand very brisk throughout with a top of 302p/kg for best butchers lambs and 300p/kg of best export lambs. Heavy weight butchers lambs to 273p/kg with overweight sorts to 263p/kg. A top gross of £139.65/head with a market average of over £108/head. The overall average was 260.17p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|32kg||278p/kg||C Naylor, Stanton|
|35kg||278p/kg||A & S Seals, Alfreton|
|36kg||280p/kg||RS Torr, Tissington|
|37.3kg||270p/kg||BL & BM Corbett, Hopton|
|37.8kg||270p/kg||AV Marsden, Hucklow|
|38kg||272p/kg||C Naylor, Stanton|
|38.7kg||283p/kg||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|41.2kg||292p/kg||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|42.4kg||290p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|43.2kg||296p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|43.7kg||300p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|45kg||302p/kg||AV Marsden, Hucklow|
|46.1kg||273p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|48.9kg||256p/kg||F Green, Bottomhouse|
|50.6kg||251p/kg||H Hodgkinson & Son, Earl Sterndale|
|52.5kg||263p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|57kg||263p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|Light||To: 278p/kg||Ave: 270.73p/kg|
|Standard||To: 282p/kg||Ave: 261.83p/kg|
|Medium||To: 302p/kg||Ave: 259.45p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 273p/kg||Ave: 235.95p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 263p/kg||Ave: 231.59p/kg|
457 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A good post snow fall entry and vendors were well rewarded for their efforts.
All categories good to sell with the prime Texels, Beltex and heavy pure Suffolks particularly strong as well as the heavy Mules.
Mules topped at £96 with several runs £81-£86 and the best Jacob at £82.
Long sweet Texels topped the day at £166 for the Hadfields at Chamber Farm, with the Smith Family at Carlecoates close behind at £158.
Several packets of horned and Gritstone ewes over £70 to a top in the mid £80.
The best 7 lots averaged £151.57 and a pedigree Suffolk at £149.
Cast Ewes To: £166 Ave: £86.57
Cast Rams To: £155 Ave: £85.92
Goats To £94.00 Ave: £77.00