Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 14-08-2023
After a stop start week for harvesting Monday dawned wet (again) and resulted in decent entries of 480 cattle and 1,854 sheep.
Trade good in all sections with lambs holding their price and the OTM average significantly better.
Don’t forget that next week, Monday 21st August is business as usual, but the week after is Hope Show on Monday 28th with Market on Tuesday 29th.
285 Store & Breeding cattle forward with a full line up of buyers and excellent results. Steers sold to £1,600, heifers £1,460 and feeding bulls £780.
Despite concerns about the returns for deadweight finished cattle there was no signs of reduced prices for store cattle. If you have cattle ready for market and need advice do not hesitate to contact Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 who can also clear up any queries about the new TB rules.
In the finished ring there were 95 head on offer with top figures 316p and £2,121 per head.
The 32 heifers averaged 284.5p well up on the week and a good indication that cattle are wanted.
OTM numbers steady at 59 head, but prices significantly improved.
Top figures 222p and £1,868 with the average much better than last week at 167.4p.
41 calves on offer with bulls to £440 and heifers £220.
Over in the sheep department a relatively dry Sunday had allowed a good many lambs to be sorted and there were 1,421 forward.
Trade was well up to expectations with top figures 306p and £162/head. The SQQ average was 263.3p.
A useful turnout of 403 cull sheep saw ewes reach £170 to average £99.80.
Thursday 17th August: Store Lamb Sale & Regular Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Wednesday 16th August: Farm Sale at Sebastapol Farm, Shirland
Friday 25th August: Store Lamb Sale
New TB Rules starting 1st August
Please do not worry yourselves about the changes. Most people will not have to do anything different except to supply us with a little extra information.
The new rules will be in place next Monday and we need everyone selling cattle & calves to tell us their Parish TB Testing Interval by ticking the box on the entry form. Just to confuse things, this might be different from the actual TB testing interval on your particular holding.
It is easy to check this on-line using the TB Hub – Parish testing interval checker.
In simpler terms:
All Staffordshire is 6 months
All Cheshire is 6 months
All Nottinghamshire is 12 months
All Leicestershire is 12 months
Where there is most confusion is in Derbyshire which is split between 6 months and 12 months.
The Ministry have not been able to provide us with a map showing the border.
When you enter your store cattle in future, please supply your county and parish holding number and we can check for you and provide the information to buyers on the Early Warning List.
Whilst the new rules look complicated, they will only affect a few buyers from the 12-month edge areas. For everyone else there will be no change other than the need for us to display the information at the time of sale.
If you have any questions about all this just ring us at Bakewell and we will explain the changes and check your parish interval for you.
Bakewell Market Office on 01629 812777
Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441
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59 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 167.4p/kg or £1090
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
The wind has changed direction
A change in trade sees cows dearer on the week with the average up by 16 pence or £105/head on the previous Monday. Less cows about both in Bakewell and nationally sees a little more appetite from the buyers with the plainest cows seeing the biggest lift. 6 OTM clean cattle all sold over 200p with a top of 222p for a Lim x from Robert Wood, Gratton Moor with the best of the older cows saw a run from PJ Bull up to 196p or £1587 for a Hfd x. Better sorts generally 180p+.
Generally, a much-improved day.
|222p/kg||644kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|220p/kg||778kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|216p/kg||536kg||Lim||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|211p/kg||616kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|202p/kg||712kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|200p/kg||722kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|198p/kg||650kg||AA||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|196p/kg||810kg||Hfd||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|192p/kg||598kg||Sim||BE & TR Robinson, Buxton|
|191p/kg||896kg||Hfd||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|190p/kg||676kg||Lim||JF Kirkham, Buxton|
|184p/kg||702kg||Lim||TW & E Gratton, King Sterndale|
|£1711.60||778kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1711.36||896kg||Hfd||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|£1598.00||850kg||Fleck||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|£1587.60||810kg||Hfd||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|£1534.72||872kg||Other||D Chadwick, Kniveton|
|£1462.88||892kg||AA||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1444.00||722kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|£1438.24||712kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|£1429.68||644kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|£1413.32||794kg||Hfd||PJ Bull, Cubley|
59 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 151.9p/kg
Better sold with the plainest looking best sold today.
Better cows 165-188p
Plainer sorts 140-150p
Only a few under 130p
The best today:
|188p/kg||£1598||Fleck, 7 yrs||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|183p/kg||£1039||Fries, 31 mnths||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|173p/kg||£1262||Holst, 7 yrs||NC Gregory, Blackwell|
|169p/kg||£1240||Mont, 8 yrs||H Andrew & Co, Dungworth|
|166p/kg||£1045||Swed, 6 yrs||H Andrew & Co, Dungworth|
|166p/kg||£1138||Mont, 4 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|165p/kg||£1217||Holst, 6 yrs||NG, JMH & H Mellor, Earl Sterndale|
1 OTM Bull
|185p/kg||£1868||Blonde, 6 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
95 FINISHED CATTLE ave 252.8p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More bulls less clean cattle this week with the many duties associated to harvest keep vendors busy and away from selling cattle.
38 Young Bulls ave 231.7p/kg
Good numbers of bulls and trade good without being outstanding. The heaviest bull of the day topped the sale at 275p or £2420 from David Goddard representing Messrs Fearn with their other at 271p (£2086). 8 dairy bulls today sold to 209p for an Ayrshire and 208p for a Friesian.
|275p/kg||880kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|274p/kg||666kg||Saler||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|271p/kg||770kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|263p/kg||550kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|256p/kg||648kg||B Blue x||B Jones, Idridgehay|
|256p/kg||592kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|254p/kg||570kg||Lim||B Jones, Idridgehay|
|247p/kg||736kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|247p/kg||576kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|246p/kg||768kg||Blonde x||DM Potter, Bonsall|
|£2420.00||880kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2086.70||770kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1889.28||768kg||Blonde x||DM Potter, Bonsall|
|£1874.52||762kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1824.84||666kg||Saler||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1817.92||736kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|1749.60||720kg||Blonde x||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|£1689.76||716kg||Sim||NC Gregory, Blackwell|
|£1668.50||710kg||Blonde x||CA Potter, Bonsall|
|£1658.88||648kg||B Blue x||B Jones, Idridgehay|
25 Steers ave 244.99p/kg
A very small showing today with an improved trade. 3 better sorts topped £3/kg with Keith Harrop at 311p, Clive Bacon at 305p and Paul Hazledine at 301p. 8 Natives today saw Herefords top at 248p.
|311p/kg||682kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|305p/kg||662kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|301p/kg||606kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|276p/kg||720kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|270p/kg||660kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|268p/kg||656kg||Blonde x||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|265p/kg||736kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|260p/kg||612kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|£2121.02||682kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2019.10||662kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1987.20||720kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1950.40||736kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1824.06||606kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1782.00||660kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
32 Heifers ave 284.56/kg
A jump in the average by 20 pence on the week with some good cattle on offer and buyers very keen to get meat purchased. Messrs Mann topped the day at 316p for a handy weight Limmy just beating John Grummett at 315,308 and 306p. 10 over £3. 2 Herefords to 271p and 2 Angus to 260p.
|316p/kg||486kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|315p/kg||518kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|310p/kg||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Sob, Dronfield|
|308p/kg||638kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|306p/kg||568kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|305p/kg||608kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|300p/kg||628kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|300p/kg||606kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|300p/kg||596kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£2027.40||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1994.70||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1982.40||708kg||Sim||WHI Mellor, Torkington|
|£1965.04||638kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1937.60||692kg||B Blue x||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1914.00||660kg||Char||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1908.20||658kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1884.00||628kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1883.36||632kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1867.60||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A few more about with at total of 285 on offer. A particularly good attendance of buyers from near and far resulted in an excellent trade from start to finish.
The demand was such that many more cattle could have been sold to advantage.
There were only a handful of Breeding stock with cows and calves to £1000 and in/calvers to the same figure.
15 Feeding Bulls
|£780||Sim x||13 mnths||IG Boyd, Pilsley|
|£680||Red Poll||16 mnths||E Prior, Cresswell|
|£420||B Blue x||5 mnths||O Powell, Branston|
|£420||Angus x||3-4 mnths||O Powell, Branston|
139 Steers ave £1025
A useful entry with some fine specimens and an average of over £1,000.
Angus and Herefords well sold and black & whites maintaining Bakewell’s reputations as ‘the place to sell them’.
|£615||AA x||10 mnths||JE Chamberlain, Marston|
|£880||B Blue x||10 mnths||SW Jennings, Peover|
|£900||B Blue x||15 mnths||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|£890||Lim x||14-16 mnths||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|£735||Hfd x||13-16 mnths||T Beswick, Fairfield|
|£1325||B Blue x||23 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1430||Lim x||19 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£960||Hfd x||11-15 mnths||BP & J Needham, Heaton|
|£995||Lim||15 mnths||P Hurst, Ipstones|
|£1010||Lim x||14 mnths||R Cottrill, Bamford|
|£1270||AA||20 mnths||Cubley Cottage, Ashbourne|
|£1010||Lim||14 mnths||F & FN Wigley, Bonsall|
|£1440||B Blue x||19 mnths||DI & MR Crookes, Staveley|
|£960||Hfd x||15 mnths||DI & MR Crookes, Staveley|
|£1270||AA x||17-18 mnths||DI & MR Crookes, Staveley|
|£1600||Lim x||16 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£940||Holst/Fries||24 mnths||A Hoggarth, Bamford|
|£1370||Lim x||15-20 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
|£1350||Lim x||21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1360||Lim x||24 mnths||DL Batterbee, Doveholes|
|£1110||Fries||19 mnths||L Webster, Tissington|
|£1390||Hfd x||27 mnths||PJ Bull, Cubley|
|£1400||Lim x||16 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1520||Hfd x||22 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1500||AA x||23 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1440||B Blue x||24 mnths||F & N Brunt & Son, Stone|
|£1440||AA x||30 mnths||AW Gilman, Wetton|
|£1330||Sim x||27 mnths||R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|£1150||AA x||17 mnths||N Belfield, Wildboarclough|
|£1420||Lim x||26 mnths||D Beckett, Pilsley|
|£1220||AA x||28 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£1190||Mont x||28 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£1030||Holst||27-29 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£1050||Holst/Fries||27-28 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£1260||AA x||25 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1135||Sim x||26 mnths||IG Boyd, Pilsley|
119 Heifers ave £890
A good selection with some fine specimens on offer. Plenty of buying power on parade and a cracking trade right through.
|£450||AA x||3-5 mnths||O Powell, Branston|
|£450||Hfd x||9-11 mnths||D White, Barlow|
|£1130||BB/Lim||12 mnths||A Twemlow, Stanton|
|£530||AA x||8-10 mnths||JE Chamberlain, Marston|
|£670||Lim x||12 mnths||S Lynam, Whatstandwell|
|£920||Sim x||16 mnths||Hobson Farm, Flagg|
|£1160||Char||16 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1220||B Blue x||28 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1090||B Blue x||16-17 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£790||Lim x||14-15 mnths||R Cottrill, Bamford|
|£1270||B Blue x||26 mnths||Cubley Cottage, Ashbourne|
|£1180||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||Cubley Cottage, Ashbourne|
|£1240||Lim x||21-22 mnths||F & FN Wigley, Bonsall|
|£1120||Saler||24 mnths||A Hoggarth, Bamford|
|£1290||Lim x||16 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£1180||B Blue x||20 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1140||Blonde x||19 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1280||B Blue x||25 mnths||DL Batterbee, Doveholes|
|£1100||Hfd x||27 mnths||PJ Bull, Marston|
|£1460||Sim x||24 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1180||Sim x||24 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£945||Hfd x||23-24 mnths||C Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£970||B Blue x||26 mnths||F & N Brunt, Stone|
|£1300||Hfd x||27-30 mnths||AW Gilman, Wetton|
|£1260||AA x||25 mnths||R & GR Webster, Ashbourne|
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41 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A similar story to last week with a ring full of prospective purchasers and a strong trade on all types.
Best bulls saw a B Blue to £400 from Poyser’s at Onecote whilst Black & Whites attracted strong interest with the best of these to £145.
An entry of reared calves attracted significant interest with Hereford steers (5 mnths) at £425 and heifers to £405, both from AE Howe, Litton Slack.
B Blue £440 RE Poyser, Onecote
B Blue £380 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Hfd £380 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
Lim £260 JP Wayne, Ible
Fries £145 JW Brandrick, Beamhurst
Dexter £90 JB Drabble, Tideswell Moor
B Blue £220 TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley
Hfd £190 AP Critchlow, Wheston
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1451 Lambs & 403 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1854 sheep included 1421 new season lambs. Quality well presented sorts sold on a premium with 4 pens over 300p/kg and a top gross of £162. Best butchers lambs sold to 305p/kg with heavy weights to 306p/kg and overweights to 293p/kg. These top prices for lambs kept inside all night and presented dry. The overall average 264.35p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|35.3kg||294p/kg||R Simpson & Son, Longnor|
|38.2kg||283p/kg||S White, Wortley|
|39.4kg||294p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|41.2kg||297p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|41.6kg||297p/kg||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|42.0kg||304p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|42.6kg||293p/kg||RJC Agriculture, Wheston|
|43.4kg||298p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|44.0kg||288p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|44.6kg||305p/kg||R & J Chadfield, Parwich|
|46.4kg||303p/kg||FA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|47.0kg||296p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|48.8kg||276p/kg||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|51.5kg||306p/kg||J Naylor, Hulme End|
|54.0kg||293p/kg||B & J Chadfield, Parwich|
|60.0kg||270p/kg||E Swift, Penkridge|
|Standard||To 294p/kg||Average 249.45p/kg|
|Medium||To 305p/kg||Average 265.93p/kg|
|Heavy||To 306p/kg||Average 269.00p/kg|
|Overweight||To 293p/kg||Average 270.12p/kg|
403 Cull Sheep
A large entry of 403 cull ewes and rams attracted very brisk bidding with several grazing buyers operating. Best Texels sold to £170 twice, with heavy Suffolks to £144, best Mules in the £100-£110 bracket and Swales to £70.
Ewes to £170 Ave £99.80
Rams to £184 Ave £141.80