Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 21-08-2023
Decent entries for the pre-Bank Holiday market with 625 cattle and 1,760 sheep on offer.
The weather was fine enough to permit harvesting, but there were plenty of buyers in operation and excellent prices achieved.
Next Monday is a Bank Holiday and we will be attending Hope Show. Market next week is on Tuesday 29th August
Store cattle were out in force with a total of 346 on sale. The entry included some very fine cattle and buyers competed hard to secure them. Steers reached £1,600, heifers £1,480 and feeding bulls £1,020.
In the breeding section ped Lim cows & calves reached £2,450 and commercial outfits £1,760.
In the finished cattle department, there were 113 head forward. Top figures 322p and £1,968 per head.
The heifer average for the 48 animals was a solid 265.2 pence.
OTM numbers on the climb after a few short supply weeks. Top figures 219p and £1743 per head.
The overall average a respectable 156.0 pence.
Calf numbers up again to 66 with bulls to £360 and heifers £330.
In the sheep section there were 1,341 lambs with trade strong for the best meated types. Top figures 297p and £153.40. The SQQ average was 261.0 pence. And the overall average which included the heavy lambs 263.8p demonstrating the demand for meat.
379 cull sheep with trade a shade easier, ewes sold to £159 to average £96.61
Thursday 24th August: Store Lamb Sale & Regular Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 25th August: Store Lamb Sale
Friday 1st September: Theaves & Ewes Show & 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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Bakewell Market Report
100 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 156.1p/kg or £1035
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Exactly 100 average cattle appeared after the improved trade last week and the chances that the cow meat was changing for the better. Sure enough, trade was very similar to last week with an absence of best cows and more Natives and B/W on offer. Two packets of OTM heifers won the day and sold from 192 – 219p for one from Robert Wood, Gratton Moor, with the best cow at 189p from Steven Boam, Flagg. Better sorts generally 170p+ with 28 Natives on offer seeing Herefords to 477p and Angus to 175p.
|219p/kg||564kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|215p/kg||798kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|205p/kg||738kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|201p/kg||558kg||Sim||S Barratt, Combs|
|198p/kg||620kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|193p/kg||580kg||Lim||S Barratt, Combs|
|192p/kg||510kg||Lim||S Barratt, Combs|
|189p/kg||684kg||Char||S Boam, Flagg|
|182p/kg||894kg||Sim||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|180p/kg||744kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|179p/kg||730kg||Sim||WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill|
|179p/kg||776kg||Sim||WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill|
|£1715.70||798kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|£1627.08||894kg||Sim||WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill|
|£1512.90||738kg||Sim||R Wood, Middleton|
|£1469.10||830kg||Hfd||PB Enterprises, Burton on Trent|
|£1391.22||786kg||Hfd||P & G Pearson, Longsdon|
|£1389.04||776kg||Sim||WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill|
|£1382.88||804kg||Sim||WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill|
|£1366.80||804kg||Hfd||P & G Pearson, Longsdon|
|£1339.20||744kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1316.00||752kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
41 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 137.5p/kg
The average is a little less but so was the general quality of the cows today.
Best cows 160-168p
Leaner Parlour Cows 130-140p
Plain Cows 100-120p
The best today:
|168p/kg||£1300||Holst, 6 yrs||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|168p/kg||£1212||Holst, 4 yrs||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|167p/kg||£1158||Holst, 5 yrs||D & PW Kirkman, Alderwasley|
|167p/kg||£1209||Fries, 7 yrs||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|167p/kg||£1125||Fries, 5 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|166p/kg||£1022||Fries, 6 yrs||PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove|
|164p/kg||£1298||Holst, 5 yrs||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|162p/kg||£1296||Holst, 6 yrs||JE & CM Fletcher & Co, Peak Forest|
1 OTM Bull
|167p/kg||£1743||S Horn, 6yrs||PE & JM Cawser, Sudbury|
2 OTM Steers
|180p/kg||£946||Lim, 36 mnths||S Barratt, High Peak|
NEXT WEEK – MARKET DAY
Tuesday 29th August
Cows at 12 noon
Bulls & Clean Cattle
Any Enquiries speak to:
Oliver on 07801 530899
Ivor on 07977 449126
113 FINISHED CATTLE ave 258.1p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A good turnout of over 100 head with more clean cattle on offer and less bulls. A full line up of buyers and a solid trade for all.
20 Young Bulls ave 234.3p/kg
Good again with all buyers operating and strong competition for each and every bull. Stuart Mycock led the way with a corking Blonde that sold at 278p (£1706) with a big Limmy boy from David Goddard at £2035 (262p)
|278p/kg||614kg||Blonde x||CE & SW Mycock, Flagg|
|270p/kg||590kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|269p/kg||494kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|262p/kg||734kg||Blonde x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|259p/kg||786kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|256p/kg||618kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|240p/kg||564kg||B Blue x||C Beever, Alport|
|£2035.74||786kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1923.08||734kg||Blonde x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1706.92||614kg||Blonde x||CE & SW Mycock, Flagg|
|£1637.44||688kg||AA||A & A Spooner, Macclesfield|
|£1593.00||590kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1582.08||618kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1449.00||630kg||Sim||P Watson, Ashover|
|£1395.90||620kg||AA||P Watson, Ashover|
|£1395.00||620kg||AA||SG Potter, Bonsall|
45 Steers ave 260.8p/kg
Double the number than last week and more quality fed steers on offer. Keith Harrop had a corker at 309p (£1952) with Steven & Steff Wells at 305p and Paul Hazledine at 302p and 300p. 7 Natives today had Lincolns to 240p and Shorthorns to 248p and Devons to 241p.
|309p/kg||632kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|305p/kg||530kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|302p/kg||608kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|300p/kg||544kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|292p/kg||652kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|288p/kg||640kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|288p/kg||608kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|285p/kg||656kg||Char||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|284p/kg||622kg||Lim||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
|283p/kg||606kg||Char||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£1952.88||632kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1934.88||696kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1906.32||676kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£1903.84||652kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£1869.60||656kg||Char||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£1857.04||668kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1848.00||660kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1843.20||640kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1836.16||608kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1807.26||662kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
48 Heifers ave 265.2p/kg
Well fed and bred cattle were the order of the day and a corking heifer at the top of the list from Steven, Steff & Owen Wells at 322p with the 5 best all topping £3, including some with weight. 5 Herefords to 262p, 4 Angus to 269p, 4 Lincolns to 228p and 2 Shorthorns to 280p.
|322p/kg||518kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|308p/kg||598kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|305p/kg||550kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|300p/kg||656kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|300p/kg||538kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|298p/kg||540kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|296p/kg||630kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|294p/kg||632kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|288p/kg||558kg||Blonde||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|288p/kg||604kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|284p/kg||640kg||Devon||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|280p/kg||614kg||B Blue x||GW Smith & Son, Alport|
|280p/kg||656kg||S Horn||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|280p/kg||576kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1968.00||656kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1864.80||630kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1858.08||632kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1841.84||598kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1836.80||656kg||S Horn||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1827.76||682kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1817.60||640kg||Devon||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1786.10||674kg||S Horn||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1750.16||668kg||Hfd||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A very satisfactory number of cattle forward with a total of 346 head on sale at a time when numbers are down at other centres.
The Bakewell selection included some excellent sorts and there was plenty of trade to soak up the numbers.
The sale commenced with a few Breeding Stock which included:
|£1760||Lim x Cow, 64 mnths & Bull Calf||D Ford, Kirk Ireton|
|£1700||Lim x Cow & Bull Calf||D Ford, Kirk Ireton|
|£1650||Char x Cow, 86 mnths & Hfr Calf||Bown & Dronfield, Ashover|
|£2450||Ped Lim Cow, 54 mnths & Str Calf||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£2150||Ped Lim, 52 mnths & Str Calf||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
Only a dozen feeding bulls with examples as follows:
|£980||Gall x||12 mnths||HW Cox, Hathersage|
|£1000||Angus x||12 mnths||RL Taylor, Darley Dale|
|£1020||Blonde x||15 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£950||Fries||16 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£590||Lim x||1 mnth||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
172 Steers ave £1013
Plenty of older cattle in the entry, some well past 30 months, but all found a ready market with very satisfactory prices.
Quality cattle in short supply and needing deep pockets to secure them. The figures speak for themselves.
No shortage of farmer buyers for the younger sorts and some very useful prices achieved.
|£270||AA x||4 mnths||D Powell, Branston|
|£530||AA x||10 mnths||WJ Adams, Mackworth|
|£540||B Blue x||9 mnths||WJ Adams, Mackworth|
|£1050||AA x||10 mnths||AE Allcock, Waterhouses|
|£1400||Lim x||12 mnths||FA Yates, Alstonefield|
|£1380||Lim x||7 mnths||FA Yates, Alstonefield|
|£950||B Blue x||13 mnths||J & L Pot Ltd, Stanshope|
|£760||Hfd x||8-14 mnths||J & L Pot Ltd, Stanshope|
|£1400||Char x||18 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£1360||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£1270||Lim x||15 mnths||LS Riley, Longnor|
|£1080||Lim x||14 mnths||R Cottrill, Bamford|
|£1590||Lim x||16-17 mnths||KD Burton, Beamhurst|
|£1600||Lim x||16-17 mnths||KD Burton, Beamhurst|
|£1395||AA x||16-18 mnths||KD Burton, Beamhurst|
|£1120||Lim x||16 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£970||AA x||16-17 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1100||B Blue x||20-22 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£1350||Sim x||23 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1030||Holst||21 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1300||Lim x||17 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1100||AA x||18 mnths||L Webster, Tissington|
|£1450||Lim x||21-23 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1080||Fries||19-21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1100||Hfd x||22 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1375||B Blue x||23 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£900||Fries||24-26 mnths||PJ Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale|
|£1380||Hfd||26 mnths||JM Peach, Matlock|
|£1050||Holst||23-26 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1500||B Blue x||24 mnths||F & N Brunt, Stone|
|£1175||Lim x||24 mnths||J & J Belfield, Sheen|
|£1455||B Blue x||24 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1360||Hfd||22 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1320||Lim x||39 mnths||Mycock Farming, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1395||Sim x||25 mnths||D Chadwick, Kniveton|
|£1590||B Blue x||26-28 mnths||D Beckett, Pilsley|
|£1500||Lim x||26 mnths||D Beckett, Pilsley|
146 Heifers ave £855
Plenty of interest at all levels of price, age and quality.
Very strong trade right through the sale with finishers clearly struggling to restock their yards.
|£310||AA x||4 mnths||O Powell, Branston|
|£900||AA x||10 mnths||AE Allcock, Waterhouses|
|£1040||Lim x||10 mnths||FA Yates, Alstonefield|
|£840||AA x||14-15 mnths||J & L Pot Ltd, Stanshope|
|£640||Hfd x||10-12 mnths||J & L Pot Ltd, Stanshope|
|£1060||Lim x||19 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£890||Hfd x||14-16 mnths||BP & J Needham, Heaton|
|£1480||Lim x||16 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£1325||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£890||Lim x||14 mnths||R Cottrill, Bamford|
|£1470||Lim x||17 mnths||KD Burton, Beamhurst|
|£1450||AA x||17 mnths||KD Burton, Beamhurst|
|£1135||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||Cubley Cottage Farm|
|£1040||Hfd x||21 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1435||Lim x||18 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1175||AA||21-23 mnths||W Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£1255||Lim x||25 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1370||B Blue x||23 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1270||AA x||23 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1360||B Blue x||24 mnths||F & N Brunt, Stone|
|£1140||B Blue x||24 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1210||Hfd x||27 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1050||Hfd x||24 mnths||R & GR Webster, Fenny, Bentley|
|£1310||Lim x||34 mnths||Mycock Farming, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1195||B Blue x||38 mnths||Mycock Farming, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1395||Sim x||25 mnths||D Chadwick, Kniveton|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
66 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A further increase in numbers forward with trade strong on all types.
Bulls topped at £360 for a B Blue, followed by another at £325 and Limousin heifers to a top of £330.
Plenty of interest in the Black & Whites to £80 average £66 per head.
An entry of weanlings attracted strong interest with B Blue bulls to £430 from the Farringtons at Abbots Bromley.
B Blue £360 J & J Walton, Tideswell
B Blue £325 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Lim £200 J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell
Hfd £205 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Mont £160 J & J Walton, Tideswell
B Blue £265 J & J Walton, Tideswell
B Blue £260 G Matkin, Idridgehay
B Blue £245 WJ Adams, Mackworth
Property and professional services
1386 Lambs, 394 Ewes & Rams & 21 Store Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1801 sheep included 1351 new season lambs. Meated sorts regardless of weight remained a very good trade with best butchers lambs to 297p/kg, heavy weight butchers lambs to 292p/kg and over weight to 289p/kg resulting in top gross price of £153.40/head. Overall market average 263.85p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|33.1kg||291p/kg||J Lomas, Aldwark|
|36.9kg||291p/kg||J Lomas, Aldwark|
|38.3kg||295p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|39.2kg||294p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|41.5kg||289p/kg||GW Hallam, Warslow|
|42.2kg||290p/kg||LR & MJ Lowe, Hulme End|
|42.5kg||296p/kg||J & N Easom, Wessington|
|43.5kg||294p/kg||CA Potter, Bonsall|
|44.0kg||297p/kg||Hall Partners, Litton|
|45.6kg||291p/kg||Hazlewood Hall Farms|
|46.7kg||292p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|48.0kg||287p/kg||Cowley Knoll Farms|
|52.0kg||284p/kg||CA Potter, Bonsall|
|53.0kg||289p/kg||RM Hadfield, Castleton|
|Light||To 282p/kg||Average 277.7p/kg|
|Standard||To 295p/kg||Average 260.86p/kg|
|Medium||To 297p/kg||Average 261.19p/kg|
|Heavy||To 292p/kg||Average 273.6p/kg|
|Overweight||To 289p/kg||Average 273.49p/kg|
394 Cull Sheep
Another good show of 394 cull ewes and rams saw several grazing buyers present with demand good throughout. Best Texel ewes sold to £159 with Suffolks to £140 and meated horned ewes over £60/head.
Ewes to £159 Ave £90.67
Rams to £167 Ave £137.92
A run of 21 store rams which were mainly full mouth Texels sold to £230/head.