Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 13-11-2023
Numbers easing a little with 688 cattle and 1,989 sheep on offer.
Trade looked good in all departments with plenty of highlights of which more later.
A reminder for those selling finished and cull stock from 13th December onwards that if you’re not Farm Assured you need a vet attestation number.
If you have not already done so, speak to your vet. Full details of the new rules are to be found at the end of this report.
There were 373 store and breeding cattle with a full line up of buyers and a very brisk trade right through.
Steers sold to £1,490, heifers £1,580 and feeding bulls £1,260.
Next week there are several large consignments of breeding cattle, again, details are to be found within this report.
The finished cattle department had a good day with 158 head on offer.
Top figures 338p and £2,186 per head.
The heifer average emerged at 273.3 pence for what was a rather mixed sample.
104 OTM cattle on offer with the best to 246p and £1,734 per head with the average a solid 147.9 pence.
Calf numbers down to 53 this week with bulls to £405 and heifers £500.
In the sheep section 1,301 Lambs looked well sold with the best to 337p and £182.00 per head, the SQQ average was 273.2 pence.
We had 688 cull sheep with ewes to £164 to average £95.15.
Christmas is coming, but so is VET ATTESTATION which starts on 13th December.
If you are selling finished or cull stock on or after that date and you are not Farm Assured it is important that you have a vet attestation number.
If you have already got your vet attestation number then please let us have it, either write in on the top of your Market Declaration or let us have a copy of the form from your vets.
Thursday 16th November: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 24th November: Store Sheep Sale
We have been asked to inform you
The funeral of
Will take place on
Thursday 23rd November
At St Georges Church, Poynton
Afterwards at the Deanswater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
104 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 147.9p/kg or £974
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Less cows on offer and trade very much similar to last week with the average showing a penny rise but in reality, unchanged. Trade has now stabilised and hopefully will soon show some positive movement. If you would like any information or up to date prices give me a call and I would be happy to advise. Only a few cattle passed the £2 barrier today. Best sold up to 246p for a Blue x heifer (31 mnths) from Meadow Place with weight for DC Hoggard at 216p (£1702) Better cows 160p plus with a lot of feeding/yarding cows on offer again this week.
|246p/kg||460kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|216p/kg||788kg||Blonde x, 3 ½ yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|214p/kg||462kg||Sim, 30 mnths||D Jones, Blackwell in the Peak|
|207p/kg||782kg||Blonde x, 5 yrs||J Turnock, Tideswell Moor|
|205p/kg||570kg||Lim, 27 mnths||Bolshaw Farm Partners, Rainow|
|189p/kg||758kg||Blonde, 5 yrs||J Turnock, Tideswell Moor|
|188p/kg||688kg||Lim, 8 yrs||D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge|
|174p/kg||704kg||Lim, 5 yrs||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|174p/kg||658kg||Lim, 4 yrs||JA Hall, Longnor|
|172p/kg||840kg||Char, 4 yrs||FP & ST Sykes, Rainow|
|£1702.08||788kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1618.74||782kg||Blonde x||J Turnock, Tideswell Moor|
|£1576.48||944kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1444.80||840kg||Char||FP & St Sykes, Rainow|
|£1432.62||758kg||Blonde x||J Turnock, Tideswell Moor|
|£1335.62||934kg||Stab||S Burley, Loxley|
|£1293.44||688kg||Lim||D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge|
58 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 142.9p/kg
Possibly a shade dearer.
5 clean/1 calf, under 30 mnths 175-203p/kg
Best fed cows 160-170p/kg
Big Holsteins with meat 145-155p/kg
Leaner or smaller Holsteins 120-140p/kg
Plain cows under 120p/kg
The best today:
|203p/kg||£1222||Holst, 25 mnths||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|202p/kg||£1143||Fries, 29 mnths||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|188p/kg||£1015||Fries, 27 mnths||RS Torr, Tissington|
|183p/kg||£1156||Fries, 30 mnths||P Witham, Clifton|
|175p/kg||£1022||Fries, 26 mnths||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|171p/kg||£967||Fries, 3 ½ yrs||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|167p/kg||£1342||Fries, 3 ½ yrs||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|167p/kg||£1359||Mont, 4 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|162p/kg||£1360||Holst, 4 yrs||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|162p/kg||£1163||Fries, 10 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
|162p/kg||£1150||Fleck, 5 yrs||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
|161p/kg||£1114||Fries, 4 yrs||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|157p/kg||£1274||Holst||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|157p/kg||£1168||Holst, 4 yrs||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|156p/kg||£1160||Mont, 4 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|155p/kg||£1016||Mont, 5 yrs||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
2 OTM Bulls
|156p/kg||£1420||B Blue||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|170p/kg||£1734||Lim, 7 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
158 FINISHED CATTLE ave 263.8p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Dearer throughout with a strong entry of cattle with 38 bulls, 42 steers, 60 heifers and 18 AA non tested stores, but all sold well today.
38 Young Bulls ave 240.8p/kg
Good numbers for all to get excited about and some nice quality at the top end. Keith Harrop had a good run at 294p for his handy weight Limmy with David Goddard (S&D Fearn) at 281p (£2051) with another at 281p from PJ Dale. 7 B/W’s today topped at 220p and 219p.
|294p/kg||584kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|281p/kg||730kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|281p/kg||638kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|281p/kg||786kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|278p/kg||776kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|273p/kg||670kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|269p/kg||680p/kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|264p/kg||700kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|258p/kg||776kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2208.66||786kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£2157.28||776kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2051.30||730kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2048.20||836kg||Char||AO Taylor, Notts|
|£2002.08||776kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1900.80||792kg||Char||AO Taylor, Notts|
|£1874.52||762kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1848.00||700kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1829.20||680kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1829.10||670kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
42 Steers ave 271.8p/kg
A real trade today with some cracking cattle to get excited about. 14 crossed the £3 mark with 10 over £2000. James Hodgkinson bought an early Christmas steer forward and sold at 338p with weight from Geoff Evans at 325p and Charlie Asher at 320p.
|338p/kg||584kg||B Blue x||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|325p/kg||636kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|320p/kg||678kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|318p/kg||650kg||Lim||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
|317p/kg||638kg||Lim||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|310p/kg||648kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|308p/kg||636kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|307p/kg||646kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|304p/kg||612kg||Lim||GE Stephens, Bradley|
|304p/kg||682kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|301p/kg||710kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|301p/kg||684kg||B Blue x||CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury|
|300p/kg||648kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|300p/kg||636kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Sons, Dronfield|
|£2186.80||770kg||Lim||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|£2169.60||678kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£2137.10||710kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£2073.28||682kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£2068.12||694kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
|£2067.00||636kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£2058.84||684kg||B Blue x||CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury|
|£2022.46||638kg||Lim||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|£2008.80||648kg||Lim||TB Dalton, Brailsford|
60 Heifers ave 281.9p/kg
As good a trade as we have seen for a long while with 23 over 300p on a remarkable day. Geoff Evans won the race and topped at 335p (£2137) with his others all over £3. Peter Gaunt had 325p for his best, with others at 318p x2, 316, 315 etc. Keith Harrop had 325, 323 and 322p/kg etc.
|335p/kg||638kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|325p/kg||622kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|325p/kg||532kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|323p/kg||572kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|322p/kg||616kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|320p/kg||640kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|318p/kg||624kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|318p/kg||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|317p/kg||580kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|317p/kg||608kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|317p/kg||600kg||Lim||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|316p/kg||640kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|315p/kg||634kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|314p/kg||606kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|314p/kg||696kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|314p/kg||576kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|308p/kg||670kg||Lim||P Redfearn, Stockport|
|306p/kg||654kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£2185.44||696kg||Lim||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2137.30||638kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£2086.08||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2063.60||670kg||Lim||P Redfearn, Stockport|
|£2048.00||640kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£2043.50||670kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2022.40||640kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2021.50||622kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2007.36||656kg||Lim||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|£2001.24||654kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
18 Non tested Angus Steers
These sold on a very brisk trade, weighed and sold pence per kilo. They weighed 420kg to 520kg and topped at 250p or £1283.
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another decent show of 373 store cattle saw prices remain very firm with a strong trade from start to finish.
Suckled calves attracted plenty of interest and prices to match.
Angus and Herefords were very well sold as were the black & white steers.
It is clear that finishers are working hard to keep their yards filled and store cattle vendors are the beneficiaries.
The sale started with a handful of Breeding Cattle which achieved.
|£1300||Hfd x Cow, 64 mnths & Bull Calf||F & S Sykes, Rainow|
Next week there are over 100 breeding cattle entered, full details are in this report.
Next came some Feeding Bulls, to include:
|£610||Hfd||5-6 mnths||A & A Spooner, Macc Forest|
|£1260||Lim x||20 mnths||S & J Harvey, Waterfall|
|£710||B Blue x||5 mnths||Roger Barlow, North Leverton|
|£1080||Lim x||25 mnths||B Wild & Sons, New Mills|
|£740||Holst||16-18 mnths||B Wild & Sons, New Mills|
178 Steers ave £968
A good selection with a nice few quality strong cattle.
The following results will demonstrate the strength of trade.
|£800||Lim x||5 mnths||P Storer, Longnor|
|£770||B Blue x||7 mnths||RS Torr, Tissington|
|£800||Lim x||15-16 mnths||A Tunstall, Church Broughton|
|£1165||Hfd x||15 mnths||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|£610||B Blue x||7 mnths||WT Bunting, Pike Hall|
|£800||Lim x||6-7 mnths||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|£1160||Hfd x||16 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1080||Norw||22 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£835||Fries||17 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1040||W Blk||19 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1425||Hfd||20 mnths||PJ & PA Mitchell, Fradswell|
|£1260||Sim x||18 mnths||PJ & PA Mitchell, Fradswell|
|£1300||AA x||15-19 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1155||Lim x||12-16 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£1300||AA x||19 mnths||JA Key, Stocksbridge|
|£1400||Char||17-19 mnths||JA Key, Stocksbridge|
|£1350||Sim x||18-19 mnths||JA Key, Stocksbridge|
|£1330||Lim x||16-17 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1090||B Blue x||16-17 mnths||J Ratcliffe, Alton|
|£960||AA x||15-17 mnths||J Ratcliffe, Alton|
|£900||Hfd x||17 mnths||JR & L Oulton, Ashleyhay|
|£1490||Baz||18 mnths||R Mason, Kniveton|
|£1410||Lim x||16 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1320||AA x||16 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1100||S Horn x||20 mnths||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|£1140||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1070||AA x||20 mnths||EJ Slaney, Stowe|
|£1330||B Blue x||22 mnths||KL Hayward, Huthwaite|
|£1030||Holst||24-26 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£1120||Mont||23 mnths||A Povey & Sons, Doveridge|
|£1250||B Blue x||25 mnths||M Green, Doveholes|
|£1140||Hfd x||19 mnths||M Green, Doveholes|
|£1490||B Blue x||25-27 mnths||EJ & WM Webster, Cauldon|
|£1200||Lim x||19 mnths||A Merryman, Dronfield|
|£1310||Char x||14 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
169 Heifers ave £893
Some fine bunches and individuals within the entry.
Plenty of interest and demand for the suckled calves right through to the short finish cattle at the end of the sale.
|£690||Lim x||4-5 mnths||P Storer, Longnor|
|£600||Lim x||6 mnths||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|£530||B Blue x||10 mnths||H Andrew & Co, Dungworth|
|£720||AA x||12-17 mnths||BP & JR Needham, Rushton Spencer|
|£850||AA x||28-29 mnths||R Fletcher, Windley|
|£1540||Lim x||17 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1350||AA x||16 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1040||Lim x||15 mnths||RF & HE Hinchliffe, Whaley Bridge|
|£1380||Lim x||20 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£1270||Char x||18 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£1390||Lim x||17-18 mnths||MG Mosley, Rivelin|
|£860||L Horn x||13-17 mnths||Ridgewood Farm, Belper|
|£1030||B Blue||17 mnths||J Ratcliffe, Alton|
|£990||Sim x||17 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£995||AA x||17 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1000||Baz||16-18 mnths||R Mason, Kniveton|
|£850||Hfd x||19 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1070||AA x||23 mnths||GA Mallinson, Reapsmoor|
|£1460||B Blue x||20 mnths||W & E Lomas, Ashover|
|£1470||AA x||22 mnths||W & E Lomas, Ashover|
|£1330||B Blue x||24 mnths||Furness Partners, Wheston|
|£1070||AA x||19 mnths||PJ Wheeldon, Longnor|
|£860||AA x||18-19 mnths||MJ Brewin, Linford|
|£1175||AA x||25 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
|£1290||B Blue x||24 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£1170||Lim x||24 mnths||H Hodgkinson, Earl Sterndale|
|£1080||B Blue x||22 mnths||A Povey & Sons, Doveridge|
|£1190||Lim x||20 mnths||Riverside Farms, Scropton|
|£1150||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1035||Hfd x||18-23 mnths||M Green, Doveholes|
|£1580||B Blue x||29 mnths||JP & SR Slack, Taxal|
|£1400||B Blue x||28 mnths||JP & SR Slack, Taxal|
|£1400||Lim x||19 mnths||A Merryman, Dronfield|
|£1180||Lim x||18-19 mnths||A Merryman, Dronfield|
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
54 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A reduced entry with trade generally stronger for all including the poorer sorts within the entry.
Bulls saw B Blue to a top of £405 and £390 with heifers of the same breed at £240.
Black & White’s a sharper trade than last week with plenty of people wanting. Plenty of interest in the reared calves with Limousin heifers to £500.
B Blue £405 GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow
B Blue £390 Holtwood Farm, Doveridge
Lim £195 J Bradshaw & Co, Stockport
Saler £175 JF Hayes, Shottle
B Blue £240 E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough
Saler £125 JF Hayes, Shottle
A Limousin reared heifer to £500 for RS Torr, Tissington
Property and professional services
1320 Lambs & 706 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
Another excellent entry of 2026 sheep included 1320 lambs. Despite a very wet morning numbers forward still very good with demand firmer than last week, with best butchers lambs to 329p and heavy weight butchers lambs even better to 337p/kg with overweight types to 280p/kg. Top gross today of £182/head and 5 pens over £150. The overall average 273.34p/kg with 16 pens over 300p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|36.8kg||288p/kg||GH & PG Mallott, Ashover|
|37.7kg||289p/kg||GH & PG Mallott, Ashover|
|39.0kg||289p/kg||MP Marsden, Foolow|
|39.5kg||305p/kg||P Rains, Muggington|
|41.1kg||305p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|42.6kg||304p/kg||S Galtrey, Wirksworth|
|44.6kg||329p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|45.0kg||308p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|46.0kg||337p/kg||S Allen, Thorpe|
|47.6kg||311p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|47.8kg||304p/kg||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|48.0kg||297p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|50.8kg||291p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|51.2kg||323p/kg||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|65.0kg||280p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 289p/kg||Average 264.99p/kg|
|Medium||To 329p/kg||Average 275.63p/kg|
|Heavy||To 337p/kg||Average 275.2p/kg|
|Overweight||To 280p/kg||Average 268.36p/kg|
706 Cull Sheep
Another very good entry and definitely something for everyone.
The best meat and style just as good to sell as last week with a top of £164 for Texels from James and George Blackshaw. The top 6 pens averaged £156.33.
No pure Suffolks this week but plenty of Texel crosses £138 and above and Suffolk crossbreds £128 and above.
Better Mules hovering around £100 mark.
There are numerous bidders for the best Swales, Gritstone and horned types, but they must be fully fleshed to get the best return. Very biggest Gritstones over £85/head.
In the rams best Texels to £180 with others at £148 and £147.
Ewes to £164 Ave £96.00
Rams to £180 Ave £127.75
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