Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 20-11-2023
A busy day made busier still by special entries in the Breeding Cattle section and an abundance of sheep.
Total numbers were an impressive 759 cattle and 2,340 sheep.
There were 441 cattle forward in the store & breeding department with a fantastic trade for the large entry on in-calf heifers from JW & RG Ede with prices exceeding all expectations.
In the regular store section steers reached £1,650 with heifers to £1,750 and feeding bulls £1,220.
Clearly the demand for store cattle is influenced by the excellent returns in the finished ring. There were 136 finished cattle with top figures 334p/kg and £2,252 per head. The heifer average for the 50 animals was an excellent 292.8p/kg.
OTM numbers are holding up well at 126 with top figures 229p/kg and £1,709. The average was a solid 152.0p.
56 calves this week with bulls to £290 and heifers £178.
In the sheep section the 1,678 lambs looked well sold with top figures 318p and £157.25 per head.
The SQQ average was a commendable £263.4p/kg.
A decent entry of 683 cull sheep met plenty of demand with ewes to £177 to average £88.27
Christmas is coming, but so is VET ATTESTATION which starts on 13th December.
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Thursday 23rd 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
126 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 152.1p/kg or £1032
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More cows and more trade with the overall average back over £1000/head for the first time in a month with the average levelling at 152.1 pence, up 4 pence on the week. Once again, the best are easily placed with a big crowd of buyers looking to push on the best fleshed cows. A 30-month-old Limousin heifer topped the day at 229p (£1488) for AR Milner with cows to 228p (£1390) for the Wells family at Monyash. Better sorts170p plus with plenty of feeders about again and finding a fast trade.
|229p/kg||650kg||Lim||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|228p/kg||610kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|224p/kg||630kg||B Blue x||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|216p/kg||656kg||Hfd||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|208p/kg||598kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|190p/kg||788kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm|
|190p/kg||758kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm|
|189p/kg||720kg||Lim||GA Lomas & Sons, Peak Forest|
|188p/kg||524kg||B Blue x||AE & DJW Greaves, Elkesley|
|187p/kg||676kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|182p/kg||678kg||Hfd||R Bessant, Ashbourne|
|176p/kg||666kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|175p/kg||788kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|174p/kg||864kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1503.36||864kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1497.20||788kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm|
|£1488.50||650kg||Lim||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|£1440.20||758kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm|
|£1416.96||656kg||Hfd||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1411.20||630kg||B Blue x||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£1390.80||610kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1379.00||788kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1360.80||720kg||Lim||GA Lomas & Sons, Peak Forest|
|£1333.52||844kg||B Blue x||Wright Bros, Farley|
51 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 135.2p/kg
Solid money and dearer on the week.
1 OTM Heifer 204p
Best Fed Cows 157-168p
Good Big Holsteins 150-155p
Smaller Holsteins 130-140p
Plain Cows under 120p.
The best today:
|204p/kg||£1162||Fries, 34mnths||PG Cantrell, Bakewell|
|168p/kg||£1105||Holst33 mnths||A Povey & Sons, Doveridge|
|162p/kg||£991||Fries, 4 yrs||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
|161p/kg||£1316||Fries, 5 yrs||L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest|
|160p/kg||£995||Fries, 6 yrs||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
|159p/kg||£1195||Fries, 5 yrs||JT & JW Woodfine, Bradley|
|159p/kg||£1052||Fries, 4 yrs||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|158p/kg||£1074||Fries, 5yrs||C Shirt, Bakewell|
4 OTM Bulls
|178p/kg||£1683||Lim, 3 yrs||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|177p/kg||£1709||Lim, 4 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|174p/kg||£1579||Fries, 30 mnths||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead Milton|
5 OTM Steers
|216p/kg||£1231||Lim, 30 mnths||JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne|
|214p/kg||£1622||Fleck, 30 mnths||RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton|
136 FINISHED CATTLE ave 272.3p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Good numbers again for the processors to get their teeth into with 19 bulls and 117 clean cattle from 43 different vendors across the Peak District and beyond. Trade on fire all day with the heifers in particular being well sought after.
19 Young Bulls ave 247.1p/kg
Not as many and not the overall quality, but a couple of stunners at the top end from David Goddard (S & D Fearn) with John Ottewell also finding a couple of big boys over £2000. B/W’s to 226p.
|310p/kg||694kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|300p/kg||678kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|286p/kg||746kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|278p/kg||784kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|277p/kg||660kg||Lim||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|270p/kg||702kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2179.52||784kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2151.40||694kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2133.56||746kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£2034.00||678kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2006.74||746kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
67 Steers ave 265.1p/kg
Big numbers of bullocks today and a proper trade for the quality. 14 best passed the £3/kg barrier and Clive Bacon won the day selling at 330p/kg (£2125) who pipped a trio from Stan & Geoff Evans at 329,320 and 316p/kg (all over £2000). 8 Natives sold to 308p for Angus and 7 B/W’s sold to 233 for a big Holstein.
|330p/kg||644kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|329p/kg||614kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|320p/kg||704kf||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|316p/kg||648kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|314p/kg||620kg||Lim||R Boothby, Stockport|
|311p/kg||724kg||Lim||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|308p/kg||648kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|308p/kg||668kg||AA||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|308p/kg||674kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|307p/kg||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|306p/kg||676kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|305p/kg||608kg||Char||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|304p/kg||684kg||Lim||Wager & Son, Hartington|
|302p/kg||568kg||Lim||CA Bunting, Yeldersley|
|£2252.80||704kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£2251.64||724kg||Lim||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|£2125.20||644kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2082.08||728kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2079.36||684kg||Lim||Wager & Son, Hartington|
|£2075.92||674kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2068.56||676kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£2062.80||764kg||Blonde x||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|£2057.44||668kg||AA||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£2047.68||648kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
50 Heifers ave 292.8p/kg
One of the best averages for a regular Monday ever! With an amazing 22 over 300p and the top 10 all over 320p. Peter Gaunt had a lovely run of well-fed sorts selling to 334p (£2044) for a shapey Limmy. Clive Bacon & Messrs Wells both had 330p with 6 of the biggest all over £2000.
|334p/kg||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|330p/kg||620kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|330p/kg||522kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|328p/kg||554kg||Lim||B & AB Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|327p/kg||632kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|326p/kg||516kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Hope Valley|
|325p/kg||518kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Hope Valley|
|323p/kg||618kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|322p/kg||622kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|320p/kg||642kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2121.76||712kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2066.64||632kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2054.54||642kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2046.00||620kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£2044.08||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2002.84||622kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1996.14||618kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1984.18||622kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1977.96||622kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
There was a tremendous entry in this section with total numbers of 441 of which 116 were breeding stock.
JW & RG Ede brought their usual consignment of over 50 in-calf heifers and this was augmented by several other entries of in-calf cows and heifers together with cows with calves at foot.
The top seven of Edes heifers sold as follows:
|£2400||Lim x, 29 mnths, i/c|
|£2350||Lim x, 31 mnths, i/c|
|£2250||Lim x, 32 mnths, i/c|
|£2200||Lim x, 31 mnths, i/c|
|£2120||Lim x, 23 mnths, i/c|
|£2050||Lim x, 35 mnths, i/c|
|£2000||Lim x, 29 mnths, i/c|
34 animals made over £1,500.
There was also a special entry of cows & calves from SJ Wainwright of Poynton which included:
|£1800||AA x, 151 mnths & Hfr Calf|
|£1770||B Blue x, 67 mnths & Male Calf|
Other Breeding Cattle included:
|£1550||Lim Cow, 55 mnths, i/c||CR Darlington, Hartington|
|£1520||Lim Cow, 70 mnths, i/c||CR Darlington, Hartington|
|£1980||Char, 24 mnths, served||CR Darlington, Hartington|
|£1800||Char, 24 mnths, served||CR Darlington, Hartington|
|£1440||Angus Hfr, 27 mnths, i/c||SM Fletcher, Heathcote|
|£1490||Angus Hfr, 22 mnths, i/c||SM Fletcher, Heathcote|
|£1450||AA x Hfr, 26 mnths, i/c||PJ Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale|
|£1620||Lim x Hfr, 29 mnths, i/c||PJ Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale|
|£1480||Ped Lim Hfrs, 18-19 mnths||Ashford Hall Farm|
|£1520||Ped Lim Hfrs, 22-23 mnths||Ashford Hall Farm|
|£2700||Ped Char Stock Bull, 18 mnths||CA Jessop & Sons, Coleorton|
Next came 37Feeding Bulls, to include:
|£900||Hfd x||12 mnths||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£940||Lim x||12 mnths||Haslams, Cutthorpe|
|£1220||B Blue x||12 mnths||Wright Bros, Farley|
|£890||Hfd x||9 mnths||Wright Bros, Farley|
|£635||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||JP & SR Slack, Taxal|
|£765||Holst||14-18 mnths||B Wild & Sons, New Mills|
161 Steers ave £874
Many more young cattle in the entry this week as can be seen from the average. Very strong trade for smart suckled calves.
We are starting to see quite a number of weathered cattle which all sell, but at appropriate prices.
|£650||Lim x||4-5 mnths||CJ Wigley & Son, Middleton by Youlgreave|
|£720||Lim x||8 mnths||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|£490||Lim x||5-7 mnths||JM & CM Shardlow, Trussley|
|£760||Lim x||6 mnths||DR Gould, Grange Mill|
|£850||Lim x||12 mnths||S Lynam, Whatstandwell|
|£750||Fleck||15-17 mnths||S White, Wortley|
|£1320||AA x||27 mnths||SR Hinchley, Ashover|
|£1130||Lim x||17 mnths||SR Hinchley, Ashover|
|£875||AA x||14 mnths||G & C & O Kirkham, Hartington|
|£1000||AA x||17 mnths||R Fletcher, Windley|
|£740||Holst||23-25 mnths||R Fletcher, Windley|
|£900||Lim||14-17 mnths||GA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|£1180||Hfd x||21 mnths||KL Haywood, Huthwaite|
|£1400||AA x||18 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1180||Lim x||15-20 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£1110||AA x||19-21 mnths||DJ Webster, Worrall|
|£1440||AA x||22 mnths||Furness Partners, Wheston|
|£1300||Fries||20-23 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1170||Holst||20-24 mnths||J Clayton, Chesterfield|
|£1230||AA x||23-25 mnths||SM Fletcher, Heathcote|
|£1650||Char||23 mnths||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|£1200||Fries||22-25 mnths||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|£1120||Hfd x||29 mnths||AJ Harvey, Draycott|
127 Heifers ave £828
Plenty of demand for all types.
Some outstanding prices for both individual animals and well-matched bunches.
All breed selling well with Angus crosses as popular as ever.
|£640||Lim x||4-5 mnths||CJ Wigley, Middleton by Youlgreave|
|£1000||B Blue x||8 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
|£760||Lim x||8 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
|£800||B Blue x||13 mnths||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|£870||Lim x||10 mnths||DR Gould & Sons, Grange Mill|
|£1280||Lim||18 mnths||AR Milner, Pilsley|
|£700||Hfd||14-15 mnths||G & C & O Kirkham, Hartington|
|£900||B Blue x||16-19 mnths||A & L Worthington, Marthall|
|£970||Lim x||14-16 mnths||GA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|£1100||Hfd||18-20 mnths||D & D Turner, Rainow|
|£1190||AA x||19 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£990||Lim x||18 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£900||Char||19 mnths||R & J Hancock, Foolow|
|£1000||Char||18-21 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£1750||Char||18 mnths||AO Taylor, Brinsley|
|£820||Hfd x||19 mnths||J Clayton, Walton|
|£1320||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||A Cooper, Elton|
|£1390||B Blue x||21-23 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1050||B Blue x||23 mnths||A Ballard, Alton, Uttoxeter|
|£1000||B Blue x||24-26 mnths||JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£990||Hfd x||22-27 mnths||HB Wildgoose, Newton Grange|
|£1010||S Horn x||26 mnths||Miss GM Jones, Rotherham|
|£1680||Blonde||24 mnths||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
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56 CALVES (Auctioneer Meg Elliott)
A nice trade for the entry forward saw a British Blue bull calf from the Kent family of Yeaveley reach £290 with another from the same home at £275.
Blue heifers reached £178 from Messrs Bowler with Aberdeen Angus heifers to £145 from Messrs Trickett.
A stronger trade for Friesian bull calves saw the best to £105 from Messrs Fotherby.
Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate
1678 Lambs & 683 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
Another excellent entry of 2361 sheep included 1678 lambs. Trade very brisk at the start of the sale especially for the meated sorts, but as the sale progressed and phones went off trade did go easier by the end of the sale. Best butchers lambs peaked at 318p/kg with heavyweight butchers lambs to 308p/kg and overweight to 298p/kg resulting in a top gross of £157.25/head. Overall average 263.4p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|36.8kg||292p/kg||T King, Ripley|
|37.0kg||296p/kg||B Kirk, Kirkby in Ashfield|
|40.1kg||297p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|41.8kg||310p/kg||SH Gunn, Notts|
|42.2kg||289p/kg||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|42.5kg||288p/kg||Cowley Knoll Farms|
|43.8kg||298p/kg||SH Gunn, Notts|
|44.4kg||292p/kg||JM & CM Wainwright, Buxton|
|45.0kg||318p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|45.3kg||287p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|46.8kg||296p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|47.5kg||286p/kg||L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest|
|48.6kg||308p/kg||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|49.2kg||286p/kg||MT Wainwright Poynton|
|50.7kg||296p/kg||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|52.8kg||298p/kg||R Wartig, Sheffield|
|55.3kg||276p/kg||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|Standard||To 296p/kg||Average 249.3p/kg|
|Medium||To 318p/kg||Average 266.11p/kg|
|Heavy||To 308p/kg||Average 263.89p/kg|
|Overweight||To 298p/kg||Average 261.95p/kg|
683 Cull Sheep
Another good entry with the very best 15% nearly as fast to sell but some of the secondary sorts harder to sell.
Just a small proportion of the entry were horned types and these a steadier trade.
As detailed the best still very good with a top of £177 for long Texels from the Hadfields at Chamber Farm.
The best 8 lots including Texels and Suffolks averaged £145.87.
Best Mules over £91, but none to reach £100 this week.
In the rams a very fast trade with the best Texels from £162 to £189.
Smaller sorts with flesh between £100 and £118.
Ewes to £177 Ave £88.20
Rams to £282 Ave £121.50
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