Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 27-11-2023

After a frosty weekend with the land drying up nicely it was back to a monsoon with cold and wet conditions.

272 vendors headed to Bakewell with 915 cattle and 1,667 sheep making it a full market day and a decent trade prevailed in all sections.

The Store & Breeding cattle section was very busy with a total of 548 animals changing hands.

There was a full line up of buyers with plenty of interest and tremendous prices achieved.  Steers sold to £1,700, heifers £1,540 and feeding bulls £1,490.

The finished cattle section had a very good day with 171 head on offer.  Top figures 337p and £2,233 per head.

The average for the 89 heifers was a creditable 279.8 pence.

There were 118 OTM and feeding cows which sold on a good solid trade.  Top figures 230p/kg and £1,751 per head.

The overall average emerged at a healthy 152.9 pence.

Calves were out in force with 80 on offer, prices looked good with bulls to £435 and heifers £370.

In the sheep shed 1,271 lambs were forward.  Top figures 299p/kg with top gross price £156.60. The SQQ average was 248.7 pence.

In the cull sheep section there were 441 on offer with ewes to £177 to average £79.94 for a mixed sample.

Don’t forget it is the Christmas Show & Carol Service this weekend!

 

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 it on the top of your Market Declaration or let us have a copy of the form from your vets.

Please make sure your name is on the form from the vets.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Thursday 30th November: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

Sunday 3rd December: Christmas Primestock Show & Carol Service

Monday 4th December: Sale of show cattle

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We have been asked to inform you  

The Funeral of   

Mrs Brenda Harrop 

Youlgrave  

 

will take place on  

 

Tuesday 12th December  

at 11.00am
at
All Saints’ Church, Youlgrave 

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

118 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 152.9p/kg or £1004

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

Similar numbers and trade to last week with cows just week on week.  Best cows easy to sell again with the younger and leanest cows with potential finding plenty of suitors.  Young Limmy cows (4yrs) topped at 228p for feeding with many of the better shaped cows today top side of 190 pence.

 

Results:

228p/kg 586kg Lim, 4 yrs GCG Robinson, Longnor
217p/kg 494kg Blonde x, 32 mnths Mason Bros Livestock, Notts
216p/kg 552kg Lim, 4yrs GCG Robinson, Longnor
210p/kg 834kg Blonde x, 4 yrs M Cox, Belper
197p/kg 630kg Lim, 4 yrs JM & B Mann, Bakewell
197p/kg 660kg Lim, 7 yrs D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
194p/kg 498kg Stab, 31 mnths S & LJ Dyson, Hollow Meadows
188p/kg 578kg Lim, 6 yrs A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield
186p/kg 742kg Linc Red, 6 yrs J Thompson, Rivelin
182p/kg 628kg Char, 5 yrs Mason Bros Livestock, Notts
182p/kg 590kg Blonde x, 4 yrs Mason Bros Livestock, Notts
182p/kg 612kg Sim, 5 yrs Mason Bros Livestock, Notts
181p/kg 776kg B Blue x, 4 yrs D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
179p/kg 782kg Lim, 13yrs TJ & H Oakes, Rocester

 

Gross Prices:

£1751.40 834kg Blonde x M Cox, Belper
£1607.76 924kg Sim WHI Mellor, Torkington
£1558.32 906kg Char GCG Robinson, Longnor
£1485.00 900kg Others K & A Wilton, Buxton
£1404.56 776kg B Blue x D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
£1399.78 782kg Lim TJ & H Oakes, Rocester
£1380.12 742kg Linc Red J Thompson, Rivelin
£1336.08 586kg Lim GCG Robinson, Longnor
£1325.16 818kg Others K & A Wilton, Buxton
£1322.76 906kg Others K & A Wilton, Buxton

 

42 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 141.8p/kg

The average is up but so was the quality with more flesh on offer.

 

4 OTM Clean Heifers 170-190p

Best Cows 156-168p

Big Holsteins 145-155p

Leaner Types 120-135p

Only the plainest under 120p

 

The best today:

190p/kg £1048 Mont, 32 mnths HA & BH Smith & Son, Scropton
177p/kg £1012 Fries, 31 mnths J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
177p/kg £920 Fries, 31 mnths J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
170p/kg £958 Fries, 34 mnths A Sims, Hulland
168p/kg £1253 Fries, 7 yrs J Lomas & Sons, Brassington
161p/kg £1281 Holst, 5 yrs WJ Nadin & Co, Earl Sterndale
159p/kg £1011 Fries, 5 yrs J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell
157p/kg £1152 Holst, 9 yrs P Furness, Monyash
156p/kg £1219 Holst, 7 yrs J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell
156p/kg £1297 Holst, 13 yrs WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside

 

 1 OTM Bull

158p/kg £1349 Baz, 7 yrs R Mason, Kniveton

 

6 OTM Steers Non tested stores

230p/kg £901 B Blue CA Varley, Pentrich

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

171 FINISHED CATTLE ave 267.8p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

A very big show of cattle for the week before the Primestock next week, for which cattle will be needed.  Trade is bubbling away well and there is very strong demand at present.

 

36 Young Bulls ave 242.6p/kg

A good show again and weight is no problem with the Bakewell buyers wanting bulls with loin and flesh.  Best shaped bulls from David Goddard (S&D Fearn) topped at 307p (£1872) with others at 288p and 284p.  John Ottewell had 290p for a good shaped Blue (£2151).  B/W’s to 222p.

 

Results:

307p/kg 610kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
290p/kg 742kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
288p/kg 680kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
284p/kg 624kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
270p/kg 744kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
270p/kg 786kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
266p/kg 578kg B Blue x SF & JH Wagstaffe, Rugby
263p/kg 642kg B Blue x SF & JH Wagstaffe, Rugby

 

Gross Prices:

£2151.80 742kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2122.20 786kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2067.56 814kg Char R Prue & Son, Alfreton
£2033.60 820kg Char R Prue & Son, Alfreton
£2008.80 744kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1958.40 680kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1889.76 744kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1886.38 734kg B Blue x SF & JH Wagstaffe, Rugby
£1872.70 610kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1803.10 730kg Lim AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook

 

48 Steers ave 265.9p/kg

A bigger show of clean cattle, many more than was expected but the buyers were wanting cattle today and that showed in the prices.  Geoff Evans topped the steers at 336p (£2009) with others at 310p and 300p.  Micheal Wynne has 318p for his best and Keith Harrop had 310p.  12 natives today with Herefords to 274p, Angus to 270p and Lincolns to 256p with B/W’s up to 218p.

 

Results:

336p/kg 598kg Cont S Evans, Edwinstowe
318p/kg 672kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
310p/kg 650kg Lim S Evans, Edwinstowe
310p/kg 592kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
304p/kg 608kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
300p/kg 508kg Char JM & B Mann, Bakewell
300p/kg 640kg Lim P Redfearn, Stockport
300p/kg 650kg Lim S Evans, Edwinstowe
300p/kg 570kg Lim P Redfearn, Stockport

 

Gross Prices:

£2136.96 672kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
£2015.00 650kg Lim S Evans, Edwinstowe
£2009.28 598kg Cont S Evans, Edwinstowe
£1989.12 672kg Char BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£1950.56 668kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
£1950.00 650kg Lim S Evans, Edwinstowe
£1920.00 640kg Lim P Redfearn, Stockport
£1873.40 646kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1868.80 730kg B Blue GW Smith & Son, Aldwark
£1851.68 652kg Lim R Boothby, Torkington

 

89 Heifers ave 279.8p/kg 

A bumper turnout and some super quality in the entry with some well fed and bred cattle on offer today.  Philip Hooley won the day selling a heifer that would not have looked out of place on Sunday at 337p.  Micheal Wynne had 334p and James Wardman 329p.  12 over 320p and 31 over £3.  14 natives had heifers to 266p, Angus to 284p, Lincolns to 248p and a Beef Shorthorn 240p.

 

Results:

337p/kg 562kg Lim PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough
334p/kg 634kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
329p/kg 542kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
328p/kg 580kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
328p/kg 568kg Lim PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough
326p/kg 636kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
325p/kg 636kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
324p/kg 630kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
323p/kg 546kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
322p/kg 648kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
322p/kg 620kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
321p/kg 626kg B Blue x G Wardman, Matlock

 

Gross Prices:

£2233.92 716kg Lim S Evans, Edwinstowe
£2117.56 634kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
£2111.52 664kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2092.20 660kg Lim S Evans, Edwinstowe
£2086.56 648kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2073.36 636kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
£2067.00 636kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2041.20 630kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
£2009.46 626kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2003.32 638kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)

A very busy section with 548 head on offer.  The sale commenced with a selection of Breeding Cattle with a good range of breeds and descriptions represented, these included

 

£1220 Angus Cow, 79 mnths & Hfr Calf D Smith, High Green

 

Next came a dispersal of Highland cattle which included:

£710 H/L Cow, 52 mnths & Hfr Calf Overbrook Farm, Sheffield
£700 H/L Cow, 52 mnths & Hfr Calf Overbrook Farm, Sheffield
£560 H/L Cow, 65 mnths r/w Bull Overbrook Farm, Sheffield
£550 H/L Cow, 129 mnths r/w Bull Overbrook Farm, Sheffield
£470 H/L Hfr, 17-18 mnths r/w Bull Overbrook Farm, Sheffield

 

Other stock included:

£1100 Hfd Hfr, 37 mnths & Bull Calf RC Dilks, Hassop
£1280 Baz Cow, 78 mnths i/c J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1410 Baz Bull, 78 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten

 

29 Feeding Bulls, to include:

 

£1490 Lim 18 mnths P Hill & Co, Rosliston
£1480 Lim 18 mnths P Hill & Co, Rosliston
£1020 B Blue x 15 mnths JC Stubbs, Ashbourne
£820 Hfd 9 mnths TA & DE Spooner, Leek
£750 Lim x 6 mnths CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton
£790 B Blue x 13-15 mnths G Hinchliffe, Bradfield

 

248 Steers ave £963

More strong cattle this week, but plenty of buying power in operation and a cracking trade from start to finish.  Suckled calves selling very well Angus crosses particularly popular, but all types in good demand.

 

Sample Results:

£570 AA x 5-8 mnths Crossgates Farm, Glossop
£790 Lim x 6-7 mnths I Rowe, Chesterfield
£770 Lim x 10 mnths A Tunstall, Church Broughton
£750 B Blue x 12 mnths D & Z Partners, Longnor
£1160 Hfd x 18 mnths S Boam, Flagg
£690 AA x 10-11 mnths N & E Clarke, Ambergate
£900 AA 10-11 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£900 B Blue x 10-12 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£690 Holst 11-12 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£740 Hfd x 10 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£860 Lim x 13 mnths D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£770 AA x 14 mnths R & S Marsden, Stannington
£870 Lim 9-14 mnths C Titterton, Tean
£1510 AA x 18-19 mnths PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley
£1120 Sim x 24 mnths Allen & Storer, Taddington
£1080 Sim x 13-16 mnths Allen & Storer, Taddington
£1140 B Blue x 25-26 mnths R Fletcher, Windley
£805 AA x 7-9 mnths AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston
£1510 Lim x 17 mnths MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin
£1390 Devon 17 mnths MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin
£1120 Char 16 mnths PJ Harrison, Taddington
£1400 Lim x 18-19 mnths KCR Lomas, Brassington
£1160 Lim x 17 mnths CG Matkin, Alderwasley
£1180 B Blue x 16-18 mnths RA Tatlow, Ashbourne
£1330 Sim x 24 mnths JS Bramall, Totley
£1570 Hfd x 18 mnths H Naylor & Son, Kirk Langley
£1320 Hfd x 18 mnths  J & S Hotchin, Parwich
£1420 Mont 17-20 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£940 Hfd x 16-19 mnths D & J Haslam, Marston Montgomery
£1500 B Blue x 24 mnths H Hodgkinson & Son, Earl Sterndale
£1480 Lim x 25 mnths H Hodgkinson & Son, Earl Sterndale
£890 Fries/Holst 24-25 mnths H Hodgkinson & Son, Earl Sterndale
£1600 AA x 29 mnths J Patchitt, Cossall
£1480 AA x 29 mnths J Patchitt, Cossall
£1610 Lim x 27 mnths AG Tomkinson, Thorpe
£1590 AA 25-27 mnths AG Tomkinson, Thorpe
£1700 AA 24-25 mnths W & E Lomas, Ashover
£925 B Blue x 15-16 mnths GM Goodwin, High Peak
£1300 Lim x 21 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£1260 AA x 21-27 mnths LW Hancock, Stoney Middleton
£1400 Lim x 23 mnths CF Edge & Partners, Alsop
£1460 AA x 19 mnths CF Edge & Partners, Alsop
£1270 Lim x 22-23 mnths KL Haywood, Huthwaite
£1400 Lim x 26 mnths DA & AM Campeau, Crowdicote
£910 AA x 18-23 mnths AC Langridge, Uttoxeter

 

222 Heifers ave £850

A wonderful show of heifers both individuals and well matched bunches.

All types in good demand with plenty of highlights as evidenced by the following results.

 

Sample Results:

£680 Lim x 6 mnths GCS Robinson, Longnor
£600 Hfd x 5-7 mnths DA Bott, Kniveton
£790 Lim x 6-9 mnths I Rowe, Chesterfield
£540 Lim x 6-8 mnths SR Bardwell, Hathersage
£720 Lim x 8 mnths Roger Barlow, Leverton
£805 Lim x 14 mnths A Dickinson, Heage
£875 Hfd x 15-19 mnths S Boam, Flagg
£1210 Lim x 18 mnths J & E White, Moscar
£940 Blonde x 6-7 mnths J & E White, Moscar
£900 Lim x 11-12 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£710 Angus x 9-11 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£1080 AA x 18 mnths PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley
£1030 B Blue x 15-19 mnths S Galtrey, Wirksworth
£1190 B Blue x 20-21 mnths D & VM Wardman, Overton
£1540 Blonde x 16 mnths T & M Gould, Sheen
£1460 Blonde x 16 mnths T & M Gould, Sheen
£900 Sim x 15-16 mnths Allen & Storer, Taddington
£1000 B Blue x 25-26 mnths R Fletcher, Windley
£1150 Lim x 19 mnths Miss J Riley, Hartington
£870 AA x 11-18 mnths AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston
£1075 Dev x 18 mnths MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin
£1330 B Blue x 19 mnths PJ Harrison, Taddington
£1270 Lim x 18 mnths KCR Lomas, Brassington
£1140 Lim x 18 mnths CG Matkin, Alderwasley
£1150 Hfd x 17 mnths PW & JA Mansfield, Hyde
£980 Hfd x 17-18 mnths JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich
£1000 AA x 18 mnths Hall Partners, Litton
£1180 Mont 21 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£1400 AA 32 mnths C & FM Percival, Youlgreave
£1440 B Blue x 28 mnths C & FM Percival, Youlgreave
£990 Hfd x 17 mnths Burton & Vernon, Doveholes
£890 AA x 15-25 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£1160 Sim x 21 mnths GM Goodwin, Chapel
£1300 B Blue x 21 mnths Red Lion Inn, Dayhills
£1210 Lim x 17 mnths J Thompson, Rivelin
£1190 Lim x 25 mnths DA & AM Campeau, Crowdicote
£1005 B Blue x 23-27 mnths D Poole & Son, Flagg
£1030 Beef S Horn 26 mnths Miss GM Jones, Rotherham

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

80 Calves (Auctioneer: Meg Elliott)

A Larger entry of calves met a stronger trade with more quality on offer overall.

Topping the day was a superb British Blue Bull from Messrs Seals of Shirland at £435. They also had a second to £430.  Blue heifers from the same home reached £370.

Saler bulls from the Hayes family of Shottle reached £250 with Limousins to £252 form the Slack family of Stockport.

Black and white calves were a strong trade to £220 again from Messrs Seals with numerous others in the £50-£100 bracket.

More numbers needed to satisfy demand!

16 CONTINENTAL BULLS

5 Blues £340-£435                       J E Seals & Son

9 CONTINENTAL HEIFERS

2 to £370                                      J E Seals & Son

31 NATIVES

Hereford Bull to £245                A P Critchlow

24 BLACK & WHITE BULLS

Friesian Calves to £220             J E Seals & Son

Auctioneer:

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

1218 Lambs & 441 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)

A total entry of 1667 sheep included 1218 lambs.  Best meated butchers lambs well bid for to peak at 299p/kg and top gross of £156.50.  The overall market average 249.51p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

36.5kg 297p/kg RC Brough, Pike Hall
37.3kg 297p/kg B & J Chadfield, Parwich
40.8kg 278p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest
41.0kg 286p/kg S White, Wortley
42.0kg 287p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest
43.0kg 289p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
44.0kg 298p/kg L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest
45.0kg 278p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
45.6kg 299p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
46.4kg 289p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
47.5kg 275p/kg B Woolley & Son, Monyash
48.6kg 281p/kg B & J Chadfield, Parwich
49.6kg 267p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
58.0kg 270p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn

 

Averages:

Standard To 297p/kg Average 240.73p/kg
Medium To 298p/kg Average 250.64p/kg
Heavy To 299p/kg Average 251.27p/kg
Overweight To 270p/kg Average 247.45p/kg

 

441 Cull Sheep

Yet again the very best good to sell, but fewer men about for the half meated horned types.

Best Texels regularly £146-£158 with the strongest £160 plus and a top price of £177.

Better Mules in the £80 range but no Mules in the mid £90’s this week.

Grazing men operating for the stronger frames with finish required.

In the cull rams a fast trade and all categories required.  The best Texels £159 and above with a top price of £184.

Top vendor in the ewes was the Hadfield family, Chamber Farm, Peak Forest.

Top vendor in the rams, Messrs Taylor & Partners at Knutsford.

 

Ewes to £177                Ave £76.94

Rams to £184               Ave £139.45

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer