Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 15-02-2021
With only fog to contend with this week stock numbers were better with 493 cattle and 974 sheep on offer, but still lower than the equivalent market 12 months ago. Because of the reduced numbers trade was exceptional with both cattle and sheep exceeding all expectations.
There were 262 Store & Breeding cattle, plenty of buying power in operation and remarkable prices achieved.
There is more than enough demand, but we seem to be short of supply. If you have Store Cattle to sell call Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 to book them in for future markets.
Steers sold to £1,260 with an average of £906, heifers to £1,215 average £847 and feeding bulls £1,040 average £703. Cows & Calves to £1,250 and in calf cows £1,200.
The figures above indicate many smaller and many young Black & White Steers.
Trade for the 107 Finished Cattle remains as strong as ever with the best on offer to 257p and £1,688.
Those figures are impressive, but the average for the 37 heifers at 216.2p demonstrated that trade was outstanding for all types.
Thinking of Selling at Bakewell, have a word with Oliver on 07801 530899
A decent entry of 86 OTM & Feeding Cows with buyers pushing very hard to secure loads. Top figures 185p and £1,546 with the average a remarkable 135.3p.
38 Calves this week, bulls to £250 and heifers £305.
699 Old Season Lambs forward with top figures 350p/kg and £156.35 per head.
The SQQ average at 295.3p demonstrating that we could have certainly sold many more had they been available.
275 Cull Sheep with ewes to £169 to average a healthy £96.76.
Thursday 18th February: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries
Friday 19th February: Open Catalogued Sale of 200 Suckler bred Store Cattle.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
FRIDAY 19TH MARCH: HPLS Catalogued Suckler Bred Store Cattle Sale, entries are now being taken, call the Bakewell Office on 01629 812777
We have been asked to inform you that ‘Bill’ Greatholder
David Mellor of Spray House Farm, Hayfield
Have passed away in recent days.
86 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 135.3p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
More on offer and a fantastic trade once again with all shapes, breed and weights in demand. Whilst this level of demand continues, surely the best way to market cows is on their legs in Bakewell Market. Best Cows today sold over 170p with a trio from P Brennand, Little Hayfield at 185p, 184p and 182p. Natives had Hereford to 158p and Angus to 153p.
42 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 124p
Quite unbelievable some of the prices achieved with best bred Frieisans to 158p for Gordon & Barbara Cresswell who had another at 156p (£1123). Chris Beever had 152p with Ian Redfern at 150p. Big Holsteins at 125-140p with smaller sorts 110-120p and only a handful under £1.
|185p/kg||836kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|184p/kg||744kg||B Blue||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|182p/kg||792kg||Char||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|174p/kg||682kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Snake|
|171p/kg||676kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|170p/kg||726kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|169p/kg||634kg||Sim||CE Hancock & Son, Elton|
|166p/kg||602kg||B Blue x||PS & JM Bloor, Sandbach|
|164p/kg||886kg||B Blue x||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
|159p/kg||704kg||Lim||B & AB Lawson, Ringinglow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1546.60||836kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1453.04||886kg||B Blue x||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
|£1441.44||792kg||Char||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1368.96||744kg||B Blue||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1264.08||916kg||Sim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1252.44||852kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|£1245.04||788kg||Hfd||A & PD Boam, Uppertown|
|£1234.20||726kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1225.98||834kg||Holst||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|£1200.80||760kg||B Blue x||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
2 OTM Steers
|177p/kg||£1200||S Horn||Thorp Farms, Baslow|
107 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 201.3p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Equally as dear as last week’s record prices with some ‘bottom end’ sorts possible even dearer.
37 Finished Bulls ave 182.2p/kg
A bumper entry of bulls with 37 on offer and another different buyer at ringside. 7 better sorts over £2 with a high of 232p/kg for a pure blue from Anne Richardson, Yeaveley who had another at 218p. Robert Belfield, Leek had 219p for a Stabilizer with John Ottewell also at 219p and 216p (£1643). 6 Natives to 191p with 12 B/W to 174p.
|232p/kg||582kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|219p/kg||584kg||Stab||R Belfield, Leek|
|219p/kg||670kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|218p/kg||574kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|211p/kg||556kg||B Blue x||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|206p/kg||798kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|201p/kg||540kg||B Blue x||JS & A Whitehurst, Bramshall|
|198p/kg||490kg||B Blue x||JS & A Whitehurst, Bramshall|
|196p/kg||540kg||Lim||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
|191p/kg||828kg||AA||DG Allen, Derby|
|189p/kg||834kg||Lim||J Simpson, Bradwell|
|189p/kg||710kg||Sim||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
And Gross Prices:
|£1643.88||798kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1581.48||828kg||AA||DG Allen, Derby|
|£1576.26||834kg||Lim||J Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1467.30||670kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1350.24||582kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|£1341.90||710kg||Sim||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|£1335.00||750kg||Sim||S Smith, Wirksworth|
|£1285.92||684kg||AA||DG Allen, Derby|
|£1278.96||584kg||Stab||R Belfield, Leek|
|£1270.88||686kg||B Blue x||D Smith, Wirksworth|
33 Steers – overall average 205.5p/kg
9 Native, 3 B/W and 21 Continental and a remarkable trade throughout. Steve, Steff and Owen Wells won the day with a tremendous Blue at 250p. Nigel Birch at 237 and 235p with James Blackshaw at 237 and 231p.
Big Limousin sold up to £1659 (228p) for Don Lownds, Reapsmoor. Hereford sold to 212p with 3 B/W to 193p.
|250p/kg||566kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|237p/kg||546kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|237p/kg||526kg||B Blue x||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|235p/kg||582kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|231p/kg||532kg||B Blue x||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|228p/kg||728kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|228p/kg||674kg||B Blue x||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|224p/kg||690kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|222p/kg||636kg||Lim||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
|222p/kg||610kg||AA||DG Allen, Derby|
And Gross Prices:
|£1659.84||708kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1545.60||690kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1540.00||880kg||Hfd||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|£1536.72||674kg||B Blue x||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|£1492.40||728kg||B Blue x||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|£1461.74||742kg||B Blue x||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1452.00||726kg||Lim||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|£1425.60||660kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|£1415.00||566kg||B Blue x||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
37 Finished Heifers – overall average 216.3p/kg
Equally as dear as last weeks flyer and plenty of quality heifers for the buyers to bid for.
Keith Harrop topped the day at 257 (£1577) and 250p. Don Lownds had a tremendous Limmy at 244p or (£1688). Only 3 heifers today under £2.
|257p/kg||614kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|250p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|244p/kg||692kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|235p/kg||576kg||B Blue x||R & A White & Son, Snake|
|234p/kg||600kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|233p/kg||494kg||B Blue x||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|230p/kg||562kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|228p/kg||632kg||B Blue x||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|227p/kg||564kg||Char||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|227p/kg||582kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
And Gross Prices:
|£1688.48||692kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1577.98||614kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1440.96||632kg||B Blue x||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1433.60||640kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1404.00||600kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1399.56||654kg||B Blue x||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1395.00||558kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1393.60||670kg||B Blue x||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
|£1388.80||640kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A decent entry of 262 Store & Breeding Cattle, but nowhere near enough to satisfy demand. Regular buyers worked very hard secure cattle at remarkable prices.
If you have store cattle to sell do not hesitate to give Alastair a ring on 07973 982441. Bakewell buyers want the chance to bid for your cattle.
The sale commenced with a handful of Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1250||Sim Cow, 68 mnths & Hfr Calf||SJ & L White, Wingerworth|
|£1200||Lim x Hfrs, 24-27 mnths, R/W Bull||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£980||Hfd Hfr, 22 mnths, R/W Bull||J Ford, Kirk Ireton|
|£880||Hfd Cow, 54 mnths, R/W Bull||J Ford Kirk Ireton|
17 Feeding Bulls:
Only a small selection, but all well sold.
|£845||Char x||10 mnths||MS Woodhouse, Chaddesden|
|£675||B Blue x||9-10 mnths||T & JM White, Bradfield|
|£1040||Blonde||12 mnths||DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton|
|£690||Blonde x||6 mnths||DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton|
|£970||Lim x||17 mnths||D Kay, Midhurst|
|£845||Lim x||11-12 mnths||D Kay, Midhurst|
|£635||Lim x||8-10 mnths||H Savage, Harthill|
|£585||Blonde x||6-8 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
155 Steers ave £906
Phenomenal trade for a decent selection with demand outstripping supply.
Angus & Herefords selling well, young Holsteins very dear and Continental crosses off the clock.
|£745||Blonde x||6-7 mnths||A Tatlow, Calwich|
|£660||Angus x||9 mnths||DF & A Wainwright, Alsop|
|£745||Lim x||7-8 mnths||SR Bardwell, Hathersage|
|£715||Sim x||8-9 mnths||J Woolley & Son, Newtown|
|£740||Hfd x||7-10 mnths||Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£890||Lim x||7-8 mnths||B Langton, Ilkeston|
|£470||Holst||8-12 mnths||RS Hall, Peak Forest|
|£670||Hfd x||12 mnths||Mrs ME Collins, West Hallam|
|£700||B Swiss||31 mnths||EA Cooper, Taddington|
|£930||Lim x||18 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£890||Lim x||17-19 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£815||Angus x||17-20 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£670||Lim x||10 mnths||P Hambleton, Calton|
|£960||B Blue x||15 mnths||P Hambleton, Calton|
|£935||Sim x||16-17 mnths||P Hambleton, Calton|
|£970||Lim x||13-15 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£1080||Lim x||13-15 mnths||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£1170||Lim x||20-21 mnths||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£960||B Blue x||17 mnths||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|£1200||Lim x||19 mnths||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1060||B Blue x||18 mnths||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1220||B Blue x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1240||Lim x||17-19 mnths||JA Mosley, Stannington|
|£1140||Lim x||20 mnths||D & JL Smith, Pilsley|
|£750||Angus x||21 mnths||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
|£960||Hfd||20-22 mnths||C Mathews, Castleton|
|£1250||Char x||20 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£1085||Lim x||17-21 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£1105||Blonde x||20-22 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£1145||Lim x||20 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1165||Saler x||18 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|£1135||Hfd x||21-22 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|£1260||Sim x||24 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1225||Blonde x||24 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1145||B Blue x||20-23 mnths||N & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1180||Angus x||22 mnths||N & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1225||Angus x||24 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1165||Angus x||23-24 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1140||Lim x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1085||Hfd x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1200||B Blue x||30 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£1175||Sim||33 mnths||WI Fletcher Sheldon|
|£1160||AA||30 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£885||Lim x||17 mnths||E Titterton, Stone|
80 Heifers ave £847
Outstanding trade for all types as the following figures will amply demonstrate.
|£635||Blonde x||6 mnths||DF & A Wainwright, Alsop|
|£625||B Blue x||7 mnths||J Woolley & Sons, Newtown|
|£600||Hfd x||7-10 mnths||Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£690||Lim x||7-10 mnths||J & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£930||B Blue x||8 mnths||B Langton, Ilkeston|
|£855||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||Cook & Watson, Market Rasen|
|£1000||Lim||15 mnths||Hangram Farm, Sheffield|
|£715||B Blue x||14 mnths||Mrs ME Collins, West Hallam|
|£825||Lim x||16 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£800||W Black||15 mnths||STF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£1120||B Blue x||21 mnths||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|£980||B Blue x||17 mnths||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|£1215||Lim x||21 mnths||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1150||B Blue x||23 nmths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1110||Lim x||17 mnths||JA Mosley, Stannington|
|£1020||Lim x||20 mnths||D & JL Smith, Pilsley|
|£1005||B Blue x||21 mnths||C Mathews, Castleton|
|£1080||B Blue x||18 mnths||J Smith, Brinsley|
|£1005||Hfd x||20 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|£1000||Angus x||21 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1075||B Blue x||20-22 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1160||Char||21-22 mnths||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£945||Angus x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£870||Angus x||26 mnths||MG & JR Jordan, Belper|
38 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Trade slightly more selective in general with no really smart bull calves within the entry.
Of the bulls forward a Hereford topped at £250 with a Limousin at £235, whilst a smart B Blue heifer topped the sale at £305 and B Blue bulls to £258.
Only a small entry of Black & White, those selling to a similar trade to that seen over the last couple of weeks with the best of these to £72.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£250.00||£204.00||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Holst||£72.00||£42.00||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
|Saler||£160.00||£157.50||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|AA||£80.00||JJ Furness Ltd, Elton|
|B Blue x||£190.00||£122.50||Birch Bros, Sheen|
|Lim||£235.00||£198.00||RS Torr, Tissington|
|Blonde x||£150.00||TD & PD Hardy, Grange Mill|
|Saler||£112.00||£81.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|W Black||£78.00||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|B Blue x||£305.00||£216.25||RS Torr, Tissington|
974 Sheep including 699 Finished Lambs & 275 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 974 sheep included 699 lambs despite last weeks prices off the clock we still managed to see them dearer this week with many more lambs needed to fill demand for both the wholesale market and butchers shop lambs. Best export spec sorts peaked at 350p/kg with home market sorts to 342p/kg, heavy weight butchers lambs to 309p/kg and overweight sorts to 295p/kg. Top gross today of £156.35 with 5 pens over £150 and a further 14 pens between £140-£150/head. The overall market average 295.33p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|31.8kg||319p/kg||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|32.5kg||314p/kg||Allen & Storer, Taddington|
|36.1kg||290p/kg||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|37kg||315p/kg||J Peach, Leek|
|38.3kg||309p/kg||IC Hulme, Cowlow|
|39kg||318p/kg||R & T Agriculture, Tideswell|
|39.3kg||342p/kg||DM Elliott & Sons, Hucklow|
|40kg||330p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|41.5kg||326p/kg||R Mosley & Son, Elton|
|42.5kg||350p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.2kg||336p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|44.5kg||340p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|46.8kg||309p/kg||JJ Turner, Okeover|
|50kg||309p/kg||M Sweetmore, Sterndale|
|51.2kg||293p/kg||JJ Turner, Okeover|
|53kg||295p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|59.2kg||260p/kg||JJ Turner, Okeover|
|Light||To: 319p/kg||Ave: 274.51p/kg|
|Standard||To: 318p/kg||Ave: 283.05p/kg|
|Medium||To: 350p/kg||Ave: 299.08p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 309p/kg||Ave: 277.54p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 295p/kg||Ave: 241.61p/kg|
275 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
Yet again all vendors well rewarded and trade sharp with the best continentals and strongest Mules particularly good.
Top Texel at £169/head for Richard Furness who also had Charolais to £165. The last vendor of the day was the Stevenson’s from Quarndon who had £164 for their strong Texels. Mark & James Hodgkinson at Harley Grange had £160 twice.
The Mules very good to sell to a top of £100 for Needhams with other better sorts between £85 and £90/head. The horned types were not the biggest of frame but carried nice flesh and topped just over £60/head.
Cull rams a strong trade to a top of £138 for Alex Edwards’ Texel with another from Mr Perkins at £119.
Cast Ewes Ave: £96.76
Cast Rams Ave: £98.82
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