Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 18-12-2023

Decent entries in all departments for the last market before Christmas.

Please note that there is NO market on Thursday 21st December and the next fixture in Bakewell is on Thursday 28th December.

 

This was the first Monday when VAN numbers were required and it is pleasing to note that the vast majority of vendors in the finished and cull sections had obtained the necessary number or were Farm Assured and therefore did not need one.

 

A hearty vote of thanks from the Bagshaws team to vendors for making the transition so smooth.

 

The store cattle section had a seasonal entry of 189 head and a full line up of buyers with the result that trade was very fast indeed.

Steers sold to £1,680, heifers £1,590 and in calvers £1,480.

There was no lack of confidence amongst bidders and excellent prices were achieved.

 

Some of the store enthusiasm was due to the level of trade in the finished cattle section where 102 head saw top figures of 332p and £2,176 per head.

The average for the 42 heifers was a healthy 287.6p and the per head average for the 40 steers was a remarkable £1,869.

 

There were 82 OTM and Feeding Cows with top figures 228p and £1,702 per head the average was up a bit at 154.1p.

 

39 calves this week with bulls to £390 and heifers £295.

 

Things were busy in the sheep shed with 1,309 lambs on offer.

Top figures 330p/kg and £156.33 per head.

The SQQ average looked good at 278.9p.

There was 529 cull sheep which sold very well with ewes to £208 to average £103.09.

 

All in all, it has been a great year at Bakewell Market, may we take this opportunity to thank all our supporters both vendors and purchasers and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and we sincerely hope you have a prosperous New Year.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

If you are selling Finished or Cull Cattle or Sheep we need to know if:

 

  1. You are Farm Assured
  2. You have a VAN Number

or

  1. Neither of the above apply

 

We will be announcing the status of your stock at the time of sale

 

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.

BAKEWELL MARKET CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

 

Thursday 21st December: No Market

Monday 25th December: No Market

Tuesday 26th December: No Market

Thursday 28th December: Regular Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

Monday 1st January 2024: No Market

Tuesday 2nd January 2024: Market


 

The following link is to a video of the carol service held at the Bakewell Market Christmas Primestock Show: https://derbyshireruralchaplaincy.org.uk/

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

82 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 154.1p/kg or £1024

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

Bigger and better numbers than I expected for the last sale of the year and more trade about with the average up and the buyers keen again for cows.  I expect that after the Christmas break cows could be dearer still and they will be wanted for the next sale on Tuesday 2nd January.

Today there were no best cows on offer, but 3 younger OTM types made over 200p with best cows at 197p for Mosley & Co & B Langton.

 

Results:

228p/kg 552kg B Blue x, 30 mnths GE Willmot & Son, Ashover
224p/kg 598kg Saler, 30 mnths CS Edge, Ballidon
208p/kg 520kg Saler, 30 mnths CS Edge, Ballidon
197p/kg 784kg Sim, 4 yrs Mosley & Co, Chelmorten
197p/kg 716kg Lim, 11 yrs B Langton, Horsley
194p/kg 768kg Lim, 7yrs NI Naylor, Crowdicote
186p/kg 654kg Lim, 5 yrs Hobson Farm, Flagg
183p/kg 638kg Lim, 16 yrs G & R Pykett Ltd, Ilkeston
177p/kg 962kg Sim, 6yrs Mosley & Co, Chelmorten
173p/kg 712kg Sim, 12yrs CH Ede & Son, Ashbourne
171p/kg 6682kg Lim, 13 yrs G & R Pykett Ltd, Ilkeston
170p/kg 852kg Saler, 12 yrs N & A Pancisi, Ashbourne

 

Gross Prices:

£1702.74 962kg Sim Mosley & Co, Chelmorten
£1544.48 784kg Sim Mosley & Co, Chelmorten
£1489.92 768kg Lim NI Naylor, Crowdicote
£1448.40 852kg Saler N & A Pancisi, Ashbourne
£1410.52 716kg Lim B Langton, Horsley
£1339.52 598kg Saler CS Edge, Ballidon

 

46 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 145.4p/kg

Like all cows today, dearer

 

Better sorts 160-184p

Big Holsteins 150-160p

Parlour type Holsteins 130-150p

Smaller cows 120-130p

Plainest sorts under 120p

 

The best today:

184p/kg £1210 Fries, 4 yrs JR Hallam, Hayfield
174p/kg £1019 Holst, 30 mnths Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe
171p/kg £1289 Fries, 7 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
169p/kg £1348 MRI, 9 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
168p/kg £1231 Holst, 12 yrs CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton
167p/kg £1115 Holst, 3 yrs H Young, Peak Forest
165p/kg £1335 Jersy, 8 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
163p/kg £1199 Holst, 4 yrs TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery
162p/kg £1169 Fries, 10 yrs Moor Farmers, Flagg
162p/kg £1182 Fries, 11 yrs D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead Milton
161p/kg £1365 Fries, 11 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
159p/kg £1058 Swed, 7 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw

 

 

 2 OTM Steers

226p/kg £1229 Lim, 31 mnths GE Willmot & Son, Ashover

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

To sell Barren Cows or Finished Cattle in the Prime ring at Bakewell you need to be either:

 

  1. Farm Assured
  2. Have a VAN number from your vet
  3. To sign a Farmer Declaration to say that you have had a vet visit in the last 12 months. There does seem some resistance from some abattoirs for this option and FARMER DECLARATIONS will come to an end in April.

 

 

Best Advice:

Get a VAN number now if you are not Farm Assured

  

102 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 281.5p/kg (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Saved the best until last.  Certainly, the best trade of the year and many more could have been sold on this trade.

 

20 Young Bulls ave 280.1p/kg

The dearest they have ever been, 8 over 300p or 7 over £2,200 just to highlight how fast they were.  Trade raced away to 336p for a pure Blonde from Keith Harrop with a best Limmy from the Wells family at 329p.  5 B/W’s to 228p with 3 Natives to 274p for a Longhorn.

 

Sample Results:

336p/kg 700kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
329p/kg 630kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
316p/kg 756kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
309p/kg 724kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
309p/kg 740kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
308p/kg 740kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
301p/kg 752kg B Blue x S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
300p/kg 726kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires

 

And Gross Prices:

£2393.16 814kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
£2388.96 756kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2352.00 700kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
£2286.60 7410kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2279.20 740kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2263.52 752kg B Blue x S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2237.16 724kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires

 

40 Steers ave £276.5p/kg

A stunning trade for the clean today with all buyers fit for cattle.  12 best sorts topped £3 with Don Lownds at the top at 326p, closely followed by Peter Gaunt at 320p.  10 over £2000.  9 Natives sold to 278p for an Angus and 3 B/W’s up to 234p.

 

Sample Results:

326p/kg 602kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
320p/kg 634kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
318p/kg 658kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
314p/kg 670kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
312p/kg 642kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
312p/kg 652kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
310p/kg 702kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
308p/kg 668kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
306p/kg 588kg        Lim NA Birch, Monyash
304p/kg 556kg B Blue x MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
300p/kg 722kg Lim R Warttig, Sheffield
300p/kg 634kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley

 

 

And Gross Prices:

£2176.20 702kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2166.00 722kg Lim R Warttig, Sheffield
£2103.80 670kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2092.44 658kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2069.76 704kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2057.44 668kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2042.40 690kg Lim R Warttig, Sheffield
£2034.24 652kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2028.80 634kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2003.04 642kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley

 

42 Finished Heifers ave 287.6p/kg

Just an unreal trade with cattle way dearer than expected.  Nigel Birch won the race at the top of the big pile of fancy prices at 332p for a handy weight Limmy.  Keith Harrop had 330p and Peter Gaunt 329p.  6 Natives sold to 270p for an Angus.

 

Sample Results:

332p/kg 532kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
330p/kg 572kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
329p/kg 626kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
328p/kg 546kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
322p/kg 612kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
318p/kg 684kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
316p/kg 6285kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
314p/kg 672kg Sim M Wynne, Snitterton
314p/kg 666kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
310p/kg 628kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
308p/kg 612kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Buxton
306p/kg 530kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Buxton
304p/kg 612kg B Blue x Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow

And Gross Prices:

£2175.12 684kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2110.08 672kg Sim M Wynne, Snitterton
£2091.24 666kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2059.54 626kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2051.90 710kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
£1984.48 628kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1970.64 612kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£1966.08 768kg Lim NI Naylor, Crowdicote
£1946.80 628kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£1932.00 644kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)

A useful entry of 189 head sold on a tremendous trade to round off a highly successful year at Bakewell Market.

The full team of buyers had turned out hoping to purchase cattle to top up their yards.  The result – a cracking trade as the sample results will demonstrate.

 

The sale started with a few Breeding Cattle which included:

 

£1480 Blonde Cow, 43 mnths, i/c J & M Riley, Hartington
£1400 Lim x Cow, 55 mnths, i/c J & M Riley, Hartington
£1420 S Horn Bull, 72 mnths PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell
£1310 Blonde Bull, 93 mnths G Foster, Wingerworth

 

 

95 Steers ave £977

A superb trade from start to finish.  Angus crosses very much in demand, but so was everything else as these results will show.

 

Sample Results:

£440 Fries 3-4 mnths C Shirt, Over Haddon
£510 Lim x 6 mnths HM Dowey, Glossop
£815 AA x 7-8 mnths AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston
£600 Blonde x 7 mnths G Foster, Wingerworth
£1110 Lim x 12-13 mnths AJ Parker, Ticknall
£970 B Blue x 12-13 mnths FD Stubbs, Tissington
£970 Holst 18-20 mnths FD Stubbs, Tissington
£1680 Char x 20-21 mnths N & A Pancisi, Stanton
£1140 AA x 14-16 mnths Cubley Cottage, Cubley
£1020 Mont x 16 mnths Cubley Cottage, Cubley
£1210 Sim x 15 mnths Cubley Cottage, Cubley
£1240 Sim x 15-19 mnths CS Edge, Ballidon
£1100 Saler x 15-21 mnths CS Edge, Ballidon
£1220 Sim x 16-17 mnths S Bradbury, Tideswell
£1090 B Blue x 18-19 mnths T Neville, Tansley
£1460 B Blue x 18 mnths Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich
£960 Hfd x 19 mnths G & R Pykett, Shipley
£1160 AA x 20-21 mnths K Wilshee, Bretby
£990 AA x 13-20 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£1270 Lim x 19-20 mnths KE Montague, Ashover
£1460 AA x 23 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter
£1410 Devon 20-21 mnths K Wilshee, Bretby

 

74 Heifers ave £956

Some fine examples as both bunches or individuals and all found a ready market.

 

Sample Results:

£450 Lim x 6 mnths HM Dowey, Glossop
£560 Blonde x 5-7 mnths G Foster, Wingerworth
£1000 Lim x 12-13 mnths AJ Parker, Ticknall
£1500 Char x 20-21 mnths N & A Pancisi, Stanton
£810 B Blue x 16 mnths S & LM Kirby, Eastmoor
£860 AA x 16-19 mnths Crossgate Farm, Glossop
£1120 Saler x 21 mnths CS Edge, Ballidon
£1500 Lim x 24-26 mnths MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor
£1160 AA x 21 mnths K Wilshee, Bretby
£1230 Lim x 23 mnths DA & AM Campeau, Crowdicote
£1660 AA x 27 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter
£1290 AA x 23-25 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter
£1315 AA x 20 mnths GM Brown, Holymoorside
£1180 B Blue x 21 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

39 Calves (Auctioneer: Meg Elliott)

A smaller entry of calves reflecting the market numbers as a whole, but what a trade!  British Blue bull calves reached £390 from Messrs Morten of Barmoor Clough with others from the same home to £365, £330 and £310.  They also saw their heifers reach £290.  Other British Blue Heifers from the Palfreymans of Flagg reached £295 with Limousin bulls from the same home to £200.

A Saler bull from the Hayes of Shottle reached £250.

Auctioneer:

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

1309 Lambs & 571 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)

A very good entry of 1880 sheep included 1309 lambs.  Demand for all types very brisk right from the start with best butchers lambs to 330p/kg, heavy weight butchers lambs to 321p/kg and overweights to 269p/kg.  Overall average of 279.03p/kg and top gross £156.33/head.

 

Leading Prices: –

33.4kg 298p/kg M & C Hambleton, Taddington
35.2kg 295p/kg DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow
36.2kg 330p/kg M & C Hambleton, Taddington
38.0kg 294p/kg S Bradbury, Tideswell
38.9kg 284p/kg GJ Bailey, Gayton
39.2kg 316p/kg M & C Hambleton, Taddington
40.0kg 310p/kg T Allsop, Alderwasley
42.3kg 330p/kg RM Brown, Bradwell
43.6kg 304p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
44.0kg 318p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
44.7kg 307p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
46.0kg 308p/kg H Young, Peak Forest
47.63kg 304p/kg L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
48.7kg 321p/kg H Young, Peak Forest
49.0kg 296p/kg RM Brown, Bradwell
50.2kg 295p/kg H Young, Peak Forest
52.2kg 269p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
55.6kg 269p/kg E Long, Birchover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Averages:

Standard To 330p/kg Average 276.53p/kg
Medium To 330p/kg Average 280.2p/kg
Heavy To 321p/kg Average 272.19p/kg
Overweight To 269p/kg Average 264.88p/kg

 

571 Cull Sheep

A good entry of 571 cull ewes and rams saw trade fast from start to finish.

Best Mules dearer to over £102 for the best, smaller Mules well bid for.

Gritstones to over £84.

 

The best 10 pens all made over £164 with T Craddock & Son topping the market at £208/head.

 

Ewes to £208                Ave £103.09

Rams to £176               Ave £156.43

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer