Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report

A good regular market with 705 cattle and 1,360 sheep with plenty of buying power in operation and decent trade reported in all sections.

 

There were 373 store and breeding cattle on offer maintaining the trade we have seen in recent weeks.

The top figures £1,960 for steers and £1,800 for heifers demonstrate the level of demand.

Feeding bulls reached £1,400 and in the breeding section a Simmental stock bull made £2,950, Cows with calves up to £1,710 and in calvers £1,320.  Proof if any were needed that Bakewell buyers would like the opportunity to bid for your cattle.

Want to talk about selling stores – speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441.

 

44 calves forward and definitely wanted, bulls to £370 and heifers £258.

 

The finished cattle department was well supplied with 172 head in total, but the demand was there for them with top figures 358p/kg and £2,585 per head.

The average for the 84 heifers was a healthy 283.7 pence giving an indication of price for what was a mixed sample.

 

116 OTM cattle this week with top figures 248p and £1,787.

The trade was definitely up a notch with the average at 180.4 pence and the per head figure a remarkable £1,231.

 

More sheep about this week despite the wet conditions there were 914 hoggs on offer.  Top figures 370p and £186 per head.

The SQQ average was a solid 331.2p making an average per head price for hoggs in the 39-45kg bracket of £141.42.

446 cull sheep selling to £208 per head to average £105.50

 

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Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

116 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall average 180.4p/kg or £1232.1

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

Good numbers from a wide geographical area with 58 vendors showing cows in the market today and receiving a fair and honest price that is 9 pence dearer on the week for generally a better standard of cow.  Flesh remains the order of the day with both suckler cows and the B/W seeing an improved trade with more bidding and improved orders all round the ring.  Best sorts (especially if younger) easily over 220p with even the better natives (as long as they are meat) up and around £2/kg.  Best today topped at 248p for a 30 mnth heifer with the best cow at 226 for a Simmental from Messrs Hudson, Barrow Moor.  Still plenty of leaner, hard wintered cows about and the men were there at ringside to buy anything with potential for feeding.

 

Results:

248p/kg 484kg Lim, 30 mnths Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave
237p/kg 682kg Sim, 33 mnths CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
230p/kg 714kg B Blue x, 36 mnths Moor Farmers, Flagg
226p/kg 540kg Hfd, 31 mnths F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill
225p/kg 612kg B Blue x, 31 mnths CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
222p/kg 774kg B Blue x, 11 yrs MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
222p/kg 590kg B Blue x, 30 mnths PW & M Locker, Boylestone
220p/kg 786kg Lim, 8 yrs B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
220p/kg 592kg B Blue x, 30 mnths PW & M Locker, Boylestone
218p/kg 642kg Lim, 9 yrs D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
215p/kg 798kg S Horn, 6 yrs RP Hall, Heaton
212p/kg 784kg B Blue, 13 yrs TJ & MR Gould, Sheen
212p/kg 7124kg Lim, 14 yrs TJ & MR Gould, Sheen
208p/kg 770kg Lim, 13 yrs SJ Buckley, Doveholes

 

Gross Prices:

£1787.04 876kg Sim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£1771.84 784kg Sim CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
£1729.20 786kg Lim B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
£1718.28 774kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
£1715.70 798kg S Horn RP Hall, Heaton
£1662.08 784kg B Blue x TJ & MR Gould, Sheen
£1656.80 872kg B Blue x H Jones, Hulland Ward
£1642.20 714kg B Blue x Moor Farmers, Flagg
£1626.90 870kg AA Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor
£1616.34 682kg Sim CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
£1601.60 770kg Lim SJ Buckley & Partners, Doveholes

 

63 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 168.7p/kg

A higher than usual percentage as the dairy producers look to rid any passengers whilst the trade is here.

3 younger sorts (all 1 calf) 198-214p

Better cows generally 178-192p

Big Holsteins 160-175p

Leaner cows 150-160p

Only the plainest under 140p

 

 

The best today:

214p/kg £1493 Fleck, 34 mnths JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest
204p/kg £1109 MRI, 30 mnths JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
198p/kg £1191 Holst, 30 mnths Springfield Farm, Ambergate
194p/kg £1319 Fries, 9 yrs JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
192p/kg £1359 Fries, 4 yrs JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
189p/kg £1606 Holst, 9 yrs D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead
188p/kg £1237 Holst, 34 mnths RTF & P Marshall, Tansley
186p/kg £1226 Holst, 3 yrs A & EM Howe, Litton Slack
185p/kg £1258 Fleck, 4 yrs FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle
184p/kg £1449 MRI, 5 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
184p/kg £1659 Fries, 14 yrs JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
182p/kg £1587 Holst, 8 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
180p/kg     JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest
179p/kg £1729 Holst, 9 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton

 

1 OTM Bull

153p/kg £1566 AA, 5yrs Crossgate Farm, Tintwhistle

 

6 OTM Steers

210p/kg £1537 Holst, 33 mnths RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
192p/kg £1409 AA, 39 mnths AW Gilman & Sons, Wetton

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

172 FINISHED CATTLE ave 276.9p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

A massive entry for Bakewell with 60 vendors showing cattle today and receiving a solid price.  Good meated cattle throughout today, but less suckler bred sorts but all buyers on good fighting form to secure a load.

 

40 Young Bulls ave 260.6p/kg

Better numbers and a superb trade for all.  David Goddard won the day and sold weighted bulls at 322p with another at 320p to gross a mighty £2585.  9 natives to 285p for a Beef Shorthorn with 11 B/W’s to 258p.

 

Results:

322p/kg 648kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
320p/kg 808kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
307p/kg 614kg Lim WT Hall & Sons, Draycott
296p/kg 686kg B Blue x AK Belfield, Sheen
294p/kg 780kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
290p/kg 776kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
290p/kg 722kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
285p/kg 600kg S Horn Mallaber Partners, Drakelow
284p/kg 614kg S Horn CJ Mallaber, Drakelow
283p/kg 602kg S Horn CJ Mallaber, Drakelow
280p/kg 690kg B Blue x Thorp Farms, Baslow

 

Gross Prices:

£2585.60 808kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2293.20 780kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2250.40 776kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2093.80 722kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2086.56 648kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2030.56 686kg B Blue x AK Belfield, Sheen
£1932.00 690kg B Blue x Thorp Farms, Baslow
£1901.56 694kg B Blue x WT Hall & Sons, Draycott
£1884.98 614kg Lim WT Hall & Sons, Draycott
£1878.24 688kg B Blue x P Watson, Ashover
£1850.02 794kg AA AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook
£1838.72 676kg Char TC James, Eccleshall
£1830.60 678kg Lim B & AB Perkins, Oughtibridge
£1816.32 688kg B Blue x S Ward & Sons, Marsh

 

48 Steers ave 279.8p/kg

The average is up again on the week with meat being the order of the day and all the weighted cattle over £2000.  The Wells family topped the steers at 336p or £2022 with Mark Sweetmore and Sue Jeffery both at 330p.  Topping the gross prices for a second week was the Lord Mayor of Flagg at £2214 for his big Limmy.  17 natives today saw Angus to 292p and Herefords to 278p with a Wagyu looking well sold at 302p or £1944.

 

Results:

336p/kg 602kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
330p/kg 634kg Blonde x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
330p/kg 646kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
328p/kg 600kg Lim RH & DT Swinson, Alton
326p/kg 604kg Lim RH & DT Swinson, Alton
325p/kg 630kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
324p/kg 636kg Sim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
316p/kg 682kg Lim RH & DT Swinson, Alton
314p/kg 686kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
310p/kg 654kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport

 

Gross Prices:

£2214.00 820kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
£2170.86 746kg Lim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£2155.12 682kg Lim RH & DT Swinson, Alton
£2154.04 686kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2131.80 646kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2095.20 720kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2092.20 634kg Blonde x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
£2060.64 636kg Sim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
£2047.50 630kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2027.40 654kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2022.72 602kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash

 

84 Heifers ave 283.7p/kg

A bumper crop of heifer with a good number of heavy meated sorts on offer, but perhaps not quite as may suckler bred sorts to go at.  Steven, Steff & Owen Wells did the steer/heifer double today with their stunning black blue at 358p and selling to a butcher at Stoke on Trent.

Charlotte Hadfield had 342p and Keith Harrop at 340p complete the top 3.  20 natives today with Angus to 322 and Herefords to 284p.

Results:

358p/kg 502kg B Blue x MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
342p/kg 578kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
340p/kg  594kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
337p/kg 618kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
337p/kg 644kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
329p/kg 588kg Lim P Brennand, Little Hayfield
328p/kg 534kg Stab R Belfield, Upper Hulme
326p/kg 688kg Lim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
324p/kg 620kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
324p/kg 646kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
322p/kg 606kg AA P Brennand, Little Hayfield

 

Gross Prices:

£2242.88 688kg Lim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£2170.28 644kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2148.12 702kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2123.52 672kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2093.04 646kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2082.66 618kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2019.60 594kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2008.80 620kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2005.86 662kg Lim DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneers Alastair Sneddon & Meg Elliott)

Another good entry of store & breeding cattle with demand outstripping supply and a distinct shortage of all varieties.

Plenty of buyers in operation and a wonderful trade from start to finish.

 

The sale commenced with a selection of Breeding Cattle which included:

 

£1640 AA Cow, 42 mnths & Bull Calf TE Pott, Dalbury
£1450 Hfd Cow, 80 mnths & Bull Calf Exors Mrs H Spicer, Kettleshulme
£2950 Sim Stock Bull, 21 mnths Mosley & Co, Chelmorten
£580 Highland Cow, 90 mnths r/w Bull G Oliver, South Normanton
£420 Highland Hfrs, 11-14 mnths, r/w Bull G Oliver, South Normanton
£1320 Lim x Cow, 64 mnths, i/c M Gregory, Peak Forest
£1320 Hfd x Cow, 31 mnths, i/c M Gregory, Peak Forest
£1710 Lim Cow, 91 mnths & Bull Calf IC & RA Ward, Buxton
£1490 AA x, 55 mnths & Bull Calf IC & RA Ward, Buxton

 

Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

 

£920 Lim x 7 mnths D & J Renwick, Middleton
£1150 Sim x 7-9 mnths Mosley & Co, Chelmorten
£790 Sim 8-9 mnths Miss B Foster, Hanch
£1020 Saler 10-11 mnth D & J Nightingale, Ashover
£900 Hfd x 21 mnths DG Evans, Little Hayward
£1400 B Blue x 17 mnths J Cawser, Marchington
£800 Holst 20-21 mnths B Wild & Sons, New Mills
£240 Highland 10-13 mnths G Oliver, South Normanton

 

169 Steers ave £1,142

Some fine specimens and bunches in the entry which sold tremendously well.

We could certainly have done with more cattle.

If you are in the mind to sell store or breeding cattle, give Alastair Sneddon a call Bakewell buyers would like the opportunity to bid for them and they can definitely not be valued without the aid of a gavel.

 

Sample Results:

£1030 Hfd x 10 mnths Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft
£1050 Lim x (5) 7-9 mnths S Wagstaffe & Sons, Darley Dale
£980 Blonde x 9 mnths H Tomlinson, Little Eaton
£910 Sim x 8-9 mnths H Tomlinson, Little Eaton
£980 Lim x 9 mnths PJ Chappell, Alton
£1300 Lim x 10-11 mnths D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£1160 Lim x 9 mnths Mrs D Brown, Hazelwood
£1190 AA x 12 mnths H & J Hallam, New Mills
£1130 AA x 11 mnths D Smith, High Green
£950 B Blue x 13-14 mnths DJ Metcalfe, Muggington
£910 Holst 17-19 mnths DJ Metcalfe, Muggington
£1180 Lim x 18 mnths Summer Close, Rainow
£1100 AA x 16 mnths WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth
£1280 Lim x 19 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£990 Holst/Fries 19-22 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£1090 Lim x 13-16 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
£960 Lim x 10 mnths R Allsopp, Alderwasley
£1180 AA x (6) 13-19 mnths N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
£920 Mont x (8) 12-22 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£1180 AA x 15-16 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£1580 Lim x 20 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£1380 AA x 18 mnths Hall Partners, Litton
£1280 Sim x 17-18 mnths D Gadsby, Darley Bridge
£1880 Char x 18-20 mnths IP Carrington, Kniveton
£1160 B Blue x 18 mnths D & J Haslam, Marston
£1370 Lim x 19 mnths Mrs RJ Spalton, Stoney Middleton
£1880 Lim x 22 mnths JA Mosley & Son, Stannington
£1690 Lim x 20 mnths MT Wainwright, Poynton
£1500 Lim x 24 mnths JF Kirkham, Hartington
£1600 Lim x 21-22 mnths MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley
£1780 Lim x 27 mnths DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton
£1690 Lim x (4) 19-22 mnths DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton
£1580 Hfd x 21-22 mnths JW Shepherd, Winshill
£1510 B Blue x 30 mnths G & R Gould, Elton
£1680 Lim x 18-21 mnths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£1960 Lim x 21 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill

 

 

 

 

144 Heifers ave £1,046

A great trade for all comers as the following sample prices will demonstrate.

 

Sample Results:

£960 Hfd x 14 mnths Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft
£900 Lim x 7-9 mnths I Rowe, Chestnut View
£950 Lim x (5) 7-8 mnths S Wagstaffe & Sons, Darley Dale
£950 Lim x 7-9 mnths PJ Chappell, Alton
£750 Hfd 10-13 mnths T & D Spooner, Upper Hulme
£850 Lim x 10 mnths Mrs S Torr, Tissington
£880 B Blue x 9 mnths E & C Matkin, Idridgehay
£1060 Lim x 10 mnths Mrs D Brown, Hazelwood
£880 AA x (5) 15-16 mnths WJ Adams, Mackworth
£1120 Lim x 17-18 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£1580 Lim x 24 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£1360 Lim x 20 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£890 AA x 18 mnths J Wainwright, Adlington
£1080 Sim x 18-19 mnths J Wainwright, Adlington
£1380 Sim x 18 mnths NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£1660 B Blue x 18-19 mnths GM Grindey, Hartington
£1210 B Blue x 20-21 mnths D & J Haslam, Marston
£1250 Lim x 19 mnths Mrs RJ Spalton, Stoney Middleton
£1390 B Blue x 22-23 mnths A Bown & Son, Bonsall
£1420 Blonde x 20-21 mnths A Brown & Son, Bonsall
£1440 Hfd x (4) 22-23 mnths JW Shepherd, Winshill
£1800 B Blue/Lim 22-24 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill
£1680 Lim x 21-22 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill
£1590 B Blue x 24-25 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill
£1290 B Blue x 22 mnths JG & JM Belfield, Sheen
£1370 Baz x 27 mnths PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove
£1580 B Blue x 25 mnths PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

43 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

Another strong trade throughout with all types in very keen demand, especially the better end which saw bulls peak at £370 and heifers at £258.

Stronger bulls saw B Blue to £370, Lim to £360 and Simmental to £320.  The heifers lacked much in the way of quality seeing B Blue to £258 and Angus to £226.

Plenty of interest in the B/W and many more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.

Bulls

B Blue                 £370     E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Lim                      £360     Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal

Sim                      £320     D Ball, Fulford

Angus                 £245     E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Saler                    £210     JF Hayes, Shottle

Hfrs

B Blue                 £258     BD Hudson, Ipstones

Angus                 £220     R Upton, Rowley Park

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

914 LAMBS & 446 EWES & RAMS (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

An increased entry of 1360 head of sheep included 914 lambs.  Demand very brisk for all types and many more could have been sold at these high levels.  Best small Beltex lambs peaked at 370p/kg, with best butchers lambs to 366p/kg, heavyweight butchers lambs to 365p/kg and overweight lambs to 338p/kg with a top gross of £186 per head.

A run of 80 inside fed, crossbred lambs from near Leek selling to 344p/kg to average 337p/kg and a run of 45-54 kg continentals off keep sold to 365p/kg ave 336p/kg.  The overall average 331.25p/kg which included several pens of Mules which peaked at 310p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

31.5kg 335p/kg Green Dales Farm, Belper
33.3kg 350p/kg J Kirkman, Belper
35.0kg 370p/kg M & C Hambleton, Taddington
36.5kg 350p/kg DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow
37.6kg 345p/kg S Bradbury, Tideswell
38.8kg 368p/kg J & N Easom, Wessington
40.2kg 346p/kg GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford
41.6kg 346p/kg S Bradbury, Tideswell
43.0kg 366p/kg R Brough & Son, Monyash
44.3kg 356p/kg AV Marsden, Hucklow
45.0kg 359p/kg J Bonsall, Atlow
46.4kg 360p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
47.0kg 359p/kg IR & AD Wildgoose, Scarcliffe
48.8kg 365p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
49.1kg 338p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
52.8kg 330p/kg IR & AD Wildgoose, Scarcliffe
55.5kg 330p/kg M Hambleton, Alstonefield
57.0kg 323p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest

 

Averages:

Light To 335p/kg Average 317.3p/kg
Standard To 370p/kg Average 329.22p/kg
Medium To 366p/kg Average 334.35p/kg
Heavy To 365p/kg Average 332.63p/kg
Overweight To 338p/kg Average 314.13p/kg

 

446 Cull Sheep

A good show of 446 cull ewes and rams met a very brisk trade with several feeding buyers operating.  Grace Spillane sold one of her pure-bred Texel ewes to top the market at £208 with Albert Hodgson close behind at £206.  Beltex ewes from Mark Hambleton to £188 and big Suffolk ewes from Stephen Buckley reaching £176.  Heavy Mule ewes sold in the £100-£115 bracket with a heavy Southdown ewe from Ashbourne to £129.  Keep the ewes coming as Bakewell is the place for all types.  Meated Texel tups sold to £188, £187 (2) and £185 with BFL to £138.

 

Ewes to £208                Ave £105.50

Rams to £188                Ave £142.85

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Produce (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A catalogued entry together with a number of late arrivals saw a larger crowd gathered but trade a little selective with small bale hay to £4/bale, 4 round bales hay to £26/bale.

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services