Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 26-02-2024

A good solid market day with some decent entries of 736 cattle and 1,503 sheep.

All sections reported a strong trade with recent tremendous prices maintained or exceeded.

 

The store and breeding cattle department was well stocked with 483 head in total.  Trade was outstanding with top figures – steers to £1,880, heifers £1,760 and feeding bulls £1,200.  Need we say more??

If you have stores ready to sell do not hesitate to give Alastair Sneddon a call on 07973 982441.

 

The finished cattle section looked good with 142 on offer.  Top figures 344p/kg and £2,529/head.

Our barometer of trade the heifer average of 290.7p for 79 animals demonstrated the level of demand.

 

OTM cattle in shorter supply with only 81 forward.  Trade much as last week with top figures 248p and £2,240 with the average a healthy 179.6p.

 

Only 30 calves, they seem to be scarce, but clearly wanted, bulls to £395 and heifers £390.

 

Over in the sheep shed there were 1057 hoggs finding a ready market with top figures 268p and £202.64 per head.

The SQQ average was 331.8p for an end of season sample.  The 493 hoggs in the 39-45kg averaged £141.52 per head.

 

In the cull sheep section, there were 426 head with ewes to £199 to average £107.90.

 

 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Thursday 29th February: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

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Friday 15th March: HPLS Store Cattle Sale

 

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

81 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall average 179.7p/kg or £1209

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

A few less on offer with a “stand on” trade with cattle little unchanged on the week after the big jump last time.  The trade remains there for the best fleshed cows, whether beef or ex dairy types but meat is very much the order of the day.  Best types still comfortably north of £2/kilo with a high price of 248p (£1458) for a 1 calf 28 mnth old Limmy from Messrs Austin, Parwich with the older cows to 239p (£1955) for a good blue from Mark Froggatt, Blithbury.  Plenty of leaner cows, hard wintered and store type cows on offer and these were readily bid for by the keeping buyers at ringside.

 

Results:

248p/kg 588kg Lim, 28 mnths 1calf JP Austin, Ashbourne
239p/kg 810kg B Blue x, 9 yrs CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
236p/kg 538kg B Blue x, 31 mnths PW & M Locker, Boylestone
228p/kg 530kg Sim, 31 mnths JC Shepherd & Sons, Dungworth
225p/kg 552kg B Blue x PW & M Locker, Boylestone
222p/kg 588kg Sim, 33 mnths RJG Swift, Combs
220p/kg 504kg Sim, 30 mnths JC Shepherd & Sons, Dungworth
219p/kg 782kg B Blue x, 15yrs W Frith, Wetton
219p/kg 778kg B Blue x, 5 yrs White Bros, Repton
216p/kg 564kg Lim, 5 yrs SJ Wainwright, Poynton
208p/kg 602kg B Blue x, 5 yrs SJ Wainwright, Poynton
201p/kg 654kg Lim, 7 yrs Poplars Farming, Ashbourne
200p/kg 766kg Lim, 8 yrs JP Blackshaw, Pilsley

 

Gross Prices:

£1935.90 810kg B Blue x SH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
£1712.58 782kg B Blue W Frith, Wetton
£1703.82 778kg B Blue x White Bros, Repton
£1639.76 824kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
£1562.52 898kg B Blue x B Chadwick, Onecote
£1536.48 792kg Lim B Chadwick, Onecote
£1532.00 766kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
£1519.20 844kg Hfd JB Shirt, Edale

 

40 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 167.1p/kg

Very similar on the week

 

1 OTM Heifer 204p

9 better cows 180-195p

Big Holsteins with meat 165-175p

Leaner parlour style cows 150-160p

Only the plainest end under 140p

 

The best today:

204p/kg £1387 Holst, 30 mnths P Furness, Monyash
195p/kg £1575 Fries, 7 yrs Riverside Farmers, Scropton
189p/kg £1285 MRI, 6 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
188p/kg £1331 Holst, 4 yrs AJ & ME Minshall, Tean
185p/kg £1313 Fries, 4 yrs FJ Gould & Son, Longnor
184p/kg £1199 Holst, 4 yrs DJ Metcalfe & Co, Muggington
182p/kg £1354 Holst, 5 yrs DJ Metcalfe & Co, Muggington
182p/kg £1266 Swed, 7 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
182p/kg £1306 Fries, 5 yrs D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead
180p/kg £1544 Holst, 11 yrs W Seward & Son, Duckmanton
180p/kg £1364 Holt, 12 yrs W Seward & Son, Duckmanton

 

3 OTM Bulls

200p/kg £2240 Lim, 5 yrs LB & AB Thompson, Longnor

 

1 OTM Steer

260p/kg £2064 AA, 33 mnths Moor Farmers, Flagg

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

142 FINISHED CATTLE ave 284.3p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Very strong numbers again and trade just on fire for all with averages up 5 pence on the week.

 

19 Young Bulls ave 273.9p/kg

The trade is very firm for the bull meat at present with all shapes and breeds a pleasure to sell.  David Goddard (S & D Fearn) won the day and sold best Limmys to 328p (£2335)) with John Ottewell up to 312p (£2308) and Stuart Mycock at 310p to gross a mighty £2529.  B/W’s to 224p.

 

Results:

328p/kg 712kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
312p/kg 740kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
310p/kg 816kg Blonde x CE & SW Mycock, Flagg
309p/kg 656kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
305p/kg 680kg Blonde x S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
298p/kg 656kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
298p/kg 722kg Char K Harrop, Alport
287p/kg 750kg Char AT Richardson & Son, Ilam

 

Gross Prices:

£2529.60 816kg Blonde x CE & SW Mycock, Flagg
£2335.36 712kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2333.76 816kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2308.80 740kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
£2152.50 750kg Char AT Richardson & Son, Ilam
£2151.56 722kg Char K Harrop, Alport
£2074.00 680kg Blonde x S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2027.04 656kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport

 

44 Steers ave 278.8p/kg

28 Continentals, 10 native and 6 dairy steers today and what an unreal trade for all.  28 continental steers averaged 300.1p/kilo and topped at 335p for a Keith Harrop special with the top 20 all over 300p and 15 bigger bullocks over £2000.  Natives had Angus to 289p and Longhorns to 306p with 6 dairy steers up to 235p for big Holsteins but 2 Jerseys also in the entry did little to enhance the averages.

Results:

335p/kg 546kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
329p/kg 674kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
328p/kg 634kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
328p/kg 680kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
328p/kg 624kg B Blue x CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
323p/kg 572kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
322p/kg 606kg Lim CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
320p/kg 708kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
319p/kg 698kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
318p/kg 634kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
317p/kg 690kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
314p/kg 608kg Lim TB Dalton, Brailsford

 

Gross Prices:

£2265.60 708kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2230.40 680kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2226.62 698kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2217.46 674kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2187.30 690kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2178.32 746kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2176.20 702kg B Blue x TB Dalton, Brailsford
£2103.36 672kg Lim TB Dalton, Brailsford
£2079.52 634kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
£2069.76 672kg B Blue x CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
£2052.00 684kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
£2046.72 624kg B Blue x CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
£2033.60 656kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
£2016.12 634kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2004.80 716kg B Blue x TB Dalton, Brailsford

 

77 Heifers ave 290.7p/kg

A tremendous good show of heifers today and a strong average of 2907p.  29 heifers today topped 320 pence with the top 22 over £2000.  Messrs Hazledine Farms sold a tremendous B Blue x heifer at 344p as the days top price.  10 more heifers sold in the 330’s including 3 from Peter Gaunt and 2 each from Nigel Birch and Keith Harrop.  16 natives today with Herefords to 294p and Angus to 313p.

 

Results:

344p/kg 572kg B Blue x Hazledine Farms, Watnall
336p/kg 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
335p/kg 552kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
334p/kg 508kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
333p/kg 630kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
333p/kg 618kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
332p/kg 666kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
330p/kg 644kg Blonde x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
330p/kg 638kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
330p/kg 664kg Lim CPR & JM Mycock, Hartington
330p/kg 576kg Lim GT Rowlinson, Denstone

 

 

Gross Prices:

£2211.12 666kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2191.20 664kg Lim CPR & JM Mycock, Friden
£2157.12 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2138.56 656kg Blonde x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2125.20 644kg Blonde x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2105.40 638kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2097.90 630kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2089.84 692kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2057.94 618kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
£2044.08 668kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

A larger entry of 483 head was well received by the strong line up of buyers resulting in another outstanding trade.

 

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

 

£1480 Ped Hfd Cow, 62 mnths & Hfr Calf T & D Spooner, Upper Hulme
£1400 AA x, 30 mnths & Hfr Calf Allen & Co, Taddington
£1140 Lim x Cow, 104 mnths, i/c K Ash, Chapel
£1260 S Horn Cow, 103 mnths & Hfr Calf H Spice, Kettleshulme
£1800 Ped Char Stock Bull GF Wheelhouse, Hooton Roberts

 

32 Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

 

£1200 Hfd 9 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£980 Lim x 12 mnths RJ Beardsley, Morley
£500 Hfd x 9-10 mnths R & P Farming, Moddershall
£1200 Lim x 10 mnths Nettleworth Farms, Sookholme
£1190 Char 10 mnths GF Wheelhouse, Hooton Roberts
£930 Lim x 10 mnths K Sharpe, Lowdham
£920 Lim x 10 mnths D & J Nightingale, Ashover
£600 AA x 6-8 mnths T & J Foster, Duffield
£1020 Saler 9-10 mnths D & J Nightingale, Ashover

 

247 Steers ave £1,153

A good selection of cattle with more small or young ones on offer.  Plenty of buying power in operation to ensure that everything made its money with numerous highlights.

 

Sample Results:

£640 Sim x 7 mnths T & J Foster, Duffield
£800 Char x 7 mnths L & L Watson, Bradley
£1090 Hfd x 9 mnths I & M & A Wilson, Tean
£1300 Lim x 9 mnths Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall
£860 Sim x 9-10 mnths HC Gilbert, Edale
£940 AA x 9-11 mnths MJ Brewin, Newtown
£1030 Lim x 11 mnths RJ Beardsley, Morley
£1110 Char x 7-9 mnths PE Yates, Quarndon
£1080 Lim x 8-10 mnths I & R Smith, Ilam
£990 AA x 9 mnths H & SJ Hallam, New Mills
£1070 AA x 10 mnths HG & RJ Potter, Stannington
£1180 Lim x 12-13 mnths G Lomas, Peak Forest
£1180 Lim x 12-14 mnths D Kay, Midhurst
£980 B Blue x 12 mnths J Nickisson, Stockport
£1320 Lim x 19 mnths MT Wainwright, Poynton
£1180 Hfd x 19 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£990 Holst 16 mnths A & B Weston, Litton
£1060 AA x 13 mnths W Watts, Thurgoland
£1180 B Blue x 14 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
£1170 AA x 15-17 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£1350 AA x 15 mnths NN Seaton & Son, Marston
£940 AA x 16-19 mnths Mrs M Sellors, Grange Mill
£1790 Char x 17 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1740 B Blue x 19 mnths A & B Simpson, Bradwell
£1400 Lim x 21 mnths R Bennett & Son, Bamford
£1400 Lim x 18 mnths JS Bramall, Totley
£1420 B Blue x 13-16 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£1490 Lim x 22 mnths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£1500 Lim x 15-17 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£1300 Lim x 20-21 mnths Red Lion Inn, Dayhills
£1380 Dev 19-20 mnths MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin
£1290 Hfd x 18-19 mnths GK & E Robinson, Wheston
£1800 B Blue x 21 mnths GM Grindey & Son, Hartington
£1100 B Blue x 20-22 mnths JF Kirkham, Hartington
£1610 Baz 21 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1250 Fries 20-24 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£1600 Lim x 20 mnths JP Austin, Parwich
£1340 AA x 21 mnths JG & JM Belfield, Sheen
£1500 B Blue x 25 mnths G & R Gould, Elton
£1300 AA 22-24 mnths G & R Gould, Elton
£1560 Lim x 20-22 mnths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1280 Fleck x 22 mnths J Melland & Son, Flagg
£1620 Hfd x 21-22 mnths CH & AJ Berrisford, Leek
£1880 Blonde x 25 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1860 Blonde x 22 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1590 B Blue x 24 mnths PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove
£1220 AA x 25 mnths Campion Bros, Claymills
£1430 AA x 28 mnths JT Flint, Ible
£1200 Hfd x 24-25 mnths R & R Bennett, Mellor
£1230 B Blue x 23-25 mnths DF Chadfield, Cubley
£1280 Lim x 34 mnths T Broadhurst, Litton

 

189 Heifers ave £980

A wonderful selection to suit all comers with a strong trade throughout.  Angus & Hereford crosses clearly wanted.

 

Sample Results:

£480 AA x 6 mnths T & J Foster, Duffield
£680 Lim 10 mnths P Hurst, Ipstones
£1100 Char 12 mnths LS & L Watson, Bradley
£1090 Lim x 11 mnths S Wagstaffe, Darley Dale
£860 Saler x 10 mnths D & J Nightingale, Ashover
£860 Sim x 12 mnths HC Gilbert, Edale
£910 Lim x 9-10 mnths MJ Brewin, Newtown
£1220 Char x 9-10 mnths PE Yates, Quarndon
£880 B Blue x 12-14 mnths A Dickinson, Heage
£1260 Char x 12 mnths D & L Critchlow, Sheen
£1150 Lim x 10-11 mnths D & L Critchlow, Sheen
£920 Lim x 14-21 mnths J Glossop, Bradfield
£700 Hfd x 11 mnths W Maskery & Son, Mappleton
£880 AA 12 mnths J Nickisson, Stockport
£1060 S Horn x 11 mnths K & R Sherratt, Bretby
£920 B Blue x 9-12 mnths JP Hill, Waingroves
£1000 Lim x 10 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£940 AA x 12-14 mnths W Watts, Thurgoland
£920 W Blk 16 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
£1280 Lim x 18 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£1000 AA x 19 mnths Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich
£1740 B Blue x 19 mnths GM Grindey, Hartington
£1310 Lim x 24 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1300 Lim x 21 mnths JP Austin, Parwich
£1580 Lim x 22 mnths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1000 Hfd x 19-21 mnths CH & AJ Berrisford, Leek
£1760 Blonde x 23-25 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1730 Blonde x 22 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1420 Baz x 27 mnths L Bethell, Haddon Grove
£1220 AA x 25 mnths Campion Bros, Crowdicote
£1270 AA x 26 mnths R & R Bennett, Mellor
£1255 Lim x 27 mnths MG & JR Jordan, Belper
£1450 B Blue x 25-27 mnths DF Chadfield, Cubley
£1150 Lim x 36 mnths T Broadhurst, Litton

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

A larger entry of 483 head was well received by the strong line up of buyers resulting in another outstanding trade.

 

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

 

£1480 Ped Hfd Cow, 62 mnths & Hfr Calf T & D Spooner, Upper Hulme
£1400 AA x, 30 mnths & Hfr Calf Allen & Co, Taddington
£1140 Lim x Cow, 104 mnths, i/c K Ash, Chapel
£1260 S Horn Cow, 103 mnths & Hfr Calf H Spice, Kettleshulme
£1800 Ped Char Stock Bull GF Wheelhouse, Hooton Roberts

 

32 Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

 

£1200 Hfd 9 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£980 Lim x 12 mnths RJ Beardsley, Morley
£500 Hfd x 9-10 mnths R & P Farming, Moddershall
£1200 Lim x 10 mnths Nettleworth Farms, Sookholme
£1190 Char 10 mnths GF Wheelhouse, Hooton Roberts
£930 Lim x 10 mnths K Sharpe, Lowdham
£920 Lim x 10 mnths D & J Nightingale, Ashover
£600 AA x 6-8 mnths T & J Foster, Duffield
£1020 Saler 9-10 mnths D & J Nightingale, Ashover

 

247 Steers ave £1,153

A good selection of cattle with more small or young ones on offer.  Plenty of buying power in operation to ensure that everything made its money with numerous highlights.

 

Sample Results:

£640 Sim x 7 mnths T & J Foster, Duffield
£800 Char x 7 mnths L & L Watson, Bradley
£1090 Hfd x 9 mnths I & M & A Wilson, Tean
£1300 Lim x 9 mnths Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall
£860 Sim x 9-10 mnths HC Gilbert, Edale
£940 AA x 9-11 mnths MJ Brewin, Newtown
£1030 Lim x 11 mnths RJ Beardsley, Morley
£1110 Char x 7-9 mnths PE Yates, Quarndon
£1080 Lim x 8-10 mnths I & R Smith, Ilam
£990 AA x 9 mnths H & SJ Hallam, New Mills
£1070 AA x 10 mnths HG & RJ Potter, Stannington
£1180 Lim x 12-13 mnths G Lomas, Peak Forest
£1180 Lim x 12-14 mnths D Kay, Midhurst
£980 B Blue x 12 mnths J Nickisson, Stockport
£1320 Lim x 19 mnths MT Wainwright, Poynton
£1180 Hfd x 19 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£990 Holst 16 mnths A & B Weston, Litton
£1060 AA x 13 mnths W Watts, Thurgoland
£1180 B Blue x 14 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
£1170 AA x 15-17 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£1350 AA x 15 mnths NN Seaton & Son, Marston
£940 AA x 16-19 mnths Mrs M Sellors, Grange Mill
£1790 Char x 17 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1740 B Blue x 19 mnths A & B Simpson, Bradwell
£1400 Lim x 21 mnths R Bennett & Son, Bamford
£1400 Lim x 18 mnths JS Bramall, Totley
£1420 B Blue x 13-16 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£1490 Lim x 22 mnths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£1500 Lim x 15-17 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£1300 Lim x 20-21 mnths Red Lion Inn, Dayhills
£1380 Dev 19-20 mnths MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin
£1290 Hfd x 18-19 mnths GK & E Robinson, Wheston
£1800 B Blue x 21 mnths GM Grindey & Son, Hartington
£1100 B Blue x 20-22 mnths JF Kirkham, Hartington
£1610 Baz 21 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1250 Fries 20-24 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£1600 Lim x 20 mnths JP Austin, Parwich
£1340 AA x 21 mnths JG & JM Belfield, Sheen
£1500 B Blue x 25 mnths G & R Gould, Elton
£1300 AA 22-24 mnths G & R Gould, Elton
£1560 Lim x 20-22 mnths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1280 Fleck x 22 mnths J Melland & Son, Flagg
£1620 Hfd x 21-22 mnths CH & AJ Berrisford, Leek
£1880 Blonde x 25 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1860 Blonde x 22 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1590 B Blue x 24 mnths PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove
£1220 AA x 25 mnths Campion Bros, Claymills
£1430 AA x 28 mnths JT Flint, Ible
£1200 Hfd x 24-25 mnths R & R Bennett, Mellor
£1230 B Blue x 23-25 mnths DF Chadfield, Cubley
£1280 Lim x 34 mnths T Broadhurst, Litton

 

189 Heifers ave £980

A wonderful selection to suit all comers with a strong trade throughout.  Angus & Hereford crosses clearly wanted.

 

Sample Results:

£480 AA x 6 mnths T & J Foster, Duffield
£680 Lim 10 mnths P Hurst, Ipstones
£1100 Char 12 mnths LS & L Watson, Bradley
£1090 Lim x 11 mnths S Wagstaffe, Darley Dale
£860 Saler x 10 mnths D & J Nightingale, Ashover
£860 Sim x 12 mnths HC Gilbert, Edale
£910 Lim x 9-10 mnths MJ Brewin, Newtown
£1220 Char x 9-10 mnths PE Yates, Quarndon
£880 B Blue x 12-14 mnths A Dickinson, Heage
£1260 Char x 12 mnths D & L Critchlow, Sheen
£1150 Lim x 10-11 mnths D & L Critchlow, Sheen
£920 Lim x 14-21 mnths J Glossop, Bradfield
£700 Hfd x 11 mnths W Maskery & Son, Mappleton
£880 AA 12 mnths J Nickisson, Stockport
£1060 S Horn x 11 mnths K & R Sherratt, Bretby
£920 B Blue x 9-12 mnths JP Hill, Waingroves
£1000 Lim x 10 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
£940 AA x 12-14 mnths W Watts, Thurgoland
£920 W Blk 16 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
£1280 Lim x 18 mnths MD Webster, Ashbourne
£1000 AA x 19 mnths Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich
£1740 B Blue x 19 mnths GM Grindey, Hartington
£1310 Lim x 24 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1300 Lim x 21 mnths JP Austin, Parwich
£1580 Lim x 22 mnths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1000 Hfd x 19-21 mnths CH & AJ Berrisford, Leek
£1760 Blonde x 23-25 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1730 Blonde x 22 mnths EJ Slaney, Stowe
£1420 Baz x 27 mnths L Bethell, Haddon Grove
£1220 AA x 25 mnths Campion Bros, Crowdicote
£1270 AA x 26 mnths R & R Bennett, Mellor
£1255 Lim x 27 mnths MG & JR Jordan, Belper
£1450 B Blue x 25-27 mnths DF Chadfield, Cubley
£1150 Lim x 36 mnths T Broadhurst, Litton

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

30 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A reduced entry but trade strong for all types.  Bulls saw a B Blue at £395 and heifers of the same breed at £390.

A number of purchasers going home short of requirements today and many more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.

 

Bulls

B Blue                 £395     RE Poyser & Son, Onecote

B Blue                 £340     JF Hayes, Shottle

Sim                      £215     G Matkin, Idridgehay

Hfrs

B Blue                 £390     TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg

B Blue                 £250     GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow

Saler                    £160     JF Hayes, Shottle

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

1057 LAMBS & 446 EWES & RAMS (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A very good entry of 1503 sheep included 1057 lambs.  Demand very brisk throughout with best meated sorts in the 350-368p/kg bracket.  Best lightweight lambs sold to 358p/kg with best butchers lambs to 359p/kg with overweight to 350p/kg.  The top gross today £202.64/head.  Mules to 314p/kg and £150.72/head.  The overall average 331.86p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

33.0kg 339p/kg G Hopkinson, Oldham
35.8kg 340p/kg H Rickards, Matlock
36.0kg 351p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
36.5kg 358p/kg RM Brown, Bradwell
37.1kg 357p/kg RM Brown, Bradwell
37.8kg 352p/kg BL & BM Corbett, Hopton
38.6kg 342p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
40.4kg 347p/kg JM Hill & Sons, Wortley
41.5kg 352p/kg J & J Spillane, Buxton
42.2kg 368p/kg R Challinor, Dilhorn
43.4kg 365p/kg R Challinor, Dilhorn
44.0kg 366p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
45.3kg 348p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
47.0kg 344p/kg J Naylor, Hulme End
49.0kg 359p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
51.7kg 340p/kg J Naylor, Hulme End
52.1kg 350p/kg L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest
53.0kg 340p/kg SB Torr, Tissington
55.6kg 338p/kg PA & J Swindell, Chelmorten

 

Averages:

Standard To 358p/kg Average 327.43p/kg
Medium To 368p/kg Average 333.13p/kg
Heavy To 359p/kg Average 329.4p/kg
Overweight To 350p/kg Average 325.89p/kg

 

446 Cull Sheep

Another good entry with trade good and the Mules particularly showing an increase in trade.

Best Mules regularly over £107/head with the very biggest around £120.

In the best continentals top call £199 for the Rushtons at Pike Hall with a long Texel with the Simpsons and Paul Chadfield both over £192 per head.

Big Suffolk ewes over £165 with the very best over £175.

All smaller hill types good to sell including Lonks, Grits and Herdwicks with some Lonk ewes close to £90 looking exceptionally well sold.

Slaughter tups needed with a top of £173 and £170 for Texels, but in fairness the plainer sorts looked dearer on the day than the best.

Generally, more sheep required to fulfil demand.

 

Ewes to £199                Ave £107.90

Rams to £173                Ave £136.55

 

 

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer