# 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__

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**Thursday 29 ^{th} February: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale**

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**Friday 15 ^{th} 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 |

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**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 |

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**3 OTM Bulls**

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

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**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 |

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**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 |

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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 |

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**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 |

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**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 |

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**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 |

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**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 |

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**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**

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#### Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer