Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 22-02-2021
With Spring in the air and double figure temperatures over the weekend there were larger entries at Bakewell with 650 Cattle and 1,359 Sheep on offer.
The Drop & Go regime is still firmly in place and we thank vendors for their co-operation in this regard.
We need the space around the rings to keep buyers safe until such time as the rules change.
We had a significant larger entry of Store Cattle this week with a total of 401 on offer.
Trade remains just as strong with steers to £1,400 and heifers £1,285, feeding bulls topped at £980.
In the breeding stock section cows & calves sold to £1,220 and in calvers £1,250.
Following on from the tremendous sale last Friday for suckler bred stores we are now taking entries for the next HPLS sale on Friday 19th March. Any queries speak to Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899
Finished cattle numbers have been good with some 133 head all sold with excellent prices achieved. Top figures 265p and £1,635 with the average for the 49 heifers 209.9p a very healthy figure in view of the mixed quality of the entry.
95 OTM & Feeding Cows with another outstanding trade, top figures 190p and £1,905.
The average price per head for cows was £908 which puts matters into context. The overall average was a remarkable 135.2p
Calf numbers surprisingly low at this time of year but what was on offer was well sold with both bulls and heifers peaking at £370.
The sheep department was busier this week with trade remaining very brisk.
The 1,008 old season lambs again met an outstanding trade with the best on offer to 332p and 163.7p
The SQQ average emerged at a very healthy 283.9p.
More cull ewes about this week with a top figure of £170 for the 351 head on offer.
The average for ewes will be the highest achieved for some time at £100.34
Thursday 25th February: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
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
95 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 135.2p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
A few extras on offer and trade almost identical to last week’s flyer, 52 vendors sold cows today from a wide area with the added benefit of a green market and some cows returning to cows for further feeding to improve values. Top price today was a South Devon 31 mnths from Peter Mosley, Stannington with two pure Limousin from Richard Haynes at 190 and 188p. Plenty more better bred or fed sorts over 170p with big cows grossing over £1200.
54 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 122.1p/kg
Very strong money once again. Best heifers (33 mnths) from Ken Trickett at 158p/kg with top cow at 151p/kg from Gordon Cresswell, Atlow. Better bred cows generally over 140p with big Holsteins 128-135p, smaller framed cows 110-125p with only the plain cows less than 110p/kg.
|190p/kg||616kg||Devon||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|190p/kg||686kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|188p/kg||704kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|183p/kg||636kg||B Blue x||AC Simpson, Sheffield|
|179p/kg||776kg||Lim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|179p/kg||710kg||Lim||H Andrews, Manchester|
|176p/kg||730kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|176p/kg||726kg||Lim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|173p/kg||788kg||B Blue x||H Andrews, Manchester|
|172p/kg||806kg||Devon||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|171p/kg||626kg||Sim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|170p/kg||700kg||Lim||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|165p/kg||636kg||Lim||PS & JM Bloor, Sandbach|
|164p/kg||660kg||B Blue x||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
And Gross Prices:
|£1389.04||776kg||Lim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|£1386.32||806kg||Devon||MG Mosley, Rivelin|
|£1363.24||788kg||B Blue x||H Andrews, Manchester|
|£1323.52||704kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|£1303.40||686kg||Lim||K Haynes, Whatstandwell|
|£1284.80||730kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1277.76||726kg||Lim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|£1270.90||710kg||Lim||H Andrews, Manchester|
|£1228.80||768kg||Char||H Andrews, Manchester|
|£1214.40||920kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
4 OTM Bulls
|180p/kg||£1350||Mont, 27 mnths||RP Hall, Buxton|
|150p/kg||£1905||Blonde, 5yrs||CA Potter, Bonsall|
|132p/kg||£1499||Lim, 10 yrs||B & AB Lawson, Ringinglow|
133 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 199.3p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More on offer than last week and the equivalent day last year with the average up 20 pence on the year, but generally very similar to last week.
15 Finished Bulls ave 189.8p/kg
Some quality on offer today, but not enough to satisfy the buyers numbers. 7 best topped at 211p with DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill at 224 and 223p/kg with Phil Watson at 223 and 216p/kg.
|224p/kg||584kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|223p/kg||614kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|223p/kg||640kg||Blonde x||P Watson, Ashover|
|220p/kg||562kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|218p/kg||632kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|216p/kg||596kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|211p/kg||688kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
And Gross Prices:
|£1451.68||688kg||Lim||D Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1427.20||640kg||Blonde x||P Watson, Ashover|
|£1377.76||632kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1369.22||614kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1308.16||584kg||Lim||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1287.36||596kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|£1236.40||562kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1143.80||602kg||B Blue x||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill.|
69 Steers – overall average 194.4p/kg
34 Continental, 14 Native, 11 Black & White and 10 OTM (3 Continental, 7 Native). Really something for everyone and everyone for the best. Trade remains remarkable with some amazing prices. Top price of the day way was a lovely showy Limousin x Steer from Peter Shaw at 265p (£1526), John Grummett had 258p, 247p 238p x2 for his run of pure Limousin and Steven Wells had 256p. Angus to 220p, OTM Longhorns to 190p and B&W to 176p.
|265p/kg||576kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|258p/kg||586kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|256p/kg||518kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|247p/kg||62kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|240p/kg||602kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|238p/kg||576kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|238p/kg||668kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|238p/kg||610kg||Lim||JJ Blackwell & Sons, Doveholes|
|235p/kg||518kg||B Blue x||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|230p/kg||566kg||Lim||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|229p/kg||600kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1635.14||662kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1622.14||734kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1589.84||668kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1577.76||692kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1526.40||576kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|£1524.24||696kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1511.88||586kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1478.20||778kg||AA||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
|£1451.80||610kg||Lim||JJ Blackwell & Sons, Doveholes|
|£1444.80||602kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
49 Finished Heifers – overall average 209.9p/kg
Less heifers than steers today but some very smart individuals in the entry, Michael Wynne topped the day at 256p (£1556) 254p (£1569) and 244p (£1551). Robert Belfield had 248p and 239p with Keith Harrop at 246p (£1569) Angus to 192p, Lincoln to 199p and 3 OTM heifers in the entry sold to 188p.
|256p/kg||608kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|254p/kg||618kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|248p/kg||588kg||Lim||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|246p/kg||638kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|244p/kg||636kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|243p/kg||530kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|239p/kg||536kg||Lim||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|236pkg||544kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|232p/kg||566kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|230p/kg||532kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|230p/kg||512kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1569.72||618kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1569.48||638kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1556.48||608kg||B Blue||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1551.84||636kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1458.24||588kg||Lim||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|£1427.60||664kg||Blonde x||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1383.58||662kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1374.08||608kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1368.64||752kg||Char||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1348.20||642kg||Char||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Numbers building nicely with 401 on sale this week.
Additional buyers either present or represented working very hard to secure stock.
All types in great demand with Angus crosses attracting particular interest.
If you have Store or Breeding Cattle to sell and want a chat before entering them, give Alastair Sneddon a call on 07973 982441.
The sale commenced with a small selection of Breeding Cattle which included:
|£820||Hfd Hfrs, 22-23 mnths, i/c||Mrs J Ford, Kirk Ireton|
|£1220||Hfd Cow, 77 mnths & Hfr Calf||J & M Riley, Hartington|
|£1210||Devon Hfr, 31 mnths & Bull Calf||Mrs Am Naylor, Blackwell|
|£1250||Ped Lim Cow, 73 mnths, i/c||W Tomlinson, Retford|
|£1010||Angus Cow, 59 mnths, i/c||R Parker, Upper Hulme|
|£740||Angus Feeding Cows, 54 mnths||Lane Ends Farm, Stainsby|
Only a handful this week.
|£800||Blonde x||11-12 mnths||JD Brown, Bonsall|
|£550||Angus x||7-9 mnths||DE Gould, Sheen|
|£490||Hfd x||5 mnths||RA North, Press|
232 Steers ave £900
A good selection and a tremendous trade from start finish. Continental crosses taking top honours. Hereford & Angus crosses selling well and a great trade for Black & Whites. As ever well matched bunched attracted a premium.
|£910||B Blue x||19 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1150||Lim x||21-22 mnths (9)||HJ Archer, Scropton|
|£735||Lim x||6-9 mnths||J & M Riley, Hartington|
|£900||Sim x||11 mnths||DW Sorrell, Clay Cross|
|£750||Lim x||10 mnths||WM Barton, Holbrook|
|£655||Hfd x||7-10 mnths||Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£700||Char x||6-9 mnths||EA Cooper, Taddington|
|£955||Char x||10 mnths||T Lee, Ripley|
|£465||Angus x||4-6 mnths (9)||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£870||Angus x||10 mnths (10)||H & R Potter, Stannington|
|£890||Blonde x||7-9 mnths||S Rhodes, Fulwood|
|£1000||Lim x||11-12 mnths||RJ Beardsley, Morley|
|£1000||Lim x||10 mnths||LG Parkin, Unstone|
|£900||Angus x||11-12 mnths (5)||Garner Holdings Ltd, Heage|
|£910||Lim x||11-12 mnths||GA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|£900||Lim x||9-11 mnths||A & A Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£700||Lim x||10-11 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£805||Sim x||15 mnths||C & M Wainwright, Denstone|
|£890||B Blue x||17 mnths||O Tolbutt, Rowarth|
|£910||Blonde x||8 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£860||Angus x||15 mnths||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|£1135||Hfd x||16-19 mnths||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£1075||Hfd x||16-18 mnths||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£1000||Angus||12-13 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£865||Fries||20-21 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£1070||Sim||17 mnths||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1190||Lim x||20 mnths||JJ Turner, Okeover|
|£1200||Lim x||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1000||B Blue x||16-20 mnths (6)||RA Tatlow, Ashover|
|£1250||Lim x||21 mnths||V Tabbernor & N Brassington, Youlgreave|
|£910||B Blue x||18 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£1065||Hfd x||15-16 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1295||Angus x||18 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1125||B Blue x||19 mnths||GW Smith & Son, Aldwark|
|£1170||Lim x||22 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1195||Lim x||20-21 mnths (5)||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1400||B Blue x||20-22 mnths||GM Grindey & Son, Hartington|
|£1075||Hfd||20-22 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|£995||Fries||23 mnths||J Hawksworth, Higham|
|£945||Holst||23-24 mnths||J Hawksworth, Higham|
|£1225||Angus x||22-23 mnths||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
|£1225||Hfd x||22 mnths||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|£1115||Sim x||22 mnths||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|£845||Fries||22-24 mnths||RHH Parnell, Littleover|
|£1025||Angus x||24 mnths||R & R Bennett, Mellor|
|£1140||Lim x||22-26 mnths||GJ Moss & Son, Congleton|
|£1205||B Blue x||27 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£1225||B Blue x||30-31 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
140 Heifers ave £755
A rattling good trade for all types and ages. More younger cattle about today and looking very well sold.
Angus crosses the flavour of the month. Smart continental crosses hitting the highlights.
|£670||Devon x||10 mnths||JG Thompson, Mayfield|
|£855||B Blue x||17-21 mnths||C Matthews & Son, Castleton|
|£545||Angus x||6-9 mnths||DE Gould, Sheen|
|£760||Lim x||10-11 mnths||W Tomlinson, Retford|
|£1045||Lim||21 mnths (6)||HJ Archer, Scropton|
|£730||Angus x||9 mnths||DW Sorrell, Clay Cross|
|£620||Lim x||4-12 mnths||MWM Barton, Holbrook|
|£670||Hfd x||7 mnths||Mrs BA Willliamson, Wheatcroft|
|£800||Sim x||10 mnths||T Lee, Ripley|
|£420||Angus x||4-6 mnths (8)||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£780||Blonde x||9-10 mnths||S Rhodes, Fulwood|
|£650||Angus x||10 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£810||Lim x||10-11 mnths||LG Parkin, Unstone|
|£1040||Lim x||11-20 mnths||GA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|£725||Lim x||10 mnths||H Savage (Butchers) Harthill|
|£825||Lim x||9 mnths||A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£680||Lim x||11-14 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£780||Sim x||12-15 mnths||C & M Wainwright, Denstone|
|£1045||Blonde||15 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£720||Lim x||17 mnths||PJ Bailey, Grindon|
|£900||Lim x||15-17 mnths (5)||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£785||B Blue x||16 mnths (6)||Mrs S Petford, Tamworth|
|£1120||Lim x||17 mnths||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£1195||Lim x||18-20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£905||Hfd x||21-22 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|£1285||Lim x||23 mnths||D & JL Smith, Pilsley|
|£700||Hfd x||18 mnths||J Bennison, Compstall|
|£1020||Lim x||33 mnths||J & M Riley, Hartington|
|£1015||Lim x||20 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1190||B Blue x||29 mnths||Mrs AM Naylor, Bakewell|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A small entry of calves but those forward rewarded with a flying trade.
B Blue saw both bulls and heifers to £370 with both the best and the second quality calves exceptionally sold.
Very few Black & White in todays entry, but those forward well rewarded to a top of £150.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£115.00||£107.50||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|Char||£180.00||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|Fries||£150.00||£87.50||Wager & Son, Hartington|
|B Blue x||£370.00||£280.00||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|Lim||£330.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Hfd||£85.00||£75.00||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Saler||£148.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Baz||£155.00||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|W Blk||£100.00||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|B Blue x||£370.00||£239.33||WR & W Hayes, Pilsley|
|Lim||£192.00||£148.00||Wager & Son, Hartington|
1359 Sheep including 1008 Finished Lambs & 351 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A larger entry of 1359 head of sheep included 1008 finished lambs. Best butchers lambs peaked at 332p/kg with heavyweight sorts to 300p/kg and overweight to 274p/kg. The lack of catering trade was seen in the demand for 50kg+ sorts with too many for the industry. The very best heavy weights peaked at £163.75 per head. The overall market average 283.91p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|32kg||280p/kg||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|34.5kg||280p/kg||G Cooper Smith, Longcliffe|
|35kg||310p/kg||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|37.5kg||288/kg||SH & JG Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|39kg||286p/kg||P Ashmore, Chesterfield|
|39.3kg||322p/kg||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|40.8kg||308p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|41.3kg||309p/kg||PJ Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|42.5kg||318p/kg||G Cooper Smith, Longcliffe|
|42.8kg||319p/kg||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|43.4kg||328p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|44.6kg||332p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|45.8kg||292p/kg||R Quarmby, Sheffield|
|46.2kg||297p/kg||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor|
|46.6kg||298p/kg||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|47.1kg||300p/kg||W, REA & WD Sessions, Trussley|
|49.5kg||276p/kg||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|50kg||290p/kg||R Simpson & Son, Longnor|
|53kg||262p/kg||K Harrop, Alport|
|57.1kg||274p/kg||W, REA & WD Sessions, Trussley|
|62.5kg||266p/kg||W, REA & WD Sessions, Trussley|
|Light||To: 280p/kg||Ave: 264.48p/kg|
|Standard||To: 310p/kg||Ave: 293.99p/kg|
|Medium||To: 332p/kg||Ave: 286.26p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 300p/kg||Ave: 257.33p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 294p/kg||Ave: 236.07p/kg|
351 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A real trade from start to finish with every category needed and well bid for and the best Mules and prime Texels/Beltex particularly good to sell.
Top price £170 for Ian Carrington for his Texel with the Titterton family at Milwich close behind at £166 for Beltex. The best Mules regularly £92 and above to a top of over £100. Plenty of good strong continental crosses about this week regularly £115-£129 for the best well fed ewes off winter keep with good fleshing good to sell.
More demand for the tups with Texels leading the way at £131 for Rory Wood.
Bakewell Ewes average at £100.34 including a few old and lean sorts.
Cast Ewes To: £170.00 Ave: £100.34
Cast Rams To: 131.00 Ave: £90.61