Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 04-03-2024

After a cold and foggy start the day improved considerably with a decent turnout of stock comprising 748 cattle and 1,444 sheep.

 

The store and breeding cattle department was well supported with a total of 466 head on offer.  Numbers were bulked up by a special entry of 72 beef bred stores from FR, J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne with the best steers at 22 mnths old to £1,830.

Trade for stores remains at an all time high with steers peaking at £1,850, heifers £1,770 and feeding bulls £1,180.

If you have stores to sell, give us a call, we are happy to visit your farm and advise on marketing and promotion.

 

The finished cattle section maintained its run of success with 138 head on offer and trade remaining very strong.

Top figures 351p and £2,574.

The average for the 55 heifers was a remarkable 296p with a per head average of £1,815.

If you have finished cattle to sell, speak to Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899.

 

A decent number of OTM cattle with 103 on offer.  Top figures 238p and £2,276.  The overall average looked good at 176.0p.

 

41 calves forward and plenty of interest, bulls to £440 and heifers £435.

 

Sheep continue to be in short supply and consequently very dear.

The 937 hoggs reached 389p and £199.05 per head.

The SQQ average was a healthy 337.4 pence.

To put matters in to context the hoggs in the 39-45 kg bracket averaged £147.07 per head.

A good show of 507 cull sheep with ewes to an astonishing £225 to average £103.51 for a very mixed sample.

 

 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Thursday 7th March: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

See our Facebook page for details of special entries

 

Friday 15th March: HPLS Store Cattle Sale

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

103 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall average 176.1p/kg or £1152

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

Better numbers on the week and trade still incredibly strong with 53 vendors showing cows in Bakewell today to enjoy the trade.  Whilst trade is good, the best way to market your cows is on their legs in Bakewell Livestock Market.  Come and see for yourselves to see how we compare to your regular way of selling.  I would love the opportunity to give you my opinion, so if you have any queries or would like a no obligation farm visit give me a call on 07801 530899.  Best cows today comfortably over 200 pence with only a handful of OTM clean cattle in the entry.   One calf Limousin cows (35 mnths) from Messrs Edge, Pike Hall found favour at 238p (£1413).  A very large pure Simmental cow weighed well and grossed out to £2276 (214p) for Messrs Greasley Estates.

 

Results:

238p/kg 594kg Lim, 35 mnths D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
238p/kg 546kg B Blue x, 31 mnths PW & M Locker, Boylestone
234p/kg 512kg B Blue x, 30 mnths DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton
228p/kg 650kg AA x, 36 mnths AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
224p/kg 718kg Lim, 5 yrs S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
220p/kg 780kg Lim, 4 yrs D Leason, West Broughton
217p/kg 706kg Sim, 4 yrs JW Fentem & Sons, Hartington
214p/kg 620kg Lim, 5 yrs AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
214p/kg 1064kg Sim, 5 yrs Greasley Estate, Notts
213p/kg 704kg Lim, 12 yrs S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
212p/kg 494kg B Blue x, 32 mnths PW & M Locker, Boylestone
212p/kg 664kg Lim, 9 yrs Mycock & Bright, Buxton
212p/kg 438kg Sim, 32 mnths JC Shepherd & Sons, Dungworth

 

Gross Prices:

£2276.96 1064kg Sim Greasley Estate, Notts
£1716.00 780kg Lim D Leason, Sudbury
£1697.08 836kg Lim GE Stephens, Bradley
£1608.32 718kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£1600.00 800kg Lim Mycock & Bright, Buxton
£1576.00 788kg AA JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg
£1566.20 820kg B Blue x K & ME Hall & Son, Stoke on Trent
£1536.60 788kg Hfd Walker Farms Ltd, Ashbourne
£1532.02 706kg Sim JW Fentem & Sons, Hartington
£1517.76 744kg Lim FW Hall & Sons, Sutton on the Hill
£1499.52 704kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires

 

59 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 163.2p/kg

On paper they are less but they don’t feel it and if anything, dearer on the week.

 

No OTM clean

Best cows 177-193p

Big Holsteins with meat 170-175p

Leaner parlour style cows 155-165p

Plain cows under 150p

 

The best today:

174p/kg £1315 Swed, 9 yrs P Furness, Monyash
174p/kg £1211 Fries, 5 yrs GW & WL Neville, Tansley
175p/kg £1242 MRI, 8 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
175p/kg £1330 Holst, 9 yrs RE Archer Farms, Bradley
175p/kg £1291 Holst, 6 yrs W Seward & Son, Duckmanton
177p/kg £1200 Mont, 5 yrs P Furness, Monyash
177p/kg £1115 Fries, 6 yrs RTF & P Marshall, Tansley
177p/kg £1192 Fleck, 7 yrs PA & J Swindell, Chelmorten
178p/kg £1242 Holst, 10 yrs P Furness, Monyash
181p/kg £1172 Holst, 8 yrs J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell
181p/kg £1060 Fries, 4 yrs RE Archer Farms, Bradley
186p/kg £1238 Fleck, 6 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
190p/kg £1482 Holst, 7 yrs W Wood, Rushton Spencer
193p/kg £1393 Holst, 5 yrs W Wood, Rushton Spencer

 

1 OTM Bull

209p/kg £1809 Lim 6yrs J & P Riley, Hartington

 

6 OTM Steers

192p/kg £1382 Fries 31 mnths EA Gagie, Uttoxeter

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

138 FINISHED CATTLE ave 281.8p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Similar numbers to last week and trade remains monumental all the way through with 44 vendors showing finished cattle today.  41 finished cattle today sold over £2000.

 

36 Young Bulls ave 253.8p/kg

11 Continental, 8 Native and 17 Black & White bulls today with trade as good as ever.  Today we saw a lot of Black & White and Native and although were well fed do not average as high as the quality runs of continentals.  Best quality suckler bred lims topped the day at 340p and 332p for Messrs Mycock, Dukes Drive Farm Shop with weight from David Godddard at 305p (£2574).  B/W generally 210-235p.

 

Results:

340p/kg 598kg Lim Dukes Drive Farm Shop, Buxton
332p/kg 644kg Lim Dukes Drive Farm Shop, Buxton
305p/kg 844kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
305p/kg 790kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
300p/kg 700kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
293p/kg 784kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
291p/kg 664kg Sim JW Fentem & Sons, Hartington
289p/kg 686kg Lim P & E Watson, Ashover

 

Gross Prices:

£2574.20 844kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2409.50 790kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2297.12 784kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2138.08 644kg Lim Dukes Drive Farm Shop, Buxton
£2112.32 736kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
£2100.00 700kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2033.20 598kg Lim Dukes Drive Farm Shop, Buxton
£1982.54 686kg Lim P & E Watson, Ashover
£1932.34 664kg Sim JW Fentem & Sons, Hartington
£1900.00 760kg B Blue x AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook

 

47 Steers ave 285.9p/kg

18 over 300p and 17 over £2000.  Don Lownds won the race to the top at 344p for a B Blue x with his Lim at 339p (£2305) and Peter Gaunt at 336p (£2163).  12 Natives with Lincolns to 262p and Angus to 286p with a B/W bullock (last in the ring) at 221p (£1538).

 

Results:

344p/kg 588kg B Blue x D Lownds, Reapsmoor
339p/kg 680kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
336p/kg 644kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
332p/kg 704kg B Blue x D Lownds, Reapsmoor
326p/kg 660kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
324p/kg 722kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
324p/kg 606kg Lim J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton
320p/kg 708kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
320p/kg 408kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
318p/kg 676kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
316p/kg 616kg B Blue x JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
315p/kg 678kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
310p/kg 670kg Lim MH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
305p/kg 700kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton

 

Gross Prices:

£2239.28 722kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2337.28 704kg B Blue x D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2310.40 760kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2305.20 680kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2297.60 718kg Lim M Wynne, Snitterton
£2265.60 708kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2213.74 766kg Lim CN Ottewell, Stainsby Heath
£2163.84 644kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2151.60 660kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2149.68 676kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2135.70 678kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2135.00 700kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton

 

55 Heifers ave 296.1p/kg

An unbelievable average again with the epic trade at fairy tale levels that have to be seen to be believed.  24 heifers topped £3/kg with the best at 351p/kg for a tremendous Limousin from Clive Bacon, Wadshelf and purchased by Wayne Smith on behalf of Messrs Meakin Bros, Quality butchers in Leek.  Peter Gaunt had 346p and 342p for his best and PJ Blackshaw had 338p (£2271).  17 today over £2000 with Keith Harrop at the top with a heavyweight at £2405 (336p).  Natives saw Angus to 300p and Herefords to 260p and 2 OTM Limmys sold to 321p (£2067), 33 mnths.

 

 

Results:

351p/kg 564kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf
346p/kg 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
342p/kg 640kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
338p/kg 672kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
336p/kg 716kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
334p/kg 664kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
334p/kg 660kg Blonde x M Cox, Belper
332p/kg 650kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
332p/kg 656kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
332p/kg 582kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
330p/kg 650kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
328p/kg 522kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
328p/kg 636kg Blonde x H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield

 

Gross Prices:

£2405.76 716kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2286.20 710kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2271.36 672kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2217.76 664kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2204.40 660kg Blonde x M Cox, Belper
£2188.80 640kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2186.72 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2180.40 690kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
£2177.92 656kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2168.76 682kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2158.00 650kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2145.00 650kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2101.02 722kg Lim H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

Numbers keeping up well at Bakewell with 466 head this week.

Trade exceptional from start to finish for a good selection of cattle of all ages and qualities.

There was plenty of buying power in operation to ensure that everything made its money.

 

The sale commenced with a handful of Breeding Cattle which included a Lim Stock Bull from Bagshaws of Chelmorten which made £2080.

 

14 Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

 

£820 Sim 8 mnths Storer Smith, Uttoxeter
£740 AA 7 mnths A & A Spooner, Macclesfield
£1180 B Blue x 23 mnths CH Leeson & Son, Ipstones
£860 Blonde x 10 mnths M Cox, Belper
£1080 Blonde x 6 mnths CJ Nash, Dayhills
£620 Lim x 7 mnths GH Gregory, Sheldon

 

Next came a special entry of 72 Lim x stores from FR, J & D Charlesworth of Bradbourne.  These were sold in one run from young to old with results as follows:

£890 Lim x Str 10 mnths
£1290 Lim x Strs 12-16 mnths
£1160 Lim x Str 11-12 mnths
£1580 Lim x Str 17-19 mnths
£1830 Lim Str 22 mnths
£940 Lim x Hfrs 10 mnths
£1160 Lim x Hfrs 21-23 mnths
£1320 Lim x Hfrs 21-22 mnths
£1490 Lim x Hfrs 23 mnths
£1750 B Blue x Hfr 27 mnths
£1680 Lim x Hfr 27-29 mnths
£1770 Lim x Hfr 22-27 mnths

 

The sale then continued in the usual catalogue order starting with young cattle and progressing to the oldest at the end.

 

220 Steers ave £1,089

 

Sample Results:

£860 Sim x 8-9 mnths C Stone, Buxton
£740 Lim x 10 mnths PJ Chappell, Alton
£870 Lim x 8-9 mnths R Hodgson, Kettleshulme
£970 Blonde x 8-9 mnths C Nash, Dayhills
£1230 Lim x 7-8 mnths M Gregory, Peak Forest
£1120 Lim x 9-10 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£880 AA 10 mnths H & SJ Hallam, New Mills
£1070 B Blue x 11 mnths Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam
£1000 AA x 9-10 mnths HG & RJ Potter, Stannington
£1020 B Blue x 9 mnths SW Jenning, Lower Peover
£1200 AA 11-12 mnths Alma Mount Farm, Rowarth
£955 B Blue x 14-17 mnths WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth
£1150 Lim x 20-21 mnths CJ Matkin, Alderwasley
£1130 B Blue x 16-17 mnths NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£985 Fries Holst 17-18 mnths Rusty Farming, Flagg
£1775 Char x 23 mnths R Rowlinson, Ilam
£1660 Lim x 18-20 mnths R Rowlinson, Ilam
£1780 Lim x 22 mnths GM Grindey, Hartington
£1080 Mont x 18-19 mnths Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich
£1305 Hfd x 18 mnths RA Tatlow, Ashbourne
£1630 B Blue x 18-22 mnths S Nichols, Milwich
£1480 B Blue x 19-22 mnths CC Etches, Tissington
£1850 Lim x 22 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill
£1850 Lim x 20 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill
£1300 B Blue x 20 mnths CF Edge, Alsop
£1670 Lim x 21-23 mnths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1225 Fries 20-22 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£1550 Hfd 21 mnths CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton
£1460 Sim 25 mnths G & R Gould, Elton
£950 Holst 24-25 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter
£970 Fries 23-25 mnths PJ Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale
£1370 B Blue x 23-24 mnths CH Leeson, Ipstones
£1110 AA 16-21 mnths GL Brown, Spondon

 

223 Heifers ave £976

More young cattle in the selection this week hence the lower average.

Plenty of demand for all types with Angus and Hereford crosses keenly sought after.

 

Sample Results:

£1000 Lim x 10 mnths R Hodgson, Kettleshulme
£700 Lim x 9-10 mnths Mrs RJ Spalton, Stoney Middleton
£1160 Blonde x 9 mnths CJ Nash, Dayhills
£1080 Lim x 7-9 mnths M Gregory, Peak Forest
£770 AA x 10 mnths H & SJ Hallam, New Mills
£960 B Blue x 11-12 mnths Mrs MP Elliott, Eyam
£930 Sim x 10 mnths DW Sorrell, Clay Cross
£800 Lim x 10-12 mnths GA Lomas, Peak Forest
£940 W Blk 14 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
£1200 B Blue x 15-17 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£905 B Blue x 15-17 mnths WJ Adams, Mackworth
£1070 Lim x 18 mnths R Rowlinson, Ilam
£1080 Lim x 19-21 mnths CG Matkin, Alderwasley
£1090 B Blue x 17-19 mnths NA & JA Stone, Tissington
£1480 Lim x 18 mnths R Rowlinson, Ilam
£1070 Blonde x 19 mnths Cubley Cottage, Cubley
£1015 Hfd x 25 mnths A Allwood, Crich
£1290 Lim x 18-22 mnths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£1140 Blonde 17-19 mnths J Melland & Son, Flagg
£1450 Lim 22 mnths WP Carson, Grange Mill
£1305 Hfd x 22 mnths CH & AJ Berrisford, Leek
£1380 AA x 22 mnths A & B Weston, Litton
£1405 Char x 23-27 mnths S Franks, Bradfield
£1140 AA x 24-25 mnths RD & A Lomas, Calow
£1200 AA x 27 mnths AW Gilman & Son, Wetton
£1130 AA x 28-30 mnths D Poole, Flagg
£1220 AA x 21 mnths GL Brown, Spondon

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

41 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

Another strong trade for all with plenty of potential purchasers present and a number going home short of requirements.

Best bulls saw B Blues to £440 and £385 and Natives topping at £380 whilst heifers saw a strong Blue to £435.

Plenty of interest in the B/W which sold to a top of £90 for an entry lacking very much in the way of size.

 

Bulls

B Blue                 £440     TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg

B Blue                 £385     BD Hudson, Ipstones

Hfd                       £380     JW Brandrick, Beamhurst

Saler                    £215     JF Hayes, Shottle

 

Hfrs

B Blue                 £435     E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

B Blue                 £380     JF Hayes, Shottle

Angus                 £210     JW Brandrick, Beamhurst

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

937 HOGGS & 507 EWES & RAMS (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A total entry of 1444 sheep included 937 Hoggs.  Demand very brisk throughout with meated sorts regardless of weight selling on an outstanding trade, best butchers Hoggs to 380p/kg, heavyweight butchers Hoggs to 389p/kg and overweights to 358p/kg.  Two lots of big Texel x ewe hoggs from Bernard Archer sold to £199/head to average £198.

The overall average 337.41p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

36.0kg 350p/kg S & D Fearn, Wardlow
38.0kg 380p/kg K Hodgson, Eyam
38.5kg 358p/kg JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell
39.0kg 374p/kg L Spencer, Alfreton
40.1kg 373p/kg PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
43.1kg 380p/kg H Taylor, Knutsford
44.8kg 379p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
45.2kg 369p/kg IR & AD Wildgoose, Scarcliffe
45.6kg 388p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
48.0kg 389p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
48.8kg 384p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
49.0kg 381p/kg MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
52.6kg 352p/kg JB Drabble, Tideswell
55.6kg 358p/kg BR & SB Archer, Sutton
58.0kg 340p/kg BR & B Archer, Sutton

 

Averages:

Standard To 380p/kg Average 325.59p/kg
Medium To 380p/kg Average 343.65p/kg
Heavy To 389p/kg Average 349.81p/kg
Overweight To 358p/kg Average 324.08p/kg

 

507 Cull Sheep

An increased entry with active bidders for everything, but generally the biggest pens full of ewes were not as well meated as last week.

Undoubtably the best 10-20% just as dear but less to be sold in this category.

Strong Mules well over £116 and the trade for these still consistent.

Top call of the day £225/head for long Texels from the Wild family at Red Crate End with Bernard Archer at £210 again for Texels.

Horned ewes slightly easier but the Gritstones and Cheviot crosses good to sell.

In the rams £149 for the top Texel from David Wain at Ilam with others at £148 and £138.

 

Ewes to £225                Ave £102.82

Rams to £149                Ave £119.48

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

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