Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 11-03-2024

An excellent gathering of stock with a strong trade reported in all departments with a total of 809 cattle and 1608 Sheep.

487 Store Cattle on offer with no let up in trade  sold to a large gathering of prospective purchasers and credible top prices of £1880 for Steers, £1550 for Heifers and £1305 for Bulls.

Finished Cattle numbers out in force with an increased entry of 153 with trade equally as dear as last week seeing tops of 351p/kg or £2345per head.

OTM numbers also up at 126 with trade reported as being up on the week peaking at 272p/kg and £2173 per head.

Increased sheep numbers with no let up in the hogg trade at unprecedented levels with 12 pens upwards of 400p/kg to return an overall average of 377.44p/kg and top prices of 414p/kg and £230 per head. Overall average £165.40 per head.

Cull ewes a strong trade for a lesser sample than seen in recent weeks to a top of £190 whilst a increased entry of calves at 47 on offer, to a top of £390.

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Thursday 14th March: 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

113 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall average 182.8p/kg or £1211.18

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

More on offer again as the word gets out that Bakewell is the place to market your older cows and overage cattle. The overall average up by 6 pence on the week or about £60 / head tells the whole story with cow meat very much in vogue at present, please come and see for yourself and compare our prices to your regular way of selling, I don’t think that you would be disappointed, 36 cattle today topped £2/kilo (as many as we have had for a long while) with a tremendous Blue x feeding cow from Steven jones at 272p/kg (£1610) with a run of overage next in line at 232p/kg – 257p/kg from Ollie Black and Jonathon Salisbury with best older cows in the 220’s

Results:

272p/kg 592 kg B Blue, 4 Yrs S & CM Jones, Belper
257p/kg 644 kg Char, 34 Mths O Black, Melton Mowbray
252p/kg 692 kg Char, 33 Mths O Black, Melton Mowbray
250p/kg 526 kg Lim, 32 Mths MA Salisbury & Son, Hayfield
246p/kg 694 kg Char, 33 Mths O Black, Melton Mowbray
236p/kg 570 kg Lim, 33 Mths MA Salisbury & Son, Hayfield
232p/kg 628 kg B Blue, 30 Mths RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike
230p/kg 512 kg B Blue, 3 Yrs FW Hall & Sons, Sutton on the Hill
229p/kg 670 kg Lim, 34 Mths O Black, Melton Mowbray
229p/kg 584 kg Lim, 5 Yrs MA Salisbury & Son, Hayfield
224p/kg 660 kg Lim, 10 Yrs R P Hall, Heaton
222p/kg 692 kg Lim, 6 Yrs MA Salisbury & Son, Hayfield
222p/kg 440 kg Lim, 30 Mths RJG Swift, High Peak
220p/kg 694 kg Lim, 12 Yrs BE & TR Robinson, Abney
219p/kg 560 kg Lim, 8 Yrs Bolshaw Farm Partners, Rainow
217p/kg 682 kg B Blue, 3 Yrs Hazledine Farms, Watnall
217p/kg 584 kg Sim, 3 Yrs JA Hall, Longnor

 

Gross Prices:

£1743.84 692 kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
£1741.50 810 kg Lim W Tomlinson, South Leverton
£1707.24 694 kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
£1671.60 796 kg A Angus O Black, Melton Mowbray
£1655.08 644 kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
£1618.80 852 kg Lim R P Hall, Heaton
£1610.24 592 kg B Blue S & CM Jones, Belper
£1603.88 794 kg Char S & CM Jones, Belper
£1597.44 768 kg Char R P Hall, Heaton
£1536.24 692 kg Lim M A Salisbury & Son, Hayfield

 37 Black & White and Ex Dairy Cows average 159.8p

Similar to last week with big cows looking best sold

1 30mth (1 calf) Cow 214p

Best Fed Cows 173p – 182p

Big Holsteins 160p – 170p

Parlour Cows 140p – 155p

Plainest Cows Under 130p

 

The best today:

214p/kg £1211 Fries, 30 Mths W Millington & Co, Sandon
182p/kg £1332 Fries, 4 Yrs L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
181p/kg £1379 Holst, 5 Yrs H Young, Peak Forest
180p/kg £1674 Fries, 12 Yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
179p/kg £1220 Fries, 4 Yrs WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
179p/kg £1159 Fries, 4 Yrs WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
177p/kg £1770 Holst, 9 Yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
173p/kg £1390 Holst, 14 Yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
173p/kg £1280 Holst, 9 Yrs JP Wayne, Ible

 

4 OTM Bulls

 

191p/kg £2173 Lim 9 Yrs DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow
188p/kg £1616 A Angus 3 Yrs CS Edge, Ballidon

 

3 OTM Steers

260p/kg £1794 Lim 34 Mths O Black, Melton Mowbray
241p/kg £1720 Char 34 Mths O Black, Melton Mowbray

 

 

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

153 FINISHED CATTLE ave 277.3p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

 

More Cattle on offer as vendors travel further to see what all the fuss is about in the prime ring at Bakewell.

Just look at the returns, 60 cattle at £3/kilo and 32 over £2000. Bring some cattle and come and reap the benefits yourself.

 

27 Young Bulls ave 244.7p/kg

 

Only a few suckler bulls on offer with a couple over £3 and up to 316p (£2565) for a posh heavyweight from John Ottewell, 8 B & W’s to 230p and 9 natives on offer to 239p

 

Results:

316p/kg 812kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
300p/kg 736kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
293p/kg 828kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
290p/kg 664kg Blond C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
290p/kg 828kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
286p/kg 634kg Blond C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
280p/kg 648kg Lim J Watson, Ashover
276p/kg 628kg B Blue J Watson, Ashover
270p/kg 634kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow

Gross Prices:

£2565.92 812kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
£2426.04 828kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
£2401.20 828kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
£2208.00 736kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
£1925.60 664kg Blond C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£1814.40 648kg Lim J Watson, Ashover
£1813.24 634kg Blond C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£1733.28 628kg B Blue J Watson, Ashover
£1711.80 634kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow

 

47 Steers ave 283.2p/kg

 

18 over 300p and 16 over £2000. Unbelieveable prices from start to finish with all the wholesalers fireing hard and no signs of any deadweight drops in Bakewell.  Steven Wells won the race and sold to 343p and 338p for his 2 Blues.  Mark Sweetmore had 341p and Peter gaunt 340p. 8 natives saw Herefords to 271p and Angus to 282p with 10 B & W Steers up to 236p for a fed Holstein.

 

Results:

343p/kg 602kg B Blue MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
341p/kg 628kg B Blue MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
340p/kg 646kg Blond NH Gaunt, Dronfield
338p/kg 534kg B Blue MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
338p/kg 694kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
336p/kg 662kg Blond K Harrop, Alport
334p/kg 664kg Lim NH Gaunt, Dronfield
330p/kg 692kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
330p/kg 544kg Lim RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
329p/kg 672kg B Blue SJ Wainwright, Poynton
328p/kg 542kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall

 

Gross Prices:

£2345.72 694kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£2283.60 692kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2251.44 708kg Blond K Harrop, Alport
£2224.32 662kg Blond K Harrop, Alport
£2217.76 664kg Lim NH Gaunt, Dronfield
£2210.88 672kg B Blue SJ Wainwright, Poynton
£2196.40 646kg Blond NH Gaunt, Dronfield
£2183.00 740kg Lim CN Ottewell, Stainsby Heath
£2166.00 722kg Lim SJ Wainwright, Poynton
£2141.48 628kg B Blue MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
£2064.86 602kg B Blue MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
£2055.16 764kg Lim CN Ottewell, Stainsby Heath

 

78 Heifers ave 285.4p/kg

 

34 over 300p with all the better fed and bred cattle over £2000.  A joint top price of 351 twice for fancy, posh and well fed suckler bred from Nigel Birch and Andrew Bowler with weight from Peter Gaunt up to 349, 348,346 and 341p. 16 natives today with Herefords  to 280p and Angus to 289p.

Results:

351p/kg 558kg B Blue NA Birch, Monyash
351p/kg 540kg Lim A B Bowler, Ashleyhay
349p/kg 640kg B Blue NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
348p/kg 634kg B Blue NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
346p/kg 616kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
341p/kg 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
341p/kg 576kg Blond MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
335p/kg 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
335p/kg 638kg B Blue NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
332p/kg 590kg Lim H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
330p/kg 678kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport

 

Gross Prices:

£2237.40 678kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£2233.60 640kg B Blue NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2206.32 634kg B Blue NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2196.04 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2150.70 642kg Lim Nh Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2137.30 638kg B Blue NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2131.36 616kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2118.40 662kg Char K Harrop, Alport
£2100.56 682kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£2073.60 640kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2012.48 662kg B Blue H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
£2009.06 646kg B Blue K Harrop, Alport
£2008.16 652kg Lim GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Derby

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

 

Superb numbers forward on Monday with 496 passing through the ring with trade yet again strong for all qualities.

 

A handful of breeders and bulls with the latter toping at £1305 for a 22 month Blue from Messrs Wartig.

 

Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

 

£1305 B Blue 22 Mths R Wartig, Thurgoland
£1000 B Blue 20 Mths M Wain, Brassington
£880 A Angus 11 Mths W Millington, Sandon

 

The special entry of weanlings from the Millington family of Sandon met a swift trade with 12 month old steers to £600 and longhorn Steers to £445, Longhorn heifers reached £315

240 Steers ave £1073

 

Steers topped at £1880 for a pair of 17 month old Charolais from FA & PJ Pilkington with a 20 month old Lim from AB Bowler reaching £1810

 

Sample Results:

£1080 Lim 10 Mths RA Allsopp
£950 Lim 9 Mths JF Kirkham
£1140 Lim 9 Mths G & M Limer
£875 B Blue 9 Mths SW Jennings
£1140 A Angus 10 Mths Alma Mount Farm
£1250 Lim 13 Mths S Chambers & K Wilton
£860 Here 11 Mths PB Enterprises
£1230 Lim 11 Mths P Brandon
£1110 Lim 12 Mths RA & CW Bentley
£905 B Blue 13 Mths FD Stubbs & Sons
£1300 Char 18 Mths A & B Simpson
£1400 Fries 20 Mths G & M Limer
£1410 Lim 20 Mths Josh Hall
£1810 Lim 20 Mths AB Bowler
£1510 Lim 22 Mths MJ Burnett & Son
£1880 Char 17 Mths FA & PJ Pilkington
£1660 Lim 22 Mths AP Pugh
£1200 Blond 16 Mths J Melland & Son
£1660 B Blue 23 Mths AG Tomkinson
£1060 Holst 23 Mths DJ Webster
£1165 A Angus 23 Mths DF Chadfield
£1520 Sim 30 Mths T Brooks
£1725 Shorthorn 17 Mths FA & PJ Pilkington

 

236 Heifers ave £942

 

Heifers topped at £1550 for regular vendors MJ Burnett & Son for a 22 month old Limousin with another at 18 months from Josh Hall at £1490.

17 Month Old Hereford Heifers reached £1435 from NR & RA Hutchinson.

 

Sample Results:

£1170 Lim 11 Mths RA Allsopp
£890 Lim 9 Mths JF Kirkham
£1080 B Blue 10 Mths E & C Matkin
£1020 Lim 8 Mths G & M Limer
£730 A Angus 9 Mths Conway & Mellor
£990 B Blue 10 Mths JP Hill
£900 B Blue 13 Mths FD Stubbs & Sons
£850 Here 21 Mths A Allwood & Son
£1490 Lim 20 Mths Josh Hall
£970 B Blue 22 Mths JF Kirkham
£1550 Lim 22 Mths MJ Burnett & Sons
£1180 Lim 21 Mths R Bennett & Son
£1435 Here 27 Mths NR & RA Hutchinson

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

47 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

 

A few more calves about today with plenty of interest but trade possibly a little easier in places

 

Top call today for a smart Limousin bull from GS & L Wheeldoon, Atlow at £390 with heifers of the same breed at £295 from John Hayes at Shottle.

 

Bulls

Lim        £390     GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow

Lim        £285     PF Gilman, Thorncliffe

B Blue  £298     E Morton & Sons, Barmoor Clough

B Blue  £270     Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal

Here      £262     E Morton & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Fries      £80        T & CJ Hadfield, Wheston

 

Hfrs

Lim        £295     JF Hayes, Shottle

B Blue  £245     Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal

Saler     £190     JF Hayes, Shottle

Here      £158     Holtwood Farm, Doveridge

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

1192 HOGGS & 416 EWES & RAMS (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

 

A very good show of 1608 sheep included 1192 hoggs. Demand was very strong right from the start with the first pen selling at 410p/kg with 14 pens breaking the 400p barrier. Best butchers lambs peaked at 414p/kg with heavy weight butchers lambs to 409p/kg and overweights to 390p/kg. Top gross of £230 per head with overall hogg average over £165 per head.

The overall market average 377.44p/kg

 

Leading Prices: –

36.7kg 398p/kg S Bradbury, Tideswell
38kg 390p/kg JG Jackson, Wardlow
38.6kg 400p/kg AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne
39kg 410p/kg JML Hill & Sons, Wortley
40kg 402p/kg JML Hill & Sons, Wortley
41kg 398p/kg JML Hill & Sons, Wortley
42.3kg 400p/kg R Hodgson & Sons, Kettleshulme
43.2kg 401p/kg R Hodgson & Sons, Kettleshulme
43.7kg 414p/kg AV Marsden, Hucklow
44kg 410p/kg H Taylor & Partners
46kg 409p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
46.4kg 406p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
46.6kg 403p/kg Hawksworth Farm, Shardlow
48.6kg 390p/kg A Hunter, Hognaston
51.6kg 387p/kg Clark Farms, Ringinglow
52.5kg 390p/kg J & J Spillane, Buxton
59.2kg 374p/kg A Hunter, Hognaston
62kg 368p/kg PT Chadfield, Ashbourne

Averages:

Standard To 410p/kg Average 381.33p/kg
Medium To 414p/kg Average 377.57p/kg
Heavy To 409p/kg Average 369.63p/kg
Overweight To 390p/kg Average 362.56p/kg

 

416 Cull Sheep

More Customers out and trade faster than last week with the best meated types and mules very good to sell.

Better mules regularly over £109 with heavy types well over £120 per head. Yet again meated hill ewes, Gritstones etc good to sell with the better end over £100.

 

In the continentals a top of £190 for the Hawksworth family at Shardlow with others at £173 for John Spillane & family. To be fair there were no pure, strong, long best forward and over £200 would have been easily achievable.

 

All the tups good to sell with the best 3 averaging over £180 and Gritstones to £117.

 

Ewes to £190                 Ave £106.65

Rams to £189                 Ave £149.54

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

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