Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 18-03-2024

A good solid day’s business with 727 cattle and 1,784 sheep on offer.

We have received a number of compliments about the white lines recently applied to the cattle and sheep docks to aid reversing.

There will be a considerable saving in fuel as many drivers are now able to hit the slot first time, something that has not always been the case in the past.

A good show of 458 stores with more young cattle in the sample.

Strong demand right through with steers to £1,750, heifers to £1,520 and feeding bulls £1,710.

Wet ground conditions continue to give concern not least for those who normally have turned cattle out by this date.

Fewer finished cattle on offer as a result of purchases made last Friday at the HPLS sale which has triggered the 6 day stand still for a number of regular vendors.

Trade looked good again with top figures 354p and £2,250 per head.

The overall average for the 54 heifers was a solid 289.2p.  The per head average for the 29 steers was a remarkable £1,960.

A decent turnout of 116 OTM and Feeding Cows.

Top figures 280p and £2,650 per head with the average a very respectable 184.1p making an average cow £1,207.

63 calves this week with bulls to £420 and heifers £225.

Plenty of action in the sheep shed with an increased entry of 1,784.

There were 1,311 finished hoggs hitting top figures 496p/kg and an astonishing £248.50 per head.  The SQQ average for a mixed sample was 389.1p making a typical hogg in the 39-45kg bracket no less than £170.54 per head.

The cull sheep section attracted 462 head with ewes selling to £270 to average £119.40.

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Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

116 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall average 184.1p/kg or £1278

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

 

Similar numbers to last week with the overall average up by 2 pence on the week with all cows looking well sold once again.  All the better fed cows sold North of 200 pence/kilo with 2 clean OTM Charolais from Ollie Black at 280p and 259p and best cows to 262p for a Blue from Mark Hambleton, Alstonefield.  Look at the prices from today, I believe that we can make as much as anywhere of your cows with good strong competition throughout the day.

 

Results:

280p/kg 720kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
270p/kg 572kg Char S Franks, Bradfield
262p/kg 692kg B Blue x M Hambleton, Alstonefield
259p/kg 782kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
242p/kg 652kg Lim RHH Parnell, Littleover
241p/kg 768kg Lim Mycock & Bright, Buxton
233p/kg 502kg Linc Red F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill
229p/kg 790kg Lim D Byard, Wingerworth
227p/kg 606kg Hfd F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill
226p/kg 498kg B Blue x S & CM Jones & Sons, Idridgehay
226p/kg 690kg Lim D Byard, Chesterfield

 

Gross Prices:

£2025.38 782kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
£2016.00 720kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
£1850.88 768kg Lim Mycock & Bright, Buxton
£1813.04 692kg B Blue xc M Hambleton, Alstonefield
£1809.10 790kg Lim D Byard, Chesterfield
£1701.00 810kg Lim Mycock & Bright, Buxton
£1668.20 878kg B Blue x M Hambleton, Alstonefield
£1660.56 888kg Char KD Burton, Beamhurst
£1659.68 902kg Hfd JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley
£1646.40 840kg Char S Kidd, Quarnford
£1620.04 802kg Lim Hazelwood Hall Farm
£1577.84 652kg Lim RHH Parnell, Littleover

 

 

50 Black & White and Ex Dairy Cows average 164.3p

The average is better and they felt good to sell with the values up this week.

3 OTM clean heifers 205-221p

Best fed cows 175-181p

Bigger Holsteins with meat 160-172p

Parlour type cows 150-160p

Plainer end under 140p

 

The best today:

221p/kg £1962 Mont, 33 mnths WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury
210p/kg £1503 Mont, 32 mnths WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury
205p/kg £1131 Fries, 35 mnths C Beever, Alport
181p/kg £1487 Holst, 8 yrs JS & CE & A Hitch, Stainsby
179p/kg £1281 Fries, 12 yrs G & M Limer, Taddington
179p/kg £1328 Fries, 11 yrs G & M Limer, Taddington
178p/kg £1391 Mont, 5 yrs WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury
178p/kg £1313 Fries, 7 yrs L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
177p/kg £1196 Holst, 3 yrs JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest
177p/kg £1384 Holst, 6 yrs GW & WL Neville, Tansley
176p/kg £1263 Fries, 7 yrs P Furness, Monyash
175p/kg £1162 Holst, 9 yrs P Furness, Monyash
175p/kg £1256 Mont, 5 yrs WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury
174p/kg £1332 Holst, 10 yrs E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
173p/kg £1238 Holst 4 yrs W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale
172p/kg £1131 Fries, 9 yrs JR Hallam, Hayfield
172p/kg £1262 Holst, 5 yrs TW & EJ Gratton, King Sterndale

 

4 OTM Bulls – All over £2000 today

 

£2650 Char 7yrs B & M Frost, Youlgreave  
£2454 Blonde 8 yrs CW Shenton, Handforth  
£2360 Blonde 7 yrs CW Shenton, Handforth  
£2094 Hfd 7 yrs RR Mason & Son, Hulland  

 

7 OTM Steers

258p/kg £1754 Char, 33 mnths O Black, Melton Mowbray  
249p/kg £1957 Lim, 34 mnths O Black, Melton Mowbray  
249p/kg £1947 Char, 33 mnths O Black, Melton Mowbray  
230p/kg £2097 Char, 34 mnths O Black, Melton Mowbray  
226p/kg £1496 Hfd, 32 mnths F Mycock & Son, Wormhill  

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

90 FINISHED CATTLE ave 285p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

We expected less cattle after the HPLS Suckler sale last Friday with a number of vendor tied up to the dreaded ‘6-day rule’ Trade good throughout with the better sorts over 300p/kg and the bigger sorts over £2000.

 

7 Young Bulls ave 257.4p/kg

Only 7 today but no problem with trade as can be seen by the results.

 

Results:

330p/kg £2244 Lim, 680kg PJ Dale, Denby Village
250p/kg £1455 Hfd, 582kg TC James, Eccleshall
249p/kg £1439 Lim, 578kg RW Valle, Summerley

 

29 Steers ave 285.8p/kg or £1960

A good solid price but no handy weight cattle to make the sky-high p/kg prices.  Well fed and heavy suckler bred sorts look well sold with Jack Blackshaw ringing the bells at 329p, 328 and 320p/kg (all over £2100)

 

Results:

329p/kg 684kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
328p/kg 652kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
322p/kg 616kg Pied A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer
320p/kg 692kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
318p/kg 622kg Sim D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
318p/kg 652kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
317p/kg 690kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
311p/kg 672kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
310p/kg 610kg Lim GE Stephens, Bradley
308p/kg 620kg Blonde x D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell
307p/kg 606kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
302p/kg 652kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray

 

Gross Prices:

£2250.36 684kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2214.40 692kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2187.30 690kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2186.60 754kg Blonde x FW Halksworth & Son, Chesterfield
£2138.56 652kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2127.84 744kg Lim D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne
£2095.68 888kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
£2089.92 672kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
£2073.36 652kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£2016.64 736kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
£2010.00 670kg Char O Black, Melton Mowbray
       

 

54 Heifers ave 289.2p/kg

A stunning average, up again on the week for a smaller entry.  20 today over 300p with Keith Harrop at the top of the line with his 2 best selling at 354p (£2124) that sold to a wholesale butcher at Stoke and 346p that sold to Wayne Smith on behalf of Meakin Bros, Quality Butchers in Leek.  12 over £2000.

 

Results:

354p/kg 600kig B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
346p/kg 590kg Cont K Harrop, Alport
342p/kg 614kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
339p/kg 626kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
336p/kg 604kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
330p/kg 624kg Blonde x G Wardman, Matlock
326p/kg 654kg Lim H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
322p/kg 668kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
322p/kg 604kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
320p/kg 600kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
318p/kg 610kg B Blue x H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
316p/kg 648kg Char Thorpe Farms Ltd, Baslow
316p/kg 614kg Lim H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield

 

Gross Prices:

£2150.96 668kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2132.04 654kg Lim H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
£2124.00 600kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2122.14 626kg  B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2099.88 614kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2059.20 624kg Blonde x G Wardman, Matlock
£2049.60 732kg B Blue x GE Stephens, Bradley
£2047.68 648kg Char Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£2041.40 590kg Cont K Harrop, Alport
£2029.44 604kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
£2016.00 720kg Blonde x H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
£2006.88 678kg B Blue x PJ Dale, Denby Village
       

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

Another useful entry of 458 stores maintained recent levels of trade with strong cattle in short supply.

There was a higher proportion of younger sorts in the entry finding a ready market as the sample prices will reveal.

 

The sale commenced with 32 Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

 

£1710 Char 16 mnths Cox Bros, Gt Longstone
£1700 Char 15 mnths Cox Bros, Gt Longstone
£390 Fries 7-8 mnths D Byard, Clay Cross
£880 B Blue x 10 mnths S Young, Radbourne
£1440 Angus x 19 mnths R Bock & Sons, Stoneyford
£760 Hfd 10 mnths TA & DE Spooner, Leek
£920 Hfd 13 mnths Ingram Bros, Atherstone

 

 

247 Steers ave £952

 

No slackening of trade, but a different profile of the entry with many more young cattle and a shortage of the big short finish types.  Have we had them already or are they still out there?

If you have store cattle to sell, give us a call for marketing news or just a chat about the trade, ring Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441.

 

Sample Results:

£520 AA x 6-7 mnths RP Lawley, Draycott
£770 Sim x 9 mnths CJ Stone, Buxton
£1050 Lim x 9 mnths R & W Greenwood, Barton
£920 Lim x 7-9 mnths R & W Greenwood, Barton
£705 Sim x 4-5 mnths EA Cooper, Taddington
£1005 Lim x 8 mnths FA Yates, Alstonefield
£1060 Lim x 10 mnths JT & JR Deacon, Rolleston
£1500 Lim x 20 mnths JT & JR Deacon, Rolleston
£700 AA 9-10 mnths E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley
£1025 AA x 10-12 mnths RTF & P Marshall & Son, Tansley
£1050 B Blue x 10 mnths S Young, Radbourne
£1200 Lim 13-14 mnths RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton
£1005 S Horn x 10-14 mnths B Ainley, Mercaston
£845 B Blue x 12 mnths AP Moore, Longdon
£820 B Blue x 12-13 mnths AP Moore, Longdon
£810 B Blue x 12 mnths AP Moore, Longdon
£1200 B Blue x 15 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£1130 Mont x 21 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£795 Holst 17 mnths P Watson, Ashover
£1085 AA x 11-14 mnths W Watts, Thurgoland
£875 S Horn x 17-18 mnths Ellis Farming, Thurvaston
£1300 Blonde x 16 mnths B Molloy, Kirkby
£1060 AA 16-17 mnths JW Handford, Birch Vale
£1115 MRI x 18 mnths JW Handford, Birch Vale
£1680 B Blue x 29 mnths AJ Norbury, Yoxall
£1170 Hfd x 11-18 mnths A Allwood & Son, Crich
£1590 Char x 18-22 mnths EE & CJ Woodward, Coxbench
£1750 Char 19 mnths LS & L Watson, Bradley
£1290 Mont 15-19 mnths Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
£1150 B Blue x 17-18 mnths Rusty Farming, Flagg
£1080 Fries 19-21 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£1455 B Blue x 23 mnths MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley
£1295 AA 18 mnths B Woolley & Son, Monyash
£1200 Fries 19-22 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£1330 Fries 21 mnths L Bethell, Haddon Grove
£1030 AA 20 mnths D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne
£1240 Lim 20 mnths DR Flower, Alstonefield
£1480 Lim x 21 mnths R Bock, Stoneyford
£1245 Hfd 20-21 mnths JT Flint, Ible
£1470 B Blue x 24 mnths CH Leeson, Ipstones
£1560 Mont 23-26 mnths PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove
£1610 AA x 24 mnths RE Slack, Wessington
£1680 Lim x 21-25 mnths GA & CJ Mellor, Adnaston

 

177 Heifers ave £800

Much the same story as the steers.  Plenty of young cattle, but a shortage of the stronger ones.

All well sold as the following results demonstrate.

 

Sample Results:

£670 Lim x 10 mnths A Foster, Kettleshulme
£600 Sim 4-5 mnths EA Copper, Taddington
£660 B Blue x 11 mnths DJ Metcalfe, Muggington
£1030 Lim x 10 mnths JT & RA Deacon, Rolleston
£600 AA x 9-12 mnths E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
£1050 AA 11-12 mnths Alma Mount, Rowarth
£1150 B Blue x 22 mnths S Young, Radbourne
£1180 Char x 12 mnths GF Wheelhouse, Rotherham
£910 Lim x 11 mnths GF Wheelhouse, Rotherham
£990 AA x 17-18 mnths AP Moore, Longdon
£990 B Blue x 17-19 mnths AP Moore, Longdon
£1190 B Blue x 13-17 mnths J & J Walton, Tideswell
£935 AA x 11-14 mnths W Watts, Thurgoland
£930 B Blue x 14-17 mnths PD & AP Stone, Middleton
£795 S Horn x 18 mnths Ellis Farming, Thurvaston
£1080 AA x 18 mnths JW Handford, Aspenshaw
£1310 Blonde x 16 mnths B Molloy, Kirkby
£1340 Lim x 15-20 mnths D Sims & Son, Fenny Bentley
£1520 AA x 29 mnths AJ Norbury, Yoxall
£985 Lim x 11-18 mnths A Allwood & Son, Crich
£1170 AA 18-20 mnths RB & GE Fretwell, Penistone
£1370 Lim x 23 mnths MJ Burnett, Rowsley
£1220 Lim x 19 mnths B Woolley & Son, Monyash
£1160 Char x 19 mnths DV Holland, Blore
£870 Hfd x 17-18 mnths R Hughes, Locko
£1190 B Blue x 21 mnths Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich
£1255 Hfd x 21-22 mnths C Whalley, Quarnford
£1255 Char x 22 mnths JG & JM Belfield, Sheen

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

63 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

 

An increase in numbers forward with another strong trade throughout with purchasers competing hard for calves of all types and quality.

Top price went to a B Blue bull from Palfremans at Flagg with others to £350.  The heifers seeing a B Blue at £225 and Simmentals at £220.

Black & Whites keenly bid for to a top of £62 for a generally small sample.

 

Bulls

B Blue                 £420     TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg

B Blue                 £350     Grove House, Congleton

Lim                      £255     DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton

Sim                      £335     D Ball, Fulford

Char                    £204     RS Torr, Tissington

AA                        £150     W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale

Saler                    £145     JF Hayes, Shottle

Hfrs

B Blue                 £225     Grove House, Congleton

Sim                      £220     D Ball, Fulford

Lim                      £180     TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

1311 HOGGS, 462 EWES & RAMS & 11 STORE SHEEP (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

An increased entry of 1784 sheep included 1311 Hoggs. The first pen up topped the day at 496p/kg with 9 pens over 450p/kg with best big lambs grossing £248.50/head.  Best heavy weight lambs to 460p/kg and overweights to 408p/kg, the overall average 389.14p/kg, up 12p/kg on the week and £171.54/head

 

Leading Prices: –

35.3kg 400p/kg EG Wayne, Bonsall
36.0kg 418p/kg Mosley & Kirkwood, Matlock
36.6kg 432p/kg RM Brown, Bradwell
37.5kg 406p/kg GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford
40.4kg 496p/kg H Taylor & Partners, Knutsford
40.6kg 470p/kg E Morten & Sons, Barmoor
41.4kg 467p/kg B Chadwick, Derby
42.8kg 466p/kg J & J Spillane, Buxton
43.0kg 468p/kg J Buckley & Partners, Doveholes
43.5kg 468p/kg JB Drabble, Tideswell
46.6kg 460p/kg R Simpson & Son, Longnor
50.6kg 431p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
52.3kg 392p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
53.0kg 408p/kg SJ Buckley & Partners, Doveholes
55.0kg 378p/kg SJ Buckley & Partners, Doveholes
60.0kg 375p/kg TJ Jackson, Ashbourne

 

Averages:

Standard To 432p/kg Average 369.32p/kg
Medium To 496p/kg Average 398.9p/kg
Heavy To 460p/kg Average 393.81p/kg
Overweight To 408p/kg Average 363.02p/kg

 

11 Store Sheep

Just 11 ewes and lambs saw best 2 Blue Texel ewes with 3 lambs at foot sold at £280 (£112/life)

 

462 Cull Sheep

A few more forward and the fast trade bringing better types to the market.

The very best storming away past £205 per head to a top of £270 with Northern supporter Jason Craddock topping the day with 2 beautiful Texels and three lots £248 and above.

Generally strong meated Mules £118-£128 and some good strong Texel and Suffolk crossbred ewes £174-£188

Strong Gritstone ewes again over £81 with some Scotch Blackface close behind.

Every category well supported and a good trade from start to finish.

The slaughter rams saw spirited bidding and were much sought after.  Top price on the day £194 for Texels from Mark Pickford with Mark Timperley at £178 again for a Texel.

 

Ewes averaged £119.40

Rams averaged £163.50

Auctioneer:

Mark Elliott

Partner

Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer

Peter Oven

Market Associate