Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 25-03-2024

After a couple of better days, it is back to Winter again, however, the miserable weather did not deter vendors and there were 819 cattle and 1,727 sheep on offer at Bakewell.

Don’t forget next week the market is on Tuesday.

The store and breeding cattle section was busy with 465 head forward and the fact that Spring must be round the corner brought extra buyers to the sale.

The result a wonderful trade from start to finish.  Steers sold to £1,880, heifers £1,820 and feeding bulls £1,560.

Younger cattle sold exceptionally well with not enough top-notch sorts to satisfy the   specimen hunters.

The demand for finished cattle remains strong and even with an entry of 168 head prices were still outstanding.  Top figures 346p/kg and £2,576 per head.

The 77 heifers averaged 295.2p and £1,752 per head.

In the OTM department there were 128 on offer, trade remains at recent outstanding     levels with top figures 250p/kg and £2,356 per head.  The average much as recent weeks at 176.7 pence making an average OTM cow £1,203.

58 calves with bulls to £340 and heifers £325.

It was the Easter Lamb Show which attracted a good turnout of 98 Spring lambs.  Full details of the show can be found later in this report, but top figures were 710p/kg and £288.43 per head, the average was 532.7p.  There were 1,138 hoggs on offer with top figures 444p/kg and £221 Per head.

The SQQ average was 365.7p.  482 cull sheep were well sold with ewes to £265 to average £124.75

 

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Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

128 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall average 176.7p/kg or £1201

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

More cattle on offer as the trade finds extra vendors sending cows to Bakewell.  It’s little wonder with a full ring of potential buyers looking to bid freely for the cattle on offer with all weights, breeds and finishes on offer, there was certainly something for everyone.  All the better cows topped 220p with a strong Limousin cow winning the day at 250p (£2170) from Charlie Boden, Mellor who had another at 235p (£2356) and a Charolais at 225p (£2777).  If you would like an opinion of the value of your cattle, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 07801 530899.

Results:

250p/kg 868kg Lim Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
239p/kg 986kg Lim Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
234p/kg 906kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
228p/kg 684kg Lim AR Maier, Brassington
225p/kg 1012kg Char Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
222p/kg 728kg Lim PT Kirkham, Reapsmoor
220p/kg 804kg Lim MD Critchlow, Tideswell
220p/kg 684kg B Blue x BA & SW Mills, Redmires
220p/kg 962kg Lim MD Critchlow, Tideswell
219p/kg 636kg Baz JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
212p/kg 668kg B Blue x Hazledine Farms, Watnall

Gross Prices:

£2356.54 986kg Lim Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
£2277.00 1012kg Char Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
£2170.00 868kg Lim Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
£2120.04 906kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
£2116.40 962kg Lim MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£1833.96 986kg AA AE Allcock, Waterhouses
£1768.80 804kg Lim MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£1616.16 728kg Lim PT Kirkham, Reapsmoor
£1560.16 796kg Char L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash
£1559.52 684kg Lim AR Maier, Brassington
£1508.90 790kg Lim D & LA Critchlow, Sheen
£1504.80 684kg B Blue x BA & SW Mills, Redmires

71 Black & White and Ex Dairy Cows average 164.3p

They certainly felt dearer and the average shows them better by 4 pence.

3 OTM Heifers 212-228p

12 best fed cows 180-190p

Big Holsteins with meat 168-178p

Leaner Parlour Type cows 150-165p

Plainest end cows generally 125-145p

The best today:

228p/kg £1368 Fries, 29 mnths P Furness, Monyash
228p/kg £1235 MRI, 26 mnths JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
212p/kg £1157 Holst, 24 mnths R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton
190p/kg £1064 Holst, 3 yrs DW & K Salt, Thorpe
190p/kg £1352 Fries, 8/ yrs G & M Limer, Taddington
186p/kg £1272 Holst, 4 yrs DRH Agri, Poynton
186p/kg £1361 Fries, 11 yrs G & M Limer, Taddington
185p/kg £1387 Fries, 5 yrs JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw
185p/kg £1483 Holst, 4 yrs GK & E Robinson, Wheston
185p/kg £1387 Mont, 6 yrs J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
184p/kg £1387 Fries, 6 yrs G & M Limer, Taddington
184p/kg £1464 Mont, 7 yrs J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
182p/kg £1306 Holst, 5 yrs W Seward & Sons, Duckmanton
180p/kg £1465 Holst, 4 yrs DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury
180p/kg £1389 Holst, 5 yrs JD Pickford & Sons, Leek

3 OTM Bulls

215p/kg £1479 AA A Sims, Hulland  

3 OTM Steers

237p/kg £1829 B Blue 35 mnths Moor Farmers, Flagg

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

168 FINISHED CATTLE

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Bumper numbers after a smaller turnout last week and in anticipation of the Bank Holiday next weekend.  Trade very much on a par with the last few weeks with all of the buyers working hard to secure a load.

34 Young Bulls ave 244.8p/kg

Just 10 continentals, Natives and 20 B/w’s today and bulls possibly dearer, although the average would not show it.  Keith Harrop won the day at 316p for a posh Blonde x to gross £2262 with a couple of heavy weights from John Ottewell at 296p (£2356 and £2468) 20 B/W’s average 227p and topped at 243p for a Friesian from Chris Beever.

Results:

316p/kg 716kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
296p/kg 796kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
296p/kg 834kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
288p/kg 662kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
288p/kg 690kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
270p/kg 662kg Char K Harrop, Alport
265p/kg 698kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
256p/kg 672kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
251p/kg 552kg L Horn A Sims Ltd, Hulland
250p/kg 686kg B Blue x R Spooner, High Peak
248p/kg 506kg AA W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale

Gross Prices:

£2576.40 1130kg Char Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor
£2468.64 834kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2356.16 796kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2262.56 716kg Blonde x K Harrop, Alport
£1987.20 690kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£1906.56 662kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
£1849.70 698kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
£1787.40 662kg Char K Harrop, Alport
£1720.32 672kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
£1715.00 686kg B Blue x R Spooner, High Peak
       

57 Steers ave 271.7p/kg

Big numbers and trade excellent throughout with all shapes and sizes represented.  12 best over 300p with the top 10 over £2000.  Mark Sweetmore rose to the top of the list at 333p for a handyweight Blue x with George Blackshaw at 331p.  17 Native had Hereford to 285p, Angus to 284p and Longhorns to an amazing 320p.

Results:

333p/kg 534kg B Blue x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
331p/kg 538kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
324p/kg 678kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
320p/kg 666kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
320p/kg 656kg L Horn DJ Saxby, Litton
318p/kg 708kg Lim MD Critchlow, Tideswell
315p/kg 598kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
315p/kg 774kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
312p/kg 600kg Blonde x Misk Farm, Kirkby in Ashfield
306p/kg 716kg B Blue x D Lownds, Reapsmoor
306p/kg 630kg Lim G Wardman, Matlock
301p/kg 566kg Lim GT Rowlinson, Denstone

Gross Prices:

£2438.10 774kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2251.44 708kg Lim MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£2227.50 750kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2196.72 678kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2190.96 716kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2136.96 742kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2131.20 666kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2128.50 774kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2115.80 710kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2099.20 656kg L Horn DJ Saxby, Litton

77 Heifers ave 295.2p/kg

Up 6 pence on the week but some superb quality in the ranks today.  44 heifers topped £3/kg and 20 over £2000.  They rose to 346p for a Keith Harrop special that sold to Joe Kemp, Quality Butchers in Hayfield, High Peak.  Also in the 340 club was Nigel Birch and Sue Jeffery both with quality heifers.  13 Natives today sold to 277p for Herefords, 294 for Angus, 256 for Lincoln Reds and 2 Dexters also in the entry today looking well sold.

Results:

346p/kg 570kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
341p/kg 546kg B Blue x NA Birch, Monyash
340p/kg 616kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
337p/kg 626kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
337p/kg 626kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
336p/kg 646kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
335p/kg 634kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf
335p/kg 642kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
335p/kg 666kg Lim K Harrop, Alport
335p/kg 630kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
334p/kg 500kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
333p/kg 592kg Lim R Boothby, Torkington
332p/kg 624kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
331p/kg 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
331p/kg 584kg Blonde x MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough

Gross Prices:

£2231.10 666kg B Blue x K Harrop, Alport
£2171.40 658kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2170.56 646kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2170.28 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2150.70 642kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2131.64 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2131.36 692kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2125.20 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2123.90 634kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf
£2110.50 630kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2109.62 626kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2094.40 616kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

A useful entry of 465 head sold on a great trade with plenty of highlights to report.

Weather and ground conditions still far from ideal, but no sign of it affecting the trade to any great extent.

The sale started with a handful of Breeding Stock including:

£2350 Blonde Bull, 25 mnths J Turnock, Tideswell Moor
£2200 B Blue Bull, 60 mnths SJ Buckley, Doveholes
£1950 Blonde Hfr, 23 mnths J Turnock, Tideswell
£1800 Blonde Hfr, 21 mnths J Turnock, Tideswell
£1280 Angus Cow, 39 mnths & Hfr Calf S Downing & Daughters, Little Eaton
£1520 Lim Cow, 44 mnths & Str Calf SR Harrison, Ireton Wood

There were 24 Feeding Bulls sample prices as follows:

£1030 Lim x 10-11 mnths H Jones, Hulland Ward
£1560 Char x 13 mnths AC Atkin, Brinsley
£690 Hfd x 9 mnths Holtwood Farm, Doveridge
£990 Lim x 11 mnths Mrs JL Wood, Chinley
£450 Holst 7-10 mnths C Wild, Marple

206 Steers ave £999

A bigger proportion of young cattle in the entry attracting plenty of interest and selling well, but bringing the average down below the magic £1000 mark.

Quality strong cattle again very dear as purchasers fight to secure cattle to top up their yards with finished cattle adding up nicely at the other end.

Sample Results:

£1250 B Blue x 10 mnths H Jones, Hulland
£1100 Lim x 8 mnths RP Lawley, Draycott
£970 Sim x 4 mnths EA Cooper & Sons, Taddington
£860 Sim x 9 mnths R Henshall, Chinley
£1490 Lim x 8-11 mnths MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£1300 Lim 8-10 mnths MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£880 B Blue x 8 mnths SW Jennings, Lower Peover
£1300 Lim x 10-11 mnths PJ Chappell, Alton
£970 S Horn x 10-11 mnths B Ainley, Mercaston
£700 AA x 9 mnths BG Mosley, Shottle
£1180 AA 10-11 mnths HG & RJ Potter, Stannington
£850 B Blue x 10 mnths Bemrose, Grenoside
£1270 Lim x 11 mnths Miss N Beardsley, Muggington
£920 AA x 12 mnths A Sheldon, Colton
£900 B Blue x 11 mnths P & N Allen, Uttoxeter
£840 Lim 9-11 mnths JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley
£1110 Hfd x 13 mnths VH Mellor, Chelmorten
£1065 Hfd x 16-17 mnths Holtwood Farm, Doveridge
£1080 AA x 15 mnths Holtwood Farm, Doveridge
£1210 Hfd x 15 mnths TJ Jackson, Ashbourne
£1060 AA x 15 mnths N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
£930 Holst 15 mnths TW & JA Foster, Duffield
£1075 Hfd x 17 mnths Greendales, Alderwasley
£1200 Lim x 16-20 mnths D Simpson, Castleton
£1230 AA x 18 mnths P & N Allen, Uttoxeter
£1590 Lim x 18 mnths JA & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows
£1355 S Horn x 22 mnths PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell
£1535 B Blue x 18 mnths S Nicholls, Milwich
£1880 B Blue x 18 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1800 Char x 18 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1275 B Blue x 23-26 mnths LW Hancock, Stoney Middleton
£1390 B Blue x 21 mnths Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich
£1550 Baz x 19 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1680 Lim x 23 mnths MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley
£1620 Lim x 22 mnths R Pugh, Pilsley
£1190 Hfd x 22 mnths SM Fletcher, Hartington
£1350 Hfd x 24 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter
£1620 B Blue x 25-31 mnths T Brooks, Rolleston
£930 AA x 12-15 mnths CV Whilock, Ipstones

211 Heifers ave £926

A good selection with something for everybody.

Trade strong from start to finish with plenty of highlights as the following figures reveal.

Sample Results:

£970 B Blue x 14 mnths P Harrison, Hulland Ward
£940 Lim 11 mnths H Jones, Hulland
£1370 Lim x 17-20 mnths D Simpson & Son, Fenny Bentley
£860 Sim x 9 mnths R Henshall, Chinley
£1350 Lim 11 mnths MD Critchlow, Tideswell
£1180 Lim x 10 mnths R & W Greenwood, Barton
£820 B Blue x 9 mnths SW Jennings, Lower Peover
£1080 Lim x 9-10 mnths CC Etches, Tissington
£910 Lim x 9 mnths ST Walker, Kirk Ireton
£660 Hfd 8-9 mnths A & A Spooner, Macclesfield
£870 AA x 10-11 mnths JB & GE Hayward, Oughtibridge
£940 AA x 10-13 mnths AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston
£780 Hfd 12-13 mnths Ingram Bros, Atherstone
£1160 B Blue x 11 mnths JP Hill, Waingroves
£1440 Lim x 15 mnths TJ & H Oakes, Rocester
£1340 Lim x 15 mnths TJ & H Oakes, Rocester
£1130 Hfd x 17-18 mnths VH Mellor, Chelmorten
£1270 B Blue x 15-17 mnths R Bradbury, Middleton
£1140 AA x 17-19 mnths R Bradbury, Middleton
£1050 AA x 15 mnths N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
£975 B Blue x 17 mnths Rusty Farming, Flagg
£1200 B Blue x 16-17 mnths Cubley Cottage Farm, Cubley
£765 Hfd 12-22 mnths A Allwood & Son, Crich
£1820 Char x 18 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1400 Char x 18 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1385 AA x 22 mnths MJ Wain, Brassington
£1290 B Blue x 27 mnths M Gregory, Peak Forest
£1180 AA x 20 mnths B Woolley & Son, Monyash
£1120 AA 19-20 mnths C Whalley, Quarnford
£1180 Sim x 21 mnths J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten
£1240 B Blue x 25 mnths SM Fletcher, Heathcote
£1470 Char x 23 mnths EE & CJ Woodward, Coxbench
£1370 Lim x 25 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

58 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

Another respectable entry with plenty of interest in all types except the smaller Black & Whites which would be a little easier than last week.

Bulls saw both B Blues and Limousins to £340 and stronger continental heifers generally over £200 to a top of £325.

Only a small entry of Black & Whites with plenty of interest in the stronger and better shaped sorts to a top of £112.

Bulls

B Blue                 £340     JW Lynam, The Common

Lim                      £340     TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg

Lim                      £300     GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow

Hfd                       £325     D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill

AA                        £235     L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest

Hfrs

Lim                      £325     BD Hudson, Ipstones

B Blue                 £295     TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg

B Blue                 £260     WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth

Hfd                       £235     Holtwood Farm, Doveridge

AA                        £200     L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest

 

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

98 SPRING LAMBS, 1138 OLD SEASON LAMBS, 482 EWES & RAMS & 9 STORE SHEEP (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

An excellent entry of 1727 sheep for the pre-Easter market included 98 Spring Lambs forward for the lamb show and sale.   Despite Easter being early this year, an excellent show of quality lambs presented for the judge Geoff Mycock local butcher from Buxton, who had just come back from holiday in Tenerife who was pleasantly surprised with the excellent entry before him.

The pairs classes attracted best bidding with R Brough & Sons, Monyash taking first prize with a pair of 36kg selling at 730p/kg being bought by Joe Kemp, New Mills, second place went to M Gregory, Peak Forest with a pair of 38.5kg selling at 705p/kg to the judge. First prize in the single class was won by R Brough & Son with a 40kg selling at 710p/kg and bought by John Mycock for W & G Yates.

In general, lambs a very brisk trade with the 98 lambs averaging 532.77p/kg and £202.50/head with a top of £288.

Leading Prices: –

37.7kg 715p/kg R Brough & Sons, Monyash
38.5kg 730p/kg R Brough & Sons, Monyash
40.0kg 710p/kg R Brough & Sons, Monyash
41.5kg 695p/kg R Brough & Sons, Monyash
43.0kg 520p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
46.0kg 420p/kg M Gregory, Peak Forest

Averages:

Standard To 730p/kg Average 565.82p/kg
Medium To 710p/kg Average 481.91p/kg
Heavy To 420p/kg Average 400.42p/kg

Old Season Lambs

A good entry of 1138 Old Season Lambs saw demand till very brisk with best butchers sorts to 444p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to 430p/kg and overweights to 408p/kg.  A total of 14 pens over 410p/kg with top gross of £221/head with an overall average of £163/head.  The SQQ average 365.7 pence.

Leading Prices: –

36.5kg 376p/kg R & W Greenwood, Barton Gate
37.2kg 398p/kg D Mullin, Huddersfield
41.5kg 410p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
42.0kg 406p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
42.6kg 410p/kg TB Dalton, Brailsford
43.1kg 406p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
44.2kg 432/kg AV Marsden, Hucklow
45.0kg 444p/kg AK Belfield, Sheen
46.5kg 419p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
48.0kg 422p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
48.2kg 430p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
48.4kg 422p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
49.7kg 399p/kg MT Sweetmore, Hollinsclough
51.0kg 412p/kg A & B Simpson, Bradwell
52.6kg 408p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
53.0kg 392p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
54.0kg 400p/kg R Swift & Sons, Little Onn
60.0kg 360p/kg BR & SB Archer, Sutton

Averages:

Standard To 398p/kg Average 347.85p/kg
Medium To 444p/kg Average 374.1p/kg
Heavy To 430p/kg Average 374.02p/kg
Overweight To 408p/kg Average 355.34p/kg
     

482 Cull Sheep

Another strong entry and the very best very good to sell.  Perhaps the second types just a little easier but generally the best meated mules and horned ewes a strong trade.

Best Gritstones over £90, best Mules over £120.

Top price £265 for strong long Texels from James Hodgkinson at Earl Sterndale who’s best 3 pens averaged £222.

In the rams a very strong trade with Texels to £210 for Jackie Trueman and Suffolks to £196 for Peter Atkin.  Other strong Tups £140 -£179 per head.

Ewes to £165 Ave £124.75

Rams to £210 Ave £132.52

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer