Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 22-04-2024

Another full house reported at Bakewell with strong entries reported in all sections and trade robust throughout with the wet weather conditions doing nothing to dampen buyers’ confidence.

 

An increase in store cattle numbers with a total of 477 on offer. Trade for these continued at the recent excellent levels seen, with breeding outfits to £1600, Steers to £1680 and heifers to £1615.

 

Oliver reported a similarly strong trade for the 127 finished cattle and the103 OTM & cull cattle in line with recent weeks.

Top price for the bulls was 310p/kg and £2630 in the lump with heifers 352p/kg and £2358 and steers to 333p/kg and £2456.  OTM cattle also 252p/kg and £2274.

 

41 Calves looking well sold to a top of £430.

 

Another respectable entry of 70 Spring lambs looked very well sold on the day compared to averages elsewhere with a top of 600p/kg and an SQQ average of 509.77p/kg.

Hogg numbers similar to last week at 1002, but trade a little easier following the National trend with an overall average of 375p/kg with tops of 444p/kg and a gross of £235.

Cull Sheep saw an excellent trade throughout with continental ewes to £267 per head.

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Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

103 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall ave 183.7p/kg or £1233

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

The same numbers and very much a ‘stand on’ trade’ with numbers tight nationally the wholesalers want to keep the meat sales going.  All the best cows still comfortably over 200p with a lovely Blue x feeder at the top of the list at 252p for M&L Agriculture.  Other good sorts over 230p and a big pedigree Charolais from Mark McGahan at £2274 (217p).

Whilst cows are in such demand, the best way to market them is on their legs and preferably in Bakewell Market where we have a full ring of 15 buyers representing wholesalers and further feeders wanting to own your cows.  For any information or for up-to-date prices, give me a call on 07801 530899.

 

Results:

252p/kg 502kg B Blue x, 34 mnths M & L Agriculture, Kedleston
248p/kg 534kg Lim, 37 mnths FW Hall & Sons, Sutton on the Hill
244p/kg 620kg Lim, 30 mnths R Gratton, Ashwood Dale
235p/kg 648kg Lim, 10 yrs MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
232p/kg 620kg Lim, 35 mnths ED Ironmonger & Son, Bonsall
230p/kg 702kg Lim, 8 yrs J Simpson, Bradwell
230p/kg 778kg Lim, 7 yrs CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
228p/kg 608kg Lim, 12 yrs CM Rowlinson, Ramsor
228p/kg 594kg L Horn, 3 yrs AJ Parker & Sons, Ticknall
228p/kg 560kg Lim, 3 yrs FW Hall & Sons, Sutton on the Hill
228p/kg 730kg AA, 3 yrs JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg
218p/kg 860kg Stab, 8 yrs B Sayles, Park Head
218p/kg 820kg Char, 10 yrs AT Richardson & Son, Ilam
217p/kg 1048kg Char, 5 yrs M McGahan, Hadfield
217p/kg 714kg B Blue x, 11 yrs CJ Nah, Dayhills

 

Gross Prices:

£2274.16 1048kg Char M McGahan, Hadfield
£1932.00 966kg Sim E Garratt & Sons, Barton Green
£1906.80 908kg Char AT Richardson & Son, Ilam
£1874.80 860kg Stab B Sayles, Park Head
£1832.00 916kg Sim CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
£1789.40 778kg Lim CH Froggatt & Sons, Blithbury
£1787.60 820kg Char AT Richardson & Son, Ilam
£1740.86 902kg L Horn RW Potter, Yeaveley
£1718.32 914kg AA A & A Spooner, Macclesfield
£1664.40 730kg AA JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg
£1658.16 846kg Fries RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
£1614.60 702kg Lim J Simpson, Bradwell
£1596.00 798kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford

 

38 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 169.6p/kg

Very similar to last week.

 

2 OTM (under 36 mnths) 204 & 214p/kg

Best fed cows 180-97p/kg

Parlour type Holsteins 160-170p/kg

Leaner cows 140-155p/kg

The plainest cows under 130p/kg

 

The best today:

214p/kg £1331 Holst, 36 mnths FR Platts & Son, Bamford
204p/kg £1281 Holst, 34 mnths JW Walker & Sons, Ticknall
197p/kg £1481 Fleck, 7 yrs JC Shepherd & Son, Dungworth
196p/kg £1658 Fries, 13 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
189p/kg £1504 Mont, 7 yrs Furness & Taylor, Wormhill
189p/kg £1731 Fleck, 5 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
187p/kg £1462 Holt, 7 yrs RW Ardern & Sons, Buxton
186p/kg £1499 Holst, 6 yrs JW Walker & Sons, Ticknall
185p/kg £1417 Fries, 7 yrs WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
185p/kg £1365 Fries, 4 yrs L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest
184p/kg £1416 Fries, 6 yrs L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest
182p/kg £1084 Fries, 6 yrs PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove
180p/kg £1299 MRI, 7 yrs JC Shepherd & Son, Dungworth

 

1 OTM Bull

204p/kg £1844 B Blue, 6 yrs GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford

 

2 OTM Steers

242p/kg £1679 B Blue, 42 mnths Moor Farmers, Flagg
236p/kg £1382 Lim, 33 mnths GE Wilmott & Son, Ashover

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

 

127 FINISHED CATTLE ave 279.3p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

More moderate numbers after last week’s massive show and trade sharp from start to finish with plenty of power on display with the gross prices looking particularly good.

 

21 Young Bulls ave 256.2p/kg

Less numbers about at the moment but some excellent prices.  John Ottewell won the day with a corking Limmy at 310p (£2579) with his other heavyweight at £2630.  Mark Edge had 302p (£2029).  6 Dairy bulls sold to 228p for a Shorthorn from James Hole.

 

Results:

310p/kg 832kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
302p/kg 672kg Lim D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
289p/kg 600kg Lim MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor
288p/kg 640kg Lim D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
287p/kg 708kg Lim MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor
281p/kg 936kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
278p/kg 640kg Lim MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor
272p/kg 584kg B Blue x J Hole & Sons, Ashover
271p/kg 800kg Lim F & W Barlow, Froghall

 

Gross Prices:

£2630.16 936kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2579.20 832kg Lim JT Ottewell, Calow
£2168.00 800kg Lim F & W Barlow, Froghall
£2031.96 708kg Lim MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor
£2029.44 672kg Lim D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
£1901.20 776kg Hfd ST Walker, Kirk Ireton
£1843.20 640kg Lim D & SE Edge, Pike Hall
£1779.20 640kg Lim MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor

 

54 Steers ave 277.1p/kg

The same numbers as last week and some big bullocks on offer today that certainly added up.  PJ Blackshaw topped with Limousins to 333p with a run from John Grummett at 332, 329, 326 and 324p all comfortably over £2100.  The best grossing beast of the day was £2456 for a posh big Limmy at 800kg from John Cooper.  6 B/W to 245p (£1832) and 235p (£1851)

 

Results:

333p/kg 676kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
332p/kg 692kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
329p/kg 666kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
326p/kg 658kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
324p/kg 648kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
323p/kg 598kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
321p/kg 714kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
312p/kg 534kg Lim Redgate Farms, Brinsley
311p/kg 644kg Cont D Lownds, Reapsmoor
310p/kg 546kg Blonde x Hazledine Farms, Watnall
308p/kg 562kg Lim JW Blackshaw, Bakewell
307p/kg 800kg Lim Cyril Cooper & Sons, Braithwell
302p/kg 662kg B Blue x RC & AL Adams, Great Gate

 

Gross Prices:

£2456.00 800kg Lim Cyril Cooper & Sons, Braithwell
£2297.44 692kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2291.94 714kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2290.72 824kg Blonde x Cyril Cooper & Sons, Braithwell
£2271.68 916kg Sim Cyril Cooper & Sons, Braithwell
£2251.08 676kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2191.14 666kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2177.10 738kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2145.08 658kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2109.00 740kg B Blue x Thorp Farmers Ltd, Baslow
£2099.52 648kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2077.72 818kg B Blue x Moor Farmers, Flagg
£2062.48 812kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley

 

52 Heifers ave 280.7p/kg

An astonishing trade although the average is less the cattle feel 10-15 pence dearer across the board.

A superb posh Limousin from the Wells family won many admirers and topped at 352p and was secured by Ian Meakin, Quality Butchers in Leek.

John Grummett at 337p and Jack Blackshaw at 335p x3.  Longhorns to 280p, Angus to 292p with a couple of dairy heifers also in the entry today.  A tremendous day in the clean ring.

 

Results:

352p/kg 542kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
337p/kg 662kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
335p/kg 704kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
335p/kg 646kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
335p/kg 690kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
331p/kg 674kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
330p/kg 578kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
326p/kg 638kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
319p/kg 556kg Lim RS & JT Shaw, Stanley
316p/kg 600kg Lim TJ & H Oakes, Rocester
313p/kg 600kg Blonde x Hazledine Farms, Watnall
312p/kg 616kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Buxton
308p/kg 602kg Lim GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston
307p/kg 628kg Lim AG Tomkinson, Thorpe

 

Gross Prices:

£2358.40 704kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2311.50 690kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2230.94 674kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2230.94 662kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
£2221.40 766kg Lim RJG Swift, Coombs
£2164.10 646kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2119.00 650kg Lim SJ Wainwright, Poynton
£2079.88 638kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£1927.96 628kg Lim AG Tomkinson, Thorpe
£1921.92 616kg Lim D Hadfield & Daughter, Buxton
£1907.84 542kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
£1907.40 578kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall

 

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Meg Elliott)

Another strong entry on Monday saw a total of 477 forward selling on a brisk trade throughout.

Very few Breeding Cattle saw a top price of £1600 for a Hereford cow with Limousin Calf at foot from R Parker of Ticknall.

 

38 Feeding Bulls

Young bulls sold on a fast trade with a summary of with prices as follows:

 

£1420 B Blue 15 mnths A Brown & Son
£1035 Lim 7 mnths S Burford
£960 Blonde 13 mnths A Brown & Son
£1340 Char 17 mnths A Gimbert
£750 Gal 23 mnths A Gimbert
£860 Blonde 11 mnths CE & SW Mycock
£1390 Lim 17 mnths DA Bailey & Son

 

201 Steers ave £1,030

All qualities sold on a bouncy trade with quality particularly sought after this week.

Sample Results:

£1010 Lim 6 mnths R Parker
£940 Blonde 9 mnths CJ Stone
£1080 L Horn 11 mnths CK Mills
£770 AA 10 mnths LB & AB Thompson
£1100 Lim 10 mnths RA Frith
£1250 AA 12 mnths CPR & JM Mycock
£1085 Char 11 mnths CS Edge
£1075 Char 13 mnths AT Richardson & Son
£1090 Blonde 12 mnths EJ Carney
£1490 Lim 15 mnths TJ & H Oakes
£1095 S Horn 12 mnths JR & DJ Hollingworth
£1180 Stab 13 mnths S & LJ Dyson
£900 B Blue 10 mnths DV Holland
£1565 Hfd 19 mnths D Langton
£1500 B Blue 22 mnths D Langton
£1245 B Blue 20 mnths PJ Harrison
£1330 Lim 20 mnths B Woolley & Son
£1680 AA 26 mnths Longditch Farm
£1500 Hfd 21 mnths PW & JA Mansfield
£1620 Lim 22 mnths MG Mosley & Son

 

230 Heifers ave £951

Heifers were on a brisker trade than on previous weeks.

Sample Results:

£930 Blonde 12 mnths CE & SW Mycock
£1240 Lim 12 mnths SC Yates
£1020 Lim 11 mnths RA Frith
£1030 Char 12 mnths CS Edge
£1100 Char 13 mnths EJ Carney
£900 B Blue 11 mnths EJ Carney
£1060 Lim 11 mnths TJ & H Oakes
£890 AA 13 mnths I Woodward
£1290 Lim 16 mnths EJ Carney
£1010 AA 19 mnths R Gratton
£1290 B Blue 20 mnths PJ Harrison
£1500 Hfd 21 mnths PW & J Mansfield
£1230 B Blue 22 mnths JL & NT & ML Walker
£1525 Dev 21 mnths MG Mosley & Son
£1170 Lim 22 mnths MJ Wain
£1615 Sim 24 mnths NC Sherratt
£1435 AA 25 mnths Furness Partnership
£1590 Lim 33 mnths DA Bailey & Son
£1400 Lim 24 mnths FG & JR Critchlow

Auctioneer:

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

41 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A mixed sample of calves today but another strong trade for all types and many more could have been sold on the day.

Some stronger Limousin bulls met keen interest selling to £430 and £365 and an Angus to £355.  Stronger heifers peaking at £410 for a Limousin and £280 for an Angus.

A few more dairy bred calves today with an improved trade with Friesians to £115.

 

 

Bulls

Lim                      £365     J Bradshaw & Co, Stockport

Angus                 £355     E & MJ Bradbury, Pike Hall

Angus                 £340     PL Boam, Monyash

Fries                    £115     T & CJ Hadfield, Wheston

Hfrs

Angus                 £370     PL Boam, Monyash

B Blue                 £280     PL Boam, Monyash

Lim                      £280     WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

1072 LAMBS & 371 EWES & RAMS  

(Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A total entry of 1443 head of sheep included 70 New Season Lambs and demand very good for the handier weight sorts.  Best butchers lambs to 600p/kg and top gross of £235/head.  Overall lamb average 509.77p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

36.2kg 600p/kg R Brough & Son
37.5kg 552p/kg R Brough & Son
40.3kg 582p/kg R Brough & Son
42.1kg 490p/kg R Swift & Sons
43.0kg 466p/kg R Swift & Sons

 

Averages:

Standard To 600p/kg Average 519.06p/kg
Medium To 582p/kg Average 502.46p/kg
Heavy To 390p/kg  

 

Old Season Lambs

Meated sorts attracted very brisk bidding regardless of weight with best butchers sorts to 438p/kg, heavy butchers sorts to 448p/kg and overweights to 433p/kg.

Top gross of £235.76/head. A larger proportion of plainer sorts within the entry was reflected in the overall average of 375.75p/kg and £179/head.

 

Leading Prices: –

36.0kg 404p/kg D Mullin
38.3kg 388p/kg RJ Beardsley
39.8kg 430p/kg P Langton
40.4kg 438p/kg P Langton
42.4kg 390p/kg D Hudson
43.0kg 394p/kg R Swift & Sons
44.2kg 406p/kg E Morten & Sons
45.09kg 400p/kg R Swift & Sons
46.0kg 437p/kg TB Dalton
47.6kg 448p/kg TB Dalton
48.4kg 436p/kg R Swift & Sons
49.2kg 428p/kg R Swift & Sons
50.6kg 402p/kg TB Dalton
51.2kg 414p/kg JD Pickford
52.7kg 420p/kg R Swift & Sons
53.5kg 392p/kg R Swift & Sons
60.4kg 380p/kg CJ Jackson

 

Averages:

Standard To 433p/kg Average 371.82p/kg
Medium To 438p/kg Average 381.1p/kg
Heavy To 448p/kg Average 387.85p/kg
Overweight To 433p/kg Average 368.29p/kg

 

371 Cull Sheep

A good show of 371 cull sheep saw brisk bidding for all types and prices up £10-£30/head on recent weeks.  Best pure Texels to £267/head with Suffolks in the £140-£180 bracket, Mules in the £110-£140 bracket and horned ewes in the £85-£120 bracket.  Cull rams also in demand with Texels to £247, Suffolks to £188 and horned to £134.

 

Ewes to £267                Ave £131.30

Rams to £247                Ave £150.08

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

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