Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
BAKEWELL MARKET REPORT 01-03-2021
A very busy market at Bakewell with 671 cattle and 1,521 sheep on offer, so plenty of stock, but buyers only around the rings with ‘Drop & Go’ very much the order of the day.
COVID19 is still at large and we make no apologies for the measures needed to keep customers and staff safe.
In an effort to assist vendors of OTM and Finished Cattle unable to attend the sale in person we have installed live streaming from the ‘Prime ring’ for the first time this week. To view the sale you need to use the link: streaming.auctionmarts.com
Whilst now on the subject of innovation we’re planning to start holding ‘Orange Markets’ to assist vendors who are under TB restriction.
These sales will be for Store Cattle, Finished Cattle and OTM stock which may go to an AFU or to slaughter under licence.
There are precise rules governing these sales, but if you want to know more, speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 or Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899
As to Monday’s results: –
There were 414 Store & Breeding cattle with the trade up yet another notch.
Steers sold to £1,390, heifers £1,280 and feeding bulls £990.
Clearly the demand for store cattle was fuelled by the fantastic trade in the prime ring.
The 102 finished cattle reached top figures of 260p and £1,716 per head.
To put things in perspective the average for the 59 heifers was an outstanding 219.2p
OTM cattle were out in force with 112 on offer. Top figures 187p and £1,785 per head.
The overall average was a hefty 135.1p with the average price per head for cows a remarkable £922.
A few more calves about with 41 in total, bulls made up to £375 and heifers £350.
In the sheep section there was plenty going on and levels of trade were well up to expectation.
The 1,097 old season lambs reached top figures of 330p and £155.10 per head.
The SQQ average emerged at a healthy 284p.
A good turnout of 424 cull sheep with ewes to £160 and the average £91.59.
Thursday 4th March: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
Friday 19th March: HPLS Catalogued Suckler Bred Store Cattle Sale
Mrs Beryl Furness of Wheston would like to express her thanks for all the messages of condolence received following the death of Mr ‘Stan’ Furness.
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Youlgreave Main Street, 8th March – 19th March
112 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 135.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
Back over 100 cows and the average was identical to last week with a full line up of buyers and a solid trade once again. Super cows at the top of the heap of outstanding prices this week with Joe Gibbs selling red Limousin at 187p (£1365) followed closely by John Gould at 186p to gross a remarkable £1785 with a black blue cow 11yrs. Top 10 over 170p with numerous more 150p plus. 17 Native today with Hereford (not F/A) to 145p and Angus to 150p.
58 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 120.8p/kg
Just as dear as last week with an odd heifer at 173p but strong Friesian cows to 150p from Bill Bradbury and 149p for Messrs Hallen Farming. Better sorts generally 140p plus with big Holsteins 125-135p and lean or smaller framed cows 110-120p and only a handful under £1.
|187p/kg||730kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|186p/kg||960kg||B Blue x||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|179p/kg||684kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|178p/kg||816kg||B Blue x||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|178p/kg||672kg||Lim||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|174p/kg||682kg||B Blue x||TE Smith & Son, Carlecoates|
|173p/kg||720kg||Holst||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
|170p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|170p/kg||718kg||Lim||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|170p/kg||722kg||Others||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|168p/kg||722kg||B Blue x||TE Smith & Son, Carlecoates|
|167p/kg||708kg||Lim||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|164p/kg||764kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|164p/kg||686kg||Lim||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|164p/kg||766kg||B Blue x||WS Hudson & Son, Ilam|
And Gross Prices:
|£1785.60||960kg||B Blue x||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1452.48||816kg||B Blue x||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|£1410.00||1000kg||B Blue x||TE Smith & Son, Carlecoates|
|£1373.94||898kg||Sim||C & J Southwell & Son, Tixall|
|£1365.10||730kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|£1283.84||944kg||S Horn||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|£1276.04||874kg||Holst||JJ Furness Ltd, Elton|
|£1261.50||870kg||Hfd||R Weston & Son, Longnor|
|£1256.24||766kg||B Blue x||WS Hudson & Son, Ilam|
|£1252.96||764kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
3 OTM Bulls
|127p/kg||£1389||Char||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|126p/kg||£1423||Lincoln||F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill|
6 OTM Steers
|178p/kg||£1181||Hfd, 32 mnths||Meadow Place, Youlgreave|
|143p/kg||£1490||Monty, 4 ½ yrs||RN Hoggard, Newark|
102 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 213.6p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
I am running out of superlatives to describe the ‘Red Hot’ trade that we are experiencing. Many thanks to all the vendors for sending cattle to Bakewell and long may it continue.
7 Finished Bulls ave 198.1p/kg
Only a few today which is a great shame but trade on fire. A pure Blue from Messrs Richardson topped the market t 241p £1412.
|241p/kg||586kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|209p/kg||594kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|208p/kg||572kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|188p/kg||554kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
And Gross Prices:
|£1412.26||586kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|£1241.46||594kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|£1189.76||572kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|£1041.52||554kg||Lim||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
36 Steers – overall average 207.6p/kg
Half the number of last week and a super average that includes everything. Best shaped Blues from Mark Sweetmore topped at 260p to gross £1705. Philip Hooley had 256p or £1561 with John Grummett at 244p (£1503) and 239p (£1716) and Mark Hadfield had 242p and 232p. 10 Natives had Lincoln to 206p, Angus to 201p and Hereford to 198p. 5 B/W topped at 186p for David Gyte, Barmoor Clough.
|260p/kg||656kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|256p/kg||610kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough|
|244p/kg||616kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|242p/kg||550kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|239p/kg||718kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|238p/kg||536kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|232p/kg||564kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|229p/kg||638kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wilboarclough|
|228p/kg||618kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|228p/kg||612kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|226p/kg||558kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|226p/kg||588kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
And Gross Prices:
|£1716.02||718kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1705.60||656kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1561.60||610kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough|
|£1503.04||616kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1461.02||638kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough|
|£1409.04||618kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1395.36||612kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1381.68||584kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough|
|£1357.80||730kg||Fries||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|£1352.00||650kg||B Blue x||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
59 Finished Heifers – overall average 219.2p/kg
A bumper crop and a fine average with the top 9 over 250p and a high of 260p for a superb posh Limousin from Mark Hadfield, Castleton and selling to RW Walmsley, Quality Butchers at Catterton, York. John Grummet had 259p and 256p (£1525) with the Wells Family at 255p and also Don Lownds at 255p. 11 Natives had Hereford to 200p and Angus to 195p
|260p/kg||526kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|259p/kg||528kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|256p/kg||596kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|255p/kg||512kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|255p/kg||560kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|251p/kg||504kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|250p/kg||570kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|250p/kg||576kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|250p/kg||572kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|249p/kg||612kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|249p/kg||528kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|245p/kg||570kg||Blonde x||D Brentnall, Underwood|
|243p/kg||558kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|241p/kg||518kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|241p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1525.76||596kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1523.88||612kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1503.84||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1473.78||638kg||B Blue x||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1472.24||616kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1468.80||720kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1440.00||576kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1430.00||572kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1428.00||560kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1419.60||728kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Numbers similar to last week with 414 Stores on offer. Plenty of buying power in operation or represented and prices up yet again to new heights.
All types looking very well sold.
The sale started with some 17 Feeding Bulls
|£775||Lim x||10 mnths||H & SJ Hallam, New Mills|
|£740||Angus x||12 mnths||Tabbernor & Brassington, Youlgreave|
|£980||Blonde x||14-17 mnths||JW & A Dakin, Smalley|
|£990||B Blue x||17 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£750||B Blue x||6-9 mnths||J & R Davies, Hope|
|£850||Lim x||10 mnths||J & R Davies, Hope|
Just the one Cow & Calf this week:
|£1260||Hfd cow, 57 mnths & Hfr Calf||A Bennison, Compstall|
220 Steers ave £920
A tremendous show of steers and some tremendous prices to go with them.
Angus crosses hitting the highlights, Herefords selling well and continental crosses taking top honours.
|£690||Hfd x||7 mnths||Mrs B Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£865||Lim x||10 mnths||D Armitage, South Normanton|
|£880||Lim x||9 mnths||FJ Wragg, Brackenfield|
|£980||Lim x||9-10 mnths||F & J Critchlow, Sheen|
|£815||Angus x||9 mnths||F & J Critchlow, Sheen|
|£720||Sim x||7 mnths||EA Cooper, Taddington|
|£690||Blonde x||9-11 mnths||J & M Riley, Hartington|
|£865||B Blue x||9-10 mnths||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£780||B Blue x||7 mnths||Roger Barlow, North Leverton|
|£670||Lim x||7 mnths||KW Cresswell, Yeaveley|
|£685||Lim x||9-10 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£875||B Blue x||11-13 mnths||P & A Godber, Kimberley|
|£620||Hfd x||11-12 mnths||K Sherratt, Bretby|
|£765||Angus||9-10 mnths||H & R Potter, Stannington|
|£815||Angus||11-12 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Hulland Ward|
|£935||Lim||11-13 mnths||GA Lomas & Son, Peak Forest|
|£700||Lim x||7 mnths||Park Farm Land, South Anston|
|£1335||Lim x||17 mnths||CPR & J Mycock, Friden|
|£1235||Angus x||16 mnths||CPR & J Mycock, Friden|
|£980||Sim x||14 mnths||F & E Hoggard, Holmgate|
|£600||S Horn x||14 mnths||JE Thraves, Ashover|
|£855||Fries||19 mnths||JW & AE Faulkner, Radbourne|
|£1040||Lim x||14-19 mnths||JW & AE Faulkner, Radbourne|
|£775||Angus x||9-12 mnths (13)||TW & J Foster, Duffield|
|£830||B Blue x||10-12 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£700||Angus x||14 mnths||PJ Bailey, Grindon|
|£1145||Angus x||15 mnths||WJ Nadin & Co, Earl Sterndale|
|£1030||Lim x||19-21 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1015||Lim x||17 mnths||CG Matkin, Alderwasley|
|£1180||B Blue x||19 mnths||Tabbernor & Brassington, Youlgreave|
|£940||Lim x||16 mnths||TW Yates, Longford|
|£1320||Lim x||21 mnths||GM Grindey & Son, Hartington|
|£1095||Lim x||22 mnths||HJ Archer, Scropton|
|£935||Angus||17-18 mnths||DM Webster, Sturston|
|£1190||B Blue x||18 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1170||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||FR Cooper, Bolehill|
|£1195||Hfd x||17 mnths||F & P Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1065||Angus x||17-23 mnths||GN & SM Seals, Wingfield|
|£1235||Angus x||22-24 mnths||Alma Mount Farm, Rowarth|
|£1140||B Blue x||21 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£875||Hfd x||17-18 mnths||DM Webster, Sturston|
|£1190||Angus x||20-22 mnths||C Matthews & Son, Castleton|
|£1225||Char x||22 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1015||Hfd x||18-20 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1110||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1105||Char x||19 mnths||DA & AM Campeau Crowdicote|
|£945||Angus x||18-20 mnths||RE Archer Farms, Bradley|
|£1190||Angus x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1180||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1040||Mont x||24 mnths||GA & R Spencer, Winster|
|£1330||Lim x||24 mnths||R&E&M Round, Thorpe|
|£1320||Lim x||19-23 mnths||R&E&M Round, Thorpe|
175 Heifers ave £862
A good variety to suit all tastes with some excellent bunches which not only commanded a premium, but assisted the progress of the sale.
All types in great demand with Angus & Hereford crosses attracting plenty of interest.
|£500||Hfd x||7 mnths||Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£800||Lim x||10 mnths||D Armitage, South Normanton|
|£720||Lim x||9 mnths||FJ Wragg, Brackenfield|
|£835||B Blue x||9 mnths||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£610||Lim x||9-10 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£850||Lim x||7-9 mnths||Conway & Mellor, Pikehall|
|£710||Angus x||12 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Hulland Ward|
|£690||Sim x||10-11 mnths||R & RJ Beardow, Press|
|£725||Angus x||13-15 mnths||Hobson Farms, Flagg|
|£860||Lim x||12-13 mnths||GA Lomas & Sons, Peak Forest|
|£785||Lim x||8-10 mnths||Park Farm Land, South Anston|
|£1070||Sim x||13-16 mnths||DW Sorrell, Clay Cross|
|£795||B Blue x||18 mnths||PJ Bailey, Grindon|
|£1070||Lim x||15-18 mnths||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£795||B Blue x||17-18 mnths||CJ Nash, Stone|
|£1205||Lim x||22 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1100||B Blue x||22-24 mnths||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£1280||B Blue x||21 mnths||GM Grindey & Son, Hartington|
|£995||Lim x||21-22 mnths||HJ Archer, Scropton|
|£1190||B Blue x||17-22 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1165||Lim x||18-22 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1045||B Blue x||20 mnths||GW Smith & Son, Aldwark|
|£1155||Char||16-17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1055||Angus x||19 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£995||Angus x||20-21 mnths||AP Moore, Longnor|
|£1260||B Blue x||21 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1240||Lim x||18 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1185||Angus x||21 mnths||R Bassett, Hulme End|
|£1110||Hfd x||23 mnths||R Bassett, Hulme End|
|£1105||Angus x||21 mnths||MG Morley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1110||Devon x||21 mnths||MG Morley & Son, Rivelin|
|£970||Sim x||15 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£1020||Char x||24 mnths||D & A Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£820||Hfd x||25-26 mnths||GA & R Spencer, Winster|
|£1200||Sim x||32 mnths||E Garratt & Son, Barton|
41 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another excellent trade for all with Charolais bulls to £350 and heifers to £280.
All breeds in strong demand with plenty of prospective purchasers looking.
Black & white light on numbers with some plain samples within the entry. All were nevertheless, well bid for to a top of £85.
Could all ARLA producers please indicate this on their entry form so that this can be announced at the time of sale.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Char||£280.00||£202.50||GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside|
|Holst||£58.00||£23.38||GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside|
|Saler||£195.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Fries||£85.00||£48.50||G & D Shuker & Sons, Whaley Bridge|
|Ayr||£20.00||JD & B Broadley & Sons, Hartington|
|AA||£185.00||£133.33||JJ Furness Ltd, Elton|
|B Blue x||£375.00||£207.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Lim||£160.00||£157.50||A & DJ Gregory, Litton
|Hfd||£190.00||£142.50||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Char||£350.00||D Hancock, Clay Lane|
|Fries||£150.00||G & D Shuker & Sons, Whaley Bridge|
|AA||£100.00||A & JM Bunting Ltd, Derbys|
|B Blue x||£290.00||£206.00||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
|Lim||£165.00||£110.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
1521 Sheep including 1097 Finished Lambs, 421 Ewes & Rams & 3 Goats
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1521 sheep included 1097 lambs. Demand still very brisk especially for the under 50kg sorts with best top spec butchers’ lambs to 330p/kg (£148/head) heavyweight butchers lambs to 310p/kg £155.10/head) and overweights to 290p/kg (£154/head). In general, the overweight sorts becoming harder to place week on week with the catering trade being missed. The overall average 284.09p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|34.3kg||287p/kg||C Dible, Ilkestone|
|36.6kg||290p/kg||PW Goodwin, Rowsley|
|37.6kg||290p/kg||J Percival, Westhouses|
|38.3kg||316p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|40.3kg||330p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|42.1kg||308p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|42.2kg||320p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|43.6kg||314p/kg||SJ & L White, Wingerworth|
|44kg||318p/kg||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|44.8kg||329p/kg||R Quarnby, Sheffield|
|45.8kg||286p/kg||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|45.9kg||310p/kg||M Pickford, Leek|
|46.2kg||310p/kg||R Quarmby, Sheffield|
|47.7kg||278p/kg||IR Wildgoose, Scarcliffe|
|49.5kg||310p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|51.7kg||300p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|52.5kg||290p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Osliston|
|65.5kg||235p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Osliston|
|Standard||To: 316p/kg||Ave: 274.49p/kg|
|Medium||To: 330p/kg||Ave: 286.78p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 310p/kg||Ave: 259.48p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 290p/kg||Ave: 219.95p/kg|
3 young meat goats on offer attracted very brisk bidding with best to 262p/kg (£117.90) and heavyweights to 220p/kg (£132/head)
421 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A really good run of ewes with 2 vendors showing over 100 between them and all good and categories well bid for.
The best shapely continentals and the heaviest Mules would be the trade of the day with several runs of Mules over £100.
Top call £160 for a storming Texel from Bernard Archer with others from the Hadfield’s and Titterton’s at £158 and £153 respectively.
Plenty of heavy crossbred Texels and Suffolks £102-£114.
The best horned ewes towards £70 but they had to be powerful and thick meat.
Several buyers trying to gather small lean ewes to fill orders in 3 different locations and this sector looked good trade aswell.
Rams good to sell with the best big Texels £120 and above to a top of £126 for Mr B Thorpe at Kirkby in Ashfield.
Cast Ewes To: £160.00 Ave: £91.59
Cast Rams To: 126.00 Ave: £90.30
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