Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 20-05-2024

A busy day in advance of the Bank Holiday and the Tuesday market next week with 803 cattle and 1,400 sheep on offer.

There was another exceptional entry of store & breeding cattle with a total of 476 head forward.

With the temperature rather more like Summer and grass in the fields demand was again very strong.

Steers sold to £1,740 with heifers to £1,640 and feeding bulls to £1,280.

In the breeding section cows and calves sold to £1,770 and mature 84-month-old Limousin stock bull exceeded his slaughter value and went on breeding duties for £2,460.

An excellent entry of 169 finished cattle almost maintained recent levels of trade despite the increased numbers.  Top results 338p/kg and £2,487 per head.

There were 78 heifers forward with the overall average 272.9p almost the exact same figure as last week.

OTM cattle were out in force with 107 on offer. Top figures 258p/kg and £2,220 with the average looking good at 189.5p, so in general trade was much as last week.

51 calves and plenty of interest with bulls to £465 and heifers £330.

Over in the sheep department the more clement weather has really helped the Spring lamb numbers with 289 on offer this week.  Top figures 560p/kg and £236.25 per head.

The SQQ average was 428.6p and the average gross price for a lamb in the 39-45 kg weight range was a hefty £183.22.

Hogg numbers slipping away with only 702 forward and quality very mixed.  Top figures 438p/kg and £256.50 per head.

The SQQ average 365.6p.

A decent entry of 406 cull sheep with ewes to £226 to average £116.99.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Thursday 23rd  May: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

Monday 27th May ; MARKET CLOSED

Tuesday 28th May: Bakewell Market

 

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

107 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall ave 189.5p/kg or £1241

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

An excellent entry again this week and trade generally very similar with the average back just a bit but not quite such as good a show of quality.  Top call today was 258p for a young 31-month-old keeping cow from John Cantrell, Macc, with the top cow from Messrs Ball at 238p (£1732).  Buyers for all today with the feeding men bidding well to secure cows with potential to improve their value.

 

Results

258p/kg 470kg Blonde x, 31 mnths JT Cantrell, Macc Forest
250p/kg 634kg Lim, 34 mnths JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
238p/kg 728kg Lim, 11yrs GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone
229p/kg 572kg Lim, 36 mnths JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
223p/kg 664kg Lim, 12 yrs GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone
223p/kg 710kg Saler, 5 yrs D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge
221p/kg 786kg Sim, 10 yrs CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
218p/kg 764kg Sim, 11 yrs CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
217p/kg 750kg B Blue x, 13 yrs BL & BM Corbett, Hopton
214p/kg 730kg Lim, 4 yrs A Hayes, Cromford
211p/kg 812kg Sim, 10 yrs NC Sherratt, Stannington
207p/kg 572kg Lim, 11 yrs GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone
206p/kg 760kg AA, 4 yrs BL & BM Corbett, Hopton
205p/kg 750kg Hfd, 5 yrs C & FM Percival, Youlgreave

 

Gross Prices:

£1737.06 786kg Sim CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
£1732.64 728kg Lim GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone
£1713.32 812kg Sim NC Sherratt, Stannington
£1665.52 764kg Sim CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor
£1647.72 828kg Lim AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston
£1627.50 750kg B Blue x BL & BM Corbett, Hopton
£1622.40 832kg Devon GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford
£1618.50 830kg Sim P Cafferty, Ashover
£1585.00 634kg Lim JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
£1583.30 710kg Saler D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge
£1565.60 760kg AA BL & BM Corbett, Hopton
£1562.20 730kg Lim A Hayes, Cromford
£1537.50 750kg Hfd C & FM Percival, Youlgreave

 

38 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 178.1p

More on offer and a similar price.

2 OTM clear 201-214p

Better cows 190-197p

Big Holsteins with meat 175-185p

Leaner Parlour types 160-170p

Plainer sorts under 150p

 

The best today:

214p/kg £1271 Holst, 30 mnths TW & JA Foster, Duffield
201p/kg £1398 Holst, 30 mnths E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
197p/kg £1595 Holst, 8 yrs E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
195p/kg £1271 Fries, 8 yrs J & L MacPherson Ltd, Yoxall
195p/kg £1150 Holst, 3 yrs PA & J Swindell, Chelmorten
193p/kg £1470 Holst, 3 yrs E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
193p/kg £1397 Holst, 6 yrs E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley
193p/kg £1239 Fries, 4 yrs WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
192p/kg £1328 Fries, 5 yrs GJ Tideswell, Marchington
191p/kg £1325 Fries, 5 yrs PG & JH Cantrell, Haddon Grove

 

 

5 OTM Bulls

208p/kg £2142 AA MA & WJ Jolliffe, Coton
206p/kg £2220 Lim HG Nutter, Grindon

 

8 OTM Steers

257p/kg £1459 Lim GE Willmott & Son, Ashover
245p/kg £2195 B Blue Moor Farmers, Flagg
244p/kg £1581 Lim JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

169 FINISHED CATTLE ave 267.2p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

A big show ahead of the May Bank Holiday next week.  Some excellent highlights amongst the prices although generally just a little easier than last week.

 

30 Young Bulls ave 255.8p/kg

Good numbers and trade excellent and no less money in the bulls.  Steven Jones showing his first in the season had 324 and 322p for posh suckler sorts (Both over £2000) Nigel Birch at 310p and Phil & Emma Watson at 309p.  Top 10 all over £2000 with 2 big lads from John Ottewell at £2421 and £2487.  B/W to 228p.

 

Results:

324p/kg 632kg Lim S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
322p/kg 642kg B Blue x S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
310p/kg 652kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
309p/kg 612kg Lim P & E Watson, Ashover
289p/kg 838kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
288p/kg 802kg Blonde x CA Potter, Bonsall
279p/kg 748kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
278p/kg 870kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
276p/kg 804kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
275p/kg 786kg Blonde x DG Mycock, Bonsall
275p/kg 668kg Lim P & E Watson, Ashover

 

Gross Prices:

£2487.78 918kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2421.82 838kg B Blue x JT Ottewell, Calow
£2418.60 870kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2309.76 802kg Blonde x CA Potter, Bonsall
£2219.04 804kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2161.50 786kg Blonde x DG Mycock, Bonsall
£2086.92 748kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
£2067.24 642kg B Blue x S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
£2047.68 632kg Lim S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
£2021.20 652kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash

 

61 Steers ave 266.1p/kg

Big numbers and the trade superb with quality at the top end excellent.  Charles & Sue Jeffrey won the steers at 329p for a posh Blue x to gross £2020.  Peter Gaunt had 325p and 321p and Jack Blackshaw 320p.  14 Natives sold to 274p for an Angus and 8 B/W up to 237p.

 

Results:

329p/kg 614kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
325p/kg 642kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
321p/kg 646kg Blonde x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
320p/kg 610kg Lim JP Blackshaw, Pilsley
319p/kg 632kg Blonde x PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
318p/kg 642kg B Blue x BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
315p/kg 638kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf
304p/kg 626kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
301p/kg 602kg Lim Hazledine Farms, Watnall
300p/kg 558kg Lim JG & JM Belfield, Sheen
300p/kg 678kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley

 

Gross Prices:

£2086.50 642kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2073.66 646kg Blonde x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2041.56 642kg B Blue x BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£2034.00 678kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2022.08 712kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£2020.06 614kg B Blue x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£2016.08 632kg Blonde x PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2009.70 638kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf

 

78 Heifers ave 272.9p/kg

Big numbers again and trade for the best excellent, but some continental dairy x’s a little easier.  Peter Gaunt had a tremendous sort at 338p (£2217) with Clive Bacon close behind at 334p (£2157) and Joe Brennand at 332p (£1892)

 

Results:

338p/kg 656kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
334p/kg 646kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf
332p/kg 570kg Lim P Brennand, Little Hayfield
322p/kg 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
322p/kg 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
320p/kg 560kg Lim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
319p/kg 638kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
318p/kg 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
318p/kg 626kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
316p/kg 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield

 

 

Gross Prices:

£2217.28 656kg B Blue x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2157.64 646kg Lim RG Bacon, Wadshelf
£2102.88 674kg B Blue x NI Naylor, Crowdicote
£2067.90 648kg Lim PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£2067.24 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2052.00 760kg AA H & G Hollinshead, Staffs
£2035.22 638kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2035.04 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2034.24 652kg Pied NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2028.60 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2009.76 632kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

 

Another good entry of 476 head had attracted bidders from near and far and with grass in the fields there was plenty of interest and excellent results achieved.

 

The sale commenced with a few Breeding Stock which included:

 

Sample Prices:

£1850 Sim Cow, 56 mnths White Bros, Repton
£1300 Hfd Cow, 74 mnths & Hfr Calf JR Byard, Wingerworth
£1400 B Blue x Cow, 36 mnths BA & SW Mills, Wyming Brook
£1580 Sim Cow, 60 mnths & Hfr Calf D Jones, Blackwell
£1400 S Horn Cow, 37 mnths & Str Calf R Harrison, Thorpe
£1760 Sim Cow, 97 mnths & Hfr Calf NC Sherratt, Stannington

 

Stock Bulls

£1680 Longhorn, 49 mnths J Wheeldon, Kirk Ireton
£2000 Sim, 36 mnths J & M Riley, Hartington
£2460 Ped Lim, 84 mnths G & M Limer, Taddington
£2180 Pure Lim, 11 mnths Dukes Drive, Buxton
£2020 Pure Lim, 12 mnths Dukes Drive, Buxton

 

Feeding Bulls

A varied selection with sample prices as follows:

£1090 Char x 12 mnths DS Edwards, Willington
£800 Lim x 10 mnths Garlick Partners, Whaley Bridge
£750 Sim x 12-13 mnths AD & S Taylor, Summerley
£1280 Hfd 21 mnths Mrs JJ Barlow, Dore
£840 Hfd 8-9 mnths Mrs JJ Barlow, Dore
£980 B Blue x 7 mnths GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford
£990 Lim x (6) 7-11 mnths S Leason, Sudbury

 

204 Steers ave £1,066

Plenty of interest in the varied selection of stock on offer.

Angus and Hereford in good demand.  Black & whites becoming scarce in the age of sexed semen, but definitely wanted if they appear.

Any cattle that have been outwintered or ‘hardened off’ commanding a distinct premium.

 

Sample Results:

£1210 B Blue x 13 mnths D Spooner, Leek
£600 B Blue x 5 mnths CJ & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood
£500 Devon x 4 mnths CJ & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood
£1080 Lim x 9 mnths SR Bardwell, Highlow
£760  B Blue x (7) 6-7 mnths Mrs SB Torr, Tissington
£600 Holst 8-9 mnths PJ Yates, Kedleston
£750 Lim x 11-12 mnths FL Short, Eastmoor
£910 Angus x 10 mnths N Tunnicliffe, Pilsley
£960 Sim x 12-13 mnths AD & S Taylor, Summerley
£1380 Cont x 14 mnths Miss J Bonsall, Atlow
£760 AA x (7) 11 mnths LB & AB Thompson, Longnor
£1050 B Blue/Lim x 10-11 mnths JW & JR Davies, Hope
£1190 Lim x (6) 6-12 mnths DR Gould, Grange Mill
£1370 AA x 11-13 mnths CPR & JM Mycock, Friden
£880 Hfd x 13-15 mnths BP Thornley, Snelston
£895 S Horn x (6) 11-13 mnths J & D Hollingworth, Ockbrook
£1460 B Blue x 13 mnths GM Grindey, Hartington
£1160 Char x 14 mnths DS Edwards, Lullington
£625 Fries 14 mnths A Howe, Cressbrook
£1070 AA x 13-16 mnths BG Adams, Brailsford
£1205 Char x 14 mnths  G Moxon, Ashbourne
£1740 B Blue x 17 mnths TW & EJ Gratton, King Sterndale
£1500 Lim x 17 mnths TW & EJ Gratton, King Sterndale
£1235 AA 18-20 mnths Bateson Trailers, High Lane
£1090 AA 17-20 mnths R Gratton, Buxton
£1290 B Blue x 16 mnths KL Hayward, Huthwaite
£1400 B Blue x 22 mnths J & N & M Walker, Bonsall
£1520 B Blue x 23 mnths R Fletcher, Windley
£1400 Sim x 20 mnths D & VM Wardman, Overton
£1190 AA x  20-23 mnths D & L Wain, Ilam
£1400 AA x 20-26 mnths FH White, Shottle
£1250 Hfd x 15 mnths VH Mellor, Chelmorten
£1520 B Blue x 19-20 mnths A Cooper, Elton
£1460 Lim x 20-23 mnths MT Wainwright, Poynton
£1575 Char x 20 mnths IP Carrington, Kniveton
£1570 AA x 21 mnths PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley
£1240 Lim (10) 22-24 mnths HJ Archer, Scropton

 

195 Heifers ave £969

Plenty to choose from with fierce competition for all types.  Some well matched bunches clearly attracting a premium.

 

Sample Results:

£680 Lim x 8 mnths SR Bardwell, Highlow
£940 Char x 8 mnths T Currington, Biggin
£640 Lim x 9-12 mnths FL Short, Eastmoor
£700 Sim x 10-11 mnths CJ Stone, Buxton
£610 Hfd x 11-12 mnths T Beswick, Buxton
£1040 Sim x 13 mnths D Jones, Blackwell
£710 AA x 10 mnths N Tunnicliffe, Pilsley
£825 B Blue x 11 mnths JW & JR Davies, Hope
£1410 Lim x 23 mnths DR Gould & Son, Grange Mill
£995 Blonde x 13 mnths J & J Salmon, Marchington
£915 Lim x 15 mnths BP Thornley, Snelston
£1530 Lim (4) 10-14 mnths J & A & M Bennett, Threaphurst
£1300 Lim x 13-15 mnths JA Mosley, Stannington
£1065 Stab 14 mnths S & LJ Dyson, Hollowmeadows
£940 B Blue x 16 mnths EP Brailsford, Farley
£1130 Hfd x 20 mnths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£1100 B Blue x 15-16 mnths FN Halksworth, Ashover
£1490 Lim x 17 mnths TW & EJ Gratton, King Sterndale
£980 Hfd x 16-17 mnths TJ Jackson, Ashbourne
£1505 Lim x 27-28 mnths J & N & M Walker, Bonsall
£1535 B Blue x 28 mnths J & N & M Walker, Bonsall
£1100 AA x 23 mnths R Fletcher, Windley
£1125 AA 19 mnths J Bowden, Disley
£1130 Cont x 19-20 mnths NJ Kirk, Brinsley
£1130 AA x 22 mnths FH White, Shottle
£1325 B Blue x 19-21 mnths FH White, Shottle
£1195 Hfd x 24 mnths VH Mellor, Chelmorten
£1335 B Blue x (7) 20-21 mnths A Cooper, Elton
£1510 Char x 20 mnths FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton
£1385 B Blue x 21 mnths CF Edge & Partners, Alsop
£1195 AA x 25 mnths R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley
£1640 AA x 21-25 mnths PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley
£945 Hfd x 20-24 mnths J Shardlow, Shirland
£1400 Lim x 19-25 mnths JA & D Shepherd, Hollowmeadows
£1215 AA x 25 mnths Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

51 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

Another strong trade for all, especially the better end with plenty of potential purchasers looking.

Tops of £465 for bulls and £330 for heifers of which many more could have been sold.

A shortage of B/W’s forward but those present rewarded with a strong trade for all to a top of £162.

 

Bulls

B Blue                 £465     D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill

B Blue                 £395     BD Hudson, Ipstones

B Blue                 £350     WJ Adams, Mackworth

Hfd                       £368     D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill

Angus                 £350     JW Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst

Fries                    £162     L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest

Hfrs

B Blue                 £330     BD Hudson, Ipstones

B Blue                 £302     WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth

Angus                 £245     PG & JH Cantrell, Haddon Grove

Saler                    £150     JF Hayes, Shottle

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

990 LAMBS, 406 EWES & RAMS & 3 STORE SHEEP

(Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A total entry of 1399 included 276 new season lambs.  Increased numbers and demand very brisk for all with best butchers’ lambs to 465p/kg and £210/head with lighter weights to 456p/kg.  Overall average 424.9p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

31.6kg 456p/kg AW & RA Mycock
34.0kg 442p/kg AW & RA Mycock
34.2kg 448p/kg AW & RA Mycock
35.3kg 454p/kg AW & RA Mycock
37.2kg 438p/kg GG Burton
40.0kg 440p/kg R Brough & Son
40.3kg 442p/kg R Brough & Son
41.0kg 448p/kg J & N Easom
41.2kg 446p/kg Hawksworth Farmers
42.1kg 465p/kg R Brough & Son
42.4kg 462p/kg R Swift & Sons
43.8kg 448p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
45.5kg 462p/kg Hazelwood Hall Farms
47.0kg 410p/kg Hazelwood Hall Farms

 

Averages:

Light To 456p/kg Average 406.07p/kg
Standard To 454p/kg Average 425.69p/kg
Medium To 465p/kg Average 425.34p/kg
Overweight To 410p/kg Average 407.05p/kg

 

Old Season Lambs

In the old season lambs a last big fling of 702 on offer, best meated sorts attracting very brisk buying with some buyers struggling to get numbers to fill lorries.  The best shaped sorts peaked at 390p/kg with heavyweights to 372p/kg and overweight sorts to 375p/kg with a top gross of £205/head.

Overall average 337.39p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

35.6kg 365p/kg AV Marsden
36.2kg 358p/kg RH Hall
37.1kg 366p/kg D Mullin
39.0kg 350p/kg J Greatorex & Sons
40.4kg 368p/kg CH Gregory
42.0kg 372p/kg R Swift & Sons
43.08kg 368p/kg R Swift & Sons
44.0kg 376p/kg AV Marsden
44.2kg 390p/kg W Lewis
44.8kg 378p/kg W Lewis
45.0kg 382p/kg Hawksworth Farms
46.09kg 370p/kg W Lewis
46.6kg 372p/kg J Greatorex & Sons
48.0kg 368p/kg AV Marsden
49.0kg 366p/kg J Brough & Sons
50.6kg 369p/kg J Brough & Sons
54.0kg 375p/kg T Collins

 

Averages:

Standard To 366p/kg Average 310.5p/kg
Medium To 390p/kg Average 345.5p/kg
Heavy To 372p/kg Average 354.66p/kg
Overweight To 375p/kg Average 324.32p/kg

 

406 Cull Sheep

A tremendous show of 406 cull ewes and rams sold on a very brisk trade despite rumours trade had dropped.  Best pure Texels to £226/head, Texel x to £80, Suffolk to £154 and heavy Mules £120+, best horned ewes in the late £90’s.

 

 

Ewes to £226                Ave £116.93

Rams to £183                Ave £133

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

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