Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 28-05-2024

Modest entries of 160 cattle and 539 sheep for the Bank Holiday Tuesday market.

Thoe vendors who brought stock were well rewarded with decent prices and very satisfactory results.

 

Only 70 Store & Breeding cattle and generally younger than a full Monday entry, but an excellent trade throughout.

Top price was £1,325 for a Montbeliarde & Shorthorn x Steers 23-24 mnths with a Lim x Steer 12 mnths at £1,210.

There were several cow & calf outfits with the best to £1,600.

Back to normal next week with a number of substantial entries already booked in.  If you have stores to sell, give the Bakewell office a call on 01629 812777.  If you need a word about them, call Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441.

 

37 finished cattle forward with recent levels of trade maintained and, in some cases, exceeded.  Top figures 324p and £2,126 per head.

The average for the 25 heifers was an excellent 294.2p.

Again, back to normal next week…. any questions speak to Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899

 

Only 28 OTM Cattle, but plenty of demand with top figures 221p and £2,120 per head.

The average for a mixed sample 180.6 pence.

 

31 calves on offer with bulls to £365 and heifers £395.

 

Over in the sheep department a small entry of 539 as hoggs dwindle and Spring lambs only just starting to come in better numbers.

Lambs reached 480p/kg and £220.80 per head with the SQQ average looking good at 416.4 p/kg.

There were 243 hoggs with top figures 388p and £194.54/head.  The SQQ average a respectable 364.2p.

And finally, a small entry of 97 cull ewes reached £186 with a cracking average of £138.47.

 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Thursday 30th May: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

 

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

28 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall ave 180.6p/kg or £1177

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

A typical entry for the Bank Holiday market with all the buyers at ringside or represented and trade very much as last week.  Cows very much in demand at present with a top of 221p for a B/W heifer from Messrs Furness, Oddo with the top cow being an Angus at 220p or £2120.

 

Results

221p/kg 604kg Holst JJ Furness Ltd, Elton
220p/kg 964kg AA B Sayles, Park Head
219p/kg 674kg Holst JJ Furness Ltd, Elton
216p/kg 776kg Sim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
214p/kg 756kg Lim Mycock & Bright, Buxton
210p/kg 656kg Holst JJ Furness Ltd, Elton
198p/kg 766kg Holst JD Pickford & Sons, Leek
198p/kg 732kg Stab B Sayles, Park Head
193p/kg 598kg Fries J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
188p/kg 842kg Holst E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough
184p/kg 584kg Sim CJ Stone, Green Fairfield

 

Gross Prices:

£2120.80 964kg AA B Sayles, Park Head
£1676.16 776kg Sim BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor
£1617.84 756kg Lim Mycock & Bright, Buxton
£1582.96 842kg Holst E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough
£1516.68 766kg Holst JD Pickford, Leek
£1476.06 674kg Holst JJ Furness Ltd, Elton
£1449.36 732kg Stab B Sayles, Park Head
£1377.60 656kg Holst JJ Furness Ltd, Elton
£1334.84 604kg Holst JJ Furness Ltd, Elton
£1256.64 748kg Lim AW Rawson, Alderwasley

 

37 FINISHED CATTLE ave 288.1/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Just 37, which was more than expected but plenty of buying support for the offering.

 

2 Young Bulls

Both looked well sold.

276p/kg             £1595                  Hfd, 578kg        C Biggin & Son, Holmesfield

 

10 Steers ave 277p/kg

No suckler bred cattle this week but a selection of well-fed cattle on offer.

 

Results:

294p/kg 554kg B Blue x JM & B Mann, Bakewell
284p/kg 650kg S Horn Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
284p/kg 682kg AA PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
282p/kg 702kg S Horn Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
278p/kg 646kg AA R Walker, Ashgate

 

 

Gross Prices:

£1979.64 702kg S Horn Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£1936.88 682kg AA PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley
£1846.00 650kg S Horn Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£1811.52 666kg B Blue x RG Bacon, Wadshelf
£1795.88 646kg AA R Walker, Ashgate
£1730.16 648kg B Blue x E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

 

24 Heifers ave 294.3/kg

Trade as good as ever with some remarkable prices throughout, John Grummett had the pick of the heifers at 324 and 316p/kg with 14 best over 300p/kg and 9 over £2000.

 

Results:

324p/kg 542kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
316p/kg 544kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
310p/kg 676kg B Blue x H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
310p/kg 686kg Lim DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton
304p/kg 516kg Lim LM & D Grummett, Smisby
304p/kg 600kg Lim H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
302p/kg 678kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
302p/kg 588kg B Blue x Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow

 

Gross Prices:

£2126.60 686kg Lim DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton
£2095.88 694kg Lim DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton
£2095.60 676kg B Blue x H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield
£2052.82 682kg Lim DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton
£2047.56 678kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
£2046.00 682kg B Blue x Moor Farmers, Flagg
£2028.60 690kg B Blue x RG Bacon, Wadshelf
£2024.20 698kg B Blue x RG Bacon, Wadshelf
£2004.00 668kg AA PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)

Only 70 head of store & breeding cattle for the Tuesday market.  Plenty of men round the ring and trade well up to standard.

Back to business as usual next Monday 3rd June, give us a call with your entries

 

The sale commenced with a few Breeding Stock which included:

 

Sample Prices:

£1270 Hfd Cow, 49 mnths & Hfr Calf JE Thraves, Ashover
£1470 AA x Cow, 61 mnths & Str Calf R Harrison, Thorpe
£1000 Par x Cow, 37 mnths & Hfr Calf A Webster, Bascote

 

Store Cattle

A small selection of mainly young cattle which looked very well sold included:

£530 B Blue x Bulls 5 mnths C & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood
£500 Hfd x Str 5 mnths C & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood
£570 B Blue x Str 8-9 mnths TR Meakin, Loxley
£1210 Lim x Str 12 mnths D & S Edge, Pike Hall
£950 Hfd Str 11-14 mnths A & R Allsop, Heanor
£930 S Horn x Str 13-14 mnths B Ainley, Mercaston
£1325 Mont/SH Str 23-24 mnths Gilmans Ltd, Thorpe
£1110 Lim x Str 21 mnths Gilmans Ltd, Thorpe
£870 Hfd x Str 14 mnths Gilmans Ltd, Thorpe
£690 Hfd x Hfrs 11 mnths A & R Allsop, Heanor
£730 S Horn x Hfr 12-14 mnths B Ainley, Mercaston
£760 Hfd x Hfr 13-15 mnths Gilmans Ltd, Thorpe
£1045 Lim x Hfr 21-26 mnths A & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows
£1080 Angus x Hfr 23 mnths R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley
£1000 Lim x Hfr 24 mnths R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

31 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A respectable Tuesday entry with a trade to match and a large gathering of potential purchasers with all types in keen demand.

Bulls saw tops of £365 for B Blues and £348 for an Angus.  Heifers just as dear with a B blue to £365 and Angus to £348.

B/W’s light on numbers but those forwards were rewarded with a strong trade to a top of £150.

 

Bulls

B Blue                 £365  x2             E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Angus                 £348                    AE & E Bowler, Shottle

Angus                 £335                    JW Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst

Hfd                       £295                    E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Fries                    £150                    C Shirt, Over Haddon

Hfrs

B Blue                 £395                    E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Angus                 £280                    AE & E Bowler, Shottle

Lim                      £230                    DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

442 LAMBS & 97 EWES & RAMS & 3 STORE SHEEP

(Auctioneer Peter Oven)

A Bank Holiday entry of 539 sheep included 199 new season lambs.  Best meated butchers types attracting very brisk bidding to peak at 480p/kg and over £220/head overall average 417.12p/kg.

Leading Prices: –

36.2kg 444p/kg Longacre
38.3kg 438p/kg R Swift & Sons
39.6kg 454p/kg R Swift & Sons
40.8kg 438p/kg R Swift & Sons
41.0kg 438p/kg R Swift & Sons
42.2kg 448p/kg J & J Walton & Sons
43.4kg 430p/kg J & J Walton & Sons
44.2kg 460p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
44.6kg 460p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
46.0kg 480p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
47.0kg 448p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
56.5kg 346p/kg PE Yates

 

Averages:

Medium To 460p/kg Average 417.12p/kg
Heavy To 480p/kg Average 451.39p/kg

 

Old Season Lambs

In the old season lambs quality mixed but demand still very good with the overall average of 364.27p/kg, up 27 pence on the week.  Best continentals peaked at 388p/kg and top gross of £195/head.

 

Leading Prices: –

37.7kg 378p/kg Stoneyford Farming
39.0kg 356p/kg MN Pickford
39.8kg 367p/kg R Swift & Sons
40.2kg 368p/kg R Swift & Sons
41.09p/kg 388p/kg R Swift & Sons
42.1kg 380p/kg V Sellers
44.0kg 388p/kg V Sellers
45.6kg 386p/kg R Swift & Sons
47.8kg 362p/kg MN Pickford
48.3kg 387p/kg Stoneyford Farming
49.5kg 368p/kg D& JL Smith
51.8kg 340p/kg P Oven
54.8kg 355p/kg MN Pickford

 

Averages:

Medium To 388p/kg Average 367.92p/kg
Heavy To 387p/kg Average 352.6p/kg
Overweight To 355p/kg Average 346.0p/kg

 

97 Cull Sheep

Just 97 cull sheep saw a tremendous trade with plain and smaller ewes looking especially well sold.  Texels to £186, Suffolks to £155, Jacobs to £100 and Swales to £95.  Overall average up £22/head on last week.

 

Ewes to £186                Ave £138.47

Rams to £160               Ave £143.33

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate