Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 03-06-2024

A dry day forecast and the prospects of silaging kept some farmers at home, but there was still a decent turnout at Bakewell with 784 cattle and 1,096 sheep on offer.

Despite no cattle or sheep being shown, there were blue, red and yellow rosettes on show as prospective candidates all attended market at the same time on the same day seeking our votes.  Surely this was not a conspiracy.

 

494 store & breeding cattle sold on a superb trade with several new buyers operating and some excellent prices achieved all helped by some exceptional animals in the entry.

Steers sold to £1,900, heifers £1,660 and feeding bulls £1,390.  In the breeding section cows and calves hit £1,680 and in calf heifers sold to £1,700.

So, plenty of trade for all comers, if you have stores to sell, give us a call.

 

Finished cattle out in reasonable numbers with 106 in total.  Top prices 344p/kg and £2197 per head.

Generally, trade a shade less with deadweight procurers doing their best to reduce prices.

The average for the 47 heifers was a solid 280.1 pence and the per head average for the heifers £1,700, so returns still looking good at Bakewell.

101 OTM cattle with prices remaining very strong indeed.  Top figures 256p and £2,197 per head.

Overall average 194.3p and the per head average for cows a remarkable £1,255.

83 calves, the most we have had for some time.  Plenty of interest with bulls to £495 and heifers £500.

In the sheep department hogg numbers continue to slip away and lambs increase.

This week the lambs outnumbered the hoggs with 412 Spring lambs on offer.

Prices a shade easier top figures for lambs 468p/kg and £201.62 per head.

The SQQ average 407.4 pence.

Trade for the 345 hoggs reflects in the mix of quality on offer.

Top figures 362p/kg and £201.11 per head.

The SQQ settled at 304.2 pence.

Cull sheep out in force with 339 forward.  Ewes sold to £177 to average £121.20.

 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

 

Thursday 6th June: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

Saturday 8th June:  Farm Sale at Poplars Farm,  Barton in the Beans

Friday 14th June: Farm Sale at Brumlea Farm, Bonsall

 

We have been asked to inform you

 

The funeral of

Robert Parker 

Of 

 Derby Hills Farm, Ticknall, Derbys

Will be held on

Tuesday 18th June at 11.00 am

At St George’s Church, Ticknall


 

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

101 BARREN, OTM AND FEEDING COWS overall ave 194.3p/kg or £1276

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)     

More on offer than expected and an unreal trade for the cows with cow meat very much on the menu.  All buyers out in force with renewed orders and well bid for a good sample of cows.  Best end cows generally 220p plus and up to 256p for a 1 calf OTM Simmy from CJ Stone.  Chris & James Noon had 249 (£1618) for a pure Blond and Ben Langton at 246p (£1662) for a shapey Limmy.  Cows are on the up and it Is a good time to sell some whilst there is strong demand.  Please give me a call if you would like any advice.

Results

256p/kg 530kg Sim CJ Stone, Green Fairfield
249p/kg 650kg Blond x Scriveton Manor Farm Holding
246p/kg 676kg Lim B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
239p/kg 814kg Lim B Rowlinson, Ramsor
239p/kg 522kg Lim JA Hall, Longnor
236p/kg 614kg Lim JA Hall, Longnor
234p/kg 722kg Lim S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
232p/kg 720kg Lim B Rowlinson, Ramsor
231p/kg 608kg Lim S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
230p/kg 658kg Lim J Bonsall, Atlow
227p/kg 968kg Blond x J Turnock, Doveholes
226p/kg 760kg B Blue x H Young, Peak Forest
226p/kg 710kg Lim Ashford Hall Farm

 

Gross Prices:

£2197.36 968kg Blond x J Turnock, Doveholes
£1945.46 814kg Lim B Rowlinson, Ramsor
£1891.04 892kg B Blue x DC Hoggard, Newark
£1717.60 760kg B Blue x H Young, Peak Forest
£1689.48 722kg Lim S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
£1681.42 754kg B Blue x JP Austin, Ashbourne
£1670.40 720kg Lim B Rowlinson, Ramsor
£1662.96 676kg Lim B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
£1652.44 758kg Lim AJ Parker & Sons, Ticknall

 

24 Black & White and ex dairy cows ave 175.6p

Less on offer but solid money again.

 

2 OTM clean 214 & 243p

Best cows 180-193p

Big Holsteins 165-175p

Leaner types 150-165p

Only a handful under 150p

 

The best today:

243p/kg £1735 Fries, 31 mnths H Young, Peak Forest
214p/kg £1254 Holst, 3 yrs R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton
193p/kg £1609 Holst, 8 yrs W Seward & Sons, Duckmanton
193p/kg £1555 Holst, 4 yrs E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough
190p/kg £1379 Holst, 4 yrs R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton

 

 

4 OTM Bulls

231p/kg £2042 Char Riverside Farms, Derby
223p/kg £1940 Blond Scriveton Manor Farm, Middleton

 

7 OTM Steers

241p/kg £1518 Lim, 31 mnths JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne
236p/kg £1203 S Horn, 35 mnths KW Twemlow & Co, Swinscoe
221p/kg £1710 AA, 37 mnths O Black, Melton Mowbray

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

106 FINISHED CATTLE ave 265.6p/kg

(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)

Short of numbers with grass down in nearly very field in the Peak District and trade for the clean remarkably brisk and certainly not the ‘doom and gloom’ of stories elsewhere.

 

21 Young Bulls ave 246.8p/kg

Short on numbers and sold up to 288p for Blue x from Phil & Emma Watson with Nigel Birch and David Goddard also in the 280’s.

 

Results:

288p/kg 610kg B Blue x P & E Watson, Ashover
283p/kg 592kg B Blue x NA Birch, Monyash
281p/kg 650kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires
278p/kg 614kg Lim NA Birch, Monyash
276p/kg 584kg B Blue x P & E Watson, Ashover
274p/kg 650kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
270p/kg 584kg B Blue x P & E Watson, Ashover

 

Gross Prices:

£2362.20 930kg Blond x J Turnock, Doveholes
£2137.92 816kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
£2012.40 780kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
£2002.08 776kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
£1826.50 650kg Lim S & D Fearn, Wardlow
£1814.60 860kg AA AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook
£1781.00 650kg Lim MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
£1756.80 610kg B Blue x P & E Watson, Ashover

 

38 Steers ave 259.5p/kg

All shapes and sizes represented and a good price all the way through.  Steven, Steff & Owen Wells led the day at 328p for a smart B Blue x to also lead the gross table at £2197.  Other good bullocks easily over 300p.  6 Natives to 271p for an Angus for Mark Walker and 4 B/W’s to 238p for Neil Massey.

 

Results:

328p/kg 670kg B Blue x MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
320p/kg 652kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
314p/kg 652kg Lim Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor
302p/kg 646kg Lim B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
294p/kg 644kg Lim Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor
288p/kg 638kg B Blue x B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
286p/kg 624kg Lim Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor
281p/kg 678kg Char Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor
280p/kg 676kg Char Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor

 

Gross Prices:

£2197.60 670kg B Blue x MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
£2086.40 652kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2047.28 652kg Lim Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor
£1994.10 782kg Lim Moor Farmers, Flagg
£1950.92 646kg Lim B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse
£1945.60 760kg AA WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
£1905.18 678kg Char Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor

 

47 Heifers ave 280.2p/kg

An unreal trade and miles better than expected with the best 20 heifers over 300p and 9 bigger sorts over £2000.  The Wells family did the steer/heifer double today with their black blue at 344p (£1981) with James Noon second at 326p (£2145) and Peter Gaunt at 325 and 324p (both over £2000) 6 Natives to 280p for an Angus from D&G Walker and 2 B/W heifers also in the entry.

 

Results:

344p/kg 576kg B Blue MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
326p/kg 658kg Blond x Scriveton Manor Farm Holdings
325p/kg 646kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
324p/kg 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
320p/kg 638kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby Village
318p/kg 664kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
314p/kg 568kg B Blue x GK & E Robinson, Wheston
314p/kg 640kg Blond x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
314p/kg 652kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
311p/kg 630kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
310p/kg 642kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
309p/kg 684kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
309p/kg 640kg Lim PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough

 

Gross Prices:

£2145.08 658kg Blond x Scriveton Manor Farm, Middleton
£2113.56 684kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2111.52 664kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2099.50 646kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2086.56 644kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2047.28 652kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2041.60 638kg Lim PJ Dale, Denby Village
£2014.32 654kg Lim NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield
£2009.60 640kg Blond x NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield

Auctioneer:

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

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

A decent turnout of 494 head despite many farmers taking advantage of the fine weather to harvest grass.

 

The sale commenced with a few Breeding Stock which included:

 

Sample Prices:

£1280 Lim Cow, 59 mnths & Str Calf PV Hawkins, Shirland
£1480 Lim x Cow, 19 mnths & Bull Calf MR Walker, Alport
£1680 Lim x Cow, 60 mnths & Hfr Calf J & M Riley, Hartington
£1610 Lim Cow, 49 mnths & Hfr Calf J & M Riley, Hartington
£1700 Lim x Hfr, 29 mnths i/c R Rowlinson, Ilam
£1500 Lim Hfr, 29 mnths i/c R Rowlinson, Ilam
£1500 Lim x Hfr, 28 mnths i/c R Rowlinson, Ilam

 

 

50 Feeding Bulls

All shapes and sizes with sample prices as follows:

£1290 Lim 14 mnths Ashford Hall Farm
£1150 Lim x 12-13 mnths P Hill & Co, Rosliston
£1330 Sim 14 mnths JA Duggins, Netherseal
£850 Beef S Horn 8 mnths J Lyon, Flagg
£1140 Sim 12 mnths Mrs NC Gregory, Blackwell
£980 Holst 17-20 mnths D Sims & Son, Fenny Bentley
£680 Sim x 4 mnths EA Cooper & Sons, Taddington
£860 Lim x 8-12 mnths S Burford, Hayfield
£1200 B Blue x 11 mnths WT & P Fearn, Woolley Moor
£1390 Lim x 12 mnths R Fletcher, Windley

 

221 Steers ave £1,073

Some outstanding cattle on offer with many sold in well matched bunches.

These clearly appealed to a full line up of buyers which included several new faces.

With finished cattle sold deadweight facing a reduction in price there was no slackening of pace in the stores as the following results will demonstrate.

 

Sample Results:

£440 Fries (8) 5-8 mnths EA Cooper, Taddington
£750 AA x 10 mnths R Hughes, Stanley
£1100 Lim x 9 mnths FA Yates & Son, Alstonefield
£1090 Char x 8 mnths IP Carrington, Kniveton
£1080 Hfd x 10-11 mnths J & MJ Sisson, Ilkeston
£1180 Char x 8-12 mnths JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge
£1080 AA x 14-15 mnths Miss RJ Stubbs, Hoar Cross
£1160 B Blue x (10 11-13 mnths Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£1200 Char x (6) 12-13 mnths Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£1110 Sim (6) 11-13 mnths Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£1100 Sim/BB/Char Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow
£1120 B Blue x 12 mnth W Frith, Ashbourne
£1900 Lim 18 mnth Ashford Hall Farm
£1400 Lim (5) 12-13 mnths Ashford Hall Farm
£1250 S Horn 14 mnths Ashford Hall Farm
£1400 B Blue x 13 mnths Mrs S Allen, Thorpe
£1110 Red P x 13 mnths Mrs S Allen, Thorpe
£1470 Lim x 14-15 mnths PT Chadfield, Marston
£1090 Stab 13-14 mnths S & LJ Dyson, Hollow Meadows
£1200 Lim x 15 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£1150 Hfd x 13-15 mnths Bonehill Partners, Mickleover
£1360 AA x 16 mnths RA Tatlow, Ashbourne
£1385 B Blue x 18 mnths JW Handford, Birch Vale
£1220 Sim x 19 mnths D & VM Wardman, Ashover
£1080 AA x 16 mnths AC Langridge, Fole
£1520 S Horn 13 mnths F & E Hoggard, Holmgate
£1820 Blonde x 25 mnths Bunting Agri Ltd, Pinxton
£1401 Lim x 25 mnths GA & Mrs CJ Mellor, Adnaston
£1600 B Blue x (6) 22-25 mnths WJ Sessions, Hilton
£1645 AA x (8) 22-25 mnths Longditch Farm, Leek
£1660 AA x 26-28 mnths D Spencer, Winster
£1375 AA x 12-25 mnths JA Sheldon, Middleton
£1410 B Blue x 25 mnths B Pegg, Sturston

 

187 Heifers ave £941

A good selection with buyers present at all price points.  Demand for all quarters with buyers operating seeking suckler replacements.

Angus and Hereford selling well, but continentals taking the honours.

Sample Results:

£910 B Blue x 8 mnths WT & P Fearn, Woolley Moor
£820 B Blue x (5) 7-9 mnths Mrs SB Torr, Tissington
£1050 Lim x (5) 9 mnths FA Yates, Alstonefield
£900 Char x 9 mnths IP Carrington, Kniveton
£850 Lim/BB (6) 7-12 mnths JW & JR Davies, Hope
£1000 B Blue x 14 mnths L Beresford, Brackenfield
£1120 Sim x 13 mnths S Goring, Hoar Cross
£1500 Lim x 18 mnths K & S Harper, Dungworth
£1090 B Blue x 13 mnths W Frith, Ashbourne
£1650 Lim x 17 mnths Ashford Hall Farms
£1170 S Horn 14 mnths Ashford Hall Farms
£1300 Lim x 15 mnths PT Chadfield, Marston
£1070 Blond x 12-14 mnths JW Radford, Longnor
£1220 AA x 16 mnths JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave
£1120 AA x 19-20 mnths Bonehill Partners, Mickleover
£1030 AA x 19-20 mnths Bateson Trailers, High Lane
£1040 Hfd x 17 mnths TJ Jackson, Ashbourne
£1040 B Blue x 17-18 mnths JW Handford, Birch Vale
£1140 Sim x 18 mnths D & VM Wardman, Overton
£1000 Fleck 19 mnths NJ Kirk, Brinsley
£1660 Blonde x 24-25 mnths Bunting Agri, Pinxton
£1270 B Blue x (7) 18-21 mnths PK & C Heathcote, Buxton
£1260 B Blue x (6) 19-22 mnths PK & C Heathcote, Buxton
£1505 AA x 20-21 mnths CF Edge & Partners, Alsop
£1295 B Blue x 26-27 mnths WJ Sessions, Hilton
£980 Hfd x 21-25 mnths Campion Bros, Stretton
£1015 Hfd x 29 mnths C Bowler, Ashleyhay
£1580 AA x 26-28 mnths D Spencer, Winster
£860 L Horn 32-35 mnths NJ Matkin, West End

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Meg Elliott

Auctioneer and Valuer, Market Associate

83 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)

A further increase in numbers forward with no let up in the trade which was excellent for all.

Bulls saw Limousin to £385 and £350 with B Blues to £495 and £348 with the native breeds looking equally as well sold with Herefords to £298, Angus to £268 and B/W’s to £155.

A similar picture for the heifers with B Blue to £500, Limousin to £395 and Angus to £250 with the sample of prices below showing the level of trade.

 

Bulls

B Blue                 £495     RE Poyser & Son, Onecote

B Blue                 £348     J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell

Lim                      £385     JD Pickford, Leek

Lim                      £350     M Kidd, North Rode

Sim                      £315     G Matkin, Idridgehay

Mont                   £315     J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell

Angus                 £268     E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough

Hfd                       £298     R Hall, Peak Forest

Hfrs

B Blue                 £500     RJ Wedd & Son, Tutbury

Lim                      £395     TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley

Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

757 LAMBS & 339 EWES & RAMS

(Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)

A total entry of 1096 sheep included a larger show of 412 new season lambs.  Demand good for best butchers lambs with a top of 468p/kg with heavyweight butchers lambs to 424p/kg and a top gross of £201.32/head.  Overall average 407.41p/kg.

 

Leading Prices: –

37.5kg 414p/kg GG Burton
39.0kg 414p/kg R Swift & Sons
40.8kg 446p/kg R Brough & Son
41.1kg 448p/kg R Swift & Sons
41.4kg 460p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
41.8kg 468p/kg R Brough & Son
42.2kg 446p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
42.7kg 446p/kg G & J Hadfield & Son
43.8kg 460p/kg H Taylor & Partners
44.0kg 442p/kg Frank Kunica
45.8kg 424p/kg Hazlewood Hall
50.0kg 400p/kg Hazlewood Hall Farm

 

 

Averages:

Standard To 414p/kg Average 392.07p/kg
Medium To 468p/kg Average 410.64p/kg
Heavy To 424p/kg Average 395.62p/kg
Overweight To 360p/kg

 

Old Season Lambs

Quality very mixed, but demand for all types.  Best meated sorts in the 340-362p/kg bracket.  Overall average 304.26p/kg and top gross £201.11 per head.

 

Leading Prices: –

37.5kg 348p/kg R Swift & Sons
40.0kg 340p/kg R Swift & Sons
40.5kg 336p/kg R Swift & Sons
41.0kg 330p/kg J & AM Battye
42.4kg 342p/kg R Moody
42.5kg 348p/kg R Swift & Sons
43.5kg 330p/kg R Swift & Sons
44.7kg 356p/kg R Swift & Sons
45.3kg 338p/kg S & D Fearn
46.4kg 328p/kg AV Marsden
48.0kg 328p/kg J & JB Dalton
49.6kg 350p/kg R Swift & Sons
50.0kg 360p/kg R Swift & Sons
50.1kg 362p/kg Wheeldon Partners
54.5kg 340p/kg Wheeldon Partners
55.0kg 340p/kg Wheeldon Partners
59.5kg 338p/kg Wheeldon Partners

 

339 Cull Sheep

A very good show of 339 cull sheep in demand with best Texel x to £177 and rams to £164.

 

 

Ewes to £177                Ave £121.20

Rams to £164                Ave £124.20

Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Mark Elliott

Partner

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