Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 15-03-2021
There is little that needs saying about this weeks report because the figures speak for themselves.
Old season lambs to 370p/kg, SQQ average 306.7p, top gross price £158.10 and the average for 39-45kg = £132.83 per head.
Cull ewes to £168 average £104.87.
Finished cattle to £1,801 with 52 heifers averaging 212.1p.
OTM cattle to 198p and £1,666, overall average 149.4p, average price per head £1,008.
Steers to £1,380 ave £933
Heifers to £1,340 ave £863
If proof were ever needed that the auction system drives the trade and top prices are achieved by open and transparent competition, this is it.
We thank all vendors for their support, not least in observing the ‘drop & go’ regime, which allows us to maximise space for our buyers, who with prices as they are, definitely need to be kept safe.
A couple of things to tell you about, firstly orange sales are scheduled to start on Friday 16th April. If you are under TB restriction it might provide an opportunity for you to sell cattle by auction. See the poster later in this report.
The second item is that we intend to hold a market on Easter Monday. With the shops shut and no professional haircuts available until 12th April we are going to maintain business as usual with a ‘Drop & Go’ market on Monday 5th April.
Thursday 18th March: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
Friday 19th March: HPLS Catalogued Suckler bred Store Cattle Sale, 440 Entered, 10.30am start
Easter Monday 5th April: We will be having a market as usual
We have been asked to inform you that Nigel Thorpe of Draycott in the Clay and formerly Astwith, has passed away aged 83 years.
Mr John Shemwell from Holymoorside, farmer, butcher and exhibitor of Jacob sheep, has passed away.
92 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 149.4p or £1013.10
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
RECORD PRICES & AVERAGES
I said last week that they were as dear as we had seen them, but today they were dearer again with the average remarkably up 7 pence on the week with all cows averaging over £1000 for the very first time.
Big, small, fat or thin there are customers at Bakewell for them all and we could handle more numbers, if you have cow to sell speak to me on 07801 530899.
20 cows today topped 170p and a high of 198p for a Blue x heifer (32 mnths) from JW Handford & Sons, Birch Vale. Top cow was a pure Limousin from Jane Hargreaves at 192p or £1666. 12 Natives today had Angus to 170p, Longhorns to 170p and Belted Galloway to 171p.
51 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 140.5p/kg
Unbelievably dear. 14 best topped 155p with a high of 173p for a Friesian Cow (10yrs) for TW & JA Foster, Duffield who also had another at 172p. JJ Walton & Son had 167,158 and 157p for their trio, Chris Beever at 167 and 162p, Peter Furness 162p, Gordon Cresswell 161 and 155p for his best. Big cow topped at £1455 for Messrs Cresswell today, big Holsteins 140-150p with leaner sorts 120-140p and just a few plain around 110p.
|198p/kg||594kg||B Blue x||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|192p/kg||868kg||Lim||JW Hargreaves, Stockton Brook|
|188p/kg||530kg||B Blue x||DC Wright, Parwich|
|181p/kg||650kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|180p/kg||524kg||B Blue x||RW Radford, Longnor|
|180p/kg||698kg||Sim||CE Hancock & Son, Middlewich|
|179p/kg||840kg||Lim||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|178p/kg||718kg||Stab||CE Hancock & Son, Middlewich|
|177p/kg||822kg||Lim||R Wharmby, Birch Vale|
|176p/kg||790kg||B Blue x||RP Hall, Buxton|
|175p/kg||656kg||Saler||PS & JM Bloor, Sandbach|
|173p/kg||920kg||Char||M McGahan, Hadfield|
|173p/kg||716kg||Fries||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|172pkg||744kg||Fries||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|171p/kg||744kg||Galloway||P Brandon, Kirk Langley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1666.56||868kg||Lim||J Hargreaves, Stockton Brook|
|£1591.60||820kg||Char||M McGahan, Hadfield|
|£1503.60||840kg||Lim||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|£1455.44||904kg||Fries||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|£1454.94||822kg||Lim||R Wharmby, Birch Vale|
|£1390.40||790kg||B Blue x||RP Hall, Buxton|
|£1359.38||814kg||Fries||J & C Beever, Alport|
|£1352.00||800kg||AA||BL & BM Corbett, Hopton|
|£1328.22||846kg||Char||M McGahan, Hadfield|
|£1308.96||808kg||Fries||PJ Furness & Son, Bakewell|
1 OTM Steer
|178pkg||£1431||Chian||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
107 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 203.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
The cattle trade is quite remarkable at present and today was no exception with a full line up of buyers and with 23 accounts created for the cattle today, we have customers for them all.
23 Finished Bulls ave 190.4p/kg
Similar numbers to last week and trade remains outstanding for all with 15 topping £2 and high of 224p for Keith Harrop with a Blue x dairy bull.
|224p/kg||526kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|220p/kg||722kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|210p/kg||654kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|210p/kg||484kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|210p/kg||548kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|206p/kg||560kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|204p/kg||572kg||B Blue x||CWK Biggin, Holmesfield|
And Gross Prices:
|£1688.40||840kg||Char||M McGahan, Hadfield|
|£1588.40||722kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£1556.00||778kg||W Blk||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1373.40||654kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|£1207.16||586kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1192.00||596kg||W Blk||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1178.24||526kg||Blonde c||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1166.88||572kg||B Blue x||CWK Biggin, Holmesfield|
31 Steers – overall average 198.1p/kg
9 Continentals. 6 Black & White and 16 Natives today with Limousin at the top of the pile at 246p for Messrs Mann with Mark Sweetmore at 241p. Angus to 213p and B&W to 190p or £1421
|246p/kg||430kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|241p/kg||574kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|234p/kg||614kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|213p/kg||542kg||AA||GL Brown, Spondon|
|210p/kg||656kg||AA||B Sayles, Park Head|
|208p/kg||526kg||AA||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|206p/kg||668kg||Lim||J Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|206p/kg||676kg||B Blue x||GE Willmott & Son, Ashover|
|206p/kg||600kg||AA||B Sayles, Peak Head|
|206p/kg||694kg||Lim||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
|206p/kg||522kg||Lim||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1471.32||804kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|£1436.76||614kg||Blonde x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1429.64||694kg||Lim||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
|£1421.20||760kg||Fries||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|£1392.56||676kg||B Blue x||GE Willmott & Son, Ashover|
|£1387.56||746kg||Hfd||PC Mason, Idridgehay|
|£1386.00||700kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|£1383.34||574kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1377.60||656kg||AA||B Sayles, Park Head|
|£1376.08||668kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
52 Finished Heifers – overall average 212.1p/kg
A grand show and some excellent quality well fed heifers today including 21 Native Angus & Hereford. Peter Gaunt took top honours for the second week in succession at 255p (£1489) and 251p. Messrs Hollinshead also had 251p for their best Limousin with Keith Harrop at 248p. Angus topped at 209p, Hereford at 198p and a Longhorn sold for 212p.
|255p/kg||584kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|251p/kg||572kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|251p/kg||592kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|248p/kg||624kg||B blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|247p/kg||614kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|242p/kg||468kg||Lim||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|241p/kg||532kg||Stab||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|240p/kg||612kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|239p/kg||532kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|237p/kg||556kg||Lim||CE Hancock & Son, Middlewich|
|236p/kg||526kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1801.20||790kg||Lim||PM & L Harris, Alkmonton|
|£1652.44||758kg||Char||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
|£1547.52||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1546.14||706kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1516.58||614kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|£1489.20||584kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|£1485.92||592kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1468.80||612kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|£1435.72||572kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Holmesfield|
|£1428.84||756kg||AA||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A decent entry of 404 Store & Breeding cattle sold at astonishing prices from start to finish.
All types in great demand, but any cattle suitable for early turnout attracted additional interest as did the larger level bunches where buyers ‘pushed the boat out’ to secure a part load at one go.
There were a few Breeding Cattle to start with including:
|£850||Angus x Cow, 48 mnths, Scanned i/c||SA Voce, Ravenshead|
|£840||Angus x Cow, 48 mnths, Scanned i/c||SA Voce, Ravenshead|
|£1040||Lim Cow, 150 mnths, i/c||GJ Plant, Dilhorne|
|£1200||Hfd Stock Bull, 31 mnths||Miss E Bennison, Compstall|
|£1320||Sim Stock Bull, 68 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
Just 24 Feeding Bulls with sample prices as follows:
|£860||Blonde x||10-13 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£740||B Blue x||11-14 mnths||R & J Hinds, Bradley|
|£650||Blonde x||3 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£930||Blonde x||12 mnths||JD Brown, Bonsall|
|£920||Lim x||15 mnths||P Watson, Ashover|
|£570||Angus x||8 mnths||CR Mowbray, Ashover|
212 Steers ave £933
Some wonderful cattle and some of the other sort too, but all found a ready market at prices well in excess of expectations.
The average at £933 included all comers from £240 reared calves upwards and demonstrates the level of demand.
|£575||Angus x||6 mnths||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£700||Hfd x||14 mnths||A Allwood & Son, Crich|
|£905||Lim x||12 mnths||T & C Eades, Alstonefield|
|£1100||B Blue x||14 mnths||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1180||Lim x||13 mnths||HJ Burton & Son, Brailsford|
|£1260||Lim x||11 mnths||R Boothby, Hazel Grove|
|£970||Lim x||10-11 mnths||B Chadwick, Onecote|
|£890||S Horn x||15 mnths||B Allen, Denby|
|£1020||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||R & J Hinds, Bradley|
|£990||Lim x||11-12 mnths||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|£865||S Horn x||14-15 mnths||J & SJ Tunstall, Heage|
|£900||Saler x||16 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£1185||B Blue x||20 mnths||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|£1380||Char x||17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1255||Lim x||22-23 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£725||Holst||17-21 mnths||DJ Webster, Worrall|
|£1150||Angus x||17 mnths||N & D Woolley, Stanley|
|£1255||B Blue x||23 mnths||V Tabbernor & Brassington, Youlgreave|
|£1250||Angus||14-19 mnths||RB & GE Fretwell, Penistone|
|£805||Hfd x||16-17 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£1240||Angus x||22-23 mnths||Alma Mount, Rowarth|
|£1100||Char x||21 mnths||MJ Wain, Brassington|
|£1290||Char x||19 mnths||Cox Bros, Great Longstone|
|£870||Holst||16 mnths||A & B Weston, Litton|
|£1280||Angus x||18-21 mnths||B Woolley & Son, Monyash|
|£1200||B Blue x||18-19 mnths||Green Dales, Alderwasley|
|£1215||Lim x||22 mnths||G & J Mellor, Adnaston|
|£1200||Lim x||20-23 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£815||Hfd x||21 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
|£1200||Lim||22 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1025||Sim x||14-19 mnths||D & S Ede, Cubley|
|£930||MRI||18-20 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£975||Fries||21-22 mnths||J Hawksworth, Higham|
|£1135||Baz||22-24 mnths||Bagshaw, Chelmorten|
|£1180||Lim||24-27 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1255||Lim||24 mnths||EF Chadfield, Snelston|
|£1190||Angus||22 mnths||EF Chadfield, Snelston|
|£1010||B Blue x||20 mnths||A Sutton & Son, Cowers Lane|
|£1360||Lim||25 mnths||P Birch, Hartington|
|£770||Angus x||10-11 mnths||JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1270||Saler||22-25 mnths||AT Hames & Son, Melbourne|
156 Heifers ave £836
Some super bunches to appeal to the specimen hunters, but everything was well sold at all age, quality and hardiness levels.
|£370||Angus x||4-5 mnths||W Salt & Son, Denstone|
|£710||Lim x||8-10 mnths||R Greenwood, Barton|
|£565||Hfd x||10 mnths||T Lee, Ripley|
|£580||Hfd x||14 mnths||A Allwood & Son, Crich|
|£735||Char x||12 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£650||Lim x||8-9 mnths||H & S Hallam, New Mills|
|£735||Sim x||11-12 mnths||D & JL Smith, Pilsley|
|£840||Lim x||11 mnths||B Chadwick, Onecote|
|£860||B Blue x||18 mnths||P & A Godber, Kimberley|
|£775||Lim x||15-16 mnths||B Allen, Denby|
|£1070||B Blue x||19 mnths||RM Hadfield, Castleton|
|£560||Angus||9-10 mnths||CR Mowbray, Ashover|
|£1220||B Blue x||19 mnths||WJ & D Madin, Holymoorside|
|£605||Blonde x||11 mnths||J & SJ Tunstall, Heage|
|£895||S Horn x||21 mnths||TW Yates, Longford|
|£1100||B Blue x||20-23 mnths||JW Blackshaw, Sheldon|
|£780||Angus x||14 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£800||B Blue x||16 mnths||JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£895||Hfd x||17-18mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£700||Sim x||8 mnths||EA Cooper & Son, Taddington|
|£1250||Lim x||20 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1045||Lim||21-22 mnths||MJ Wain, Brassington|
|£1090||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||CF Edge, Alsop|
|£1160||Char x||19 mnths||Cox Bros, Great Longstone|
|£980||Lim x||20-22 mnths||GA & CJ Mellor, Adnaston|
|£955||Hfd x||21 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1300||B Blue x||22 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1175||B Blue x||19-23 mnths||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£1055||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1080||Char x||19 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1340||Lim x||22 mnths||AP Leason, Ilam|
|£990||Lim x||32 mnths||DA & AM Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£1005||Lim x||23 mnths||EF Chadfield, Snelston|
|£1000||Sim x||28 mnths||Manor Fold Farm, Oakerthorpe|
|£840||Sim x||23 mnths||R & R Bennett, Mellor|
|£1250||Angus x||23 mnths||P Birch, Hartington|
|£1000||Angus x||27-28 mnths||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|£1130||B Blue x||29-30 mnths||WI Fetcher, Sheldon|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another excellent trade for all types and all in keen demand.
A large proportion of Hereford in the entry met a large contingent of potential purchasers with bulls to £315, whilst the best of the continentals saw B Blue bulls to £418 and heifers to £265.
Only a small show of Black & White calves eagerly bid for to a top of £145 with an overall average of £68.
Could all Arla producers please indicate so on their entry forms.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£315.00||£195.00||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Holst||£145.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Saler||£185.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Fries||£72.00||£68.50||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|AA||£170.00||£148.00||T Farrington & Sons, Abbotts Bromley|
|B Blue x||£418.00||£376.67||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|Hfd||£150.00||£121.44||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|AA||£150.00||T Farrington & Sons, Abbotts Bromley|
|B Blue x||£265.00||TN Palfreyman, Flagg|
1,445 Sheep including 943 Finished Lambs & 502 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total of 1445 head of sheep included 943 lambs. The best quality export lambs in demand to peak at 369p/kg with best butcher’s lambs peaking at 370p/kg, heavy weight butchers lambs to 300p/kg with over weight cutting lambs to 280p/kg. 16 pens of lambs grossed over £150/head with a top of £158.10. Overall market average 306.75p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|36.8kg||319p/kg||SH & JG Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|37.4kg||313p/kg||Stoneyford Farming, Ripley|
|42.2kg||359p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|42.7kg||370p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|42.9kg||360p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43kg||361p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.1kg||359p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|47.7kg||300p/kg||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|49kg||299p/kg||W Taylor & Partners|
|49.3kg||295p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|50.3kg||292p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|54.3kg||280p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|55.2kg||276p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|58.7kg||268p/kg||W, REA & WD Sessions, Trusley|
|59.5kg||258p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|Standard||To: 319p/kg||Ave: 288.65p/kg|
|Medium||To: 370p/kg||Ave: 310.52p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 300p/kg||Ave: 273.08p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 280p/kg||Ave: 256.05p/kg|
502 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A very good entry with over 500 forward and the best Mules and continentals still very good to sell
Several pens of the third type Suffolk cross would be harder to sell but the best meated horned types sold very well.
Top call £168 for the Jeffery’s Texels with his second run at £150 and Messrs Smith’s heavyweight Suffolk crosses at the same price at £150.
Best Mules nearly £110 per head with the best horned sorts around £80 a piece.
The top 8 pens average £148.63 with the whole entry levelling at £109.87.
A very varied entry of cull rams with all the long well meated Texel types £105 and above to a top of £141.
Goats very good to sell to a top of £112.
Cast Ewes Ave: £104.87
Cast Rams Ave: £87.77
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