Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 05-04-2021
The decision to hold the Monday market on the Bank Holiday proved to be a great success aided by the arctic weather which deterred tourist traffic and avoided congestion in the Peak District.
There were 341 Cattle and 715 Sheep on offer with an outstanding trade in all sections and every animal changing hands.
The Store Cattle section was well supported with 335 head and there was plenty of buying power in operation to maintain recent levels of trade.
Steers sold to £1,250, Heifers £1,180 and Feeding Bulls £1,120.
It is clear that the finished beef trade is driving the demand for store cattle and this week’s finished cattle prices added fuel to the fire.
There were 54 cattle on offer with the best on offer to 286p and £1,867. The usual yardstick of trade the average for the 35 heifers confirmed price levels at no less than 236.8p.
OTM and feeding cattle were in short supply with only 43 forward, but anyone who showed cattle would have been delighted with the results. Top figures 194p and £1,525 with the overall average a record 154.0p.
Just a handful of calves, but all wanted, bulls to £375 and heifers £345.
In the sheep department the trade for spring lambs could not maintain last week’s amazing figures but still managed 465p and £177.72 per head.
Old season lambs and hoggs are drying up fast and there were only 488 on offer.
The shortage resulted in top figures of 414p/kg and £179.80 with the SQQ at 339.7p
The 215 Cull sheep looked well sold with ewes to £166 to average £110.69.
Thursday 8th April: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
Friday 16th April: Orange Market, Sale of TB restricted cattle,
further Entries invited, please speak to Oliver Hiles
Friday 23rd April – Burns Farm, Church Warsop, Mansfield
Friday 30th April – Highfields Farm, Tamworth
We have been asked to inform you,
- Mr Peter Blackshaw of Tinkersley Farm, Rowsley has passed away at the age of 87.
- Harry Holland who farmed at Youlgreave and also in France passed away after suffering a massive stroke whilst in hospital in France.
43 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 154.1p or £1072.20
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
THE DEAREST EVER…..AGAIN!!
Another lift in price with all buyers operating for the Easter sale to average a superb 154p or £1072. When will it stop? Who knows! But please ‘be sure to make hay whilst the sun shines’ and sell your old cows on their legs and in Bakewell Market. Best price today was a Limousin from Andrew Dickinson at 194p or £1365, with other good cows over 180p.
|194p/kg||704kg||B Blue x||A Dickinson, Boothgate|
|187p/kg||788kg||B Blue x||RB Tabbernor & Sons, Youlgreave|
|187p/kg||816kg||Char||AO Taylor, Brinsley|
|185p/kg||820kg||Lim||E & JE Sims, Endon|
|183p/kg||744kg||B Blue x||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|174p/kg||840kg||Fries||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|170p/kg||750kg||Sim||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|170p/kg||874kg||Swed R/W||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|168p/kg||692kg||AA||A & A Spooner, Macc Forest|
|168p/kg||522kg||Sim||EP Brailsford, Farley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1525.92||816kg||Char||AO Taylor, Brinsley|
|£1517.00||820kg||Lim||E & JE Sims, Endon|
|£1485.80||874kg||Swed R/W||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1473.56||788kg||B Blue x||RB Tabbernor & Sons, Youlgreave|
|£1461.60||840kg||Fries||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1365.76||704kg||Lim||A Dickinson, Boothgate|
|£1361.52||744kg||B Blue x||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1329.32||796kg||Swed R/W||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1275.00||750kg||Sim||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1262.24||784kg||Holst||Easom & Sons, Furnace|
20 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 145.1p/kg
Unbelievable the level of trade with fierce competition for all cows, 6 best over 160p with mediums 130-147p and only 2 under 120p.
TOP 6 DAIRIES
|174p/kg||£1461||Fries||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|165p/kg||£924||Holst||Easom & Sons, Furnace|
|170p/kg||£1485||Swed||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|167p/kg||£1329||Swed||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|162p/kg||£1150||Fries||P Furness, Monyash|
|161p/kg||£1262||Holst||Easom & Sons, Furnace|
54 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 231.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
RECORDS KEEP TUMBLING
A good turnout for Bank Holiday market and a ring full of butchers and wholesalers all wanting left some going home empty handed.
2 Finished Bulls ave 225p/kg
Only 2 bulls from Nigel & Julie Birch sold well
|225p/kg||£1206||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
17 Steers – overall average 221.3p/kg or £1532
A superb trade for the quality cattle on offer with some excellent quality today. Top call today was 262p or £1734 for Messrs Swinson, Denstone with his other at 253p or £1765. PJ Blackshaw had 260p or £1809 and others at 249p (£1867) 249p (£1633) 243p (£1618) and 234p. Keith Harrop had 256p for his only Steer with Stuart Wainwright also at 256p and 230p.
|262p/kg||682kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Uttoxeter|
|260p/kg||696kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|256p/kg||672kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|256p/kg||558kg||Lim||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|253p/kg||598kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Uttoxeter|
|249p/kg||656kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|243p/kg||666kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|234p/kg||588kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|230p/kg||652kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|219p/kg||608kg||S Horn||WT & HP Grindon, Warslow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1867.50||750kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1809.60||696kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1765.94||698kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Uttoxeter|
|£1734.44||662kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Uttoxeter|
|£1720.32||672kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1633.44||656kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1618.38||666kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1499.60||652kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1468.32||798kg||Hfd||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1455.24||804kg||Norw Red||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
35 Finished Heifers – overall average 236.8p/kg or £1429
The best average and top price ever for a regular weekly sale. 10 best over 160p and a high of 286p (record) and £1687 for PJ Blackshaw, Michael Wynne had a wonderful run of 8 heifers selling to 270p (£1535) to average 259p. Keith Harrop had up to 269p for his best Blonde with Stuart Wainwright at 261p
|286p/kg||590kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|270p/kg||568kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|269p/kg||556kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|269p/kg||648kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|269p/kg||578kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|264p/kg||536kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|263p/kg||618kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|261p/kg||574kg||Lim||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|260p/kg||568kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|260p/kg||610kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|255p/kg||676kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1743.12||648kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1723.80||676kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1687.40||590kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1670.90||682kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Padfield|
|£1625.34||618kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1586.00||610kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|£1554.82||578kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|£1533.60||568kg||Lim||M Wynne, Padfield|
|£1532.02||706kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1505.00||602kg||Blonde x||M Wynne, Padfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A decent Bank Holiday show of 225 Store Cattle sold on yet another outstanding trade. Most of the regular buyers had made the trip together with a few ‘Wild Card’ appearances because of the holiday fixture.
The sale commenced with 17 Feeding Bulls with sample prices as follows:
|£1070||Sim x||15 mnths||PG & AD Godber, Kimberley|
|£1120||B Blue x||11 mnths||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£645||Sim x||13 mnths||H Fitzhugh, Heage|
|£490||Blonde x||3 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£665||Sim||7 mnths||N Sherratt, Stannington|
|£900||Ped Sim Cow, 114 mnths i/c||N Sherratt, Stannington|
|£910||Lim x Cow, 81 mnths, Feeding Cow||Roger Barton, Leverton|
100 Steers ave £883
|£1155||Lim x||19 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£860||Lim x||9-10 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£815||Sim x||12 mnths||Marchwood Farming, Uttoxeter|
|£930||B Blue x||11 mnths||Bullybeef Farm, Glossop|
|£670||Angus x||10-11 mnths||A & R Alsop, Smalley|
|£855||Lim x||10-12 mnths||MJ Brewin, Linford|
|£750||Angus x||10 mnths||MJ Brewin, Linford|
|£880||Angus||9-11 mnths||JA Sheldon, Wirksworth|
|£970||Char||9-12 mnths||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£895||Angus x||12-13 mnths||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£1180||Lim x||17 mnths||JF Kirkham, Hartington|
|£1145||Lim x||11 mnths||K & S Harper, Dungworth|
|£1040||Lim x||11-12 mnths||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1185||Char x||13 mnths||S Chambers & K Wilton, Flagg|
|£1140||B Blue x||19 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£905||Lim x||11 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£1250||B Blue x||18-20 mnths||CF Edge, Alsop|
|£1200||Sim x||19 mnths||CF Edge, Alsop|
|£950||B Blue x||18-20 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|£940||Holst||23 mnths||JW Oakes, Wirksworth|
|£980||Blonde||29 mnths||DC Hoggard, Hallam|
|£760||Holst||11-15 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
104 Heifers ave £831
Excellent prices for all comers with buyers operating at all levels.
|£580||Angus x||7 mnths||R & P Organic, Spot Acre|
|£805||Lim x||10-11 mnths||B Higginson, Rushton|
|£870||Lim x||10 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£725||Hfd x||12-15 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£760||Angus x||13-14 mnths||Bullybeef Farm, Glossop|
|£820||Sim x||12-16 mnths||PG & AD Godber, Kimberley|
|£830||Char x||10-11 mnths||K & S Harper, Dungworth|
|£1075||B Blue x||15-24 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1000||Sim x||15 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£815||B Blue x||15 mnths||DF Chadfield, Cubley|
|£1035||Lim x||21-24 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1085||Fleck x||26 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£820||Lim x||11 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£1070||Sim x||19-20 mnths||WB Moss, Rainow|
|£1090||Blonde x||19 mnths||WB Moss, Rainow|
|£1075||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||WB Moss, Rainow|
|£1180||Hfd x||24 mnths||Ingram Bros, Atherstone|
|£800||MRI||19-22 mnths||JC Shepherd & Son, Dungworth|
|£1005||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|£810||Hfd x||21-22 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£880||Lim x||24-26 mnths||JA & AJ Coxon, Church Broughton|
|£1160||Hfdx||23 mnths||S Raines & Son, Grange Mill|
|£1100||Angus x||23 mnths||EW Surguy, Ashover|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A small Bank Holiday entry of calves met an excellent trade for all with B Blues seeing bulls to £375 and Heifers to £345.
Heifers particularly dear with the 8 Blues averaging £215.
Black & White’s light on numbers but in keen demand to a top of £132.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Holst||£132.00||£56.33||GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside|
|Saler||£165.00||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|B Blue x||375.00||£308.76||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|Lim||£275.00||£213.50||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Saler||£202.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|B Blue x||£345.00||£215.25||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
715 Sheep including 500 Finished Lambs & 215 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A smaller entry of 715 sheep included 12 New Season Lambs and 488 Old Season lambs. Demand for the New Season lambs was very brisk to 465p/kg and £177.72/head
Leading Prices: –
|38kg||465p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|39kg||455p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|41.3kg||430p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
In the Old Season lambs 488 forward met an increased number of buyers with butchers and farm shop purchasers battling fiercely for better fleshed sorts. Best butchers’ lambs peaked at 414p/kg with export spec lambs to 402p/kg, heavyweight butchers lambs to 360p/kg and overweights to 330p/kg. Best lambs grossing £179.80 with 14 pens over £170/head.
Overall market average 339.15p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|36.7kg||328p/kg||J Bush, Sheffield|
|38.5kg||328p/kg||J Bush, Sheffield|
|42.8kg||414p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.1kg||412p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.2kg||402p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.9kg||390p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|44.29p/kg||382p/kg||M Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|46.2kg||360p/kg||TA Twyford & Son, Alport|
|47.2kg||360p/kg||M Wright, Hartington|
|51.1kg||348p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|52.6kg||330p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|56.6kg||314p/kg||R Wood, Middleton|
|Standard||To: 328p/kg||Ave: 301.86p/kg|
|Medium||To: 414p/kg||Ave: 348.5p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 360p/kg||Ave: 328.27p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 330p/kg||Ave: 315.04p/kg|
215 Cull Sheep
Just 215 cull ewes and rams saw trade continue to be very strong with heavy Texel ewes to £166, best Suffolk x to £135 and Mules sold in the £90-£105 range.
Cast Ewes To: £166 Ave: £110.69
Cast Rams To: £147 Ave: £116.50
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