Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 12-04-2021
An exceptionally busy market following the Bank Holiday with large entries in all sections, but demand easily able to cope with the increased supply and trade remaining very brisk indeed.
The relaxation of the rules allowed vendors to come to the ringside, just to see their own stock sold and to leave immediately afterwards.
This system worked well and allowed the maximum available space for buyers which is what we hoped to achieve.
Sincere thanks to everyone who co-operated so well.
The largest section was The Store & Breeding Cattle with exactly 600 animals forward.
The Breeding Cattle department set the trend with in-calf Lim x heifers to £2,000 and a Lim Cow & Calf to £2,160.
In the regular stores steers reached £1,440, heifers £1,300 and feeding bulls £1,300.
Despite the massive entry, there was no slackening of the trade.
It is fair to say that the store price continues to reflect the wonderful results in the finished ring.
This week there were 121 finished cattle forward hitting the sort of figures only usually seen at Christmas.
Heifers peaked at 284p with a top gross price at a remarkable £2004. The overall average for 47 heifers looked good at 220.4p
OTM & Feeding Cows were out in force with a bumper entry of 138. Top figures 200p and £1802 with the overall average a remarkable 152p
A few more calves about, 38 to be precise and all selling well with bulls to £395 and heifers £275.
The sheep department was also very busy with a decent selection of 95 Spring lambs. Top figures 448p/kg and £176.20 per head. The SQQ average was a healthy 348.8p.
Old Season Lambs (Hoggs) were out in reasonable numbers with 1196 on offer.
The best on offer reached 392p with a top gross figure of £183.32 and the SQQ average creditable 318.4p
Rather more Cull Sheep than we have seen recently and looking very well sold, ewes to £165 to average £112.17.
Thursday 15th April: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
Friday 16th April: Orange Market, Sale of TB restricted cattle, catalogues are available on our website any enquiries please speak to Oliver Hiles
Friday 23rd April – Burns Farm, Church Warsop, Mansfield
Friday 30th April – Highfields Farm, Tamworth
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138 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 152.1p or £1048
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles).
A superb entry of 138 cows from 63 vendors today and sold on a remarkable trade once again with cows equally as dear as last week’s Bank Holiday record price. Please be aware that our average includes all the cows today from the very best to the very plainest and everything in between. 2 OTM heifers from Steven Jones, Belper topped the day at 220p £1531 (31 mnths) and 211p £1337 (33 mnths. Best cow today at p/kg was a big Charolais at 190p £1390 from a Cheshire vendor with big Charolais cows from Charlie Boden totting up to £1802 (181p).
Top 22 cows sold over 180p with several of the big cows grossing over £1500.
|220p/kg||696kg||Lim||S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper|
|211p/kg||634kg||Lim||S & CM Jones & Son, Belper|
|195p/kg||574kg||Lim||KCR Lomas, Brassington|
|192p/kg||468kg||Lim||KCR Lomas, Brassington|
|190p/kg||732kg||Char||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|186p/kg||656kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|186p/kg||814kg||Char||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|186p/kg||672kg||B Blue x||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|185p/kg||732kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|185p/kg||672kg||Char||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|184p/kg||756kg||B Blue x||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|184p/kg||696kg||Lim||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|183p/kg||820kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1802.76||996kg||Char||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1686.92||932kg||Char||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1571.70||930kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1531.20||696kg||Lim||S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper|
|£1522.56||832kg||Lim||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|£1522.50||570kg||Holst||FR Platts & Son, Bamford|
|£1514.04||814kg||Char||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1500.60||820kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1496.00||880kg||Fries||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|£1443.20||820kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
56 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 140p/kg
Like all cows today a remarkable trade and to anybody that is accepting the price at the farm gate, take a look at our results for comparison.
14 Best cows today over 161p
14 Good Holsteins 140-160p
20 Leaner Holstein 110-139p
8 Plain cows under 110p
TOP 8 DAIRIES
|164p/kg||£1138||Fries (9yrs)||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|164p/kg||£1275||Holst (10yrs)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|165p/kg||£1290||MRI (7yrs)||JW Handford & Sons, Birch Vale|
|167p/kg||£1002||Fries (33 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Hope|
|169p/kg||£1571||Holst (4yrs)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|170p/kg||£1496||Fries (6yrs)||SG Potter & Son, Bonsall|
|175p/kg||£1522||Holst (4yrs)||FR Platts & Sons, Bamford|
|176p/kg||£1443||Holst (4yrs)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
2 OTM Bulls
|135p/kg||£1382||Hfd (4yrs)||Poplars Farming, Hatton|
2 OTM Steers
|195p/kg||£1487||Holst (33 mnths)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
121 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 211.3p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A bigger entry of 121 cattle from 43 vendors and selling to a good ring of buyers who were working hard to secure their loads.
11 Finished Bulls ave 221p/kg
Top 6 over 242p and selling to 253p £1745 for Messrs Dale, Denby Village who had his other at 248p (£1760) John Ottewell had 250p (£1670) and another at 244p while the Wells Family had 243p and 242p for their yearling pure Lims.
|253p/kg||690kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|250p/kg||668kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|248p/kg||710kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|244p/kg||600kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|243p/kg||572kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
And Gross Prices:
|£1760.80||710kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|£1745.70||690kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|£1670.00||668kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1495.56||618kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1464.00||600kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1389.96||572kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1344.80||656kg||Sim||RE & J Taylor, Summerley|
63 Steers – overall average 203.3p/kg
31 Continental, 6 Native and 6 Black & White including 3 OTM’s today. A remarkable trade throughout with some outstanding prices for the best-bred continentals. The Natives looks very dear again particularly if they are Farm Assured. Don Lownds won the day at 249p or £1747 for a superb Black Limousin, with the top 6 over 240p and the biggest best 8 over £1600.
Natives had Hereford to 226p, Angus to 213p and Lincoln Red to 214p with B/W to 180p.
|249p/kg||702kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|248p/kg||682kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|245p/kg||666kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|245p/kg||692kg||Lim||D Keeling, Hollington|
|244p/kg||634kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|244p/kg||668kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|238p/kg||580kg||Lim||JW Foot & Sons, Parwich|
|238p/kg||698kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|236p/kg||714kg||Sim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|235p/kg||616kg||Lim||JW Foot & Sons, Parwich|
|230p/kg||642kg||Sim||P Thickitt & Sons, Rotherham|
And Gross Prices:
|£1747.98||702kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1695.40||692kg||Lim||D Keeling, Hollington|
|£1691.36||682kg||Lim||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|£1685.04||714kg||Sim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1661.24||698kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1633.50||726kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1631.70||666kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1629.92||668kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1564.92||756kg||AA||J & AM Battye, Ringinglow|
|£1564.46||874kg||B Blue x||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
47 Finished Heifers – overall average 220.4p/kg
The heifers were outnumbered by the steers today, but the prices were quite remarkable throughout.
Top call was a superb 284p or £1772 for a tremendous Black Blue from Keith Harrop, Alport, who had another at 270p (£1641) 3 others over 260p for Hollinsheads, Mark Shenton and Ian Spendlove. 11 Natives had Angus to 215p, Hereford to 200p and the Devon at 260p.
Highlight of the day was a super 3yo Blonde heifer from Mark Shenton, tipping the scales at 928kg and selling for £2004, weight obviously not that much of a problem!
|284p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||608kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|268p/kg||598kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|266p/kg||666kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|260p/kg||486kg||Devon||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|256p/kg||570kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|256p/kg||700kg||Blond x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|255p/kg||742kg||Blond x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|250p/kg||540kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|250p/kg||554kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|248p/kg||564kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|247p/kg||526kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|241p/kg||644kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|238p/kg||542kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
And Gross Prices:
|£2004.48||928kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1892.10||742kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1792.00||700kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1772.16||624kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1771.56||666kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1641.60||608kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1602.64||598kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1552.04||644kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1459.20||570kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1398.72||564kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A huge entry of 600 head sold on an outstanding trade with the sale packed with highlights and some remarkable prices achieved.
Business commenced with a few Breeding Cattle which included in calvers and some cows and calves.
The prices tell their own story:
|£2000||Lim x Hfr, 30 mnths, i/c||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|£1990||Lim x Hfr, 32 mnths, i/c||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|£1870||Lim x Cow, 42 mnths i/c||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|£1080||Baz x Cow, 142 mnths, r/w Bull||SR Wilson, Selston|
|£1080||Baz x Cow, 94 mnths, r/w Bull||SR Wilson, Selston|
|£2160||Ped Lim Cow, 47 mnths & Hfr Calf||RM Hardy, Cauldon Low|
|£1220||Ped Sim Hfr, 21 mnths||J Wainwright, Adlington|
Next came the 38 Feeding Bulls which attracted plenty of interest.
|£1300||Lim||10 mnths||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|£1020||Char||9 mnths||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|£1200||Char||17-18 mnths||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£1100||Char||9-12 mnths||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£1000||Hfd x||13 mnths||J Taylor, Bonsall|
|£580||B Blue x||5-6 mnths||Garner Holdings, Heage|
|£1130||Sim x||13-17 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
100 Steers ave £930
A great sale with some superb animals on offer. There were plenty of big bunches which attracted the fiercest bidding.
Angus and Hereford in good demand and some excellent results for the Black & White.
Powerful continental crosses took top honours, but some of the Native breeds were not far behind.
|£610||Lim||4-5 mnths||KW Cresswell, Yeaveley|
|£660||Hfd||8-9 mnths||CJ Wigley, Middleton|
|£760||B Blue x||5 mnths||R Hughes, Stanley|
|£695||Sim||7-8 mnths||BE & TR Robinson, Tideswell|
|£860||Blonde x||5-9 mnths||JT Cantrell, Macclesfield|
|£860||S Horn x||10 mnths||AW & RA Mycock, Flagg|
|£870||Lim||8-11 mnths||A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£910||Angus x||10-11 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£965||Char x||14 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£1010||Lim x||10-11 mnths||GW Johnson, Burnaston|
|£900||Char x||9-10 mnths||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£670||Holst||10-12 mnths||LB & AB Thompson, Longnor|
|£955||Hfd x||16 mnths||Marston Park Farm, Ashbourne|
|£1355||Sim x||21 mnths||PW & JA Mansfield, Hyde|
|£1260||Char x||23 mnths||GH Prince, Roston|
|£1230||Blonde x||23 mnths||GH Prince, Roston|
|£1190||B Blue x||16 mnths||W Watts, Thurgoland|
|£735||Holst||12-16 mnths||W Watts, Thurgoland|
|£1155||B Blue x||17 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1300||Char x||16-17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£885||B Blue x||13-16 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1330||Lim x||16 mnths||AW Rawson, Belper|
|£1300||Sim x||19 mnths||E & D Kemps, Etwall|
|£1310||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||E & D Kemps, Etwall|
|£1225||B Blue x||18 mnths||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1380||Lim x||18 mnths||A Elliott, Pilsley|
|£900||Angus x||13-23 mnths||Sellars Farms Ltd, Foston|
|£1200||Angus x||17-19 mnths||CE Cowan, Belper|
|£870||Holst||17-24 mnths||R & P Ratcliffe, Sudbury|
|£1230||S Horn x||21 mnths||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|£885||Hfd x||19-22 mnths||JA & AJ Coxon, Church Broughton|
|£1015||Angus x||20-25 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£1110||Lim x||18-20 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1280||Angus||23-25 mnths||KW & KW Rusby, Newark|
|£1140||Angus x||21-23 mnths||GL Brown, Spondon|
|£1290||Hfd x||24-25 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1300||B Blue x||21-23 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1115||Angus x||25 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£845||Holst||25 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£1440||Charr x||24 mnths||TB Thornley, Stanton Dale|
|£1000||Hfd x||27-30 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
221 Heifers ave £798
A good selection of younger heifers attracted plenty of interest, but trade was strong right across the age ranges.
Grazing cattle in good demand and the short finish types looked very dear indeed.
|£570||Blonde x||4 mnths||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£690||B Blue x||5 mnths||Garner Holdings, Heage|
|£750||Lim x||10 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£690||B Blue x||10 mnths||JF Kirkham, Hartington|
|£520||Hfd x||8 mnths||CJ Wigley & Son, Middleton|
|£670||B Blue x||5 mnths||R Hughes, Stanley|
|£890||Lim||10 mnths||A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£950||Char x||16 mnths||Chambers & Wilton, Flagg|
|£740||Char x||8 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£1100||Lim x||11-12 mnths||Ashford Hall Farm, Bakewell|
|£650||Hfd||14 mnths||TG Adams, Calwich|
|£770||Lim x||11 mnths||J Simpson, Stoney Middleton|
|£990||Lim x||10 mnths||GW Johnson, Burnaston|
|£1140||Char x||13 mnths||J Martin, Ilkeston|
|£740||Sim||11-13 mnths||Miss B Foster, Hanch|
|£940||B Blue x||14-21 mnths||J & L Pot Ltd, Stanshope|
|£890||Char x||10-12 mnths||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£850||Lim x||16 mnths||FN Biggin, Holmesfield|
|£760||Sim x||13-14 mnths||GF Wheelhouse, Rotherham|
|£700||Char x||14 mnths||Marston Park Farm, Ashbourne|
|£1085||B Blue x||16 mnths||W Watts, Thurgoland|
|£1040||B Blue x||16 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1240||B Blue x||12 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1180||B Blue x||19 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1140||Lim x||17 mnths||AW Rawson, Alderwasley|
|£900||B Blue x||14-17 mnths||J Wainwright, Adlington|
|£990||Angus x||19-21 mnths||Sellars Farm, Foston|
|£905||Angus x||18 mnths||CE Cowan, Belper|
|£900||Hfd x||22-24 mnths||S Tudor, Kingsley|
|£1050||Blonde x||23 mnths||R & P Ratcliffe, Sudbury|
|£1015||Hfd x||20 mnths||FJ Gould, Longnor|
|£985||Blonde x||18-21 mnths||J Melland, Pomeroy|
|£870||MRI||19-20 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£780||B Blue x||15-19 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£1075||Sim||22-24 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1200||Blonde x||21-22 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1090||Blonde x||35 mnths||JD Brown, Bonsall|
|£1300||Char x||23-25 mnths||TB Thornley, Stanton|
38 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
An increased entry with an excellent trade for all types.
Best continental Bulls particularly dear with Limousin to £395 and B Blue to £360, heifers equally as sought after with an Angus topping at £275.
Black & White also saw plenty of interest, regularly upwards of £100 to a top of £160.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£228.00||£165.33||J Short & Sons, Clay Cross|
|Holst||£150.00||£97.00||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|Mont||£230.00||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
|Fries||£160.00||£109.40||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|AA||£180.00||T Farrington & Sons, Abbotts Bromley|
|B Blue x||£360.00||£304.50||F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill|
|Lim||£395.00||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|Hfd||£122.00||J Short & Sons, Clay Cross|
|AA||£275.00||£154.00||G & L Belfield, Buxton|
|B Blue x||£145.00||£196.50||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
1672 Sheep including 1291 Finished Lambs, 379 Ewes & Rams & 2 Store Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1672 sheep included 95 Spring lambs and 1196 old season lambs. The new season lambs peaked at 448p/kg or £176/head for a pen of 39 Texels from the Brough Family at Monyash and going to the new butcher’s shop at Baslow. The overall lamb average 348.86p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|36kg||404p/kg||AW & RA Mycock, Flagg|
|37.6kg||400p/kg||A White, Repton|
|38kg||388p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|39.3kg||448p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|40kg||396p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|Standard||To: 404p/kg||Ave: 350.47p/kg|
|Medium||To: 448p/kg||Ave: 349.37p/kg|
In the old season lambs quality was mixed with best meated sorts attracting very brisk bidding from both export and home market buyers.
Best butchers lambs peaked at 392p/kg. Export lambs to 390p/kg, heavyweight butchers lambs to 350p/kg and overweights to 336p/kg.
The overall average 318.44p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|35kg||310p/kg||J Shirt, Bakewell|
|37.5kg||321p/kg||DE Hodgson, Wormhill|
|38.3kg||325p/kg||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|38.6kg||330p/kg||E & A Cork, Wyaston|
|41.5kg||386p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|42.3kg||388p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43kg||390p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.5kg||388p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|43.9kg||392p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.2kg||350p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|50.3kg||310p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|51.8kg||340p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|54.5kg||336p/kg||R Wheeldon, Chelmorten|
|57.5kg||292p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|59.7kg||270p/kg||GA Titterton, Milwich|
|Standard||To: 330p/kg||Ave: 288.18p/kg|
|Medium||To: 392p/kg||Ave: 327.19p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 350p/kg||Ave: 297.71p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 336p/kg||Ave: 263.29p/kg|
379 Cull Sheep
A total of 379 Cull ewes on offer saw demand very brisk with heavy Texels peaking at £165 for the Titterton family with Stuart Talbot close behind at £164 and Matthew Prince to £159. Best Char Ewes sold in the £140-£150 bracket with heavy Suffolks in the £135-£150 bracket and Dorset ewes to £128. Heavy Mule ewes in the £100-£120 region. The top 10 pens average £157.90/head. The best shaped cull rams were very well bid for to peak at £156 with a pen of 4 from Beecheners from Herts realising £146/head.
Cast Ewes To: £165 Ave: £112.17
Cast Rams To: £156 Ave: £125.80
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