Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 28-06-2021
Monday 28th June
Very busy for the time of year with 679 cattle and 1,226 sheep on offer.
The cattle trade exceedingly strong in all departments and lamb prices having slipped towards the end of the week heading upwards again.
The Store & Breeding cattle section was well supported with 372 head on offer with 60 of these being breeding stock.
A special entry of 10 Lim x Heifers with young calves at foot attracted plenty of interest with the top outfit making £2,480 to average £2095 proof if any were needed that confidence in beef is riding high.
The store trade was generally up again by several notches with steers to £1480, heifers £1410 and feeding bulls £1210.
If you have cattle to sell do not hesitate to give us a call. Bakewell buyers would like the opportunity to bid for them.
Finished cattle were out in force too with a total of 137 on offer.
Trade extremely fast with top prices 270p and £1765.
The steers and heifers averaged 223.4p.
A very large entry of 134 OTM and Feeding cows maintained or exceeded recent price levels. Top figures 210p or £1902 per head the average this week a healthy 152.0p
Only 37 calves on offer finding a ready market with bulls to £415 and heifers £380.
In the sheep section there were 759 new season lambs with prices better than expected after trade slipped last week. The best on offer to 300p/kg and £141.84 with the SQQ looking better at 246.0p/kg.
A decent entry of 431 cull sheep saw ewes to £179 to average remarkable £117.44.
Forthcoming Market Fixtures
Thursday 1st July: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
Thursday 1st July: Pedigree Dairy Dispersal, Earl Sterndale
Friday 2nd July – Yew Tree Farm, Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield
Friday 9th July – Shirley Farm, Whiston, Stoke on Trent
We have been asked to inform you that:
The funeral of Edward Furness of Oddo House Farm, Elton
Will take place on Tuesday 6th July at 10.30 am at All Saints Church Youlgrave
Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, the church cannot be open to everyone, however, the family would welcome anyone who would like to stand outside the church.
Rebecca and the family would like to thank the farming community for their loving acts of kindness and messages of support which have been truly amazing and from which the family take great comfort.
The Memorial Service for Mr Harry Holland will be on Wednesday 7th July at 2pm at All Saints Church, Youlgrave.
Afterwards all are welcome to join the family back at Anniscroft Farm for refreshments.
The Bagshaws 150 Bike Ride
Saturday 26th June 2021
We are pleased to report that the event was completed more or less as planned.
The weather was ideal and the riders were neither soaked nor cooked and the winds were largely favourable.
The only significant problem was that the sealed tracker device ran out of battery and could not be recharged. This meant that for the last section of the ride observers had no idea where the riders were until Facebook posts were updated.
We had no mechanical issues, no punctures and unlike the Tour de France no one fell off.
The four principal riders were joined at Buxton by Ed Lawley and Lewis Butler from Bagshaws and at Leek by Peter Hardy of F.C.N who was just getting into his stride as darkness fell.
The main riders being Alastair Sneddon and James Sneddon, John Rees and Mark Ramsden left Bakewell Market at 5.30am and honour was considered satisfied when they reached Tissington at 10.30pm having called at or near the Bagshaws offices and clocked up the necessary 150 miles.
The riders were met at intervals by Lynda Sneddon and Nikki Ramsden and no cyclists have ever been so well fed and watered, which was undoubtably the key to their endurance.
The purpose of the ride was threefold.
Firstly, to celebrate 150 years of Bagshaws.
Secondly, to demonstrate the size of the Bagshaws ‘patch’ And thirdly and most importantly to raise funds for the two leading Agricultural charities namely RABI and FCN.
We would like to thank all those farmers who came out to meet us en route from as early as 6.30am to 10.30pm when we called it a day. Your support was much appreciated.
We would also like to thank all those who donated so generously, the final figure is yet to be calculated, but is likely to be in excess of £3,000.
134 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 152.01p or £1025.00
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
The biggest entry of cows for a while and the trade was certainly ready for them with a fantastic average as over half the entry being ex dairy cows and some very lean types about.
The general consensus amongst the observers was that the cows were as dear as anyone had ever seen them. Best cows today topped at 210p for a pure Limousin from Messrs Bennett, Threaphurst with 5 others over 190p and anything meated generally 170p plus. Herefords sold to 173p, 5 Devons to 166p, Angus to 177p and Longhorns to 170p.
An interesting note: A new vendor had 2 ex dairy cows in the sale today, they averaged £150/head more than his predicted deadweight returns.
|210p/kg||820kg||Lim||JM AM MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|198p/kg||644kg||B Blue x||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|196p/kg||682kg||Lim||IC Hulme, Cowlow|
|190p/kg||638kg||Lim||IC Hulme, Cowlow|
|190p/kg||750kg||Lim||S & CM Jones, Idridgehay|
|190p/kg||832kg||Lim||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|186p/kg||840kg||Blonde x||J Turnock, Buxton|
|186p/kg||854kg||Lim||S & CM Jones, Idridgehay|
|185p/kg||508kg||Lim||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|181p/kg||722kg||Lim||PF & S Mellor, Little Hayfield|
|181p/kg||724kg||B Blue x||TW Austin & Co, Burnaston|
|178p/kg||730kg||Lim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|177p/kg||718kg||AA||PJ & EM & JP Simcock, Pott Shrigley|
|176p/kg||748kg||Sim||CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor|
|175p/kg||880kg||Sim||S Webster, Ashbourne|
|175p/kg||746kg||Sim||S Webster, Ashbourne|
And Gross Prices:
|£1722.00||820kg||Lim||JM AM MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|£1588.44||854kg||Lim||S & CM Jones, Idridgehay|
|£1580.80||832kg||Lim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1562.40||840kg||Blonde x||J Turnock, Buxton|
|£1540.00||880kg||Sim||S Webster, Ashbourne|
|£1517.24||914kg||Devon||CT Land, Snelston|
|£1470.60||860kg||Hfd||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|£1426.80||820kg||Sim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1425.00||750kg||Lim||S & CM Jones, Idridgehay|
|£1405.92||808kg||Sim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
68 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 138.6p/kg
Quite staggering the level of trade with a larger proportion of lean cows on offer, but what a price!
12 best fed cows 156-169p
Big Holsteins 140-150p
Leaner Holsteins 125-135p, Dearest on the day
Plain cows Under 120p
Top 10 Ex Dairy Cows
|169p/kg||£1159||Fries Cow||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|168p/kg||£1310||Holst Cow||RW Ardern & Son, Topley Pike|
|165p/kg||£1164||Holst Cow||RE Archer Farms Ltd, Bradley|
|165p/kg||£1042||Fries Cow||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|164p/kg||£1197||Fries Cow||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|164p/kg||£1131||Fries Cow||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|159p/kg||£1399||Holst Cow||GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside|
|158p/kg||£1295||Nor Cow||RW Ardern & Son, Topley Pike|
|157p/kg||£1271||Holst Cow||GM Brown & Son, Holymoorside|
|156p/kg||£1201||Holst Cow||WG Brownsword|
3 OTM Bulls
|146p/kg||£1042||Lim||RS Hall, Peak Forest|
|143p/kg||£1407||Blonde||DW Shirt, Edale|
2 OTM Steers
|193p/kg||£1902||Char (5yrs)||DC Hoggarth, Newark|
|187p/kg||£1855||AA (6yrs)||DC Hoggarth, Newark|
137 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 220.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
2020 – 125 Cattle ave 185.1p
A bigger and better entry of cattle and it was very much appreciated by the buyers with all on good form and eager to secure numbers.
32 Finished Bulls ave 211.1p/kg
Better numbers and trade very fast with a couple of posh Piedmontese bulls from Keith Harrop topping at 254 and 250p. A big bull from John Ottewell at £1735 (229p). Angus to 221p/kg.
|254p/kg||648kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|250p/kg||674kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|238p/kg||598kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|236p/kg||572kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|233p/kg||600kg||Lim||P Ibbotson, Barlow|
|231p/kg||628kg||Lim||P Ibbotson, Barlow|
|229p/kg||758kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|229p/kg||488kg||Lim||L Hallam, Hayfield|
|226p/kg||630kg||B Blue x||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|224p/kg||618kg||Blonde x||CE Mycock, Flagg|
|224p/kg||686kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|221p/kg||582kg||AA||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
And Gross Prices:
|£1735.82||758kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1685.00||674kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1646.90||766kg||Char||AT Richardson, Ilam|
|£1645.92||648kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1541.32||682kg||Lim||P Ibbotson, Barlow|
|£1536.64||686kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1450.68||628kg||Lim||P Ibbotson, Barlow|
|£1423.80||630kg||B Blue x||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£1423.24||598kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
50 Steers – overall average 223.2p/kg
Comprising 29 Continentals and 21 Natives, with wholesalers all bidding well and a trade very similar on the week. Stan & Geoff Evans had a superb Limousin at 266p (£1590) with a couple from John Grummett at 254 and 250p. Others at 250p from Jamie Cuthbert and Keith Harrop. Herefords to 236p and Angus to £224p.
|266p/kg||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|254p/kg||564kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote|
|250p/kg||598kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote|
|250p/kg||638kg||B Blue x||Cowley Knoll Farms, Uppertown|
|250p/kg||624kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|249p/kg||580kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|246p/kg||624kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|246p/kg||572kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|243p/kg||694kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|240p/kg||718kg||B Blue x||Cowley Knoll Farms, Uppertown|
|240p/kg||564kg||Lim||P & J Deaville, Holbrook|
And Gross Prices:
|£1723.20||718kg||B Blue x||Cowley Knoll Farms, Uppertown|
|£1686.42||694kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1647.28||698kg||Lim||JW Foot & Sons, Parwich|
|£1646.88||752kg||Lim||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1606.00||730kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1595.00||638kg||B Blue x||Cowley Knoll Farms, Uppertown|
|£1590.68||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1582.40||688kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1560.00||624kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1535.04||624kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
55 Finished Heifers – overall average 223.6p/kg
A very similar average to the steers with the Evans team pulling out all the stops to top both the steers and the heifers. The heifer was very showy Lim at 270p to gross £1717 with another at 266p (£1723) and his third at 259p (£1626). John Grummett had 266p. Angus to 227p and Hereford to 224p.
|270p/kg||636kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|266p/kg||524kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|266p/kg||648kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|259p/kg||628kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|256p/kg||600kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|255p/kg||642kg||Lim||JM AM MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|254p/kg||426kg||Lim||RA & EF Mycock, Dukes Drive|
|254p/kg||562kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|250p/kg||706kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|244p/kg||630kg||Char||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|242p/kg||488kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|240p/kg||538kg||B Blue x||P Watson, Ashover|
|238p/kg||598kg||Lim||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
And Gross Prices:
|£1765.00||706kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1723.68||648kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Ediwnstowe|
|£1717.20||636kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1637.10||642kg||Lim||JM AM MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|£1626.52||628kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1537.20||630kg||Char||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1536.00||600kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1520.90||670kg||AA||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1427.48||562kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Notts|
|£1423.24||598kg||Lim||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
An excellent entry of 372 cattle at a time of year when numbers are usually in short supply.
Plenty of interest in all types and some spectacular highlights to demonstrate the strength of demand.
The sale started with some 61 breeding stock which included a special entry of 10 heifers and calves from Mark Hambleton of Alstonefield, being Lim x heifers with young calves at foot.
These peaked at £2,480 to average £2,095.
Other Breeding Stock included:
|£1360||B Blue x Cow, 147mnths & Hfr Calf||PJ Wilson, Newark|
|£1820||B Blue x Cows, 68 mnths & Hfr Calf||J Conway, Glossop|
|£1820||Lim x Cow, 36 mnths & Bull Calf||PV Hawkins, Shirland|
|£1320||B Blue x Cow, 62 mnths & Str Calf||MJ Burnett, Rowsley|
|£1150||Lim x Cow, 27 mnths i/c||H Byard Prtnrs, Moreton|
|£1900||Char Stock Bull, 25 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£1520||Baz Stock Bull, 93 mnths||SR Wilson, Selston|
39 Feeding Bulls
Sample Prices as follows:
|£670||Angus x||4 mnths||JA Sowter, South Wingfield|
|£620||Hfd||12-13 mnths||W Brough & TJ Fox, Hurdlow|
|£540||Hfd||13 mnths||EMF Penrose, Baslow|
|£1030||Sim||14 mnths||JE & CD Blissett, Windley|
|£1070||Blonde||12 mnths||JD Brown, Bonsall|
|£900||Lim x||15 mnths||JA Nicholls, Wetley Rocks|
|£1000||Lim||8 mnths||CW Taberner, Team|
163 Steers ave £997
Very dear indeed from start to finish. Quite a number of the stronger sorts in the £1300 + bracket, but all types in great demand as finishers attempt to top up their yards.
The prices below tell their own story:
|£840||Blonde x||8-9 mnths||JW & AW Smith, Ible|
|£760||Hfd x||10-13 mnths||JW & JR Davies, Hope|
|£700||S Horn||10 mnths||JW & JR Davies, Hope|
|£940||Sim x||11-13 mnths||Riverside Farmers, Scropton|
|£1040||Char x||13 mnths||L Boam, Flagg|
|£840||Hfd x||15-18 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£880||Lim x||19-20 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£1000||Sim x||19-21 mnths||PE Ward, Kirk Ireton|
|£1300||B Blue x||14 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Hoar Cross|
|£1240||Blonde x||14-15 mnths||JE & JM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1110||B Blue x||15 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
|£1210||Char x||15-18 mnths||J & C Blissett, Windley|
|£1180||Dev||13 mnths||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|£840||B Blue x||16-17 mnths||TR Meakin, Uttoxeter|
|£1330||B Blue x||16 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1460||Lim x||25 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Tean|
|£1250||Hfd x||19 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1220||Angus x||19 mnths||RK Greasley, Kedleston|
|£1280||Angus x||20-21 mnths||Leasons Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1265||Sim x||25-26 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1200||B Blue x||21 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1180||Angus x||16 mnths||J Brough & Son, Rudyard|
|£1035||Hfd x||21-26 mnths||S Chapman, Taddington|
|£1300||Char x||22 mnths||K & M Ede & Son, Checkley|
|£1250||Hfd x||25-27 mnths||K & M Ede & Son, Checkley|
|£1080||Hfd x||19 mnths||Miss J Lomas, Aldwark|
|£1410||Sim x||23-24 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1200||Fries||24 mnths||R Weston & Son, Longnor|
|£1170||Lim x||22 mnths||D Hague, Deepcarr|
|£1280||Lim x||23-24 mnths||R Bock, Stoneyford|
|£1250||Sim x||25 mnths||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£1480||Lim x||26 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1470||B Blue x||26 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1460||Lim x||25-27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
109 Heifers ave £916
An astonishing trade for all types with buyers having to work very hard to secure cattle.
Angus and Hereford crosses selling well as the sample prices demonstrate:
|£720||Blonde x||8-9 mnths||JG & AW Smith, Ible|
|£600||Lim x||8-10 mnths||A Allwood & Son, Crich|
|£650||Lim x||11-12 mnths||H Savage, Harthill|
|£740||B Blue x||7-13 mnths||JW & JR Davies, Hope|
|£870||Sim x||13 mnths||Riverside Farmers, Scropton|
|£750||Hfd x||12-13 mnths||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£1220||Lim x BB||18-20 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Hoar Cross|
|£860||Blonde x||14-15 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£900||Hfd x||15 mnths||D Beckett, Pilsley|
|£950||Dev||13 mnths||JC Woolley, Codnor|
|£960||Angus x||18 mnths||JE Fletcher, Sutton in Ashfield|
|£800||Saler||13-14 mnths||J & MJ Sisson, Dale Abbey|
|£1170||Lim x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1390||B Blue x||22 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Tean|
|£1290||Hfd x||23 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Tean|
|£950||Welsh B x||22 mnths||Leasons Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£995||Angus x||21-25 mnths||J Brough & Son, Rudyard|
|£1140||Angus x||21 mnths||GS Heathcote & Son, Romiley|
|£1210||Lim x||22 mnths||S Chapman, Taddington|
|£955||Hfd x||26-27 mnths||S Chapman, Taddington|
|£1090||Hfd x||31-32 mnths||S Chapman, Taddington|
|£1100||B Blue x||26 mnths||K & M Ede & Son, Checkley|
|£940||Hfd x||19 mnths||Miss J Lomas, Aldwark|
|£1180||Lim x||22-24 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1250||Angus x||24 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1270||B Blue x||23 mnths||M & K Rowarth, Etwall|
|£1085||Lim x||24 mnths||RT Bock & Sons, Stoneyford|
|£1410||Char||24 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£1160||Char x||26 mnths||BG Adams, Brailsford|
|£1200||Lim x||24-27 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£1410||Lim x||27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another strong trade for all types, with numbers short of requirements.
Best bulls £300 plus with a Limousin to £415, Charolais to £350 and Montbeliarde to £330.
A similar story with the heifers seeing a smart B Blue to £380 and Limousin to £280.
A few more B/W forward today with trade similar to of late, with the best of these to £130.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£138.00||£79.50||P & A Thornhill, Bakewell|
|Char||£350.00||J Cawser, Uttoxeter|
|Holst||£110.00||£67.73||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|Mont||£330.00||J & J Walton, Castleton|
|Fries||£130.00||£97.50||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|Cont||£60.00||£57.50||P & A Thornhill, Bakewell|
|W Blk||£230.00||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue x||£270.00||£238.33||RS Torr, Tissington|
|Lim||£415.00||£246.67||JB Drabble, Buxton|
|Hfd||£122.00||P & A Thornhill, Bakewell|
|Saler||£240.00||TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg|
|AA||£125.00||T Farrington & Sons, Abbotts Bromley|
|B Blue x||£380.00||£325.00||F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill|
|Lim||£280.00||JB Drabble, Buxton|
1226 Sheep including 795 Lambs & 431 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1226 Sheep included 758 New Season Lambs. Despite trade dropping heavily at the end of last week demand was very brisk especially for the meated heavier sorts, with a top gross of £141.84/head and 300p/kg.
Vendors should not panic and rush their lambs as meat is the key factor, with the 17 overweight lambs on offer average over £131/head and an overall market average of 246.07p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|33.3kg||256p/kg||Whitegrove Farms, Blittbury|
|37kg||250p/kg||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|38.1kg||250p/kg||RG & GC Moss, Abbotts Bromley|
|39kg||254p/kg||Whitegrove Farms, Blittbury|
|39.6kg||265p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|41kg||262p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|42.8kg||269p/kg||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|43kg||300p/kg||J & n Easom, Wessington|
|43.6kg||277p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|43.7kg||276p/kg||AJ & JE Gagie, Hilton|
|46.5kg||277p/kg||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|46.8kg||275p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|47kg||260p/kg||Whitegrove Farms, Blittbury|
|48.7kg||264p/kg||CJ Stevenson, Foston|
|51kg||253p/kg||AE & G Timmins, Church Broughton|
|53.8kg||241p/kg||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|54kg||248p/kg||B Vernon, Marston|
|55kg||238p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|51kg||230p/kg||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|Standard||To: 256p/kg||Ave: 240.92p/kg|
|Medium||To: 300p/kg||Ave: 246.9p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 277p/kg||Ave: 247.19p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 248p/kg||Ave: 233.93p/kg|
In the Old Season Lambs, 37 on offer saw best to 220p/kg to average 185.55p/kg.
A very good show of ewes followed the last few weeks high levels with trade as good, if not better especially for the leaner cutting ewes. A tremendous pure bred Texel ewe from Hayden Fletcher topped the day at £179/head, with the top 10 pens averaging £158.
Cast Ewes To: £179 Ave: £117.44
Cast Rams To: £156 Ave: £134.67
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