Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 02-08-2021
Monday 2nd August
Decent entries in all departments with 599 Cattle and 1,208 Sheep on offer.
Cattle prices still outstanding whether Finished, OTM or Store.
Lamb prices a shade easier, but still well ahead of last year’s figures. Cull sheep remain very dear.
There were 321 Store & Breeding cattle forward with trade remaining very fast indeed.
Steers reached £1,520, Heifers £1,310 and Feeding Bulls £990.
There was a special entry of Longhorn Cattle with Steers to £1,180 and Heifers to £1,150.
Store Cattle are clearly needed by finishers anxious to replenish their stocks, if you have cattle to sell speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441. Bakewell buyers would like the opportunity to bid for your cattle.
Another useful entry of 105 Finished Cattle with trade remaining good. The best on offer to 278p and £1,805 with the 43 heifers selling at an average of 231.6p a clear illustration of the strength of demand.
In the OTM section things were much the same with top figures of 210p and £1,497.
The average emerged at a very healthy 145.5p.
There were 50 calves with trade good, Bulls to £472 and Heifers to £376.
Turning to the sheep section there were 874 lambs on offer with top figures 251p and £116.85.
The SQQ a shade less than last week at 230.6p.
Lastly there were 322 Cull Sheep with Ewes to £158 and an average £105.22.
Forthcoming Market Fixtures
Thursday 5th August: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries.
Bakewell Market Store Sheep Sales
We are now taking entries for the sheep sales of both Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep with the dates set out below.
With finished lambs selling so well and the recent trade for cull ewes with averages consistently over £100 we are anticipating a strong demand for Theaves at our 3rd September Sale.
If you have entries for any of the sales, please them in to the Bakewell Office on 01629 812777 or speak to any of the auctioneers.
Thursday 12th August – Store Sheep
Friday 27th August – Store Lambs
Friday 3rd September – Theaves & Ewes (Show & Sale)
Friday 10th September – Store Lambs
Thursday 16th September – Mule Ewe Lambs (Show & Sale)
Friday 17th September – Ewe Lambs (any other Breed, Show & Sale)
Friday 24th September – Store Lambs
Saturday 14th August – Mile End Farm, Hilton
Store Cattle List Covers
After many months of thinking up humorous and cryptic front covers for the weekly store list, I have run out of ideas. So, we are going to try something different.
Last week’s photograph of the Longhorn Cattle in their natural surroundings was well received, attracted plenty of interest and the cattle sold well too.
So, if you have an entry a future week send me a photograph and we will put it on the front of the Store List.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or text it to 07973 982441
Farming in Protected Landscapes
A new grant scheme for farmers and land managers in the Peak District National Park.
Join a virtual meeting to learn more, organised by the NFU and the Farming Life Centre on Wednesday 4th August at 7.30pm.
Hear about the scheme and ideas for what could be eligible for capital grants. Speakers: Suzanne Fletcher & Rebekah Newman.
To join the Microsoft Teams meeting – visit the Farming Life Centre Facebook Page (events section) to find the link or email the organisers to receive a link directly.
Any queries about how to join the meeting contact: Andrew Critchlow, NFU Derbyshire County Adviser: 07880 385685 email@example.com or
Lorna Critchlow, Rural Resilience & Business Development Coordinator at the Farming Life Centre: 07969 951101 firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries about Farming in Protected Landscapes contact: Telephone: 01629 816270 Email: email@example.com
We have a result:
The ride in numbers
10,650 feet of climbing
17 Hours, including food stops
Calories consumed – rather not say
Funds raised for RABI/FCN
The event raised £4,260 which has been matched by a donation from the Bagshaws Partnership to produce the grand total above.
123 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 145.5p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More cattle than last week and also more than the equivalent sale last year. Prices are holding strong with the cows equally as dear as last week, but a good deal more plain Holsteins in the entry that affected the averages.
Top price today was a well-fed Blonde Heifer (39 mnths) from Messrs Mason Bros, Nottingham. Best cows sold at 202p for Michael Wynne with good big black lims to 197p or £1497. 25 Natives had Hereford to 165p, Angus to 194p and Galloway to 165p.
|210p/kg||550kg||Blonde x||Mason Bros Livestock, Notts|
|202p/kg||702kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|197p/kg||760kg||Lim||P Jones, Uttoxeter|
|195p/kg||632kg||Saler||Mason Bros Livestock, Notts|
|194p/kg||526kg||AA||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|190p/kg||666kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|190p/kg||786kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|190p/kg||638kg||Baz||Mason Bros Livestock, Notts|
|190p/kg||666kg||Lim||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|188p/kg||560kg||Sim||Mason Bros Livestock, Notts|
|185p/kg||658kg||Lim||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|183p/kg||660kg||Lim||AC Simpson, Bradwell|
|181p/kg||614kg||L Horn||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
And Gross Prices:
|£1497.20||760kg||Lim||P Jones, Uttoxeter|
|£1493.40||786kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1422.00||790kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1418.04||702kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1370.60||770kg||B Blue x||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|£1336.50||810kg||AA||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£1284.80||730kg||AA||M & DG Allsop, Derby|
|£1265.40||666kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1257.30||762kg||Gall||M & DG Allsop, Derby|
62 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 125.8p/kg
The average a good piece less but you need to see the cows to make the comparison. Like for like they are a very similar trade.
10 better fed cows 146p plus
Big Holsteins 135-145p
Leaner Cows 120-130p
Plain Cows Under 110p but more about today.
Best B/W’s today
|154p/kg||£1222||Fries Cow (5yrs)||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|154p/kg||£1204||Holst Cow (10 yrs)||Hawksworth Farms, Shardlow|
|154p/kg||£1059||Holst Cow (5yrs)||Moor Farms, Bakewell|
|153p/kg||£1025||Fries Cow (9yrs)||RR Mason & Son, Hulland|
|151p/kg||£730||S Horn Hfr (30mnths)||A & EM Howe, Litton|
|149p/kg||£1093||Fries Cow (10yrs)||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|148p/kg||£1059||Holst Cow (5yrs)||Springfield Farm, Ambergate|
|146p/kg||£934||Holst Cow (5yrs)||D & PW Kirkham, Alderwasley|
|146p/kg||£1182||Holst Cow (7yrs)||WJ Sessions & Son, Hilton|
|146p/kg||£984||Norw Cow (6yrs)||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
3 OTM Bulls
|154p/kg||£1133||Blonde||DC Hoggarth, Newark|
|140p/kg||£1442||Char||DR Rowland, Castleton|
9 OTM Steers
|195p/kg||£1404||Sim (32 mnths)||RW Valle, Summerley|
|177p/kg||£1256||AA (37 mnths)||M & DH Allsop, Derby|
105 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 220.6p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A few less about and an almost identical average to last week.
24 Finished Bulls ave 206p/kg
14 Continental, 3 Longhorn and 7 B/W on offer and a solid price for all with strong bidding from all at ringside. Pure Blondes peaked at 245p from Charles Mycock, Flagg with big boys from John Ottewell at 235p or £1786. Longhorns to 200p with strong Friesian to 192p or £1190.
|245p/kg||606kg||Blonde x||CE Mycock, Flagg|
|235p/kg||760kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|230p/kg||636kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|228p/kg||786kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|224p/kg||648kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|221p/kg||738kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|221p/kg||630kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|220p/kg||538kg||B Blue x||JR Johnson & Sons, Ipstones|
|220p/kg||720kg||Char||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|219p/kg||688kg||B Blue x||PJ Dale. Denby Village|
And Gross Prices:
|£1792.08||786kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1786.00||760kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1630.98||738kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1584.00||720kg||Char||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1506.72||688kg||B Blue x||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|£1484.70||606kg||Blonde x||CE Mycock, Flagg|
|£1462.80||636kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1451.52||648kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1392.30||630kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1317.60||610kg||Blonde x||CE Mycock, Flagg|
38 Steers – overall average 218.1p/kg
20 Continental, 10 Native and 8 B/W on offer with strong money for all and maintaining the recent good prices. Best suckler bred Lims topped at 262p or £1703 for Stan & Geoff Evans with another 13 over 230p (many dairy bred or Natives. Dairy Shorthorn to 204p, Monty to 216p and Friesian to 189p.
|262p/kg||650kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|246p/kg||670kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|244p/kg||558kg||Blonde x||C Molloy, Hucknall|
|244p/kg||582kg||Blonde x||C Molly, Hucknall|
|240p/kg||620kg||B Blue x||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|236p/kg||656kg||Hfd||A Gray, Biggin|
|236p/kg||712kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|235p/kg||714kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|234p/kg||668kg||Hfd||A Gray, Biggin|
|230p/kg||626kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|230p/kg||682kg||B Blue x||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|230p/kg||598kg||AA||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|230p/kg||718kg||Hfd||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|230p/kg||572kg||B Blue x||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
And Gross Prices:
|£1703.00||650kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1680.32||712kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1677.90||714kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1651.40||718kg||Hfd||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|£1648.20||670kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1632.16||808kg||B Blue x||NS Burgin, Dronfield|
|£1568.60||682kg||B Blue x||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|£1563.12||668kg||Hfd||A Gray, Biggin|
|£1556.28||786kg||Lim||NS Burgin, Sheffield|
|£1548.16||656kg||Hfd||A Gray, Biggin|
43 Finished Heifers – overall average 231.7p/kg
Less heifers on offer but a magical price again to average 231p with the best 2 over 270p. Steven & Steff Wells topped the day at 278p for a stunning Blue just pipping Stan Evans at 274p who had others at 266p (£1707) and 255p (£1805). Best 9 over 250p, 9 Hereford to 223p and 4 Angus to 232p.
|278p/kg||534kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|274p/kg||582kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|266p/kg||642kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|258p/kg||508kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Sons, Monyash|
|258p/kg||498kg||Blonde x||C Molloy, Hucknall|
|256p/kg||558kg||Blonde x||C Molloy, Hucknall|
|255p/kg||708kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|252p/kg||532kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|250p/kg||618kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|248p/kg||636kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|246p/kg||596kg||Lim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|244p/kg||550kg||Sim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|244p/kg||560kg||Lim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|244p/kg||516kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|242p/kg||560kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|240p/kg||710kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
And Gross Prices:
|£1805.40||708kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1707.72||642kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1704.00||710kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1637.60||712kg||B Blue x||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|£1594.68||582kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1577.28||636kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1545.00||618kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1513.92||664kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£1484.52||534kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1466.16||596kg||Lim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A wonderful entry for the time of year with several of the buyers commenting on the selection. All categories selling well but particular mention should go to the short finish types which sold exceptionally well.
The sale started with a small sample of Breeding stock including:
|£1200||Blonde Cow, 86 mnths & Hfr Calf||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£1160||Hfd x Cow, 80 mnths & Hfr Calf||J & M Riley, Hartington|
There were only 17 Feeding Bulls including:
|£960||Lim x||14 mnths||D Sims & Son, Fenny Bentley|
|£800||Lim x||16 mnths||MA Nicholls, Uttoxeter|
|£980||Sim x||12 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£990||Pied x||8-9 mnths||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£860||Sim x||16 mnths||James Marsden, Hathersage|
Next Came the SPECIAL ENTRY OF LONGHORNS from the Bollin Valley Partnership at Macclesfield. These attracted a great deal of interest.
27 mnths Steers to £1,180, 28 mnths Heifers to £1,150 and 16 mnths Bulls to £890.
146 Steers ave £905
Quite a few small Dairy bred sorts at the start of the sale which reduced the average, but the stronger sorts were very dear indeed. Hereford & Angus crosses selling very well and Black & Whites exceptionally dear as is usually the case at Bakewell.
|£490||Saler x||4-5 mnths||AN & C Sread, Repton|
|£490||Holst||7-9 mnths||AN & C Sread, Repton|
|£900||B Blue x||11 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£1240||Lim x||15 mnths||JE & JM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1040||Blonde x||14-15 mnths||JE & JM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1000||Holst||18 mnths||GE Brookes, Uttoxeter|
|£1100||Lim x||14 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1160||Sim x||20 mnths||R Henshall, Chinley|
|£915||Angus x||18 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1080||Char x||16-20 mnths||Hawksworth Farms, Shardlow|
|£1005||B Blue x||17-20 mnths||Hawksworth Farms, Shardlow|
|£1130||B Blue x||17-18 mnths||FD Stubbs, Tissington|
|£1000||Hfd x||12-14 mnths||B Snow, Ipstones|
|£1190||Angus x||14 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£1110||Hfd x||23-24 mnths||S Tudor, Kingsley|
|£1170||B Blue x||16-19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1130||Hfd x||24-25 mnths||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|£1460||B Blue x||16 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1235||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1255||Hfd x||26-32 mnths||AW Gilman & Sons, Wetton|
|£1140||B Blue x||19-23 mnths||Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne|
|£1410||Angus x||23 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1290||Hfd x||23 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1100||Angus x||21 mnths||Mrs Y Langton, Aldercar|
|£1280||B Blue x||18-22 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1000||Hfd x||21 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1270||Lim x||24-25 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£920||Holst||23 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1520||Lim x||25 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£1490||Lim x||26 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Ashbourne|
|£960||B Blue x||23 mnths||A Hoggarth, Bamford|
|£1415||Angus x||27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
147 Heifers ave £973
A wonderful show of heifers with several large consignments allowing useful bunches of 6-8 animals to be assembled. These sold exceptionally well as the following prices demonstrate.
|£700||Sim x||14 mnths||R Parker, Leek|
|£1060||Lim x||16 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£800||Sim x||11-14 mnths||R Henshall, Chinley|
|£840||Hfd x||15-16 mnths||JE & GE Mills, Stanton by Dale|
|£1010||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow|
|£1075||Char x||18-20 mnths||Hawksworth Farmers, Shardlow|
|£1135||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£890||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||P & N Allen, Uttoxeter|
|£1310||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£1210||Angus x||24-25 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£990||B Blue x||23-25 mnths||S Tudor, Kingsley|
|£1205||B Blue x||18-19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1290||Lim x||24 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1190||Lim x||21 mnths||SW Frith, Thorpe|
|£1180||Lim x||33 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1075||B Blue x||17-18 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£950||B Blue x||21 mnths||Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne|
|£985||Hfd x||24-28 mnths||Miss CM Carnwell, Dilhorne|
|£1040||Angus x||21-22 mnths||Miss Y Langton, Aldercar|
|£1145||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
|£1060||Angus x||21 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£980||Lim x||24 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1095||Hfd x||21-23 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
50 CALVES (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
Calf trade today strong from start to finish with several purchasers going home without filling their orders.
The best continentals particularly good to sell but a wonderful British Blue bull calf stole the limelight to top the day at £472 for Furness & Taylor at Wormhill. The best 3 Blue bulls averaged £428.
Natives just as good to sell with Hereford bulls for Philip Brandrick at Fole to £330, Friesian bulls from the Fotherby Family to £246 and Angus bulls from the Hitches of Stainsby to £295. Best Native heifers regularly £165 – £230 per head.
|B Blue x||£472.00||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|B Blue x||£412.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|B Blue x||£400.00||WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth|
|Hfd||£330.00||JW Brandrick & Sons, Fole|
|Lim||£304.00||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|AA||£295.00||JS & CE Hitch, Stainsby|
|Hfd||£290.00||AP Critchlow, Wheston|
|Sim||£284.00||J Cawser, Uttoxeter|
|B Blue x||£260.00||WR & W Hayes, Pilsley|
|Hfd||£252.00||JW Brandrick & Son, Fole|
|B Blue x||£376.00||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue x||£248.00||WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth|
|B Blue x||£240.00||WR & W Hayes, Pilsley|
|Hfd||£238.00||JW Brandrick & Son, Fole|
|Hfd||£234.00||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|Hfd||£220.00||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|B Blue x||£218.00||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|B Blue x||£202.00||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
|Hfd||£200.00||AP Critchlow, Wheston|
|Hfd||£196.00||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
1208 Sheep including 875 Lambs, 322 Ewes & Rams & 11 Store Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1208 head of sheep included 875 lambs. Despite trade falling at the end of last week Bakewell once again pulled out all the stops and returned a very good overall average of 230.68p/kg.
Best meated sorts sold in the 240-251p/kg bracket.
Leading Prices: –
|36.7kg||239p/kg||JW & H Bale, Sutton on the Hill|
|37kg||240p/kg||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|37.5kg||242p/kg||J & M Riley, Parsley Hay|
|38.1kg||239p/kg||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|40kg||251p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|41.5kg||241p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|42.2kg||241p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|43.6kg||243p/kg||A & J Gagie, Hilton|
|44kg||242p/kg||N Cupit, Newark|
|45kg||246p/kg||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|46.1kg||232p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|47.7kg||233p/kg||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|50.5kg||231p/kg||J & J Mellor, Kniveton|
|Standard||To: 242p/kg||Ave: 228.76p/kg|
|Medium||To: 251p/kg||Ave: 231.6p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 233p/kg||Ave: 212.5p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 232p/kg||Ave: 212.5p/kg|
322 Cull Sheep
A better show of 322 Cull Sheep continued in demand with best heavy Texel ewes to £158, Suffolks to £146 and Mules to £110.
Cast Ewes To: £178 Ave: £105.22
Cast Rams To: £80 Ave: £70.67
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