Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 09-08-2021
Monday 9th August
Despite a wet weekend which provided no encouragement for stock selection there were good numbers of cattle and reasonable numbers of sheep at 670 and 1,052 respectively.
All departments enjoyed a tremendous trade with plenty of highlights to be found throughout this report.
The Store & Breeding cattle section mustered 360 head with plenty of interest at all price levels. Steers reached £1,490, Heifers £1,440 and Feeding Bulls £980, Cows and Calves peaked at £1,630.
The 124 Finished Cattle were another Bakewell success story with top figures 278p and £1,817 per head. The 61 Heifers averaged an outstanding 236.8p.
OTM cattle remain in tremendous demand with 113 forward selling to 200p and £1,885 per head. The average a healthy 146.6p.
Calf numbers on the rise with 73 this week, Bulls to £545 and Heifers £300.
In the Sheep Shed a smaller show of 806 lambs looked very well sold with the best to 272p and grossing £129.12, the overall average was 237.0p.
There were 233 Cull Sheep reaching £154 for the best, but these were somewhat outnumbered by the other sort to produce an average of £91.28.
- BANK HOLIDAY MARKET
For the avoidance of doubt and regardless of a misprint in last week’s Farmers Guardian. The market in the Bank Holiday week will be held on Tuesday 31st August.
- SHEEP SALE SOCIAL NIGHT
It is with regret that we have had to cancel the Social Night which was to be held on Thursday 26th August. In view of the current COVID situation (we have several numbers of our team isolating at present) it does not seem wise to hold the usual gathering.
We will revise the situation at the end of the Sheep Sale season and perhaps celebrate the end rather than the beginning.
Forthcoming Market Fixtures
Thursday 12th August: First Store Lamb Sale, 1,800 entered also 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
Other News-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.
If you have an entry a future week either send me a photograph or we are more than happy to come out and take one and we will put it on the front of the Store List.
Email to: email@example.com
Or text it to 07973 982441
*We have been asked to inform you that Mr William Bunting Senior of Crosslow Bank Farm Alsop en le Dale has passed away having enjoyed his 100th birthday in June.
113 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 146.6p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Trade remains outstanding and a little dearer on the week with a few best Limousin topping the 190p mark. Cows are short in many places and whilst this is the case the best way to market your overage cattle is on their legs and through the live ring at Bakewell.
Top call today was 200p for an overage clean heifer 31 mnths from Mr Banks. Best cow today was a superb red Limousin at 194p or a staggering £1885 from the Bennett Family, Threaphurst. 28 Native cows today had Hereford to 162p, Devon to 177p, Angus cows to 175p, W Black to 149p and a Dexter sold at 100p.
|200p/kg||674kg||AA||G Banks, Derby|
|194p/kg||972kg||Lim||JM AM MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|193p/kg||606kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|193p/kg||758kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|190p/kg||564kg||Lim||H & SJ Hallam & Son, New Mills|
|189p/kg||600kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|186p/kg||778kg||B Blue x||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|182p/kg||556kg||Lim||H & SJ Hallam & Son, New Mills|
|178p/kg||616kg||B Blue x||RW & I Willison, Warsop|
|177p/kg||680kg||Lim||R Wood, Middleton|
|177p/kg||684kg||Sim||Poplars Farming, Hilton|
|177p/kg||678kg||Devon||J Barlow, Retford|
|175p/kg||804kg||AA||DE Gould & Son, Sheen|
|175p/kg||870kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|174p/kg||846kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1885.68||972kg||Lim||JM AM MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|£1522.50||870kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1472.04||846kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1462.94||758kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1447.08||778kg||B Blue x||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|£1407.00||804kg||AA||DE Gould & Son, Sheen|
|£1406.16||868kg||Holst||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1355.64||858kg||B Blue||S & A Taylor, Cumberworth|
53 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 133.7p/kg
Numbers starting to build again and an army of bidders, both processors and feeding men looking for cows.
10 best cows over 150p
Bigger Holsteins 137-148p
Leaner Holsteins 120-135p
Plainer Cows under 110p
Top Cows today
|167p/kg||£1245||Fries 5yrs||WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury|
|165p/kg||£1296||Holst 10yrs||S & A Taylor, Cumberworth|
|162p/kg||£1406||Holst 5yrs||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|158p/kg||£1254||MRI 8yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|158p/kg||£1169||Fries 5yrs||WH Townsend & Son, Sudbury|
|155p/kg||£1001||Fries 6yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|152p/kg||£1057||Fries 5yrs||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|151p/kg||£1132||Fries 9yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|151p/kg||£1232||Holst 4yrs||JE & CM Fletcher & Co, Peak Forest|
2 OTM Bulls
|157p/kg||£1532||Lim||EA Sessions & Sons, Dalbury Lees|
|134p/kg||£1626||Hfd||PJ Furness & Son, Monyash|
2 OTM Steers
|197p/kg||£1067||Lim||GE Willmott & Son, Ashover|
124 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 227.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More Cattle: More buyers and a better trade again with meat in high demand.
37 Finished Bulls ave 215.6p/kg
Trade up and bolstered by empty cold stores at abattoirs. Best bulls good to sell with a high of 264p for a Keith Harrop special to gross at £1763.
Steven & Steff Wells had 260p for a pure Limmy with 4 big bulls from Messrs Prue topping at £1802 and averaging £1732. 2 Friesian bulls today sold at 209 and 200p/kg a 3 Dairy Shorthorns at 202, 195 and 193p.
|264p/kg||668kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|260p/kg||604kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|251p/kg||682kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|247p/kg||670kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|239p/kg||714kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|237p/kg||662kg||Char||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|235p/kg||656kg||B Blue x||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|233p/kg||718kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|233p/kg||702kg||Hfd||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|230p/kg||662kg||Char||B & M Frost, Youlgreave|
And Gross Prices:
|£1802.38||794kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1763.52||668kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1730.48||776kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1725.98||818kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1713.08||758kg||W Blk||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1711.82||682kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1706.46||714kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1672.94||718kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1654.90||670kg||Lim||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
|£1635.66||702kg||Hfd||P Brennand, Little Hayfield|
26 Steers – overall average 224.6p/kg
Only 26 Steers today but some lovely quality about. 6 best topped 250p with John Grummett at the top of the tree at 258, 256 and 252p with Paul Hazledine’s 4 at 257 x2, 248 and 247p. Two very big well made Limousins from Messrs Johnson & Shuttlewood sold at £1817 and £1800. Natives saw Angus to 224p and Lincoln to 224p and 4 Black & White had MRI to 213p and Mont to 207p.
|258p/kg||554kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Swadlincote|
|257p/kg||520kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|257p/kg||598kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|256p/kg||610kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|253p/kg||544kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|252p/kg||612kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|248p/kg||600kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|247p/kg||530kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|243p/kg||748kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|238p/kg||548kg||Lim||WP Wilson, Hilton|
|235p/kg||676kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|230p/kg||492kg||Lim||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
|226p/kg||564kg||Lim||BD & Yates, Middleton|
|255p/kg||800kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood|
And Gross Prices:
|£1817.64||748kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1800.00||800kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1588.60||676kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1561.60||610kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1542.24||612kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1536.86||598kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1505.20||710kg||Sim||WP Wilson, Hilton|
|£1488.00||600kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1481.04||748kg||S Horn||WP Wilson, Hilton|
|£1464.96||654kg||AA||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
61 Finished Heifers – overall average 236.8p/kg
Close to the record average of 3 weeks ago and a super turnout of quality heifers. Michael Wynne stole the trade to a top of 278p twice for showy sorts and purchased by Joe Kemp, Quality Butchers at Hayfield and Messrs Hartshead Meats, Ashton under Lyne
|278p/kg||594kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|278p/kg||5550kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|272p/kg||532kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|267p/kg||588p/kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|267p/kg||584kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|263p/kg||5365kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|263p/kg||608kg||Baz||K Harrop, Alport|
|262p/kg||570kg||Baz||K Harrop, Alport|
|261p/kg||578kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|260p/kg||596kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|259p/kg||522kg||Lim||P Jacques, Chesterfield|
|256p/kg||534kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|256p/kg||590kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|253p/kg||636kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|252p/kg||620kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
And Gross Prices:
|£1764.64||692kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby|
|£1651.32||594kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1644.56||674kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby|
|£1609.08||636kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1602.08||646kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1601.38||638kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1599.04||608kg||Baz||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1595.00||638kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1569.96||588kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1563.10||638kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A decent turnout of 360 Store & Breeding Cattle with a full line up of buyers operating and trade remaining at recent price levels.
The sale started with a selection of Cows & Calves which included:
|£1630||Baz, 75 mnths & Bull Calf||SW Frith Ltd, Thorpe|
|£1620||Lim, 24 mnths & twin Heifer Calves||SW Frith Ltd, Thorpe|
|£1520||Lim x, 28 mnths & Bull Calf||SW Frith Ltd, Thorpe|
|£1290||Hfd x, 105 mnths & Heifer Calf||JA & PG Crampton, Snelston|
|£1500||Ped Sim Stock Bull, 17 mnths||C & B Hudson, Longnor|
13 Feeding Bulls including:
|£300||Highland x||4-6 mnths||MR Kidd, Congleton|
|£830||Red Poll||27 mnths||Mrs CA Ollerenshaw, Tideswell|
|£950||Lim x||14 mnths||D Sims & Son, Fenny Bentley|
|£980||Lim x||18 mnths||RW Valle, Summerley|
165 Steers ave £928
A good selection with an outstanding trade from start to finish.
Angus & Hereford crosses very keenly sought.
Black & Whites also producing some excellent results.
|£520||Angus x||9 mnths||WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth|
|£780||Lim x||7 mnths||RGW Cottrill, Bamford|
|£720||Sim x||9-10 mnths||P Bennett & Son, Macclesfield|
|£640||Fries||12-14 mnths||JA Faulkner, Radbourne|
|£1060||B Blue x||13 mnths||BC Percival, Monyash|
|£845||Hfd x||12 mnths||BC Percival, Monyash|
|£880||Lim x||11 mnths||Frith Bros, Thorpe|
|£1200||Lim x||15 mnths||JS & B Goddard, Chinley|
|£1040||B Blue x||10 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Burton|
|£845||B Blue x||12-14 mnths||RA Frith, Thorpe|
|£1000||Baz||19 mnths||Bagshaws, Chelmorten|
|£1180||B Blue x||14 mnths||C & F Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1490||B Blue x||16 mnths||J & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1380||Lim x||21 mnths||J & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1360||Lim x||19-21 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1185||Hfd x||18 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1045||Blonde x||13 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£1260||Angus x||20-21 mnths||R Bassett, Hulme End|
|£820||Hfd x||15 mnths||T Gillway, Dronfield|
|£1400||Hfd x||29-31 mnths||AW Gilman, Wetton|
|£900||B Blue x||12-17 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£1090||B Blue x||19 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1205||Hfd x||17-19 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£895||Holst||17-21 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1235||B Blue x||22 mnths||G Hadfield, Mellor|
|£1045||Fries||21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1210||Hfd||22-23 mnths||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|£1300||B Blue x||24-28 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1160||Lim x||25 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1160||B Blue x||21 mnths||Mrs Y Langton, Aldercar|
|£1290||Lim x||28 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1205||Sim x||25-27 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£1275||Angus x||31-32 mnths||FA Darlington, Astbury|
153 Heifers ave £874
Another wonderful trade for all types with customers for all sizes and qualities.
Very fierce competition at the short finish end of the market with plenty of strong heifers over the £1100 mark.
|£940||Ped Lim||9 mnths||P Hurst, Ipstones|
|£500||Angus x||8-9 mnths||WJ Adams, Mackworth|
|£640||Sim x||10 mnths||P Bennett & Son, Macclesfield|
|£850||B Blue x||11 mnths||J Martin, Ilkeston|
|£725||Hfd x||10-12 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£770||Lim x||9-10 mnths||JF Kirkham, Hartington|
|£960||Lim x||34 mnths||BC Percival, Monyash|
|£740||Angus x||21-22 mnths||P Barratt, Combs|
|£1155||Lim x||18 mnths||JS & B Goddard, Chinley|
|£1075||B Blue x||17-18 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Burton|
|£820||Hfd x||21 mnths||DP Beswick, Ipstones|
|£980||Baz||16 mnths||Bagshaws, Chelmorten|
|£1260||B Blue x||22 mnths||C & F Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1125||B Blue x||19 mnths||C & F Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1135||Lim x||19-28 mnths||C & F Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1040||B Blue x||15 mnths||C & F Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1080||Lim x||21 mnths||Mrs J Hall, Mercaston|
|£775||Lim x||11-16 mnths||Mrs J Hall, Mercaston|
|£1440||Lim x||20 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1400||Lim x||15 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1230||Lim x||19-20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£915||B Blue x||18-20 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£1045||Hfd||28 mnths||T Gillway, Dronfield|
|£1370||Hfd x||35 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1395||Hfd||26 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1380||Lim x||31-33 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1415||Angus||33 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£955||B Blue||16-17 mnths||WJ Sessions & Son, Hilton|
|£980||Hfd x||16-18 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1215||B Blue x||21 mnths||RR Mason, Hulland|
|£1030||B Blue x||19-23 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1150||Angus x||25 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1110||B Blue x||24-26 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1125||B Blue x||24 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
|£1050||Angus x||24 mnths||J Walker, Birley Carr|
|£1020||Angus x||20 mnths||Mrs Y Langton, Aldercar|
|£1100||Angus x||24 mnths||J Richards, Tean|
|£990||Lim x||23-24 mnths||TW Yates, Longford|
|£930||Angus x||26 mnths||FB & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1195||Angus x||26 mnths||DA Jones, Rotherham|
|£980||Angus||23 mnths||FA Darlington, Astbury|
|£705||Hfd x||14 mnths||J Short & Son, Clay Cross|
73 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A further increase in calf numbers forward was well received by a large company of buyers, many who have not been seen for some time.
An excellent trade from start to finish with all types in keen demand with bulls to £545 and heifers to £385.
An entry of 3-4 mnth old reared calves attracted significant interest and looked extremely well sold.
|Sim||£545||MR Kidd, North Rode|
|B Blue||£440||JE Seals, Shirland|
|B Blue||£420||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue||£368||BD Hudson, Ipstones|
|Lim||£460||MR Kidd, North Rode|
|Hfd||£205||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|AA||£200||J & J Walton, Castleton|
|B Blue||£300||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue||£300||RS Torr, Tissington|
|B Blue||£295||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
|Lim||£235||SG Potter, Bonsall|
1053 Sheep including 819 Lambs & 234 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total of 1053 sheep included 819 lambs.
A smaller entry of lambs saw demand much sharper with heavier meated sorts especially well sold to peak at 272p/kg for heavy butchers lambs and 252p for best butchers lambs. The top gross of £129.12/head.
Overall market average 237.04p/kg up 5p on the week.
Leading Prices: –
|35kg||246p/kg||W Bunting & Co, Alsop en le Dale|
|36.2kg||240p/kg||P Rains, Muggington|
|37.8kg||244p/kg||JA Godber, Derby|
|39.1kg||247p/kg||T Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|40.6kg||247p/kg||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|41.5kg||246p/kg||T Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|42.2kg||246p/kg||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|42.8kg||252p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|44kg||247p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|44.2kg||250p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|45.7kg||272p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|48kg||269p/kg||H Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|48.2kg||265p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|49.1kg||261p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|Standard||To: 246p/kg||Ave: 234.51p/kg|
|Medium||To: 252p/kg||Ave: 235.72p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 272p/kg||Ave: 244.4p/kg|
234 Cull Sheep
Just 234 Cull Sheep saw trade very brisk in line with recent weeks. Best Texel ewes to £154 with heavy Mules £100-£110/head. Cull rams in demand with Texels to £180/head.
Cast Ewes To: £154 Ave: £92.83
Cast Rams To: £180 Ave: £126.17
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