Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 23-08-2021
Monday 23rd August
A busy market for the week before the Bank Holiday with 734 Cattle and 1447 Sheep. Trade remains outstanding with plenty of highlights to be discovered in the rest of this report.
For the avoidance of doubt, next week’s market is on Tuesday 31st August.
There were 425 Store & Breeding cattle and prices were maintained at recent levels bolstered by the confidence from the finished cattle department.
Steers reached £1,460 and the average of £989 indicates the strength of demand. Heifers peaked at £1350 to average £876 and Feeding Bulls sold to £1,030.
In the Breeding Section the day’s highlight was a consignment of Longhorn cows & calves to £1,400 to average £1,273.
There were 126 Finished Cattle with trade taking another upward hike.
Top figures 290p and £1,869 per head. The 51 Heifers averaged a remarkable 241.3p.
If you are a Finished Cattle producer and have not tried selling live at Bakewell, perhaps it is time to give us a try.
A useful turnout of 122 OTM and Feeding Cattle maintained recent price levels with top figures of 210p and £2,006.
The average looked good again at 145.4p.
A few more Calves about with 61 on offer, Bulls sold to £490 and Heifers £395.
Over in the sheep shed the 1185 lambs were wanted with top figures 275p and £158.95.
Both the SQQ and the overall average were 242p.
Cull sheep seem scarce at the moment with only 262 forward. Ewes sold to £159 to average £100.98.
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 26th August: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries
Friday 27th August: Store lamb sale- 5,500 entered.
Friday 3rd September: Theave & Ewe Sale – 4,644 Theaves & 211 Ewes Entered.
Wednesday 8th September: Farm Sale Harden Clough Farm, Edale
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Or text it to 07973 982441
122 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 145.5p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Better numbers before the Bank Holiday break with 122 Cows on offer and each finding a good strong trade. All buyers were on top form today and some outstanding prices throughout. A trio sold over £2/kg and selling to 210p for a one calf 30 mnth old Limousin for JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington. Better cattle generally 180p plus with plenty over 160p.
|210p/kg||614kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|208p/kg||648kg||Lim||RJ Forrester, Church Broughton|
|204p/kg||534kg||Lim||Wheeldon Farms, Taddington|
|198p/kg||664kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|198p/kg||506kg||Sim||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|198p/kg||610kg||Hfd||B Wild & Sons, New Mills|
|196p/kg||664kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|194p/kg||698kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|189p/kg||788kg||Char||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|189p/kg||650kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|188p/kg||736kg||B Blue x||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|188p/kg||780kg||Blonde||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|182p/kg||764kg||Char||Lea Partners Ltd, Sheffield|
|181p/kg||494kg||Lim||PJ Goddard, Mellor|
|181p/kg||592kg||Blonde x||M Wright, Hartington|
And Gross Prices:
|£1489.32||788kg||Char||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|£1466.40||780kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1438.24||808kg||W Blk||CL Morton & Son, Dronfield|
|£1390.48||764kg||Char||Lea Partners Ltd, Sheffield|
|£1383.68||736kg||B Blue x||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|£1367.04||768kg||B Blue x||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|£1354.12||698kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1347.84||648kg||Lim||RJ Forrester, Church Broughton|
|£1343.98||902kg||Holst||B Wild & Sons, New Mills|
|£1341.52||818kg||Hfd||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
60 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 124p/kg
A very solid price, although more very plain cows on offer today affecting the price.
8 best fed cows over 145p
Big Holsteins 135-145p
Plain Parlour Cows 110-125p
Very plain older cows under £1, more today
Top Dairy today
|158p/kg||£1147||Fries Cow, 7yrs||FJ Gould & Son, Longnor|
|158p/kg||£1102||Fries, 5 yrs||GV Matkin, Idridgehay|
|156p/kg||£1279||Holst, 5yrs||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|153p/kg||£1126||Mont, 6 yrs||Moor Farmers|
|149p/kg||£1343||Holst, 8 yrs||B Wild & Son, New Mills|
|146p/kg||£1013||Mont, 9 yrs||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|145p/kg||£1070||Mont, 4 yrs||FA & TM Cotton, Tean|
|139p/kg||£1142||Holst, 7 yrs||GK & E Robinson, Tideswell|
2 OTM Bulls
Highlight of the sale was a Simmental Stock Bulls, been used but still under 30 mnths that sold as follows:
|213p/kg||£2006||Sim, 29 mnths||RG & GC Moss, Abbotts Bromley|
|163p/kg||£1509||Fries, 3 ½ yrs||EA Cooper & Sons, Taddington|
|153p/kg||£1618||Lim, 9yrs||J Swindell, Matlock|
5 OTM Steers
|188p/kg||£1391||Blonde, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|178p/kg||£1368||AA, 4 yrs||J Patchitt, Cossall|
126 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 234.7p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
THE DEAREST EVER – AGAIN!!
I have officially run out of superlatives to describe the trade. Put simply, we are at record levels and every beast in the ring today sold beyond expectations.
34 Finished Bulls ave 222.26p/kg
Big, small, lean or fat trade is here at present and if you have finished bulls to sell, there is no better place than the live ring at Bakewell. 7 Dairy bulls today had Shorthorns to 204p and Friesians to 209p.
|261p/kg||642kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|258p/kg||668kg||B Blue x||Stoneydelph Ltd, Tamworth|
|250p/kg||670kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|249p/kg||722kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|246p/kg||664kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|242p/kg||540kg||Lim||WJ Wright, Winsic|
|242p/kg||648kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|241p/kg||696kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|241p/kg||686kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|240p/kg||640kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|240p/kg||710kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|235p/kg||492kg||B Blue x||J & C Beever, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1855.36||892kg||Lim||Ashford Hall Farm, Ashford|
|£1797.78||722kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1766.06||778kg||Char||AO Taylor, Brinsley|
|£1755.60||836kg||Lim||Ashford Hall Farm, Ashford|
|£1723.44||668kg||B Blue x||Stoneydelph Ltd, Tamworth|
|£1704.00||710kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1677.36||696kg||Lim||PJ Dale, Denby Village|
|£1675.62||642kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1675.00||670kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1667.12||728kg||Char||AO Taylor, Brinsley|
41 Steers – overall average 237.4p/kg – A new record
23 Continentals, 17 Native and B/W bullock all sold at very high levels that had to be seen to be believed. 7 best topped 275p and selling to a top of 290p for Messrs Mann and purchased by Lee Walker, Quality Family Butchers in Stone, Staffordshire. 2 Lims sold at 280p for Michael Hadfield and Paul Hazledine. Angus sold to 250p, Hereford to 240p and W Black to 234p
|290p/kg||514kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|280p/kg||616kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|280p/kg||566kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|279p/kg||666kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|278p/kg||654kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|277p/kg||648kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|275p/kg||524kg||Lim||CE Hancock & Son, Sandbach|
|258p/kg||704kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|258p/kg||656kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|253p/kg||594kg||Lim||Wager & Son, Hartington|
|253p/kg||604kg||Lim||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
|250p/kg||698kg||AA||JR Bowers, Pentrich|
And Gross Prices:
|£1858.14||666kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1818.12||654kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1816.32||704kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1794.96||648kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Sons, Cold Eaton|
|£1763.20||760kg||AA||B &K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|£1757.94||706kg||AA||JR Bowers, Pentrich|
|£1745.00||698kg||AA||JR Bowers, Pentrich|
|£1724.80||616kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1692.48||656kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1675.04||722kg||AA||JR Bowers, Coney Green|
51 Finished Heifers – overall average 241.3p/kg – Another Record
Unbelievable is the only word to describe the scenes around the ring today. Best 5 over 280p with plenty more 250-280p. Steven & Steff Wells won the day at a staggering 288p for a Blue x purchased by Hartshead Meats, Ashton under Lyne. Bill Wright had a couple of best at 282p and 280p. Two big girls from Messrs Johnson & Shuttlewood both topped £1,850, 14 Natives had Hereford to 241 and Angus to 234p and even a Friesian non breeder sold at 236p.
|288p/kg||532kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|282p/kg||508kg||Lim||WJ Wright, Winsic|
|280p/kg||540kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|280p/kg||566kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|278p/kg||528kg||Lim||GG & OM Carthy, Barton under Needwood|
|277p/kg||596kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|272p/kg||648kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||594kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|266p/kg||572kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|266p/kg||584kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|264p/kg||410kg||Lim||AW & RA Mycock, Flagg|
|262p/kg||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|259p/kg||718kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
And Gross Prices:
|£1869.92||754kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1859.62||718kg||Lim||GW Johnson & KG Shuttlewood, Burnaston|
|£1773.72||758kg||AA||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|£1762.56||648kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1650.92||596kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1646.56||656kg||B Blue x||FH White, Shottle|
|£1631.84||658kg||B Blue x||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|£1603.80||594kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1594.44||618kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1584.80||566kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A decent entry of 425 head with numbers boosted for the sale prior to the Bank Holiday week.
The sale started with some 20 Breeding Stock which included 6 Longhorn Heifers with Calves. These attracted plenty of interest and sold as follows:
L Horn Heifer, 38 mnths & Bull Calf, with the average for the 6 outfits of £1,273, Vendors The Bollin Valley Partnership, Macclesfield.
Other results included:
£1,800 Ped Lim Bull 112 mnths JF Kirkham, Hartington
There were 28 Feeding Bulls including:
|£920||Hfd x||20-23 mnths||HB Wildgoose, Newton Grange|
|£580||Hfd x||8-9 mnths||HB Wildgoose, Newton Grange|
|£1030||Angus x||19-20 mnths||E Lodge, Barnsley|
|£850||Angus x||10-12 mnths||E Lodge, Barnsley|
185 Steers ave £989
A wonderful trade from start to finish as the average shows.
Angus and Hereford crosses very keenly sought and everything including Black & Whites selling very well Indeed.
|£400||Angus x||5 mnths||CG Mosley, Holmes Chapel|
|£890||B Blue x||13 mnths||GE Brookes, Loxley|
|£740||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£960||Blonde x||10-12 mnths||J & A Dakin, Smalley|
|£960||B Blue x||11-12 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£810||Lim x||9-10 mnths||Park Farm Land, South Anston|
|£1060||Char x||14-15 mnths||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£1060||Sim x||16 mnths||HC Gilbert, Edale|
|£1070||Lim x||19 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£1150||Lim x||13-14 mnths||RM Calcott, Tamworth|
|£1090||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£800||Holst||14-16 mnths||W Watts, Thurgoland|
|£1350||Hfd x||19 mnths||S Rains & Son, Ible|
|£1070||Hfd x||14-15 mnths||S Rains & Son, Ible|
|£1095||Hfd x||15-16 mnths||DA & F Brown, Brassington|
|£1460||Lim x||23-25 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1440||Lim x||16 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1190||Mont||23 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1300||Lim/BB||14-15 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£1200||B Blue x||18 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£1120||Saler||16 mnths||N&A Pancisi, Stanton|
|£1270||Angus x||16-17 mnths||WH Burgess & Son, New Mills|
|£1100||Char x||14-15 mnths||Cox Bros, Gt Longstone|
|£1140||Hfd x||18-21 mnths||OR Prince & Partners, Hoar Cross|
|£1185||Hfd x||20 mnths||S Hardy, Bonsall|
|£1000||B Blue x||18-20 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£1380||AA x||16 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£1290||B Blue x||18 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1420||Baz x||26 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1000||AA||22 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1280||Hfd x||32 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1110||AA x||22 mnths||J Brough & Son, Rudyard|
|£1225||Mont||22 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1280||AA||16 mnths||J Brough & Son, Rudyard|
|£1370||Sim x||16 mnths||AJ Byron, Denstone|
193 Heifers ave £876
A good selection of heifers and plenty of interest at all age and price levels. Some decent bunches where cattle could be matched and likewise some smart individuals to suit the specimen hunters. Angus and Hereford crosses selling well as per usual.
|£760||Lim x||10 mnths||D Byard, Wingerworth|
|£570||Hfd x||7-8 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£820||B Blue x||11 mnths||GE Brookes, Loxley|
|£930||AA x||10 mnths||PR & G Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£670||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|£870||B Blue x||13 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£970||Lim x||20 mnths||Park Farm Land Ltd, South Anston|
|£640||Lim x||9-10 mnths||Park Farm Land Ltd, South Anston|
|£900||Char x||13-15 mnths||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£770||Sim x||14 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£1090||Lim x||12-16 mnths||RM Calcott, Tamworth|
|£530||AA x||11-15 mnths||M & DG Allsop, Ripley|
|£930||AA x||18 mnths||R Bradbury & Son, Middleton|
|£965||Hfd x||18-23 mnths||RD & A Lomas, Calow|
|£1180||B Blue x||17 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1130||B Blue x||18 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1055||Hfd x||19 mnths||S Rains & Son, Ible|
|£1005||Sim x||11-15 mnths||PG & AD Godber, Kimberley|
|£1050||Lim x||22 mnths||MS Woodhouse, Chaddesden|
|£1350||Lim x||15 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1285||B Blue x||16 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1125||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||GM Grindey & Son, Hartington|
|£1140||B Blue x||18 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£940||B Blue x||18 mnths||T Stafford, Ballidon|
|£990||Saler||23 mnths||N & A Pancisi, Stanton|
|£860||Char x||12-13 mnths||N & A Pancisi, Stanton|
|£1060||Angus x||18 mnths||WH Burgess, New Mills|
|£1030||Char||14 mnths||Cox Bros, Gt Longstone|
|£1155||Hfd||20 mnths||OR Prince, Hoar Cross|
|£1035||AA x||21-22 mnths||TW Yates, Longford|
|£1070||B Blue x||23 mnths||G Hadfield, Stephouse|
|£1240||B Blue x||25 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1145||Hfd x||23-30 mnths||AW Gilman & Son, Wetton|
|£1310||B Blue x||24 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1195||Blonde x||R & GR Webster, Ashbourne|
|£1020||Angus x||27 mnths||DA Jones, Rotherham|
|£740||Lim x||16-17 mnths||RM Nicholls, Uttoxeter|
|£650||Lim x||8 mnths||RM Nicholls, Uttoxeter|
61 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A further increase in numbers forward and if anything, trade was dearer than last week.
All types in keen demand with additional buying support present and many more calves could have been sold to vendors advantage.
|Hfd||£320||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|Char||£490||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|B Blue||£470||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue||£445||WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth|
|Hfd||£245||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|B Blue||£305||BD Hudson, Ipstones|
|B Blue||£280||RS Torr, Tissington|
|B Blue||£270||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|Lim||£395||D Byard, Holmgate|
1447 Sheep including 1185 Lambs & 262 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total of 1447 head of sheep included 1185 lambs. Another good entry which saw demand very brisk throughout with buyers battling from start to finish for meated sorts. Best butchers lambs to 270p/kg with heavy weight butchers lambs to 275p/kg and overweights to 244p/kg. Top gross price of £158.95/head. The overall average 242.8p.
Leading Prices: –
|31.5kg||239p/kg||P Cox, Birch Vale|
|34.5kg||250p/kg||JA Godber, Belper|
|35.7kg||259p/kg||Dishfield Farms, Sutton|
|37kg||254p/kg||F Rushton, Pike Hall|
|38.2kg||255p/kg||B Langton, Horsley|
|38.6kg||260p/kg||C Burgess, Rugeley|
|42.2kg||268p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|42.8kg||259p/kg||N Townsend, Tideswell|
|43.8kg||258p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|45.2kg||270p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|46kg||274p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|48kg||274p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|52kg||250p/kg||J Butler, Calow|
|62kg||226p/kg||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|67kg||229p/kg||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|Standard||To: 260p/kg||Ave: 241.52/kg|
|Medium||To: 270p/kg||Ave: 243.08/kg|
|Heavy||To: 275p/kg||Ave: 244.7p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 244p/kg||Ave: 219.72p/kg|
262 Cull Sheep
Trade good and every sector well covered from the small grazers through the horned types to the best continentals.
Top call £159 for big Texels from Robert Walker at Heathy Grange with the best Suffolks from Steve Buckley at £156.
Best horned types towards £86 with plenty of Mules £80 plus and the best pushing £110 plus.
Grazing customers for all types from small horned sorts through to lean Mules and lean strong framed cross breds.
Texel tups to £138 and more could have been sold to vendors advantage.
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