Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report 31-08-2021

The last Tuesday market of the year was well supported with 921 Sheep but there were only 115 Cattle on offer.

Those vendors who did consign stock were well pleased with the results and a good trade prevailed in all sections.

Only 60 Store and breeding cattle forward, but they sold at similar prices to last weeks exceptional trade with the Steers to £1160 and heifers £970 within the rather limited selection.

Only a handful of Finished Cattle which looked well sold with top figures 252p and £1853. The overall average being 225p.

The small entry of OTM and feeding cows had examples at 193p and £1196. The average for a rather mixed sample was 130.7p.

A nice selection of 26 calves attracted plenty of interest with Bulls to £480 and Heifers £210.

In the Sheep department the 719 lambs made their money with top figures 290p and £130.56. The SQQ and the overall average were the same at 241p.

There were 202 Cull Sheep an entry with a good many plain sorts on offer. The top price was a healthy £179 but the average at £78.11 demonstrates the quality of the sample.

Forthcoming Market Fixtures

Thursday 2nd September: Lunchtime Sheep Sale, See our Facebook page for special entries
Friday 3rd September: Theave & Ewe Sale – 4,644 Theaves & 211 Ewes Entered.
Saturday 4th September: Collective Sale At Grindley
Wednesday 8th September: Farm Sale Hardenclough Farm, Edale
Friday 10th September: Store Lamb Sale

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: Or text it to 07973 982441

19 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 130.79p/kg
(Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another competitive trade for all on offer with the better sorts to a top of 193p with only the plainest Black & White below the 100p/kg level.

Sample Results:
164p/kg 690kg J Patchitt, Cossoll
158p/kg 556kg AK Robinson, Wyver Lane
155p/ kg 694kg S & A Taylor, Cumberworth

And Gross Prices:
£1196.58 814kg FM Ottewell, Belper
£1131.60 690kg J Patchitt, Cossoll

10 FINISHED CATTLE – (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Only a small Tuesday entry but again well bid for with Heifers to 252p/kg (Ave 220.84p/kg and Steers to 238p (Ave 231.38p/kg)

Heifer Sample Results:
252p/kg 538kg T & JM White, High Bradfield
238/kg 726kg Johnson & Shuttleworth, Findern
230p/kg 806kg Johnson & Shuttleworth, Findern

And Gross Prices:
£1853.80 806kg Johnson & Shuttleworth, Findern
£1727.88 726kg Johnson & Shuttleworth, Findern

Steers Sample Results:
238p/kg 594kg RW & R Walker, Ashgate
234p/kg 580kg RW & R Walker, Ashgate

And Gross Prices:
£1491.60 660kg RW & R Walker, Ashgate
£1413.72 594kg RW & R Walker, Ashgate

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Only a small entry for the Tuesday Market.

All sold with sufficient buying power present to ensure decent results.

Sample Returns
£400 A Angus Hfrs 5-6 Mths CG Massey & Son, Holmes Chapel
£725 Char Strs 5-6 Mths Waller Farms, Sutton
£735 Char Hfrs 5-6 Mths Waller Farms, Sutton
£450 A Angus Hfr 7 Mths W Salt & Son, Denstone
£420 A Angus Hfrs 9-10 Mths J Glossop, Bradfield
£1000 Char Str 12-15 Mths CS Edge, Ballidon
£890 Char Hfrs 14-15 Mths CS Edge, Ballidon
£870 Here Hfrs 17 Mths TW Yates, Longford
£1000 Lim Str 22 Mths D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne
£970 Lim Hfr 24 Mths D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne
£690 Lim Str 13 Mths AP Pugh, Pilsley
£780 Here Str 12 Mths RP Lawley, Draycott
£1160 Sim Str 16-17 Mths CE & EN Latham, Sudbury
£1040 Sim Str 16-17 Mths CE & EN Latham, Sudbury

26 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another large gathering of purchasers ensured a strong trade for all with best quality calves at a distinct premium.

Both bulls & heifers in keen demand and with a shortage of Black & White calved within the entry.


B Blue £480 C Shirt, Over Haddon
B Blue £422 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Saler £260 JF Hayes, Shottle
A Angus £155 WR & W Hayes, Pilsley

B Blue £210 F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill

719 Lambs & 202 Ewes & Rams
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)

A very good Bank Holidday entry of 921 head of sheep included 719 lambs. Demand very good throughout with a level trade. Meated sorts wanted with some small Beltex lambs topping the market at 295p and 290p/kg. Heavy weight butchers lambs to 262p/kg with a top gross of £130.56. Overall average 241.72p/kg

Leading Prices: –
31.7kg 295p M & C Hambleton, Five Wells
33.5kg 249p P Wilcockson, Hathersage
36.5kg 290p M & C Hambleton, Five Wells
38kg 250p R Rowlinson, Ilam
40kg 253p JB & P Broomhead, Fulwood
41.8kg 249p N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
42.6kg 249p M Gregory, Peak Forest
43.6kg 265p JD Pickford, Leek
44.2kg 253p JG Jackson, Wardlow
44.4kg 255p M Gregory, Peak Forest
45kg 248p S White, Wortley
46.5kg 258p C & D Allen & Son, Thorpe
48.2kg 262p R & S Salisbury, Abney
51kg 256p R & S Salisbury, Abney

Light To: 295p/kg
Standard To: 290p/kg Ave: 243.41/kg
Medium To: 265p/kg Ave: 240.85/kg
Heavy To: 262p/kg Ave: 241.03p/kg
Overweight To: 230p/kg Ave: 219.09p/kg

Cull Sheep
A good entry of 202 Cull Ewes and Rams saw several grazing buyers operating with a larger proportion of plain sorts, overall average does not reflect the tremendous trade. Best Texels peaked at £179, Suffolk to £125, Mules to £114 Southdowns to £86 Herdwick to £84 Horned ewes to £77.

Ewes to £179 Ave £78.11
Rams to £144 Ave £123.60


Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Ivor Lowe


Property and professional services

Peter Oven

Market Associate