Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 02-11-2020
Monday 2nd November
Bakewell Market Report for Monday 2nd November
With the next lockdown looming there were good entries of 795 Cattle and 2,113 Sheep for the market before the re-introduction of ‘Drop & Go’ starting Thursday 5th November.
Everyone needs to be aware that following guidance from Defra and The Livestock Auctioneers Association we will be introducing a strict ‘Drop & Go’ policy for all Finished and Cull Cattle and Sheep.
We are also strongly recommending that vendors of Store stock also adopt the ‘Drop & Go’ rules, but understand that in some circumstances they may wish to be present for a brief period only to see their animals sold.
Do not forget that sales in the Store Ring are livestreamed on www.streaming.auctionmarts.com
We are expecting further clarification before next week and will issue the latest guidance on Friday when the Store Cattle Early Warning List is posted.
Please check our website and Facebook page for the latest position.
These measures are aimed at reducing risk to Vendors, purchasers and staff together with their respective families at home.
With ‘Drop & Go’ it becomes more important than ever that entry forms are properly completed and include all the information that you would like us to pass on to prospective purchasers.
The Store & Breeding Cattle section had attracted a decent entry of head and there was no lack of confidence with trade strong from start to finish.
Steers reached £1,200, Heifers £1,280 and Feeding Bulls £920.
In the breeding section cows & calves peaked at £1,480.
The were 121 finished cattle with plenty of demand in evidence.
Top figures 261p and £1,731.
The overall average for 50 heifers was a very respectable 204.6p.
OTM Cattle were out in force with 125 on parade.
Top figures 186p and £1,416 with the average much as last week at 112.5 pence for a somewhat varied selection.
77 Calves on offer, bulls to £315 and Heifers £298.
The sheep section was extremely busy with 1,300 lambs and almost 800 ewes.
Lambs sold on a cracking trade with top figures 250p/kg and £125.61 per head.
The SQQ average looked very healthy at 214.4 pence.
Trade for the cull sheep was also outstanding with ewes to £157 and the average £84.96.
Forthcoming Fixtures Bakewell Market
As a consequence of the new ‘lockdown’ All on farm sales have been postponed for the time being. We will let you know what new arrangements have been made when the situation allows.
All future market fixtures will go ahead on a drop & go basis only.
We will be enforcing a very strict regime which will not be popular however, in order for the markets to stay open we all need to abide by the rules.
If you have any concerns about this by all means give Alastair Sneddon a call.
Thursday 5th November: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 6th November: Store Sheep Sale
124 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 112.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Better numbers with trade very similar to last week even with all the uncertainty in the country at present. All buyers were present and operating to produce an average of 112.5p (up 11 pence on the year) Top was super Char x heifer at 186p or £1331 with best cow at 165p or £1270 for a Limousin cow from GT Rowlinson, Denstone. Angus to 132p, Herefords to 128p.
50 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 100.6p
Plenty of trade for the best with good meated fed cows 128p plus with big Holstein Cows 115-125 smaller lean cows 100-110p and plain cows generally 70-90p.
|186p/kg||716kg||Char||Bank House Farms, Bretby|
|174p/kg||624kg||Sim||CW & BM Hudson, Barrow Moor|
|165p/kg||770kg||Lim||GT Rowlinson, Denstone|
|152p/kg||684kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|150p/kg||618kg||Blonde x||CE Mycock, Flagg|
|150p/kg||848kg||B Blue x||WG Astell, Pilsley|
|149p/kg||480kg||Lim||DS Gregory, Hassop|
|149p/kg||622kg||Blond x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|147p/kg||750kg||Lim||MJ & RD Bradbury, Biggin|
|145p/kg||630kg||Blond x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
And Gross Prices:
|£1331.76||716kg||Char||Bank House Farms, Repton|
|£1272.00||848kg||B Blue x||WG Astell, Pilsley|
|£1270.50||770kg||Lim||GT Rowlinson, Denstone|
|£1213.44||948kg||Hfd||Alan Crooks, Sheffield|
|£1181.50||850kg||Lim||IC Ford, Wortley|
|£1147.50||850kg||Holst||AJ & ME Minshall Ltd, Tean|
|£1128.00||940kg||S Horn||IC Ford, Wortley|
|£1127.88||964kg||S Horn||IC Ford, Wortley|
|£1121.80||790kg||Blond x||CE Mycock, Flagg|
|£1104.32||952kg||Lim||IC Ford, Wortley|
4 OTM Bulls
|152p/kg||£972||B Blue||AE & DJW Greaves, Elkesley|
|114p/kg||£1039||AA||JC Vickers, Taddington|
3 OTM Heifers
|181p/kg||£1187||B Blue||AE & DJW Greaves, Elkesley|
|154p/kg||£1416||B Blue||WG Astell, Pilsley|
121 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 191.7p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
121 Cattle from 47 Vendors selling to 16 purchasers on 19 different accounts. Competition right the way through and trade very fast for all commodities.
35 Finished Bulls ave 173.8p/kg
Better numbers and a few good suckler bred bulls, but the majority would be dairy x contenders and black & whites. Chris Shenton sold pure Blondes at 226p and 220p to gross £1731 and £1680.
|226p/kg||766kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|220p/kg||764kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|212p/kg||604kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|207p/kg||676kg||Blond x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|198p/kg||558kg||Pied||K Harrop, Alport|
|196p/kg||640kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|195p/kg||730kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|194p/kg||546kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|194p/kg||602kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1731.16||766kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1680.80||764kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1582.08||824kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1423.50||730kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1399.32||676kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1280.48||604kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1257.36||676kg||Char||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£1254.40||640kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1238.88||696kg||Blonde x||G & P Fitzhugh, Derby|
36 Steers – overall average 204.6p/kg
A solid price with the best good to sell and possibly dearer on the week. Steven Wells sold quality Blues to 235p or £1316 with Dennis Prince at 226p and 224p. Thorp Farms, had best blues at £1519 (214p). 10 Natives had Angus to 203p, Herefords to 193p and Welsh Black to 178p.
|235p/kg||560kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|226p/kg||610kg||Lim||DA & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|224p/kg||590kg||Lim||DA & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|216p/kg||634kg||Lim||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
|214p/kg||560kg||Lim||A & AA Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|213p/kg||514kg||Lim||TW Austin & Co, Burnaston|
|212p/kg||510kg||B Blue x||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|210p/kg||628kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|208p/kg||668kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
And Gross Prices:
|£1519.40||710kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1389.44||668kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1378.60||610kg||Lim||DA & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1369.44||634kg||Lim||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
|£1333.80||684kg||Lim||D Keeling, Hollington|
|£1324.80||736kg||Hfd||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|£1321.60||590kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1318.80||628kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1316.00||560kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1315.32||678kg||Sim||PJ & JA Morten, Barmoor Clough|
50 Finished Heifers – overall average 204.6p/kg
Average back over £2 with some remarkable top prices. Top call was a tremendous Limousin heifer at 261p from Steven Wells to gross £1404. David Batterbee had 250p for his big Charolais £1575 with Michael & Paul Hazeldine up to 249p or £1538. 7 Angus sold to 185p
|261p/kg||538kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|250p/kg||630kg||Char||DL Batterbee, Sparrowpit|
|249p/kg||618kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|248p/kg||608kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|244p/kg||566kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|244p/kg||530kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|244p/kg||490kg||B Blue x||DC Wright, Parwich|
|240p/kg||558kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|228p/kg||566kg||Lim||DA & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|228p/kg||512kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|227p/kg||560kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Notts|
|224p/kg||538kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|221p/kg||528kg||Lim||IC Hulme, Cowlow|
|220p/kg||478kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
And Gross Prices:
|£1575.00||630kg||Char||DL Batterbee, Sparrowpit|
|£1538.82||618kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Notts|
|£1507.84||608kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1421.20||748kg||Sim||WHI Mellor, Torkington|
|£1404.18||538kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1395.28||652kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Notts|
|£1381.04||566kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1356.60||646kg||Blonde x||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1339.20||558kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1293.20||530kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another outstanding entry of 472 animals with customers present or represented to ensure a solid trade from start to finish.
The sale commenced with some 52 Breeding Cattle which included Cow & Calf outfits as follows:
|£1480||Cont x Cow, 42 mnths & Str Calf||JT & RA Deacon, Rolleston|
|£1320||Hfd x Cow, 73 mnths & Bull Calf||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|£1100||Hfd Cow, 41 mnths & Str Calf||AC Morley, Church Broughton|
|£960||Sim x Hfr, 29 mnths & Hfr Calf||G & D Shuker, Whaley Bridge|
There was an unusually large entry of 73 Feeding Bulls with examples as follows:
|£670||Nor/Holst||15-16 mnths||GR Smith, Matlock|
|£920||Hfd x||29 mnths||MW Aiken, Owler Bar|
|£650||Char x||6 mnths||D Smith, High Green|
|£810||Sim x||18 mnths||JP Webster, Foolow|
|£460||Sim x||7-8 mnths||H Fitzhugh, Heage|
|£570||Holst||12-14 mnths||CR Brittain, Tickhill|
|£700||Sim x||8 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£530||Hfd||13-16 mnths||B Wild & Son, New Mills|
|£630||Hfd||7 mnths||D&DM Turner, Rainow|
151 Steers ave £783
A good selection with plenty of demand at all price points.
Angus & Hereford crosses readily sought and black & whites well sold as usual.
The best continentals hit the highlights as the following sample results will demonstrate.
Sample prices as follows:
|£450||Hfd x||6-7 mnths||M Winterbottom, Chinley|
|£690||Lim x||6-7 mnths||SR Bardwell, Hathersage|
|£595||Lim x||7-8 mnths||GRP Cotterill, Fenny Bentley|
|£760||Lim x||7 mnths||Alan Crooks Ltd, Wortley|
|£790||Lim x||8 mnths||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£595||Saler x||10-11 mnths||J & MJ Sisson, Dale Abbey|
|£840||Angus x||12 mnths||CC Etches & Son, Tissington|
|£695||Char x||7-15 mnths||JPD Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£810||Lim x||15 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£680||Angus x||6 mnths||N Farmer, Stainsby|
|£810||Lim x||12 mnths||A & A Riddle, Ecclesfield|
|£850||Hfd x||16-17 mnths||OR Prince, Hoar Cross|
|£930||S Horn x||19 mnths||N&J&S Taylor, Hollowmeadows|
|£995||Angus x||15 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£980||Hfd x||14 mnths||P&J Mansfield, Hyde|
|£1140||Char x||18 mnths||Messrs Allen, Uttoxeter|
|£990||Char x||16-17 mnths||S White, Tissington|
|£1090||Blonde x||15-16 mnths||T & M Gould, Sheen|
|£1090||B Blue x||17 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£935||Angus x||18 mnths||O Brayne, Derwent|
|£920||Ayrs x||19 mnths||L Maw, Penistone|
|£970||Sim x||23 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1170||Saler x||21-25 mnths||ES Rowarth, Bradwell|
|£1075||Angus x||19 mnths||Wilshaw & Hine, Macclesfield|
|£920||Angus x||18-22 mnths||A Elliott, Pilsley|
|£1045||Angus x||24 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
|£890||Hfd x||11 mnths||D & A Campeau, Crowdicote|
|£1200||Lim x||26 mnths||JP & A Wardman, Warslow|
|£1140||Angus x||21 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£900||Lim x||10-16 mnths||JM Riley, Hartington|
|£850||Angus x||17 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
196 Heifers ave £643
Plenty to pick from and a wonderful trade from start to finish.
Angus & Hereford crosses meeting a strong demand and some tremendous continentals topping the sale.
|£580||Lim x||5-6 mnths||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|£380||Hfd x||6-8 mnths||M Winterbottom, Chinley|
|£700||Lim x||5-6 mnths||MJ & RD Bradbury, Biggin|
|£720||Lim||10 mnths||TF & J Thompson, Longnor|
|£595||Saler||10-11 mnths||J & MJ Sisson, Ilkeston|
|£860||Angus||13 mnths||CC Etches, Tissington|
|£580||Hfd x||9-15 mnths||Mrs BA Willliamson, Wheatcroft|
|£850||Lim x||18 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£600||Sim x||12-16 mnths||G & D Shuker, Whaley Bridge|
|£645||Lim x||12-16 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£710||S Horn x||17-19 mnths||N&J&S Taylor, Hollowmeadows|
|£880||Lim x||14 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Rolleston|
|£870||B Blue x||16 mnths||WJ Sessions, Hilton|
|£925||Angus x||15 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£930||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||CR Brittain, Tickhill|
|£730||Angus||12-17 mnths||Messrs Allen, Uttoxeter|
|£800||A Horn x||17 mnths||JH Morten, Whaley Bridge|
|£870||Char x||16-17 mnths||S White, Tissington|
|£660||Char x||17-19 mnths||L Marshall, Monyash|
|£1045||Blonde x||16-17 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1020||Lim x||17 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£660||Angus x||17-18 mnths||O Brayne, Derwent|
|£960||Lim x||19 mnths||DJ Abbott, Brackenfield|
|£1280||Lim x||18-22 mnths||Ashford Hall Farms|
|£105||S Horn x||19 mnths||Ashford Hall Farms|
|£1015||Sim||21-23 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
|£930||B Blue x||17-20 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1055||Lim x||24 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£890||B Blue x||36 mnths||PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove|
|£880||B Blue x||28 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
77 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another decent entry of Calves with trade just as sharp as last week.
Not a lot of best quality bulls forward but with B Blues to £315 and Limousin to £300. Heifers a very strong trade for all with B Blues to £298 and Limousin to £285.
Black & Whites sharper with all but the smallest £50 plus to a top of £135.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£175.00||£69.20||D & JK Mellor, Onecote|
|Sim||£140.00||£134.33||JW Handford & Sons, High Peak|
|Holst||£135.00||£91.67||Moor farmers, Flagg|
|Fries||£132.00||£67.55||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|Ayr||£42.00||£35.00||D & JK Mellor, Onecote|
|AA||£200.00||£125.50||G & L Belfield, Gallin|
|S Horn||£88.00||60.00||GR Hallifield, Repton|
|B Blue x||£315.00||£232.14||TA & KF Seals, Derbys|
|Lim||£300.00||£172.80||W&A Cartledge & Son, Sparrow Pit|
|Hfd||£165.00||£73.29||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|Sim||£85.00||JA & JA Marsden, Hathersage|
|AA||£135.00||£122.00||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|B Blue x||298.00||£193.20||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|Lim||£285.00||£129.20||Bank House Farms|
2,113 Sheep including 1,304 Finished Lambs, 793 Cull Sheep & 16 Store Sheep
(Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A total entry of 2113 head of sheep included 1304 lambs. Despite the trade being easier at the end of last week Bakewell Market bucked the trend with heavy butchers lambs to 250p/kg with medium butchers lambs to 243p/kg and lighter weight sorts to 238p/kg. Overweight lambs to 237p/kg and top gross of £125/head. The overall average 214.37p/kg which included several pens of hill bred sorts.
Leading Prices: –
|30kg||228p/kg||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|35.8kg||219p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|36.2kg||228p/kg||AT Turner, Wales|
|37.4kg||228p/kg||J Greatorex, Oker|
|38.6kg||238p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|39kg||229p/kg||S Furness, Wheston|
|40.2kg||235p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|40.4kg||231p/kg||MP Elliott, Eyam|
|41.2kg||239/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|43.1kg||229p/kg||J Critchlow, Wheston|
|44kg||240p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|45.4kg||243p/kg||CD Timm, York|
|47kg||250p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|48.7kg||224p/kg||F Gee, Bottom House|
|49.1kg||237p/kg||L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest|
|50kg||218p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|53kg||237p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|55.1kg||208p/kg||L Hadfield & Son, Peak Forest|
|61kg||195p/kg||S Furness, Wheston|
|Light||To: 228p/kg||Ave: 197.59p/kg|
|Standard||To: 238p/kg||Ave: 211.63p/kg|
|Medium||To: 243p/kg||Ave: 215.18p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 250p/kg||Ave: 203.11p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 237p/kg||Ave: 192.6p/kg|
Old Season Lambs to 150p/kg
3 Young Meat Goats attracted very brisk bidding to 226p/kg and grossing £94/head
793 Cull Sheep
A very good entry with ewes travelling a long distance to Bakewell and several vendors exhibiting larger groups of 60-100.
Generally good to sell in all sectors with the best strong Texels showing good cover but little fat for a faster trade than recent weeks.
Top call £157/head for the Hadfield Family at Peak Forest with others at £144 for the Furness’s at Wheston. The top 10 pens averaged just short of £141 per head.
Best bigger Suffolks over £111 per head with strong meated horned types towards £60. Best Rams to £152 for Texels with Zwarbles to £123.
Cast Ewes To: £157 Ave: £84.96
Cast Rams To: £152 Ave: £130.60
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