Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 20-12-2021
Monday 20th December
Remarkable entries for the last market before Christmas with 326 Cattle and 1,914 Sheep on offer.
The next Monday Market is in Monday 3rd January 2022.
Those wishing to enter Store Cattle for that day please ring Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 before 12 noon on Thursday 30th December.
For the avoidance of doubt
Thursday 23rd December: Closed
Monday 27th December: Closed
Thursday 30th December: Open
Monday 3rd January: Open
Despite more COVID related uncertainty and concerns about the hospitality sector in particular trade remained good in all departments.
There was only a modest entry of 108 Store & Breeding Cattle, but plenty of buying power present to ensure a decent trade. Steers sold to £1,150, Heifers £1,400 and Feeding Bulls £800.
Cows & Calves sold at £1,290 and £1,200.
There was a total of 97 Finished Cattle on offer with quality rather mixed.
The best on offer sold at 279p/kg and £1,906 per head.
The average for the 53 heifers was 235.4p which gives a good idea of price levels.
72 OTM and Feeding Cows on parade with top figures 170p/kg and £1,427 per head.
The average at 123.7p indicated a few plainer dairy types in the sample.
49 Calves forward with Bulls to £320 and Heifers £295.
A good show of sheep and a fantastic trade throughout. 1,382 lambs sold to 348p and £170.93 per head with the SQQ average at a remarkable 294.8p.
In the Cull Sheep section Ewes peaked at £199 with a tremendous average at £108.11.
Thursday 30th December: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Monday 3rd January: Next Monday Market
Those wishing to enter Store Cattle for that day please ring Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 before 12 noon on Thursday 30th December
Friday 21st January: HPLS Suckled Calf Sale
The funeral for Mr Derek Cooper will be held on Wednesday 22nd December at 11am, St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Alsop-en-le-Dale
The winning caption for this week:
Richard Lawley, Draycott
72 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 123.7p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More than expected for the week before the Christmas break. Trade generally very fast for all cows, although one or two firms had already stopped taking cows in readiness for clearing up the lairages before Christmas. Various problems once again with COVID 19 and orders being cancelled, but Bakewell had a marvellous trade for all. Clean Heifers peaked at 158p. Better beef cows 150p plus with plenty of cross bred cows 135-150p.
|170p/kg||434kg||Lim||R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|158p/kg||658kg||Lim||Roger Barlow, Retford|
|152p/kg||600kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|152p/kg||552kg||Fries||TW Austin & Co, Notts|
|151p/kg||604kg||B Blue x||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|150p/kg||612kg||Hfd||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|150p/kg||694kg||B Blue x||BL & BM Corbett, Hopton|
|147p/kg||634kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|147p/kg||726kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|144p/kg||842kg||Fries||RA Jones, Eccleshall|
|144p/kg||626kg||Hfd||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|143p/kg||702kg||Lim||CT Bainbridge, Duffield|
And Gross Prices:
|£1212.48||842kg||Fries||RA Jones, Eccleshall|
|£1112.48||818kg||Fleck||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton by Youlgreave|
|£1067.22||726kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1057.28||826kg||Holst||E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley|
|£1041.00||694kg||B Blue x||BL & BM Corbett, Hopton|
|£1039.64||658kg||Lim||Roger Barlow, Retford|
|£1023.88||716kg||Swed R/W||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1003.86||702kg||Lim||CT Bainbridge, Duffield|
40 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 114.4p/kg
Just as dear but a higher percentage on offer.
OTM Heifer 152p
Best Fed Cows 133-147p
Big Holsteins 120-130p
Plain Parlour Cows 110-120p
Lean Cows Around £1
The best today:
|152p/kg||£839||Fries Hfr, 31 mnths||TW Austin & Co, Burnaston|
|147p/kg||£1067||MRI (8)||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|144p/kg||£1212||Fries (8)||RA Jones, Eccleshall|
|143p/kg||£1023||Swed (5)||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|142p/kg||£911||Fries (4)||C Beever, Alport|
|136p/kg||£1112||Fleck (4)||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|133p/kg||£989||B Swiss (7)||WL Stubbs, Leics|
3 OTM Bulls
|126p/kg||£1325||Hfd||DA & F Brown, Brassington|
|118p/kg||£1427||Hols||JE & CM Fletcher & Co, Peak Forest|
4 OTM Steers
|175p/kg||£1032||Lim (50 mnths)||CT Bainbridge, Duffield|
|154p/kg||£1007||Hfd (30 mnths)||B Snow, Ipstones|
97 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 221.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
More than expected or that was told about and trade certainly less than has been experienced all last week in the other centres up country at the end of last week.
9 Finished Bulls
Just 1 suckler bull that looked well sold at 270p or a fantastic £1906 from Frank Longdon, Chinley, with Friesians to 201p (£1153) for Gordon Cresswell, Atlow.
35 Steers – overall average 211.7p
18 Continental, 13 Native and 4 OTM Black & White today with all looking well sold, although not the fire in the buyers bellies of a month ago. Best Suckler bred Limousin to 267p for Michael Wynne with James Wardman and David Hadfield at 258p. Angus to 216 with Hereford to 200p.
|267p/kg||644kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|258p/kg||624kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|258p/kg||622kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|251p/kg||588kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|250p/kg||626kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|250p/kg||678kg||Lim||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|249p/kg||624kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|248p/kg||524kg||Lim||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|246p/kg||648kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
And Gross Prices:
|£1719.48||644kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1695.00||678kg||Lim||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1609.92||624kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1608.60||766kg||Sim||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1604.76||622kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1594.08||648kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1565.00||626kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1553.76||624kg||Lim||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|£1520.64||704kg||AA||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1505.70||630kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
53 Finished Heifers – overall average 235.4p/kg
The same story as the Steers with 22 Natives in today’s entry and cattle generally little less than the Christmas trade of a month ago. 8 best over 270p with Clive Bacon at the top of the heap at 279p with his other two at 274p and 270p. Keith Harrop had a run at 278,275 and 274p etc. Hereford sold to 134p, Longhorn to 250 and Angus to 245p
|279p/kg||640kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|278p/kg||618kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|275p/kg||620kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|274p/kg||588kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|274p/kg||638kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|270p/kg||654kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|270p/kg||630kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||650kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|268p/kg||666kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|268p/kg||510kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|268p/kg||574kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|268p/kg||602kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1785.60||640kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1784.88||666kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1765.80||654kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1755.00||650kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1748.12||6385kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1726.08||696kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1718.04||618kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1705.00||620kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1701.00||630kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1650.88||616kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Only just over 100 cattle for the last Monday Market of the year. Most of the long-range buyers had chosen not to come for such a small entry, but local operators competed hard to ensure a decent trade for all.
There were a handful of Breeding Stock which included:
|£1290||L Horn Cow, 126 mnths & Str Calf||SJ & L White, Wingerworth|
|£940||Gall Cow, 56 mnths r/w Bull||RP Evans, Wessington|
|£1200||Ped Hfd Hfr, 31 mnths & Hfr Calf||S Beswick, Buxton|
|£940||Sim x Cow r/w Bull||Brookes, Rolleston|
12 Feeding Bulls
Sample prices as follows:
|£500||Holst||9 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£800||BB x Lim||12 mnths||Roger Barlow, North Leverton|
48 Steers ave £766
More younger sorts in the entry hence the reduced average.
|£710||Blonde x||11 mnths||MA Allcock, Brassington|
|£795||Sim x||8 mnths||G Moxon, Ashbourne|
|£900||Sim x||13-15 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£760||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||JC Stubbs, Ashbourne|
|£975||B Blue x||18 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£465||Holst||15 mnths||JE Tolley, Loughborough|
|£1150||S Horn x||17 mnths||JH Morten, Whaley Bridge|
|£1000||Lim x||20 mnths||TJ Naylor, Kirk Ireton|
|£850||Hfd x||32 mnths||B Maltby, Eyam|
|£1140||Lim x||17-19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£760||Lim x||17 mnths||S Wagstaffe, Two Dales|
|£1080||Holst||29 mnths||Gosling Farming Ltd, Parwich|
36 Heifers ave £771
A good trade for the limited number on offer.
Sample prices as follows:
|£580||Char||7 mnths||H & SJ Hallam, New Mills|
|£580||Blonde||7 mnths||MA Allcock, Brassington|
|£730||Sim x||8 mnths||G Moxon, Ashbourne|
|£885||B Blue x||8 mnths||Mrs SB Torr, Tissington|
|£880||Sim x||16 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£755||Lim x||10 mnths||Bardill Bros, Killamarsh|
|£640||Hfd x||13-15 mnths||KL Haywood, Huthwaite|
|£1000||B Blue x||27 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1140||S Horn x||21 mnths||JH Morten, Whaley Bridge|
|£1290||Lim x||25 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1400||Lim x||27 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£1140||Angus x||31 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
49 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Plenty of interest in today’s entry with a good trade for all types.
Best Bulls saw both B Blue and Limousin to £320, with heifers topping at £295.
B/W also well bid for but not much size within the entry.
|B Blue||£320||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|Lim||£320||BD Hudson, Ipstones|
|B Blue||£290||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|Saler||£170||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Lim||£295||BD Hudson, Ipstones|
|B Blue||£280||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue||£260||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|Saler||£150||JF Hayes, Shottle|
1384 Lambs & 530 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A very good entry of 1914 Sheep included 1384 lambs. Demand once again off the scale with prices up even on last weeks outstanding trade. The best Beltex lambs peaked at 348p/kg with Texel to 340p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to 338p/kg and overweight lambs to 321p/kg, top gross of £170.93/head with the top 500 lambs averaging over £140/head.
Market average 294.85p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|33kg||348p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|34kg||340p/kg||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|35.1kg||328p/kg||Emma Watson, Ashover|
|36.1kg||344p/kg||M & C Hambleton, Taddington|
|40kg||330p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|40.7kg||340p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|42.7kg||326p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|43.1kg||320p/kg||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|44.6kg||339p/kg||K Bradbury, Middleton by Youlgreave|
|44.8kg||334p/kg||JB Drabble, Tideswell|
|46kg||318p/kg||A & EM Howe & Sons, Litton|
|47.5kg||336p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|48.6kg||313p/kg||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|50kg||338p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|52.3kg||305p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|53.2kg||321p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|Standard||To 348p/kg||Average 288.79p/kg|
|Medium||To 340p/kg||Average 296.91p/kg|
|Heavy||To 338p/kg||Average 288.26p/kg|
|Overweight||To 321p/kg||Average 275.67p/kg|
530 Cull Sheep
A topping entry with some excellent runs of best ewes forward and all sectors well bid for and a strong trade throughout.
Top call £199/head for Jason Craddock who had travelled down from Lancashire with his excellent shaped Texels (his entry averaged £197/head)
The best 5 pens were strong Texels to average over £190/head.
Best Mules around £121/head with some Woodlands touching the mid £90’s and keen buyers for all categories.
Better sorts of Texel Tups £141 to £157 with the best at £166 for the Hambletons.
SHEEP SECTION – SPECIAL ENTRY
2 Pygmy orchard goats, 18-month-old, 1 Nanny and one castrated male sold within the sheep section at £148 each, early Christmas present to the lucky purchaser!
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