Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 03-01-2022
Monday 3rd January 2022
With the exception of Store Cattle all sections were well supported and trade very satisfactory. A total of 200 cattle and 1,313 Sheep on offer.
Vendors of Store Cattle have opted to enter their stock for Monday 10th January and there should be sufficient numbers to mobilise the longer distance buyers for next Monday’s sale.
What few stores there were on offer attracted plenty of interest and fierce competition with all vendors more than satisfied with the result.
In calf heifers sold at £1,530 and £1,520, Feeding Bulls to £850 and 18 month Sim heifers to £990.
In the Finished Cattle section 94 head sold on a decent trade with top figures of 289 pence for both Steers and Heifers.
Top gross price was £1,866 and the average for the 32 heifers was a solid 230.2 pence.
Some 64 OTM and Feeding Cows looked very well sold with top figures 196p and £1,449 per head.
The overall average a tremendous 140.8 pence.
Just 22 Calves this week with Bulls to £400 and Heifers £330.
There were excellent entries in the Sheep section for a Bank Holiday market with 1,065 what are now called ‘Old Season Lambs’ on offer.
Top figures 346p/kg and £168.80 per head.
The SQQ average looking good at 288.98 pence.
Trade was fantastic for the 236 Cull Sheep with ewes to £194 and an astonishing average of £118/head.
Thursday 6th January: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Friday 21st January: HPLS Cattle Sale, entries being taken
OPENING OF THE BAKEWELL T.T MARKET
MARCH 11TH 1952
This photograph has been kindly provided by David Hadfield of Wheston
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63 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 140.8p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Half numbers for the New Year sale and cows have kicked off the year considerably dearer than they finished in 2021. All the regular buyers at ringside looked like they meant business today and had to ‘step on’ if they wanted to buy them. Top price today was 196p for a 29 ½ mnth old (1 calf) Simmental from the Jackson Family, Wardlow with Charlie Taberner at 193p for a 1 calf (40 mnths) Limousin. No show stopping cows today but some good, well-fed commercial meat cows for the buyers to bid 150-180p for.
|196p/kg||496kg||Sim||JD Jackson, Wardlow|
|193p/kg||632kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|184p/kg||788kg||Holst||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|179p/kg||638kg||Saler||Mosley & Kirkwood, Darley Dale|
|178p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||J Bristow, Sleaford|
|174p/kg||762kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|166p/kg||666kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|159p/kg||844kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|159p/kg||700kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|158p/kg||820kg||B Blue x||M Gregory, Perrydale|
And Gross Prices:
|£1449.92||788kg||Holst||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1341.96||844kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1325.88||762kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1303.56||852kg||Holst||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|£1295.60||820kg||B Blue x||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|£1286.52||852kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1271.82||902kg||Holst||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1246.20||804kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1230.00||820kg||Holst||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|£1219.76||632kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
25 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 134.1p/kg
Much dearer than last year.
The best over 150p
Fed Holsteins 135 – 145p
Parlour Holsteins 120 – 130p
Leaner Sorts 110 – 120p
Plain Cows Only a couple under £1
The best today:
|184p/kg||£1449||Holst Hfr, 29 mnths||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|166p/kg||£1105||MRI Hfr, 33 mnths||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|157p/kg||£1152||Fries Cow, 5 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|153p/kg||£1303||Holst Cow, 6 yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|151p/kg||£1286||MRI Cow, 6 yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|150p/kg||£1230||Holst Cow, 7 yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
2 OTM Bulls
|146p/kg||£1351||Blonde, 8 yrs||A Birchenough, Doveholes|
2 OTM Steers
|198p/kg||£1092||Lim, 33 mnths||WP Wilson, Hilton|
94 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 220.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A good turnout for the first sale of the year, particularly on a Bank Holiday as it was. Many thanks to all vendors for sending cattle today and being well rewarded with a full line up of buyers at ringside and all accounts operating.
17 Finished Bulls ave 194.3p
Don’t look at the average as it doesn’t tell the whole story with only 6 suckler bulls today and selling up to 246p for a Blue x Lim from John Ottewell closely followed by a posh Limmy from Robert Merryman at 245p. Friesians sold to 184p for Steven Potter, Bonsall.
35 Steers – overall average 211.7p
|246p/kg||742kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|245p/kg||552kg||Lim||R Merryman, Dronfield|
|245p/kg||722kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|224p/kg||744kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|223p/kg||696kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|220p/kg||754kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|214p/kg||512kg||B Blue x||A Merryman, Dronfield|
And Gross Prices:
|£1825.32||742kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1768.90||822kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1666.56||744kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1658.80||754kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1552.08||696kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1352.40||552kg||Lim||R Merryman, Dronfield|
45 Steers – overall average 222.2p/kg
A good show with something for everybody including some special big Bullocks at the top end. Don Lownds won the day with his trio of red Limousins at 289, 278 and 266 grossing up to £1866. Dennis Prince and David Hadfield both had 270 for strong meated suckler bred sorts. 13 Native Angus to 256p with 8 B/W selling to 193p.
|289p/kg||646kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|278p/kg||656kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|270p/kg||682kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|270p/kg||594kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|267p/kg||666kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|266p/kg||700kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|266p/kg||688kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|264p/kg||658kg||Stab||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|263p/kg||634kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|262p/kg||698kg||Lim||DA & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|262p/kg||540kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|258p/kg||652kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|258p/kg||654kg||Baz||CM Wint, Alton|
|256p/kg||660kg||AA||GJ Bailey, Gayton|
|254p/kg||596kg||Lim||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1866.94||646kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1862.00||700kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Reapsmoor|
|£1841.40||682kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1830.08||688kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1828.76||698kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1823.68||656kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1778.22||666kg||Lim||DS & A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1737.12||658kg||Stab||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
|£1689.60||660kg||AA||GJ Bailey, Gayton|
|£1687.32||654kg||Baz||CM Wint, Alton|
32 Finished Heifers – overall average 230.3p/kg
Just like the Steers with a few specials on offer, but also some good commercials and a number of natives and B/W to pull the average. Roger Tomkinson had the trade selling to 289p for a butchers Blue. Don Lowndes had 3 heavy’s all in the 280’s with Mark Hadfield back selling at 273p. 8 Natives had Angus to 244p and Hereford to 212p with 3 B/W non breeders selling to 172-174p.
|289p/kg||516kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|284p/kg||630kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|282p/kg||628kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|281p/kg||606kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|273p/kg||534kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|270p/kg||594kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|268p/kg||674kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|264p/kg||508kg||B Blue x||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|262p/kg||564kg||Lim||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|258p/kg||526kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|252p/kg||620kg||B Blue x||CM Wint, Alton|
|252p/kg||540kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|251p/kg||528kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
And Gross Prices:
|£1806.32||674kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1789.20||630kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1770.96||628kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1702.86||606kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1603.80||594kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|£1562.40||620kg||B Blue x||CM Wint, Alton|
|£1491.24||516kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1486.56||652kg||Lim||L Hallam, Hayfield|
|£1477.68||564kg||Lim||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1457.82||534kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Only a handful of cattle on offer, but those who chose to bring them were rewarded with a tremendous trade.
In Calf Heifers:
|£1530||B Blue x, 21 mnths i/c to Angus||SJ & L White, Wingerworth|
|£1520||Sim x, 26 mnths i/c to Angus||SJ & L White, Wingerworth|
Sample prices as follows:
|£770||Lim x||9 mnths||L Stanhope, Barlow|
|£850||Sim||11-16 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£715||Mont x||14-16 mnths||B Cooper, Tintwhistle|
Heifers ave £771
Sample prices as follows:
|£540||Lim x||7 mnths||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|£990||Sim x||18 mnths||DJ & AP Morten, High Lane|
There are currently 200 Store & Breeding Cattle already entered for Monday 10th January as of Lunchtime on Tuesday 4th January
22 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Trade dearer than seen for some time, with all types in extremely strong demand.
Top of the tree was a Simmental bull at £400 with a heifer of the same breed from the same home at £330. BB heifers to £240 on three occasions.
Not many Black & Whites forward but those present were rewarded with a strong trade for all with a top of £200.
|Simmental||Bull £400||GH Gregory, Sheldon|
|Simmental||Hfr £330||GH Gregory, Sheldon|
|B Blue||Hfr £240||RE Poyser & Son, Onecote|
1065 Lambs & 236 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A very good Bank Holiday entry of 1,313 head of Sheep included an excellent show of 1065 lambs. Best handier weight sorts peaked at 348p/kg with best butchers lambs to 346p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to 338p/kg and overweight butchers lambs to 298p/kg top gross price of £168.80/head. The overall average 288.92p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|33kg||298p/kg||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|33.6kg||320p/kg||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|35.9kg||348p/kg||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|37.5kg||294p/kg||A Townsend, Tideswell|
|40kg||346p/kg||RS Torr, Tissington|
|40.5kg||337p/kg||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|41.6kg||330p/kg||R Simpson & Son, Longnor|
|42kg||326p/kg||SR & PM Prince, Rocester|
|43kg||342p/kg||A Townsend, Tideswell|
|43.2kg||338p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|44.09kg||318p/kg||J & J Spillane, Buxton|
|45kg||321p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|46kg||338p/kg||RD & SR Furness, Wheston|
|46.6kg||325p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|47.6kg||338p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|50kg||300p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|53.5kg||298p/kg||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|56kg||290p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|Standard||To 348p/kg||Average 288.86p/kg|
|Medium||To 3469p/kg||Average 289.65p/kg|
|Heavy||To 338p/kg||Average 285.10p/kg|
|Overweight||To 298p/kg||Average 277.12p/kg|
Just one pen of long-term Store Lambs sold at £70/head.
236 Cull Sheep
The Bank Holiday saw a few less but the trade was excellent from start to finish and all categories sold well.
Jason Craddock made the journey down from the north yet again to top the day with his excellent Texels at £194/head with his total entry averaging a superb £193 each.
Best Continental £140 to £168 dependent on style and size with best Mules towards the mid-£120 range.
Gritstone Ewes made over £100/head and plenty of demand.
Cull rams needed with the best 4 Texels over £147 to top at £167.
The total entry for ewes averaged nearly £120/head.
Ewes To: £194 Ave: £118
Rams To: £167 Ave: £121.50
Goats To: £89
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