Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 10-01-2022
Monday 10th January 2022
Things back to normal after the festive season with 577 Cattle and 1545 Sheep on offer.
The season of goodwill is still with us if the trade is anything to go by with excellent prices in all departments.
A good show of 288 Store & Breeding Cattle which was enough to make the journey worthwhile for the long-distance buyers who were all on parade in Bakewell.
Steers sold to £1,500, Heifers £1,290 and Feeding Bulls £1,260.
In Calf Beef Heifers sold to £1,200.
A decent number of Finished Cattle were on sale with 121 forward. Heifers to 290p and £1,920 per head. Steers to 289p and £1,954 per head and Bulls to 264p and £1,890 per head. Thinking of trying some finished cattle at Bakewell – speak to Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899.
115 OTM & Feeding Cows with top prices at 206p/kg and £1744 per head. The overall average a healthy 135.4p.
A few more Calves about with 53 in total, but lacking any quality highlights. A solid trade with Bulls to £312 and Heifers £256.
Over in the Sheep department the 1,089 Finished Hoggs maintained recent levels for a mixed sample.
Top figures 327p/kg and 171p/kg.
The SQQ average a decent 273.0p.
A good number of Cull Sheep on offer with trade again very strong. Ewes sold to £169 to average a remarkable £110.38
Thursday 13th January: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Friday 21st January: HPLS Cattle Sale, entries being taken
Friday 11th February: Orange Sale for TB restricted cattle
Friday 18th February: Store Cattle Sale – Entries being taken
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Bacon butty morning
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The winning caption this week was sent in by Debbie Wain, Brassington
LET’S GO COLD TURKEY!
115 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 135.5p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A more regular entry as we move into the first proper week of trading in the New Year. The cows have certainly started the year dearer than they were at the end of 2021. All buyers operating today coupled with some lovely cows on offer led to a very good trade and average. Top call today was a super pure ish Limousin 1 calf cow (37 mnths) from James Hodgkinson, Harley Grange selling at 206p to gross £1693. Ross Mason had an OTM Heifer (38 mnths) at 195p with the best of the older cows up at 191p being a black Limousin from Tom Gratton, Riber to gross £1482. All the better bred or fed cows 160p.
|206p/kg||822kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|195p/kg||608kg||Lim||Mason Bros Livestock, Notts|
|191p/kg||776kg||Lim||T & J Gratton, Riber|
|190p/kg||654kg||Hfd||Wheeldon Farms, Taddington|
|189p/kg||808kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|187p/kg||616kg||Hfd||Mason Bros Livestock, Notts|
|180p/kg||774kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|179p/kg||824kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|173p/kg||734kg||Lim||L Hallam, Stockport|
|172p/kg||806kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|169p/kg||796kg||Lim||T & J Gratton, Riber|
|167p/kg||562kg||Wagyu||WA & KP Bailey & Son, Rushton|
|166p/kg||732kg||Lim||Mycock & Bright, Tom Thorn|
And Gross Prices:
|£1693.32||822kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|£1527.12||808kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|£1482.16||776kg||Lim||T & J Gratton, Riber|
|£1474.96||824kg||B Blue x||TJ & EA Richardson, Yeaveley|
|£1393.20||774kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|£1386.32||806kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|£1352.40||920kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1347.06||942kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1345.24||796kg||Lim||T & J Gratton, Riber|
56 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 126.1p/kg
Very dear and some super top calls.
The best 114 – 157p
Big fed Holsteins 130 – 140p
Parlour Holsteins 118 – 128p
Plain Cows 100 – 115p
Only a couple under £1
The Top 10:
|157p/kg||£1306||Fries (8)||RA Jones, Eccleshall|
|153p/kg||£1080||Fries (6)||J Lomas & Son, Griffe|
|149p/kg||£1120||Fries (4)||JA Bryer & Son, Turnditch|
|148p/kg||£1036||Fries (5)||C Beever, Alport|
|147p/kg||£1352||Holst (9)||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|146p/kg||£1176||Holst (5)||RS & EJ Longden, Chinley|
|146p/kg||£1097||Holst (10)||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|146p/kg||£981||Fries (5)||J Lomas & Son, Griffe|
|145p/kg||£1058||Fries (5)||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|144p/kg||£1278||Holst (7)||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
6 OTM Bulls
|160p/kg||£1744||Lim||B Chadwick, Leek|
|152p/kg||£1614||Blonde||Scriveton Manor Farm, Middleton|
|141p/kg||£1491||Fries||G & M Limer, Taddington|
119 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 229.95p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A very fast trade for all cattle, Trade similar to the highs of November and plenty of cattle 260 – 280p.
37 Finished Bulls ave 219.4p
A few more numbers for the first proper week of trading. Trade outstanding from the off with regular vendor Keith Harrop at the top of the pile selling Limousin at 264p (£1642) G Swindell had 259p for his pure Blue (£1890) with John Ottewell at 250p (£1725) 9 B/W sold to 210p (3 times) with only an odd Shorthorn Bull under £2.
|264p/kg||322kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|259p/kg||730kg||B blue x||G Swindell, Buxton|
|250p/kg||690kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|248p/kg||566kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|243p/kg||682kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|239p/kg||714kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|236p/kg||630kg||Lim||JR & GD Walker, Stretton|
|235p/kg||732kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|232p/kg||636kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|232p/kg||756kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|231p/kg||700kg||Lim||JR & GD Walker, Stretton|
And Gross Prices:
|£1890.70||730kg||B Blue x||G Swindell, Buxton|
|£1753.92||856kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1725.00||690kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1720.40||740kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1706.46||714kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1657.26||682kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1642.08||622kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1617.00||700kg||Lim||JR & GD Walker, Stretton|
|£1576.96||704kg||Lim||JR & GD Walker, Stretton|
49 Steers – overall average 232.3p
31 Continental, 7 Native and 11 B/W on offer in what was a fantastic price for all on offer and possibly as dear as we have had them. To give you a flavour:
13 Lim Steers ave 264p or £1649
7 Blue Steers ave 255p or £1633
3 Blonde Steers ave 267p or £1878
5 Sim Steers ave 240p or £1700.
Top 8 today over 270p to a top of 289p for a John Grummett special Limmy. Angus sold to 246p for DM Elliott & Son with 11 B/W averaging 162p with 9 from one vendor selling for further feeding to AFU Farms at ringside.
|289p/kg||654kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|287p/kg||580kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|283p/kg||652kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|280p/kg||610kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|277p/kg||644kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|271p/kg||608kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|270p/kg||580kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|270p/kg||724kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|268p/kg||702kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|268p/kg||686kg||Blonde||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|266p/kg||720kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1954.80||724kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1920.00||768kg||Baz||CM Wint, Alton|
|£1915.20||720kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1890.06||654kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1886.80||712kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1881.36||702kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1862.76||722kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1845.16||652kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1838.48||686kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1821.60||720kg||Sim||CH Leeson, Ipstones|
33 Heifers – overall average 238.67p/kg
A superb trade but not enough to quench the appetite of the buyers at ringside. Butchers quality Stabilizers topped the day at 290p for Robert Belfield, Leek closely followed at 286 for a posh Limmy from John Grummett with both selling to ‘show boy’ Wayne on behalf of H Meakin Quality Butchers in Leek. Top 10 over 200p today.
|290p/kg||522kg||Stab||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|286p/kg||584kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|278p/kg||488kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|272p/kg||580kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|266p/kg||602kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|265p/kg||612kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|264p/kg||598kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|260p/kg||664kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|258p/kg||538kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|254p/kg||756kg||Char||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1920.24||756kg||Char||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1726.40||664kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1670.24||584kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1659.84||624kg||Char||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1621.80||612kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1601.60||770kg||Char||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1601.32||602kg||Lim||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|£1578.72||598kgh||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1577.60||580kg||Lim||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|£1572.32||634kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Back in the swing with 288 Cattle forward and buyers out in force.
The only problem being that the live stream camera in the store ring was suffering from gremlins for which we apologise.
Excellent demand for stores of all sizes and ages helped no doubt by the buoyant finished cattle returns.
The sale commenced with a few in-calf cows and heifers including:
|£800||Hfd Cow, 39 mnths||J Marsden, New Mills|
|£1200||Lim x Hfr, 25 mnths||S Wagstaffe, Two Dales|
|£980||Angus x Hfr, 29 mnths||CD Spendlove, Belper|
Only a handful.
Sample prices as follows:
|£1000||Angus x||10 mnths||A & A Spooner, Macclesfield|
|£1260||Lim x||11 mnths||RM Hardy, Waterhouses|
180 Steers ave £971
A rattling good trade right through with all types finding a ready market.
A very mixed sample with several minority breeds represented and a number of cattle well over 30 months in the entry.
If you have un-finished cattle that are over 30 months, do not hesitate to enter them, there are buyers keen to bid for them.
Hereford and Angus crosses selling well and Black & White achieving some spectacular prices.
|£1045||B Blue x||8 mnths||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£680||Char x||7-8 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£790||Blonde x||8 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£1030||B Blue x||9 mnths||RM Hardy, Waterhouses|
|£1040||Lim x||21 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£945||Sim x||12-13 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£820||Lim x||10-13 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£970||Angus x||19 mnths||Cook & Watson, Market Rasen|
|£1015||Angus x||15-17 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£850||Fries||17-19 mnths||J Melland & Son, Flagg|
|£1100||Lim x||19 mnths||M Leason, Sudbury|
|£1310||B Blue x||19 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1130||Sim x||19 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1360||Lim||20 mnths||MA Adams, Denstone|
|£1170||Hfd x||17-18 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1220||Hfd||17-20 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Hollington|
|£1270||Lim x||22 mnths||MA Jolliffe, Coton|
|£1245||B Blue x||18 mnths||MA Jolliffe, Coton|
|£1190||Sim x||23 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£1000||Angus x||19 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£1500||B Blue x||19 mnths||AK Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1480||Lim x||19 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1250||B Blue x||20-23 mnths||ZJ Bryer, Turnditch|
|£1120||B Blue x||16 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1095||Char x||17 mnths||JA Bryer & Son, Belper|
|£1200||Char x||18-21 mnths||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1180||B Blue x||18-21 mnths||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1140||Lim x||20 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1075||Fries||20-21 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1155||B Blue x||20-22 mnths||AS Leech, Weston|
|£1160||Hfd x||19 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1220||Lim x||19 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1170||Angus x||21-23 mnths||BG Adams, Brailsford|
|£1245||Lim x||28 mnths||Wheeldon Farms, Buxton|
|£1180||B Blue x||26-28 mnths||R Wood, Gratton|
|£940||Lim x||13-14 mnths||JA Cowgill, Hoyland|
|£730||White P||18 mnths||B Chadfield, Parwich|
|£910||Mont||18-19 mnths||B Cooper, Tintwhistle|
24 Heifers ave £893
Plenty of trade with excellent prices achieved for both Native and Continental crosses.
Sample prices as follows:
|£640||B Blue x||7 mnths||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£610||Char x||7 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£680||Lim x||10-15 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£865||B Blue x||17-18 mnths||Cook & Watson, Market Rasen|
|£930||Hfd x||20-22 mnths||C & F Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1120||B Blue x||19-20 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1250||Hfd||17 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Hollington|
|£1055||Sim x||15-22 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1070||Lim x||18-19 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1290||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||MA Jolliffe, Coton|
|£1040||B Blue x||20 mnths||ZJ Bryer, Turnditch|
|£1125||B Blue x||20 mnths||JA Bryer, Belper|
|£1225||Char x||25 mnths||JA Bryer, Belper|
|£800||Angus x||21-22 mnths||C Mathews, Castleton|
|£1290||Lim x||21 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1000||Sim x||21-27 mnths||J Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£1070||B Blue x||21-23 mnths||CF Edge, Alsop|
|£960||Pied||21 mnths||BG Adams, Brailsford|
|£1060||B Blue x||24 mnths||PJ Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale|
|£935||B Blue x||16 mnths||JA Cowgill, Hoyland|
53 CALVES (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
More about after the New Year and a lot of buyers present but quality a little mixed.
Blue Bulls topped the day for the Hadfields at Chamber Farm receiving £312 with the Broadley Family with another at £294. A run of calves from the Hayes family at Shottle saw Saler Bulls to £252 and Lim cross Heifers to £248.
Ken Trickett at Rowsley received £256 for his Blue Heifers.
|L Horn||Bull £100||Birch Bros, Sheen|
|JF Hayes, Shottle
JF Hayes, Shottle
|Fries||Bull £150||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
|AA||Bull £164||JD&B Broadley, Hartington|
|£138||A & JM Bunting Ltd|
|£135||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|B Blue x||Bull £312||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|£294||JD&B Broadley, Hartington|
|£289||JF Hayes, Shottle|
|Lim||Bull £300||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|L Horn||Hfr £104||Birch Bros, Sheen|
|AA||Hfr £131||A & JM Bunting Ltd|
|W Blk||Hfr £141||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|B Blue x||Hfr £256||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
|£216||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
|Lim||£248||JF Hayes, Shottle|
1089 Lambs & 466 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A very good entry of 1555 head of sheep included 1089 lambs. The best meated heavier butchers lambs well bid for to peak at 327p/kg with overweight sorts to 288p/kg and top gross of £171/head. The overall average 273.04p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|37.0kg||288p/kg||PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell|
|39.0kg||288p/kg||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|40.4kg||315p/kg||Chapel Farms, Blisworth|
|40.7kg||316p/kg||R Challinor, Dilhorne|
|41.5kg||314p/kg||R Challinor, Dilhorne|
|42.0kg||316p/kg||Garner Holdings, Belper|
|43.1kg||314p/kg||Chapel Farms, Blisworth|
|44.8kg||314p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Tideswell|
|46.4kg||310p/kg||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|48.7kg||314p/kg||H Young Peak Forest|
|49.2kg||327p/kg||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|51kg||314p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|55.6kg||288p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|Standard||To 288p/kg||Average 262.33p/kg|
|Medium||To 316p/kg||Average 272.83p/kg|
|Heavy||To 327p/kg||Average 274.6p/kg|
|Overweight||To 288p/kg||Average 271.2p/kg|
466 Cull Sheep
A very good entry of 466 Ewes & Rams saw several runs of heavy weight Ewes with best to £169 for Texels, fat sorts to £166/head. Best Mule Ewes sold around the £120/head.
Ewes To: £169 Ave: £110.38
Rams To: £150 Ave: £109.76
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