Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 31-01-2022
Monday 31st January 2022
A solid entry of 498 cattle and 1,594 sheep met a tremendous trade in all sections and a total clearance was effected.
Such was the strength of demand that more stock could have been sold without affecting prices.
There were 297 Store & Breeding Cattle which were particularly dear with many buyers unable to fill orders. If you have store cattle and are minded to sell then, do not hesitate to give Alastair Sneddon a call on 07973 982441.
Steers peaked at £1,490, Heifers £1,400 and Feeding Bulls £1,000.
In the Breeding Cattle section Cows & Calves sold to £1,670 and £1,500 and a 4-year-old Limousin Stock Bull £2,450.
Just 96 Finished Cattle this week and a great trade. The best on offer to 298p and £1,987.
The overall average 238.4p with 43 Heifers averaging 246.0p.
78 OTM and Feeding Cows on offer with top prices 220p/kg and £1,755 per head
The overall average was an astonishing 148.6p.
Calf numbers down at only 27, but price good with Bulls £350 and Heifers £260.
In the Sheep department trade was very brisk with the 1,111 Hoggs selling to 320p/kg and £152.32 per head.
The SQQ average looked healthy at 274.4 pence.
A good turnout of 409 Cull Sheep with ewes to £196 and the average settling at £109.36.
Thursday 3rd January: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Friday 11th February: Orange Sale for TB restricted cattle
Friday 18th February: Store Cattle Sale – Entries being taken
Friday 11th February – Gallard Farm, Newport Pagnell
78 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 148.7p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Up 12 Pence on the week
Less on offer this week at Bakewell and indeed nationally as cows take a step up with hunger amongst the buyers at ringside.
Now is the time to sell cows to a big audience of potential buyers and achieve the maximum value for your cows, cows today sold to a fantastic 220p/kg or £1733 for a superb Limousin Cow (5yrs) from Katie Allen, Bradwell. OTM clean Lims from David Critchlow sold at 210p with Blues at 205p and 190p. Feeding Cows also up a gear today with a new buyer at ringside.
|220p/kg||788kg||Lim||KJ Allen, Castleton|
|210p/kg||656kg||Lim||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|205p/kg||636kg||B Blue x||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|190p/kg||596kg||B Blue x||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|188p/kg||676kg||Lim||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|186p/kg||820kg||Lim||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|185p/kg||758kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|183p/kg||714kg||Stab||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|181p/kg||652kg||Lim||A & B Simpson, Bradwell|
|181p/kg||970kg||Sim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|179p/kg||756kg||Lim||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|177p/kg||770kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|177p/kg||822kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|169p/kg||950kg||Sim||D Jones, Blackwell|
And Gross Prices:
|£1755.70||970kg||Sim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1733.60||788kg||Lim||KJ Allen, Castleton|
|£1605.50||950kg||Sim||D Jones, Blackwell|
|£1568.16||968kg||Others||Ashford Hall Farm, Ashford|
|£1525.20||820kg||Lim||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1454.94||822kg||Lim||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1402.30||758kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1377.60||656kg||Lim||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£1362.90||770kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
33 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 142p/kg
Very dear this week:
The best 147-162p
Meated Holsteins 135-145p
Leaner Holsteins 120-130p
Plainer Cows No B/W under 110p
5 Lean Jersey 60-80p
Top B/W Today
|162p/kg||£1308||Fries, 3 ½ yrs||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|154p/kg||£1142||Fries, 10 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|154p/kg||£1170||Holst, 13 yrs||Morsen Bros, Hartington|
|153p/kg||£1071||Fleck, 5 yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|151p/kg||£1020||Holst, 4 yrs||Morsen Bros, Hartington|
|151p/kg||£996||Fries, 5 yrs||J Lomas & Son, Griffe|
|150p/kg||£1131||Fries, 7yrs||RA Jones, Eccleshall|
|147p/kg||£1011||Holst, 8 yrs||DRH Agri, Poynton|
3 OTM Bulls
|145p/kg||£1470||Fries, 3 yrs||FR Platts & Sons, Bamford|
2 OTM Steers
|165p/kg||£953||AA, 30 mnths||DA Naylor, Woodhead|
94 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 238.5p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Less about this week and trade still on fire.
15 Finished Bulls ave 209.4p
Only 15 today but one of the best prices ever with the Wells family selling Blues to 282p (£1613) and heavy bulls from John Ottewell up at £1910 (240p).
|282p/kg||572kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|254p/kg||630kg||Lim||D Smithem, Sitwell Grange|
|240p/kg||770kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|240p/kg||796kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|229p/kg||736kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|227p/kg||822kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|219p/kg||448kg||Char||TW Cox, Great Longstone|
And Gross Prices:
|£1910.40||796kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1865.94||822kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1848.00||770kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1685.44||736kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1613.04||572kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1600.20||630kg||Lim||D Smithem, Sitwell Grange|
|£1361.20||830kg||Norw Red||RF & JP Critchlow, Hartington|
38 Steers – overall average 229.4p
A stunning trade again and a full ring of buyers led to some fantastic results. Steven, Steff and Owen Wells topped at 294p with the best 12 also all over £1700. Angus to 256p and Hereford to 250p with an odd Friesian steer at 209p.
|294p/kg||556kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|271p/kg||644kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||658kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|270p/kg||622kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|270p/kg||660kg||B Blue||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||736kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|266p/kg||690kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|266p/kg||704kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1987.20||736kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1872.64||704kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1858.56||726kg||AA||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1835.40||690kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1795.20||680kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1786.84||682kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1782.00||660kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1776.60||658kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1766.24||664kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1745.24||644kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
43 Heifers – overall average 246.1p/kg
Even dearer than last week with a record average for a regular Monday. The Wells Family stole the day, topping the Bulls, Steers and Heifers today with just 3 cattle, well done! Their Heifer today was a shapey Blue selling at 298p to H Meakin, Quality Butchers at Leek. Keith Harrop had 290p for Blue with James Wardman and David Hadfield at 280p. Big Blues sold up to £1885 and £1865 for Clive Bacon. Angus to 238p.
|298p/kg||522kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|290p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|280p/kg||624kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|280p/kg||638kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter|
|279p/kg||522kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|278p/kg||606kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|274p/kg||524kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|274p/kg||668kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|274p/kg||600kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|270p/kg||562kg||Lim||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|268p/kg||556kg||Lim||RG & E & MJ Round, Thorpe|
|266p/kg||584kg||Lim||RG & E & MJ Round, Thorpe|
|266p/kg||502kg||Lim||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|£1885.00||754kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1865.82||726kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1830.32||668kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1786.40||638kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter|
|£1757.08||806kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1747.20||624kg||Lim||GT Wardman, Matlock|
|£1684.68||606kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1681.48||662kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter|
|£1644.00||600kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1630.64||748kg||Char||DS Gregory, Glossop|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Not a bad entry at 297 head, but many more could have been sold and buyers struggled to fill their orders.
If you are in half a mind whether to market your store cattle, give us a call, come and see the trade or watch on the livestream facility to see for yourself the level of trade.
The sale commenced with a selection of Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1350||Hfd Cow, 45 mnths & Hfr Calf||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£1670||Sim Cow, 52 mnths & Hfr Calf||B Chadwick, Hilton|
|£1500||Sim Cow, 68 mnths & Bull Calf||B Chadwick, Hilton|
|£2450||Ped Lim Stock Bull, 46 mnths||J Lyon, Peak Forest|
19 Feeding Bulls
Sample prices as follows:
|£1000||Hfd x||19-20 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£710||Holst||11-14 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
|£705||Lim x||3-4 mnths||J Bush, Newbold|
|£950||Lim x||9 mnths||CW Taberner, Tean|
154 Steers ave £981
A decent show of Steers encompassing a good many breeds and crosses, but all sold well with Angus & Hereford keenly sought.
Good level bunches of up to 9 cattle helped speed the sale although there were a number sold as individuals which clearly appealed to the specimen hunters as the following prices will attest.
|£1060||Lim x||9 mnths||Mrs D Brown, Hazelwood|
|£970||Lim x||10 mnths||Mrs D Brown, Hazelwood|
|£890||B Blue x||7-9 mnths||RW Radford, Longnor|
|£825||Sim x||7 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£910||Lim x||6 mnths (6)||D Rogers, Buxworth|
|£790||Blonde x||8-9 mnths||C Nash, Dayhills|
|£760||Sim x||9 mnths||Nettleworth Farm, Sookholme|
|£695||Hfd x||10 mnths||Nettleworth Farm, Sookholme|
|£810||B Blue x||9-10 mnths||H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston|
|£780||Angus x||11 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£845||Lim x||15 mnths||B Wood, Tansley|
|£580||Fries||13-14 mnths||R & J Haslam, Eastmoor|
|£990||Lim x||15-19 mnths||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1000||Lim x||11-12 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£1025||B Blue x||18 mnths||WR Beardow, Ashover|
|£960||Angus x||17 mnths||WR Beardow, Ashover|
|£970||B Blue x||15 mnths||AS Leech, Weston|
|£1100||Angus x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1050||Holst||20 mnths||H Young Peak Forest|
|£1140||B Blue x||18-19 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£770||B Blue x||15-19 mnths||J & JW Stafford, Hulland|
|£1150||Angus x||17 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1450||Lim x||20 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1425||Lim x||19-24 mnths (5)||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£1490||Lim x||21 mnths||WP Carson & Son, Grange Mill|
|£1115||Angus||21-24 mnths (9)||M Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1190||Hfd||21-23 mnths||JG & AM Spendlove, Belper|
|£1000||Fries||21 mnths||R & E & D Bennett, Whiston|
|£1280||Hfd x||22 mnths||JW Shepherd & Son, Winshill|
|£1210||Lim x||30 mnths||Wheeldon Farms, Taddington|
|£1300||B Blue x||24 mnths||PG Cantrell, Over Haddon|
|£1235||Mont||24 mnths||PG Cantrell, Over Haddon|
|£515||Lim x||5-6 mnths (8)||J & HM Dowey, Woodhead|
|£1000||Holst||23-28 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£1275||Angus||26-26 mnths (6)||J Gould & Son, Chelmorten|
|£1185||Angus||28 mnths||LW Hancock & Son, Stoney Middleton|
104 Heifers ave £845
Some fine examples in the entry which included a good spread of age, size and breed.
Sample prices as follows:
|£780||B Blue x||9-11 mnths||RW Radford, Longnor|
|£720||Sim x||6-7 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£800||Lim x||7-8 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£810||Lim x||9 mnths||D Rogers, Buxworth|
|£675||Blonde x||9 mnths||C Nash, Dayhills|
|£650||B Blue x||10-11 mnths||H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston|
|£850||Lim x||9-12 mnths||SC Yates, Bradwell|
|£880||Lim x||9 mnths||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£700||Angus x||15-20 mnths||Cook & Watson, Market Rasen|
|£720||S Horn x||18 mnths||Cook & Watson, Market Rasen|
|£675||Lim x||13-16 mnths||TW Austin, Burnaston|
|£510||Hfd x||10 mnths||OW Wigley, Tansley|
|£1090||Lim x||15-18 mnths||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|£1115||Lim x||22 mnths||AJ Parker, Ticknall|
|£860||Angus x||14-18 mnths||WR Beardow, Ashover|
|£1080||B Blue x||18 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1055||Lim x||19 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1080||Hfd x||18-20 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1075||Angus x||19-20 mnths||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|£1305||Char||24 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£1255||Lim x||19 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£1300||Lim x||21 mnths||S Webster, Church Broughton|
|£1400||Lim x||20 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1350||Lim x||21 mnths||WP Carson, Grange Mill|
|£1085||Hfd x||29 mnths||JG & AM Spendlove, Belper|
|£1095||Hfd x||22-23 mnths||JW Shepherd & Son, Winshill|
|£1035||B Blue x||28 mnths||Wheeldon Farms, Taddington|
|£495||Lim x||5-6 mnths||J & HM Dowey, Woodhead|
|£1335||Lim x||21 mnths||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|£1050||B Blue x||24 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
27 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Numbers short of requirements with a flying trade for all on offer.
Best Bulls saw a B Blue to £350 with a nice run of Salers attracting considerable interest with Bulls to £320 and Heifers to £235.
Black & White also up a gear with the best of these to a top of £145.
Holst Bull £145 GW & WL Neville, Tansley
Saler Bull £320 JF Hayes, Shottle
AA Bull £320 JF Hayes, Shottle
B Blue Bull £350 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
B Blue Bull £300 BD Hudson, Ipstones
B Blue Hfr £260 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
Saler Hfr £235 JF Hayes, Shottle
AA Hfr £205 JF Hayes, Shottle
1111 Lambs, 409 Ewes & Rams & 74 Store Lambs (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A very good show of 1594 Sheep included 1111 lambs, demand very brisk throughout with best butchers lambs to 320p/kg and 9 pens selling at 310p or above. Best heavy lambs to 310p/kg with overweight to 282p/kg and top gross of £152/head.
The overall average 275p/kg which included several pens of horned lambs.
Leading Prices: –
|34.4kg||288p/kg||E Watson, Ashover|
|35kg||312p/kg||M Cartwright, Ireton Wood|
|38kg||295p/kg||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|39.1kg||319p/kg||R Challinor, Dilhorne|
|40.1kg||310p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|42.4kg||306p/kg||P Langton, Kilburn|
|43.3kg||320p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|43.8kg||318p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|45.4kg||316p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|46.3kg||310p/kg||A & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|48.5kg||292p/kg||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|50.5kg||276p/kg||GJ Mellor & Partners, Doncaster|
|52.5kg||282p/kg||GJ Mellor & Partners, Doncaster|
|54.4kg||273p/kg||GJ Mellor & Partners, Doncaster|
|Standard||To 312p/kg||Average 267.2p/kg|
|Medium||To 320p/kg||Average 281.49p/kg|
|Heavy||To 310p/kg||Average 270.01p/kg|
|Overweight||To 282p/kg||Average 261.17p/kg|
409 Cull Sheep
A great entry and more could have been sold with spirited bidding throughout.
The best very fast with a top call of £196 for Jason Craddock from Lancashire.
10 pens over £165 with Michael Turner and Jason Craddock both £190 or above. The top 7 pens averaged a massive £184.14.
Best Mules over £115 with the very strongest around £120. Gritstones to close on £90/head.
Rams a fast trade with several Texels over £126 to a top of £148 for Bernard Archers and £170 for Jason Craddock, Suffolks tups to £119.
Ewes To: £196 Ave: £109.36
Rams To: £170 Ave: £121.63
74 Store Lambs
74 Store Lambs on offer this week all long term with a top of £68.
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