Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 07-02-2022
Monday 7th February 2022
After a wet and windy weekend there were reasonable numbers of stock forward at Bakewell with 615 Cattle and 1,165 Sheep on offer.
There was a larger entry of 355 Store & Breeding Cattle, a full line up of bidders both local and long distance and a tremendous trade for all types.
Steers topped at £1,400, Heifers £1,330 and Feeding Bulls £1,080.
In the Breeding Section Cows & Calves sold to £1,430 with in calvers to £1,320.
If you have Store Cattle to sell, give Alastair Sneddon a call on 07973 982441.
There was a decent entry of Finished Cattle with 126 on total and trade remaining solid, top figures 275p/kg and £1,882 per head, the overall average looked good at 232p with the 74 Heifers at 238.7p.
OTM Cattle were a bit thin on the ground and there were only 80 in total.
Lack of supply drove demand and the trade was dearer than ever.
Top figures 217p and £1,607 with the average at an astonishing 152.1p.
If you have OTM Cattle languishing on the farm now might be the time to sell them, give Oliver a call on 07801 530899.
Calf numbers were up at 54 and calf customers will have noted some new boarding in the calf section to keep them (the calves) warmer on breezy days.
Prices were definitely a bit hotter with Bulls to £400 and Heifers £265.
In the Sheep department numbers were down following 2 days of nasty weather that would have made a fine excuse for not sorting any lambs.
We ended up with 952 Hoggs and a decent trade too.
Top figures 325p/kg and £163.20
The SQQ average was 261.9p, but it will be a few days before we know how that will compare with other outlets.
Ewe numbers down at 213, top price £165 and the average £98.23.
Thursday 10th February: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Friday 11th February: Orange Sale for TB restricted cattle
Friday 18th February: Store Cattle Sale – Entries being taken
Friday 18th March: HPLS Cattle Sale
Friday 11th February – Gallard Farm, Newport Pagnell
The funeral of Mr Willis Blackshaw of Dirtlow Farm, Sheldon will take place on Tuesday 15th February at 11am at Sheldon Church
Bagshaws have made a donation of £1,157.57 to Sheffield Childrens Hospital
Many Thanks to you all for your very kind donations at pop up cafes during 2020 and the 2021 Christmas Fatstock Show
80 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 152.1p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Yes, dearer again. Up 12 pence on last week and 4 pence more this week for a similar number of cows. The processing meat is the most wanted at present and each and every cow today exceeded expectations of the vendors. The cows are in short supply nationally and with a slightly better milk price, the B/W’s are remaining on farms and paying their way. Top call today was a lovely 31 mnth old Blonde Heifer from Richard Ede at 217p (£1249) with best at 187p from a Sandbach vendor. Better sorts 170p.
|217p/kg||576kg||Blonde x||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|190p/kg||622kg||B Blue x||PW & M Locker & Son, Boylestone|
|187p/kg||694kg||Lim||D Hancock, Sandbach|
|187p/kg||750kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|187p/kg||668kg||Sim||D Hancock, Sandbach|
|186p/kg||726kg||Lim||S & CM Jones and Sons, Idridgehay|
|186p/kg||864kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|181p/kg||738kg||Lim||Roger Barlow, Retford|
|180p/kg||756kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|179p/kg||670kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|174p/kg||872kg||Char||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|172p/kg||750kg||Lim||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|172p/kg||764kg||Lim||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
And Gross Prices:
|£1607.04||864kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1517.28||872kg||Char||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1487.16||918kg||AA||GM Williamson, Longnor|
|£1402.50||750kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|£1384.44||834kg||Sim||B Foster, Lichfield|
|£1372.28||812kg||Holst||JJ Furness Ltd, Elton|
|£1360.80||756kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1350.36||726kg||Lim||S & CM Jones & Sons, Idridgehay|
|£1349.70||818kg||Sim||Storer Smith Simmentals, Spath|
|£1335.78||738kg||Lim||Roger Barlow, Retford|
33 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 137.6p/kg
Quite simply staggering the level of trade.
7 best fed cows 160-169p
Leaner Holsteins 130-150p
Plainer Cows 110-125p
The best Today
|169p/kg||£1372||Holst, 5yrs||JJ Furness, Elton|
|165p/kg||£1115||Fries, 7 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|165p/kg||£1065||Fries, 5 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|164p/kg||£1134||Fries, 3 yrs||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|163p/kg||£1141||Fries, 5 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|161p/kg||£1288||Holst, 5yrs||JJ Furness, Elton|
|160p/kg||£13528||Holst, 6 yrs||JJ Furness, Elton|
|158p/kg||£1068||Fries, 6 yrs||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|154p/kg||£1019||Fries, 5 yrs||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
4 OTM Bulls
|162p/kg||£1542||Char||B & M Frost, Youlgreave|
|160p/kg||£1606||Lim||J Simpson, Bradwell|
1 OTM Steer
|177p/kg||£1479||AA, 34 mnths not F/A||B Chapel, Litchfield|
126 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 232.7p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A better turnout than last week and indeed the equivalent sale last year when we had 83 to average 212p and that day we reported that they were the dearest ever seen! How far we have come in 12 months.
19 Finished Bulls ave 203p
Not enough bulls today but a very similar trade. Steven Wells topped at 265p with Keith Harrop at 264p for the best 2 of the day. Big Holstein from Mike Massie sold at 190p and £1372.
|265p/kg||606kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|264p/kg||628kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|230p/kg||666kg||Lim||EP Brailsford, Farley|
|233p/kg||694kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|220p/kg||808kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
And Gross Prices:
|£1777.60||808kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1657.92||628kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1605.90||606kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1547.62||694kg||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1531.80||666kg||Lim||EP Brailsford, Farley|
|£1401.82||646kg||B Blue x||EP Brailsford, Farley|
|£1372.64||746kg||Holst||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
33 Steers – overall average 236.9p
The specials a little less but the good quality and well-fed commercials equally as strong as last week.
Michael Wynne led the way at 269,265 and 261p for his trio of Limousin and Keith Harrop had 264p for his best Blue. Natives saw Hereford to 220p with 2 B/W to 213p.
|269p/kg||640kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|265p/kg||680kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|264p/kg||660kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|261p/kg||668kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|261p/kg||598kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|260p/kg||712kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|260p/kg||724kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|260p/kg||638kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|256p/kg||700kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|252p/kg||554kg||Lim||L Hallam, Hayfield|
|252p/kg||622kg||Lim||L Hallam, Hayfield|
|251p/kg||538kg||B Blue x||GA & SM Wainwright & Sons, Bamford|
|251p/kg||6916kg||Lim||L Hallam, Hayfield|
And Gross Prices:
|£1882.40||724kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1851.20||712kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1849.92||752kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1802.00||680kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1792.00||700kg||Sim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1765.28||748kg||Lim||DA &A Prince, Back of Ecton|
|£1743.48||668kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1742.40||660kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1721.60||640kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1683.24||676kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
74 Heifers – overall average 238.7p/kg
A bumper crop of Heifers this week and a very good average for all. The best butchers shop cattle are undoubtably less money but the good thick commercial sorts are very good to sell at present. Shop heifers topped at 275p for Mark Hadfields Limousin, with big fed Limousin for Peter Gaunt at 274p (£1819) 13 Natives had Hereford to 231p, Angus to 235 and Longhorns to 254p.
|275p/kg||506kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|274p/kg||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|270p/kg||684kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|269p/kg||666kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|266p/kg||554kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|265p/kg||594kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|265p/kg||616kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|265p/kg||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|262p/kg||618kg||Lim||RP Hall, Buxton|
|261p/kg||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|260p/kg||610kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|260p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|260p/kg||480kg||Stab||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|260p/kg||690kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1873.80||694kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1825.80||716kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1819.36||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1794.00||690kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1791.54||666kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1785.00||714kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1764.12||732kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1717.20||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1712.16||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1655.088||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A bigger entry of stores with 355 in total.
More younger cattle in the entry and a shortage of the stronger sorts, but all types exceptionally dear.
The sale commenced with 29 Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1280||Sim Cow, 58 mnths & Bull Calf||NC Sherratt, Stannington|
|£1430||Lim Cow, 128 mnths & Str Calf||D Byard, Clay Cross|
|£1380||S Horn x Cow, 32 mnths & Hfr Calf||J Bush, Newbold|
|£990||B Blue x Cow, 131 mnths i/c||BP Dale, Spinkhill|
25 Feeding Bulls
Sample prices as follows:
|£1000||Lim||10 mnths||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|£805||Lim x||10 mnths||SC Yates, Bradwell|
|£920||AA x||10-11 mnths||JC & M Balls, Ambergate|
|£1020||Lim x||9 mnths||GC & BJ Cresswell, Atlow|
|£1080||Hfd x||27 mnths||RJ Francis, Yoxall|
|£990||Sim x||15 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£490||Blonde x||4 mnths||CH Ede, Alkmonton|
166 Steers ave £948
A decent assortment lacking in the biggest and best, but a tremendous trade for all comers. Angus and Hereford keenly sought and even cattle older than 30 months selling well. So do not worry about age, if cattle are tested and they need further feeding, book them in for the stores.
|£870||Lim x||8 mnths||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
|£900||Lim x||7-8 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£840||Char||7 mnths||M Heathcote, Hartington|
|£710||Hfd x||6-7 mnths||CJ Wigley & Son, Middleton|
|£920||Lim x||10 mnths||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|£725||Hfd x||9 mnths||CC Etches, Tissington|
|£1070||Char x||9 mnths||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|£970||Char||8-9 mnths||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|£970||Lim x||11 mnths||D Byard, Holmgate|
|£760||Sim x||7 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£725||Lim xc||8 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£770||AA||11 mnths||LB & AB Thompson, Longnor|
|£620||Holst||10-11 mnths||LB & AB Thompson, Longnor|
|£755||Lim x||14 mnths||J & M Riley, Parsley Hay|
|£1070||Lim x||11 mnths||AJ Parker, Ticknall|
|£1035||B Blue x||9 mnths||B Langton, Horsley Woodhouse|
|£950||Lim x||13 mnths||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|£1110||Cont x||13-14 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1200||Lim x||20 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1190||Lim x||17 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1035||Mont x||17 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1260||B Blue x||21 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1195||Lim x||18 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1145||Sim x||18-19 mnths||JW Handford, Aspenshaw|
|£1260||Lim x||17-20 mnths||Brookhouse, Derby|
|£1260||Lim x||19 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1135||Hfd x||18 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1200||AA||20-23 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1155||Hfd||20-21 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1125||AA||19-20 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1060||Lim||23-24 mnths||Leasow Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1175||AA||22-28 mnths||LW Hancock, Stoney Middleton|
|£1295||B Blue x||19-22 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston|
|£1400||B Blue x||31 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston|
|£1370||AA x||26-27 mnths||RJ Francis, Yoxall|
135 Heifers ave £840
A good show of heifers of all sorts and sizes. Customers present to deal with all types and an outstanding trade right through.
Sample prices as follows:
|£620||AA x||6 mnths||Mrs EJ Mottram, Gratwich|
|£790||Lim x||8 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£570||Hfd x||7 mnths||CJ Wigley & Son, Middleton|
|£840||Lim x||8 mnths||CC Etches, Tissington|
|£950||Char x||9 mnths||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|£860||Char x||8 mnths||PE Yates, Quarndon|
|£720||Sim x||7 mnths||R Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£745||Lim x||9 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£1060||Lim x||12 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£995||Lim x||9-10 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£1040||B Blue x||12-13 mnths||B Langton, Ilkeston|
|£800||B Blue x||10 mnths||JS & B Goddard, Chinley|
|£805||B Blue x||9-11 mnths||H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston|
|£755||AA x||15 mnths||RJ Beardsley, Morley|
|£1120||Lim x||17 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1005||Lim x||16-18 mnths||BE & TR Robinson, Tideswell|
|£1000||Saler x||18 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£1330||Lim x||22 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£1315||S Horn x||24 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£940||Hfd x||21-23 mnths||JG & AM Spendlove, Belper|
|£1165||Lim x||20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1150||Lim x||21 mnths||SM Fletcher, Heathcote|
|£1095||Hfd x||18-20 mnths||CH & AJ Berrisford, Cheddleton|
|£1105||AA x||20-23 mnths||JB & GE Hayward, Oughtibridge|
|£1160||Fries||31 mnths||PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove|
|£1085||B Blue x||19-21 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1185||B Blue x||23-25 mnths||PG Cantrell, Haddon Grove|
|£1125||B Blue x||31-33 mnths||NR & RA Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
54 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A fantastic trade for an increased entry of calves with all commodities in keen demand.
Best Blue bulls to £400 and £385 with even the smaller sorts keenly sought after. A similar story for the heifers and many more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.
Only small entry of Black & White but those forward well sold for generally small types forward.
B Blue Bull £400 JB Drabble, Tideswell Moor
B Blue Bull £385 L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
B Blue Bull £355 WT Bunting, Pike Hall
Lim Bull £260 RS Torr, Tissington
AA Bull £235 PA & J Swindell, Chelmorten
Hfd Bull £255 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Saler Bull £212 JF Hayes, Shottle
B Blue Hfr £265 TN Palfreyman, Flagg
B Blue Hfr £232 RS Torr, Tissington
952 Lambs & 213 Ewes & (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A smaller show of 1165 included 952 lambs. A large proportion of big lambs saw demand still very good with a top gross of £163/head with a run of 79 from one farm to average £136.18 and a run of 29 from a Staffordshire vendor to £158, average £138. Top price for the butchers lambs was 325p/kg with heavy weight butchers lambs to 290p/kg and overweight to 280p/kg. Overall market average 261.95p/kg
Leading Prices: –
|35.3kg||282p/kg||GH & PG Mallot, Ashover|
|37kg||290p/kg||CN Clayton, Norton|
|37.1kg||297p/kg||EG Wayne, Bonsall|
|39kg||296p/kg||J&D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|40.3kg||325p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|41.3kg||290p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|41.7kg||322p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|45kg||296p/kg||J & J Spillane, Buxton|
|45.5kg||303p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|46.3kg||278p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|48.4kg||290p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|52kg||278p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|52.5kg||280p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|57.5kg||278p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|61.8kg||264p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|Standard||To 297p/kg||Average 258.71p/kg|
|Medium||To 325p/kg||Average 264.24p/kg|
|Heavy||To 290p/kg||Average 253.4p/kg|
|Overweight||To 280p/kg||Average 246.77p/kg|
235 Cull Sheep
A smaller entry but trade just as fast particularly for the middle type mules.
There were a lot less real big pure Texels this week with plenty of medium Continentals £138 plus. Top call £165 for Texels from Robin Smith at Basford with others at £149 and £144.
The top 6 pens averaged £148.20.
Best horned ewes around £80, but good flesh needed for good returns.
In the rams a good trade to a top of £156 for a Texel from Rory Woods with Frank Lomas, Peak Forest at £145 (again a Texel)
More ewes needed to fulfil orders.
Ewes To: £165 Ave: £98.23
Rams To: £156 Ave: £98.00
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