Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 14-03-2022
Monday 14th March 2022
Plenty of farmers and a good show of stock for the Ukraine Fundraising Week.
753 Cattle and 1,318 Sheep on offer and despite all the uncertainties a good trade for all classes of Livestock, perhaps the result of concerns over food security and the possible disruption of supply caused by the war in Ukraine,
The Store & Breeding Cattle department was well supported with 466 head on offer, a great trade and a total clearance.
New faces around the ring and fierce competition saw Steers to £1,590, Heifers £1480 and Feeding Bulls £1,130.
In the Finished Cattle section a decent turnout of 132 animals saw top prices of 303p and £2,116 with the 65 Heifers averaging an outstanding 249p.
108 OTM & Feeding Cows sold on a tremendous trade with top figures 224p and £1,905. The average was a remarkable 160.7p.
A few more Calves about with 47 on offer, Bulls to £332 and Heifers £230.
In the Sheep department the first New Season Lambs appeared selling to 346p and £143.31 to average 325.7p.
There were 961 Hoggs with the best to 314p and £144.54.
The SQQ average was a healthy 270.9p.
Cull Sheep were out in reasonable numbers with 343 in total. Ewes sold to £238 to average £126.43.
Thursday 17th March: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Friday 18th March: HPLS Cattle Sale
Friday 1st April: Bakewell Market Orange Sale for TB restricted cattle, contact Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899 for further details.
Friday 18th March: Burns Farm, Church Warsop
Saturday 19th March: Lower Castle Hayes Farm, Burton on Trent
Next Monday 21st March
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE SPECIAL ENTRIES
|50 SALER/SALER X STRS/HFRS
5 PURE LIM BULLS, 10 MNTHS
2 ¾ BRED LIM BULLS
News from The Farming Life Centre
Our next event will be a Farm Walk: How woodland can bring money into your farm
Taking place at Tissington Hall Farm Estate, Fri 25th March 10am-1pm with a 1-1.5hr farm walk led by The Forestry Commission, short presentation, time for questions and lunch. Free to attend.
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Massey Feeds Mill Tour
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Farm walk: How to grow grass for less
Advice on how to reduce inputs and costs, optimise grass management, learn about soil sampling, herbal leys and spring whole crop. Venue: Flagg Hall Farm, Buxton 11am – 2pm Tues 26th April, free to attend lunch included.
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108 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 160.7p or £1065
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
TRADE AMAZING AGAIN!
You really have to see the trade to believe it and didn’t think that we would be able to follow last weeks unbelievable prices but today they were equally as dear if not better. 9 cows today topped £2 with a superb Blonde x (10yrs) from Harold & Brian Ponsonby selling at 224p to gross £1895. George Ede had 224p for his Lim Hfr (33 mnths) and Mark Rowlinson at 220p for a pure Lim (6yrs).
Plenty of good fed cows 180-210p.
|224p/kg||482kg||Lim x, 33 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|224p/kg||846kg||Blonde x, 10yrs||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|220p/kg||840kg||Lim, 6yrs||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|219p/kg||792kg||Blonde x, 5yrs||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|216p/kg||818kg||Blonde x, 16yrs||C Molloy, Hucknall|
|210p/kg||652kg||B Blue x, 32 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|208p/kg||916kg||Lim, 9yrs||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|200p/kg||680kg||Lim, 4 ½ yrs||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|198p/kg||598kg||B Blue x, 33 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|198p/kg||644kg||Lim, 5yrs||L Hallam, Chapel|
|196p/kg||740kg||Sim, 12yrs||GW Hopkinson, Oldham|
|194p/kg||662kg||AA, 5yrs||MA Mellor & Son, Hayfield|
|194p/kg||936kg||Lim, 11yrs||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
And Gross Prices:
|£1905.28||916kg||Lim||Meadow Place Farm, Youlgreave|
|£1895.04||846kg||Blonde x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1848.00||840kg||Lim||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|£1815.84||936kg||Lim||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1766.88||818kg||Blonde x||C Molloy, Hucknall|
|£1734.48||792kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1600.20||762kg||Blonde x||C Molloy, Hucknall|
|£1575.44||838kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1536.08||844kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1515.78||802kg||B Blue x||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
48 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 150p/kg
Fantastic trade again.
Best Fed Cows 163-175p
Holst Parlour Types 150-160p
Leaner older Holst 130-150p
Only a few under 120p
The best Today
|176p/kg||£1056||Fries, 4yrs||PG Cantrell, Bakewell|
|175p/kg||£1414||Fries, 6yrs||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|175p/kg||£1228||Holst, 6yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|172p/kg||£1400||Mont, 4yrs||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|169p/kg||£1210||Fries, 3yrs||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|168p/kg||£1199||Norw, 7yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|168p/kg||£1112||Fries, 5yrs||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|165p/kg||£1056||Fries, 8yrs||C Beever, Alport|
|163p/kg||£1313||Holst, 6yrs||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|160p/kg||£1283||Holst, 6yrs||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
3 OTM Bulls
|159p/kg||£1396||Lim||KD Barlow & Son, Rugeley|
1 OTM Steer
|195p/kg||£1197||Lim, 35 mnths||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
132 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 238.9p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A few more on offer and an extra wholesale buyer at ringside made all cattle as dear as ever. A special thanks to a couple of vendors who made sizeable contributions out of the proceeds of todays sale to the ‘Bakewell Market Ukraine Appeal’
22 Finished Bulls ave 226.7p
A super trade with a sensational high of 285p for a shapey Limousin from Mark Hadfield, Castleton, Michael Wynne had 278p for his Lim with David Goddard (representing Messrs Fearn) had 258p for his two heavyweights, up to £1971. 7 Dairy Bulls sold to 204p for a Jersey.
|285p/kg||590kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|278p/kg||590kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|258p/kg||724kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|258p/kg||764kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|252p/kg||822kg||B Blue x||A Sims Ltd, Hulland|
|250p/kg||588kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|240p/kg||540kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|240p/kg||578kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
And Gross Prices:
|£1971.12||764kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1969.40||860kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1891.08||918kg||Sim||JH & RH Ede, Checkley|
|£1867.92||724kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1681.50||590kg||Lim||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|£1647.28||698kg||Lim||MJ Ludlam, Moorwood Moor|
|£1640.20||590kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
45 Steers – overall average 231.5p
The average is less but the trade is certainly not after the super quality entry last week. 15 Natives and 6 B&W Steers today all added to the mix and looked well sold again today. Best suckler sorts topped at 290p for a heavyweight from Don Lownds who had 275p for another that grossed £1848. Hereford sold to 252p, Angus to 240p and Longhorns to 256p with 6 B/W to 211p.
|290p/kg||636kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|275p/kg||672kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|269p/kg||676kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|268p/kg||596kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|268p/kg||706kg||Lim||RE D & D Priestley, Castleton|
|260p/kg||706kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|256p/kg||698kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|256p/kg||662kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|252p/kg||616kg||Hfd||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|250p/kg||730kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|250p/kg||630kg||Lim||A Elliott, Sitwell|
And Gross Prices:
|£1848.00||672kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1844.40||636kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1835.60||706kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1825.00||730kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1818.44||676kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1786.88||698kg||L Horn||DJ Saxby, Litton|
|£1785.60||744kg||Lim||A Elliott, Sitwell|
|£1771.20||720kg||Lim||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1750.88||706kg||Saler||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1694.72||662kg||Blonde x||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
65 Heifers – overall average 249.1p/kg
A suspect record average for Bakewell with a big turnout of 65 Heifers to average 249.1p. Congratulations to all vendors who showed cattle today with some superb well-bred and fed cattle in the offering and certainly appreciated by the buyers at ringside.
Two best sold over £3 with Bernard Perkin, Oughtibridge selling a lovely roan Lim x Blue at 303p (£1702) and selling to show boy Wayne on behalf of H Meakin Quality Butchers in Leek. Keith Harrop had 300p for a little posh Limmy and also had 280p for a fantastic heavy Blue x to gross £2116.80. 10 Natives had Hereford to 230p and Angus to 240p.
|303p/kg||562kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|300p/kg||534kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|298p/kg||528kg||Lim||BA & B Perkins, Oughtibridge|
|289p/kg||646kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|285p/kg||542kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|284p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|281p/kg||666kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|280p/kg||756kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|279p/kg||578kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|278p/kg||630kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|278p/kg||674kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|274p/kg||636kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|274p/kg||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|272p/kg||606kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|270p/kg||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£2116.80||756kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1873.72||674kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1871.46||666kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1866.94||646kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1831.80||710kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Pilsley|
|£1775.52||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1771.20||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1768.80||660kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1764.90||666kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1758.24||666kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A useful entry of 466 head sold on a great trade with every animal changing hands and tremendous prices achieved. There is plenty of talk about the massive increases in the cost of fuel, fertiliser and feed, but so far this has not affected the prices of cattle.
There were only a few breeding stock which were mainly sold as grazing cows with prices in the £800 – £1,240 bracket.
Then followed a dozen or so Feeding Bulls which included:
|£880||Hfd x||10 mnths||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£1030||Char x||8-11 mnths||D Smith, High Green|
|£700||Mont x||12 mnths||TG Adams, Calwich|
|£1130||Char x||23 mnths||R Morley, Bawtry|
241 Steers ave £963
A great trade and a remarkable average bearing in mind that there were a great number of Stirks in the entry selling in the £400 to £500 bracket.
Strong cattle were very dear as the figures below will demonstrate. Big bunches sold particularly well for those vendors with level lots.
Angus & Hereford crosses proving popular and some outstanding results for Black and Whites.
|£370||Fleck x||3-5 mnths||R & P Organics, Hilderstone|
|£460||Blonde x||5-6 mnths||R & P Organics, Hilderstone|
|£590||B Blue x||6 mnths||R Hughes, Locko|
|£1070||Angus||15 mnths||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|£940||Lim x||9 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Rolleston|
|£1210||Angus x||10 mnths||IA Falconer, Alfreton|
|£510||Holst (8)||9-11 mnths||LB & AB Thompson, Longnor|
|£890||Angus x||9-10 mnths||HG & RJ Potter, Stannington|
|£1045||Sim x (5)||9-10 mnths||D Jones, Blackwell|
|£1250||Blonde x||10 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£805||Lim x||12 mnths||Lea Partners, Wortley|
|£735||B Blue x||8-9 mnths||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£1120||B Blue x||11-12 mnths||R & C Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£1560||B Blue x||22 mnths||R & C Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£945||Lim x||13-14 mnths||CG & OM Carthy, Barton|
|£1230||Lim x||12 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£595||Fries||13 mnths||Mrs ME Collins, West Hallam|
|£1355||B Blue x||22 mnths||NJ Kirk, Brinsley|
|£880||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||WN Tomkinson, Calwich|
|£850||Angus x||13-19 mnths||CV Whilock, Ipstones|
|£1090||Mont||16-17 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1085||Sim x||16 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1590||Char x||17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1460||Char x||21 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1200||Lim x||18-19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1245||B Blue x||20 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1070||Hfd x||18-20 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1140||Lim x||16-19 mnths||JW Walker & Son, Tideswell|
|£1095||Hfd (5)||19-20 mnths||GN & SM Seals, South Wingfield|
|£1215||B Blue x||17-19 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£985||Holst (7)||18-19 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1070||B Blue x||15-19 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1320||Lim x||24 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Bamford|
|£1340||Angus (7)||20 mnths||B Woolley & Son, Monyash|
|£900||Holst||21 mnths||R & E & D Bennett, Whiston|
|£1500||Lim x||21 mnths||AE Stephens, Bradley|
|£1370||Sim x||21-23 mnths||NI Naylor, Crowdicote|
|£1240||Lim x||23-24 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1410||Angus||22-23 mnths||Alma Mount Farm, Rowarth|
|£1275||Blonde||17-18 mnths||JE & AM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1350||Angus||21 mnths||Shirley & Boam, Longnor|
|£1280||Sim x||28-30 mnths||DJ Foster, Quarndon|
|£1415||Hfd x||31 mnths||DJ Foster, Quarndon|
|£1050||Angus x||15 mnths||Springfield Farm, Ambergate|
203 Heifers ave £867
A good selection with a choice at all levels of price and quality.
Premiums paid for harder cattle suitable for immediate turnout.
Angus and Herefords hard fought over, but all breeds in demand.
Sample prices as follows:
|£500||Sim x||5 mnths||R & P Organics, Hilderstone|
|£410||Angus x||5-6 mnths||CG Massey, Blackden|
|£950||Hfd x||19 mnths||P Brown, Middleton|
|£1030||Lim x||9 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Rolleston|
|£605||Lim x||7-9 mnths||H & SJ Hallam, New Mills|
|£910||Lim x||9-10 mnths||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|£850||Lim x||10-11 mnths||Miss C Sharpley, Wildboarclough|
|£780||Lim x||11-16 mnths||Mrs SB Torr, Tissington|
|£810||Lim x||9-10 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|£1150||Blonde||10 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£780||Lim x||10-11 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|£665||B Blue x||7-9 mnths||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|£1250||Lim x||17 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£800||B Blue x||14-15 mnths||WN Tomkinson, Calwich|
|£1050||Angus x||14 mnths||CV Whilock, Ipstones|
|£1115||Angus x||19-20 mnths||R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|£895||Lim x||19 mnths||Mrs JL Walker, Brightgate|
|£1480||Char x||17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1460||Lim x||25 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1340||B Blue x||23 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1150||Lim x||21 mnths||MJ Wain, Brassington|
|£1225||Lim x||18-20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£980||B Blue x||18-19 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1155||Angus||19-22 mnths||GN & SM Seals, South Wingfield|
|£1110||Sim x||18-22 mnths||GN & SM Seals, South Wingfield|
|£1140||B Blue x||18 mnths||JP & SL Hotchin, Parwich|
|£1190||Lim x||21-23 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1150||Lim x||26 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Bamford|
|£1350||Hfd x||21 mnths||B Woolley & Son, Monyash|
|£1050||B Blue x||20 mnths||R & E & D Bennett, Whiston|
|£1060||B Blue x||21 mnths||N Townsend, Tideswell Moor|
|£1030||Lim x||23-24 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1210||Blonde x||18-20 mnths||JE & JM Salmon, Marchington|
|£1230||B Blue x||23 mnths||A & J Wainwright, Oxspring|
|£1115||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|£1170||Lim x||23 mnths||A Dunnington, Wrangle|
|£790||Lim x||17 mnths||Rusty Farming Ltd, Flagg|
|£1030||Angus x||17 mnths||Springfield Farm, Ambergate|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
More calves about and well received by a large gathering of prospective purchasers.
All types in keen demand with top call going to an Angus Bull at £332 and followed by another at £320 and B Blues to £300.
A larger entry of Heifers with better sorts at a distinct premium with Blues to £230 and Saler to £208.
Angus £332 WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
Angus £320 WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
B Blue £300 RE Poyser & Son, Onecote
B Blue £280 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
Lim £250 JF Hayes, Shottle
Saler £232 JF Hayes, Shottle
B Blue £230 L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
B Blue £212 BD Hudson, Ipstones
Hfd £220 WR Beardow, Chesterfield
Angus £178 Birch Bros, Sheen
970 Lambs & 343 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1313 Sheep included 14 New Season Lambs.
The Spring Lambs peaked at 346p/kg and £143.31/head with the overall average 325.70p/kg. In the Old Season Lambs at total of 956 included 3 sold for the Ukraine Appeal. I Wildgoose sold a 48kg realising £132 with two from R & K Wood weighing 44kg realising £274 (312p/kg).
In the commercial sheep demand very brisk for all types, best butchers lambs peaked at 314p/kg with heavy butchers lambs to 297p/kg and over weight to 266p/kg. The overall average 271.3p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|36.8kg||284p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|37.3kg||284p/kg||JM & CE Shardlow, Trusley|
|38.4kg||277p/kg||DO & MR Hague, Sheffield|
|40kg||299p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|42.7kg||311p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|43.5kg||314p/kg||J & J Spillane, Buxton|
|44kg||312p/kg||R & K Wood, Cubley (Ukraine Appeal)|
|45.5kg||290p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.1kg||297p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.3kg||295p/kg||J Hodgson, Kettleshulme|
|48kg||290p/kg||T Craddock & Son, Lancs|
|53.5kg||266p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|54kg||266p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 284p/kg||Average 260.34p/kg|
|Medium||To 314p/kg||Average 273.69p/kg|
|Heavy||To 297p/kg||Average 253.6p/kg|
|Overweight||To 266p/kg||Average 230.82p/kg|
343 Cull Sheep
In the Cull Sheep a total of 343 head on offer saw demand very brisk with best Texel in the first pen setting the trade realising £238 for a pen of seven from Jason Craddock, Lancashire with other heavy Texel nearer the end of the sale for Chris Shenton, Cheshire realising £213/head. Best heavy Suffolks sold to £194 with Mules in the £110-£130 bracket and best horned ewes in the £75-£95 bracket.
Ewes To: £238 Ave: £126.43
Rams To: £177 Ave: £158.50
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