Bakewell Market Report 30-11-2020
Bakewell Market Report
Monday 30th November
Another busy day at Bakewell with 731 Cattle and 1,387 Sheep on offer. The drop & Go system is still in place and despite the number of animals traded the number of people on the premises was remarkably small.
It looks as though this regime will have to remain in place for the foreseeable future to reduce risk and we hope this will allow the market to continue to operate.
Store Cattle numbers are still holding up with 408 forward and trade solid despite a good many weathered cattle in the entry.
Steers reached a remarkable £1,360 with heifers to £1,140 and feeding bulls £950.
In the Breeding Cattle section demand for the few cows with calves was strong with outfits at £1,500 and £1,480.
Finished Cattle were out in force with 146 forward. Top figures 262 pence and £1,861.
The 84 heifers averaged 207.7 pence a good indication of the level of trade.
There was also a useful turnout of OTM Cattle & Feeding Cows. Top prices 172p and £1,360 and a decent average at 118.1 pence.
Calf numbers similar at 62 with Bulls to £300 and Heifers £170.
In the sheep section prices have jumped again with the best of the 1,156 lambs making 248p/kg and £122.30 per head.
The SQQ average emerged at 217.6 pence well ahead of last year’s trade.
Only 327 Cull Sheep with trade lifting accordingly, ewes sold to £154 to average a pleasing £88.22
- Thursday 3rd December: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Sale
- Sunday 6th December: Derbyshire Carol Service – ONLINE ONLY
- Monday 7th December: Normal Market, to include sale of show quality Cattle & Sheep
- Thursday 10th December: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Sale
- Friday 11th December: Final Round Up of Store Sheep to include
- Monday 14th December: Normal Market
- Monday 21st December: Last market before Christmas
- Monday 28th December: NO MARKET
- Monday 4th January: Back to business as normal
Christine Eley cutting her cake after 20 years working in the market office at Bakewell market and at farm sales.
Bagshaws partners and staff wish her a long and happy retirement, but still hope to see Christine and John on a regular basis.
|EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BAKEWELL MARKET
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You would be needed on Mondays together with special sales.
If you think you have what it takes, contact Alastair Sneddon or Lynda Wood for more details.
115 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 118.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
50 vendors sold cows today to 16 different purchasers, as we were back to the full compliment of buyers today. The overall average was up 8 pence today and a top price of 172p (£1049) for an OTM heifer (38 mnths) from JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar with better cows generally 145p plus. 42 cows today sold for further feeding at prices in front of slaughter values. 10 Herefords sold to 131p, Longhorns to 132p and Angus to 124p
54 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 107.7p
Better sorts nicely over 120p/kg and up to 144p for Roger Ardern to gross £1296. Big Holsteins 110-120p with smaller Holsteins 100-110p and plain cows under £1, but not as many today.
|172p/kg||610kg||Lim||JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar|
|155p/kg||778kg||Lim||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
|152p/kg||764kg||Char||S Kidd, Quarnford|
|150p/kg||670kg||Lim||DR Flower, Alstonefield|
|148p/kg||660kg||Lim||JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar|
|147p/kg||506kg||B Blue x||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|146p/kg||648kg||Lim||JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar|
|146p/kg||666kg||Lim||JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar|
|145p/kg||714kg||Char||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|144p/kg||714kg||Lim||L Hallam, Stockport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1296.00||900kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1205.90||778kg||Lim||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
|£1161.28||764kg||Char||S Kidd, Quarnford|
|£1150.72||928kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1128.88||824kg||Holst||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1059.84||828kg||Lim||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1049.20||610kg||Lim||JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar|
|£1040.58||846kg||Char||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1035.30||714kg||Char||M Gregory, Perrydale|
|£1033.20||738kg||Blond x||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
6 OTM Steers
|181p/kg||£1335||S Horn, 31 mnths||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|180p/kg||£1360||S Horn, 30 mnths||KJ White & Co, Swinscoe|
|141p/kg||£1003||B Blue, 37 mnths||JR Kidd, Brierlow Bar|
2 OTM Bulls
|170p/kg||£1309||Lim, 4yrs||Hallen Farming, Alfreton|
146 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 195.1p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A big turnout of cattle for the week before the show week and an average of 195p which would be up on the week, but generally a super run of cattle throughout the day. 3 new vendors from the Nottingham area today trying us for the first time and would be more than satisfied with their trade. Thank you to all 55 vendors today for a super gathering of cattle.
35 Show Cattle to be penned and judged at 9am on Monday 7th December and sold after the Bulls as normal
24 Finished Bulls ave 174.2p/kg
Top 6 over 205 pence including some big weights. Messrs Fearn had 221p (£1555) and 219p twice (£1681 and £1668) Steven Wells had 220p and John Ottewell 210 and 205p
|221p/kg||704kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|220p/kg||572kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|219p/kg||762kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|219p/kg||850kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|210p/kg||764kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|205p/kg||762kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|186p/kg||650kg||Lim||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
|185p/kg||560kg||Lim||JP Wayne, Ible|
|181p/kg||620kg||Lim||DA Wilson, Nottingham|
And Gross Prices:
|£1861.50||850kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1668.78||762kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1604.40||764kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1562.10||762kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1555.84||704kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1258.40||572kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1209.00||650kg||Lim||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
38 Steers – overall average 180.5p/kg
8 B/W, 10 Native and 20 Continentals that really hit some high notes and selling to 250p for Steven Wells with a trio for Don Lownds at 240p (£1627) 236p and 233p. Natives to 207p for Angus with 8 B/W Steers also selling well and in the averages.
|250p/kg||556kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|240p/kg||678kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|236p/kg||596kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|233p/kg||630kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|213p/kg||562kg||Lim||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
|212p/kg||630kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough|
|208p/kg||528kg||Lim||T & JM White, High Bradfield|
|207p/kg||464kg||AA||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|204p/kg||590kg||Lim||Green Dales Farm, Alderwasley|
And Gross Prices:
|1627.20||678kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1467.90||630kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1406.56||596kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1390.00||556kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1356.60||714kg||Lim||K & ME Hall & Son, Uttoxeter|
|£1335.60||630kg||Lim||PJ Hooley, Wildboarclough|
|£1274.64||678kg||Blonde x||EA Gagie, Uttoxeter|
|£1256.68||706kg||B Blue x||J Steeples, Shipley|
|£1249.42||698kg||Blond x||EA Gagie, Uttoxeter|
|£1246.90||674kg||Lim||K & ME Hall & Son, Uttoxeter|
84 Finished Heifers – overall average 207.7p/kg
One of the biggest entries for a long while and some lovely quality suckler bred sorts on offer to wet the appetites of the butchers pre-Christmas. Top 10 over 240p/kg with a further 10 over 230p/kg. Top call was 262p/kg for a Steven Wells special with a run from Stan Evans at 249p & 246p x3.
20 Natives had Herefords to 209p and Angus to 223 with 2 B/W non breeders up to 158p/kg.
|262p/kg||508kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|249p/kg||552kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|246p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|246p/kg||558kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|246p/kg||570kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|244p/kg||514kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|242p/kg||508kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|240p/kg||548kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|240p/kg||574kg||Lim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|240p/kg||534kg||Lim||R & A White & Son, Bamford|
|238p/kg||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|234p/kg||510kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|234p/kg||554kg||Lim||WT & HP Grindon, Warslow|
|233p/kg||510kg||Lim||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1535.04||624kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1534.30||670kg||Lim||PJ Shaw, Stanley|
|£1495.56||726kg||B Blue x||AE & DJW Greaves, Elkesley|
|£1423.24||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1402.20||570kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1377.60||574kg||Lim||AJ Chadfield, Ashbourne|
|£1374.48||552kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1373.40||630kg||B Blue x||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1372.68||558kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1344.00||600kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another excellent entry of 408 Store & Breeding Cattle, approximately double the number at the equivalent market in 2019.
Trade remains very strong with all types in good demand. Recent weather starting to show on some consignments and it is clear that unless well fed they are suffering on the harsher farms.
The sale commenced with a few Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1,500||Lim x Hfr, 32 mnths & Bull Calf||B Goldstraw, Winkhill|
|£1,480||Hfd x Cow, 68 mnths & Bull Calf||RW Radford, Longnor|
|£1,000||Lim x Hfr, 24 mnths R/W Bull||GF Wheelhouse, Rotherham|
|£1,150||Sim Stock Bull, 55 mnths||HC Gilbert, Edale|
57 Feeding Bulls
A very mixed bag and priced accordingly:
|£290||Holst||9-10 mnths||J&C&A Hitch, Stainsby|
|£950||S Horn||13 mnths||Miss R E Dawson|
|£680||B Blue x||7 mnths||JW & JR Davies, Hope|
|£640||Lim x||15 mnths||B Wild & Sons, New Mills|
|£430||Ayr||7-8 mnths||Mosley Hall Farm, Whaley Bridge|
|£160||Holst||1-2 mnths||GM Brown, Holymoorside|
|£535||Hfd x||6 mnths||HA Hewson, Yoxall|
174 Steers ave £797
A strong trade from start to finish with all types wanted. Plenty of interest in the suckled calves and younger cattle.
At the top end – very keen competition for the short finish types. Angus & Hereford crosses selling well. Very few black & Whites this week, but those that were forward made their money.
with sample results as follows:
|£560||Lim x||5 mnths||P Storer, Longnor|
|£490||Lim x||6 mnths||Roger Barlow, North Leverton|
|£525||B Blue x||7-9 mnths||E Salt, Doveholes|
|£600||S Horn x||11 mnths||ME Cawser, Sudbury|
|£860||Sim x||10 mnths||D Jones, Blackwell|
|£590||Angus x||7 mnths||A & V Parkinson, Osliston|
|£840||Lim x||12 mnths||FN Biggin, Holmesfield|
|£690||Lim x||6-7 mnths||DR Gould & Sons, Grange Mill|
|£670||B Blue x||12 mnths||J Shirt & Son, Tideswell|
|£630||Blonde x||7 mnths||G Foster, Wingerworth|
|£635||Lim x||6-9 mnths||P Barratt, Combs|
|£770||Hfd x||11-13 mnths||GM Goodwin, Chapel|
|£855||Angus||14-15 mnths||Hobson Fm, Flagg|
|£680||Fries||15 mnths||Hobson Fm, Flagg|
|£965||Blonde||12 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£1135||B Blue x||18 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£860||Lim x||14 mnths||JW & AE Faulkner, Radbourne|
|£655||Fries||12-16 mnths||JW & AE Faulkner, Radbourne|
|£950||B Blue x||20 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£870||Angus x||15 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£700||Fries||15-18 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1280||Sim x||19-20 mnths||Cliffe Mill, Loudham|
|£1170||Angus x||18 mnths||Cliffe Mill, Loudham|
|£1360||Lim x||19 mnths||GT Rowlinson, Stubwood|
|£1260||Lim x||18-19 mnths||GT Rowlinson, Stubwood|
|£1010||Angus x||18 mnths||Hawksworth Farms, Shardlow|
|£890||MRI||16 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£1080||Sim x||19-20 mnths||Miss B Foster, Hanch|
|£1180||B Blue x||22 mnths||Burton & Vernon, Doveholes|
|£1100||Angus x||23-26 mnths||LW Hancock, Stoney Middleton|
|£1040||Angus x||15 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£1055||Angus x||22 mnths||EC Stoddard, Kingsley|
|£880||Lim x||21-24 mnths||R & E Bennett, Whiston|
|£930||Hfd x||20-24 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1015||Hfd x||29 mnths||G & C & O Kirkham, Hartington|
|£1100||B Blue x||25 mnths||WI Fletcher, Sheldon|
|£935||S Horn x||18 mnths||JS & A Whitehurst, Bramshall|
168 Heifers ave £664
A solid trade from start to finish with all types selling well.
Short finish cattle very much in demand and younger sorts maintaining their value despite concerns about straw.
|£510||Lim x||5mnths||P Storer, Longnor|
|£530||Lim x||6-7 mnths||Roger Barlow, North Leverton|
|£475||Angus x||7 mnths||AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston|
|£540||Sim x||11- 17 mnths||G & D Shuker, Whaley Bridge|
|£640||Lim x||6 mnths||DR Gould, Whaley Bridge|
|£645||Lim x||14 mnths||J Shirt & Son, Tideswell|
|£570||Lim x||6-9 mnths||P Barratt, Combs|
|£590||Lim x||10 mnths||Mrs ME Collins, West Hallam|
|£735||Angus x||12-15 mnths||Hobson Farms, Flagg|
|£1015||Lim||14-15 mnths||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1030||Blonde x||17 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£900||B Blue x||20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£740||Lim x||17 mnths||JA & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows|
|£995||Lim x||19 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£870||Lim x||21 mnths||JE Fletcher, Sutton in Ashfield|
|£700||Char||15-18 mnths||P Hudson, New Mills|
|£1140||Lim x||19 mnths||Cliff Mill, Loudham|
|£765||Hfd||20 mnths||D Fotherby, Wormhill|
|£775||MRI x||23 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£820||B Blue x||22- 23 mnths||J Shardlow, Shirland|
|£980||Angus x||16 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£960||Devon||19-20 mnths||EG Stoddard, Kingsley|
|£980||Angus x||29-30 mnths||EC Stoddard, Kingsley|
|£880||B Blue x||23-26 mnths||D Poole & Son, Flagg|
|£785||Hfd x||24-29 mnths||G & C & O Kirkham, Hartington|
|£960||Lim x||22 mnths||R Gratton, Buxton|
|£700||B Blue x||21 mnths||JA & A Whitehurst, Bramshall|
61 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Similar numbers with the better still a strong trade but some poorer sorts within the entry attracting less interest.
Best Bulls saw B Blue to £300 and Blondes to £260 with no real quality within the heifers.
The Black & Whites generally a poorer sample with prices accordingly.
|Bulls||Top Price (£)||Ave||Vendor|
|Hfd||£230.00||£105.00||DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor|
|Sim||£95.00||JR & JA Marsden, Hathersage|
|Blond x||£260.00||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|Holst||£35.00||£20.54||JE & CM Fletcher, Peak Forest|
|Mont||£180.00||W & A Cartledge, Sparrowpit|
|Fries||£22.00||RJ & J Matkin, Hopton|
|Ayr||£25.00||D & JK Mellor, Onecote|
|AA||£130.00||W & A Cartledge & Son, Sparrowpit|
|B Blue x||£300.00||£204.09||JE Seals & Son, Shirland|
|Lim||£220.00||£101.33||RS Torr, Tissington|
|Hfd||£80.00||£40.80||JW Brandrick & Son, Beamhurst|
|AA||£52.00||£37.33||RP & M Emmott & Sons, Gunthwaite|
|Stab||£48.00||Rusty Farming Ltd, Flagg|
|B Blue x||£170.00||£113.67||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|Lim||£25.00||£21.67||Rusty Farming Ltd, Flagg|
1,387 Sheep including 1,060 Finished Lambs & 327 Cull Sheep
(Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1387 head of sheep included 1060 lambs. No fewer than 12 buyers operating on upto 10 accounts saw demand much throughout with the very best shaped sorts plenty at 249p/kg and 6 pens over 240p/kg. Top price £122.20/head. The overall lamb average 217.6p/kg including several hill bred lambs.
Leading Prices: –
|26kg||208p/kg||S Brough, Hurdlow|
|33.3kg||248p/kg||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|34.6kg||236p/kg||J & J Mellor & Son, Kniveton|
|38.2kg||226p/kg||Mrs E Watson, Ashover|
|38.6kg||225p/kg||P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest|
|38.8kg||223p/kg||F Lomas, Kniveton|
|40.7kg||239p/kg||Furness & Taylor, Wormhill|
|41.2kg||243p/kg||Mrs K Bradbury, Middleton|
|42kg||246p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|43.5kg||238p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Wardlow|
|43.6kg||243p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|44.1kg||243p/kg||J Trueman & Partner, Cheshire|
|44.7kg||239p/kg||P Furness, Monyash|
|46kg||222p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|46.8kg||227p/kg||F Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|48.13kg||216p/kg||J & J Walton & Son, Tideswell|
|49.5kg||227p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|50kg||205p/kg||J Butler, Calow|
|52.1kg||207p/kg||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|53.4kg||212p/kg||J Butler, Calow|
|57kg||190p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|Standard||To: 248p/kg||Ave: 223.97p/kg|
|Medium||To: 246p/kg||Ave: 216.96p/kg|
|Heavy||To: 227p/kg||Ave: 200.89p/kg|
|Overweight||To: 212p/kg||Ave: 192.39p/kg|
327 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
A good entry with every vendor very well rewarded and all categories seeing spirited bidding and 11 accounts represented.
Trade a lot stronger than last week with both the best and the middles easy to sell.
Top call £154 for strong pure Texels from the Newton Family at Mansfield with both Jackie Trueman and the Hadfields at Chamber Farm receiving £137 per head for their best.
The top 10 pens averaged £131 with the best Mashams well over £81 and Mules close to that.
In the mid-section strong crossbred ewes regularly £81-£87 but unfortunately not one strong meated Swale or Woodland to sell.
Big strong Texel rams to £132 for George Jackson with others at £115 and £105.
Cast Ewes To: £154 Ave: £88.22
Cast Rams To: £132 Ave: £104.40
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