Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 21-03-2022
Good numbers of stock forward with 833 Cattle and 1,498 Sheep on offer.
Trade solid in all departments, but much talk about increased costs and what the future might hold.
The Store & Breeding Cattle department was particularly busy with a total of 584 cattle on offer.
Plenty of buying power in operation and whilst purchasers were trying to spend less, demand was such that they did not succeed and prices were as good as ever.
Steers sold to £1,560, Heifers £1,480 and Feeding Bulls £1,300.
122 Finished Cattle with trade very strong. Top figures 310p/kg and £2,046 per head.
The 54 Heifers averaged 257.1p which demonstrates the level of prices.
101 OTM and Feeding Cows on offer, a few less than we have been having and perhaps an indication that supplies are short. Top figures 218p and £2,050 per head.
The average was a tremendous 163.9p.
Only 26 Calves with Bulls to £260 and Heifers £242.
In the Sheep section there were just 7 Spring Lambs selling to 348p/kg and £135.72 the average at 344.5p.
1071 Hoggs with supplies dwindling. Top figures 311p/kg and £141.40 per head.
The SQQ a shade easier at 263p which indicated the higher proportion of hill bred lambs.
Cull Sheep numbers keeping up with 416 on offer. Ewes sold to £218 to average a remarkable £122.68.
Thursday 24th March: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Friday 1st April: Bakewell Market Orange Sale for TB restricted cattle, contact Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899 for further details.
Friday 25th March: Ingestre Manor, Stafford
Saturday 2nd April: Barms Farm, Buxton
A cap was left in the sale ring recently
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We would like to thank all those of our customers who gave so generously last week making donations of stock to be sold and cash in the buckets amounting to £3,368.
Bagshaws Partners pledged to pay £1 per head for all stock sold at Bakewell last week which amounted to £3,445.
This means that the total to be sent to the
DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE UKRAINE APPEAL
is a grand total of £6,813
101 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 163.94p or £1127.74
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
NEW LEVELS OF TRADE
I just can’t believe that there are not 1000 cows in the market and not a hundred with this level of trade. Now is the time to assess your selling options to make sure you are making the most of marketing your old cows. 48 vendors today would go home astonished with the results. Best Continental cows easily over £2 with a pure Limousin from Messrs Boden & Davies at 218p or £1787. 7 Cows over £2 with plenty more 180p+.
|218p/kg||820kg||Lim, 10yrs||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|214p/kg||636kg||Lim, 7yrs||Mason Bros Livestock, Southwell|
|210p/kg||744kg||Lim, 14yrs||GA Lomas & Sons, Peak Forest|
|204p/kg||760kg||Lim, 3 ½ yrs||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|204p/kg||786kg||Lim, 4yrs||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|201p/kg||700kg||Lim, 11yrs||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|200p/kg||568kg||Sim, 3yrs||NA Birch, Monyash|
|197p/kg||822kg||Blonde x, 8yrs||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|194p/kg||726kg||B Blue x, 8yrs||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|194p/kg||812kg||Blonde x, 9yrs||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|192p/kg||736kg||Lim, 9yrs||RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton|
|190p/kg||698kg||Lim, 12yrs||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|188p/kg||862kg||B Blue x, 7yrs||GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford|
|187p/kg||788kg||AA, 3yrs||N & D Woolley, Ilkeston|
And Gross Prices:
|£1787.60||820kg||Lim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1620.56||862kg||B Blue x||GA & SM Wainwright, Bamford|
|£1619.34||822kg||Blonde x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1603.44||786kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1575.28||812kg||Blonde x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1562.40||744kg||Lim||GA Lomas & Sons, Peak Forest|
|£1550.40||760kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1508.40||838kg||Fries||GS & CR & OG Kirkham, Hartington|
|£1488.48||886kg||Holst||GW & WL Neville, Tansley|
|£1473.56||788kg||AA||N & D Woolley, Ilkeston|
57 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 158.4p/kg or £1090.50
Dearer than ever
Fed Cows 170-184p
Big Framey Holsteins 160-170p
Plainer Smaller Parlour Cows 140-155p
Lean Holsteins under 130p.
The best Today
|184p/kg||£1405||Fries, 10yrs||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|180p/kg||£1508||Fries, 7yrs||GS, CR & OG Kirkham, Hartington|
|178p/kg||£1374||Fries, 9yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|177p/kg||£1203||Fries, 6yrs||Wager & Son, Hartington|
|176p/kg||£1295||Holst, 6yrs||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|175p/kg||£1326||Holst, 5yrs||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|174p/kg||£1235||Fries, 7yrs||TW & JA Foster, Duffield|
|173p/kg||£1342||Holst, 12yrs||GS, CR & OG Kirkham, Hartington|
|172p/kg||£1355||Holst, 6yrs||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
|172p/kg||£1279||Holst, 4yrs||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|172p/kg||£1458||Holst, 6yrs||Easom & Sons, Oakerthorpe|
|170p/kg||£1149||Fries, 8yrs||Wager & Son, Hartington|
2 OTM Bulls
|167p/kg||£1957||Blonde, 7yrs||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|153p/kg||£2050||Holst, 7 ½ yrs||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
2 OTM Steers
|217p/kg||£1492||AA, 32mnths||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|162p/kg||£1804||Holst, 7 ½ yrs||RG Sisson, Dale Abbey|
122 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 242.2p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
39 Vendors selling to 21 accounts at ringside
A full line up of buyers and trade up on last weeks flyer. Cattle are certainly as dear as we have ever had them with returns at record levels.
25 Finished Bulls ave 212.5p
9 Continental, 1 Angus and 15 Black & White and an astonishing trade for all. Nigel Birch last in the ring but still have 270p for an all beef bred Simmental. 15 B/W ave 194.8p with Holstein to 208p, Friesian to 207p and a Swedish at 204p.
|270p/kg||556kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|266p/kg||612kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|256p/kg||658kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|233p/kg||734kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|232p/kg||772kg||Lim||Willets and Sons, Ilkeston|
|232p/kg||778kg||Lim||Willets & Sons, Ilkeston|
|226p/kg||566kg||AA||J Watson, Ashover|
And Gross Prices:
|£1804.96||778kg||Lim||Willets & Sons, Ilkeston|
|£1791.04||772kg||Lim||Willets & Sons, Ilkeston|
|£1710.22||734kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1684.48||658kg||Blonde x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1676.40||762kg||Lim||Willets & Sons, Ilkeston|
|£1627.92||612kg||Lim||P Watson, Ashover|
|£1598.70||730kg||Lim||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£1550.40||760kg||Lim||KD Barlow & Sons, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1501.20||556kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1485.12||728kg||Swed R/W||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
43 Steers – overall average 241.9p
Very strong money with some remarkable high prices for weighted cattle. Charlotte and David Hadfield led the way at 280p or £1825 for a pretty Simmy with Alan and David Shepherd at 275p. Big Boys sold up to £2046 for a strong 758kg Blue from Keith Harrop. Herefords to 218p, Angus to 236p, Lincolns to 231p with Fries to 212p.
|280p/kg||652kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|275p/kg||622kg||Lim||JA & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows|
|273p/kg||614kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|273p/kg||692kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|270p/kg||690kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|270p/kg||758kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|266p/kg||610kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|265p/kg||638kg||Lim||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|264p/kg||670kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|261p/kg||548kg||Lim||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
And Gross Prices:
|£2046.60||758kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1935.00||750kg||Lim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1889.16||692kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1863.00||690kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1857.60||774kg||Saler||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1825.60||652kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1768.80||670kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1765.76||712kg||B Blue x||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|£1710.50||622kg||Lim||JA & D Shepherd, Hollow Meadows|
|£1695.10||670kg||Lim||JA Mosley & Sons, Stannington|
54 Heifers – overall average 257.16p/kg
The best average ever for a regular Monday with more competition at ringside and some sensational prices. Nigel Birch topped at 310p for a shapey handy weight Limousin with Jack Blackshaw also at 300p/kg to gross £1770 with big heifers from the same home at £1963, £1931 and £1863. 6 Hereford sold to 246p, 8 Angus to 259p and a Lincoln at 231p.
|310p/kg||526kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|300p/kg||590kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|294p/kg||520kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|292p/kg||594kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|284p/kg||656kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|282p/kg||654kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|279p/kg||662kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|279p/kg||520kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|278p/kg||638kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|275p/kg||656kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|274p/kg||512kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|274p/kg||642kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|274p/kg||620kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|273p/kg||6284kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1963.22||758kg||AA||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1931.20||710kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1867.32||684kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1863.04||656kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1846.98||662kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1844.28||654kg||Lim||JP Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1804.00||656kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1773.64||638Kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1771.20||656kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1770.00||590kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A bumper crop this week with a grand total of 584 head on offer.
Buyers out in force and trade good at all price levels.
Rather more young cattle in this week’s sample, but with the smell of grass in their nostrils buyers dug deep to secure stock.
At the other end of the spectrum the short finish cattle remain very dear with plenty of competition despite the prospect of increased feed costs.
Only the one Cow & Calf, an Angus, 54 mnths with Hfr Calf from JL Foster of Selston which made £1,440.
We seem to be attracting a few grazing/feeding cows and there were 9 to choose from all selling well.
|£1010||Lim x||42 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£990||Parth x||81 mnths||Mrs BA Williamson, Wheatcroft|
|£1080||B Blue x||46 mnths||T Brooks, Rolleston on Dove|
|£1020||Sim x||155 mnths||T Brooks, Rolleston on Dove|
Next came 50 Feeding Bulls which included:
|£820||Angus x||9-10 mnths||H & SJ Hallam, New Mills|
|£940||Char x||10 mnths||C Bowers & Son, Bradley|
|£1080||Lim x||10 mnths||J & J Mellor, Kniveton|
|£1300||Lim x||20 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£930||Hfd x||15 mnths||H Fitzhugh, Heage|
|£670||Lim x||6 mnths||S Burford, Hayfield|
|£940||Lim||10 mnths||M Leason, Sudbury|
|£660||Holst||11-12 mnths||AC Lowe, Dronfield|
318 Steers ave £934
A good selection and a decent average bearing in mind the increased number of young cattle in the entry.
Outliers commanding a considerate premium as buyers seek cattle for immediate turnout.
Angus and Hereford remaining very popular and some big bunches of Black & Whites making tremendous prices.
|£760||B Blue x||9 mnths||H Dutton Ltd, Thurvaston|
|£860||Blonde x||11 mnths||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|£900||Blonde x||9 mnths||CJ Stone, Fairfield|
|£710||Lim x||9-10 mnths||T & R Hibbert, Eyam|
|£1040||Lim x||9-11 mnths||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|£990||Lim x||10 mnths||LS Riley, Longnor|
|£650||Lim x||7 mnths||CG & OM Carthy, Barton|
|£890||Lim x||10-11 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£400||Fries||11-12 mnths||R Hughes, Locko|
|£1055||Char x||10 mnths||C Bowers & Son, Bradley|
|£700||Holst||14-17 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£800||B Blue x||9-11 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£940||Hfd x||9-13 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£760||Angus x||10-14 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£725||Holst||12-20 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£430||Holst||7-8 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£1090||Angus x||16 mnths||CV Whilock, Ipstones|
|£1100||Saler x (12)||12-13 mnths||HW Brown, Towcester|
|£1050||Saler x (9)||12-13 mnths||HW Brown, Towcester|
|£900||Saler x (11||12-13 mnths||HW Brown, Towcester|
|£995||B Blue x (6)||13-18 mnths||R & J Hinds, Bradley|
|£1100||Lim x||11-14 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£930||Mont x||14-15 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1125||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||S Nicholls, Milwich|
|£1230||Char x||20 mnths||Chambers & Wilton, Flagg|
|£1050||Lim x||15-16 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1280||Lim (6)||12-23 mnths||GA & CJ Mellor, Rugeley|
|£905||Lim (6)||9-18 mnths||GA & CJ Mellor, Rugeley|
|£900||Fries||20-21 mnths||MD Webster, Sturston|
|£1080||Fleck||18 mnths||DJ Webster, Worrall|
|£1480||Char x||20 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1430||Lim||17 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1150||Lim x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1145||B Blue x||21 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1560||B Blue x||22 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1205||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1230||Lim x||19-20 mnths||B Woolley & Son, Monyash|
|£1345||Hfd x||23-27 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1350||Sim x||22 mnths||P Gould, Ramsor|
|£1350||Hfd x||23-24 mnths||P Gould, Ramsor|
|£1360||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||P Gould, Ramsor|
|£1335||Angus x||23 mnths||C Barnes, Rowarth|
|£1280||S Horn x||23-24 mnths||R & J Hancock, Eyam|
|£1155||B Blue x||24 mnths||W & C & J Barratt, Combs|
|£1135||Holst (7)||22-29 mnths||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|£1185||B Blue x||28 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
204 Heifers ave £798
Plenty to choose from with a strong trade regardless of age, size or breed.
Harder cattle attracting particular interest.
Sample prices as follows:
|£355||Angus x||5 mnths||CG Massey & Son, Holmes Chapel|
|£780||Char x||7-9 mnths||M Heathcote, Heathcote|
|£820||Blonde x||7 mnths||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|£690||Lim x||8-10 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
|£530||Angus||7-9 mnths||Nettleworth Farm, Mansfield|
|£570||Angus x||12-14 mnths||R Bradbury & Sons, Middleton|
|£705||Lim x||10-13 mnths||CG & OM Carthy, Barton|
|£830||Lim x||10-11 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£670||Angus x||10-11 mnths||HG & RJ Potter, Stannington|
|£675||Lim x||10 mnths||Lea Partners, Wortley|
|£590||Hfd x||11-13 mnths||E Morley & Son, Kirk Langley|
|£830||Angus||15-19 mnths||CV Whilock, Ipstones|
|£840||Hfd x||12-13 mnths||HW Brown, Towcester|
|£1040||B Blue x||14 mnths||R & J Hinds, Bradley|
|£1090||Hfd x||20 mnths||I & M & A Wilson, Tean|
|£1060||Lim x||17 mnths||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|£1180||Lim x||21-22 mnths||GA & CJ Mellor, Adnaston|
|£890||Lim||9-14 mnths||GA & CJ Mellor, Adnaston|
|£1050||Lim x||18 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£1380||Lim x||20 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1480||Lim x||22 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1215||Blonde x||21 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£1045||Angus x||19-22 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1150||B Blue x||22 mnths||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1150||Lim x||24 mnths||R Bennett & Son, Bamford|
|£1165||Angus x||20 mnths||B Woolley & Son, Monyash|
|£1055||Hfd||20-23 mnths||R & GR Webster, Ashbourne|
|£1140||B Blue x||16-19 mnths||Green Dales, Alderwasley|
|£945||Sim x||23 mnths||CE & EN Latham, Sudbury|
|£1065||Sim x||20-24 mnths||W & C & J Barratt, Combs|
|£1180||B Blue x||24 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£830||Hfd x||14 mnths||TG Adams, Calwich|
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A few less about than last week with trade possibly a bit more selective, especially for the better-quality sorts.
Bulls lacked anything really fancy in the entry with B Blues to £260 and Angus to £240 with a nice B Blue Heifer at £242.
Not many Black & White about, but plenty of interest in those that were forward.
B Blue £260 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
B Blue £240 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
B Blue £230 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
Angus £240 JF Hayes, Shottle
Angus £220 RE Poyser & Son, Onecote
B Blue £242 JF Hayes, Shottle
Saler £190 JF Hayes, Shottle
1078 Lambs, 416 Ewes & Rams & 4 Store Sheep (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A very good entry of 1498 head of sheep included 7 new season lambs and 1071 old season lambs. The Spring lambs peaked at 348p/kg to average 344.56p/kg with top gross of £135.72.
In the old season lambs demand was very brisk throughout with best butchers lambs to 318p/kg, lighter weight lambs to 311p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to290p/kg and overweight sorts to 256p/kg. Best lambs grossed £141.40/head and an overall market average of 263.47p/kg, this included several runs of horned Welsh and Mule lambs.
Leading Prices: –
|31kg||294p/kg||E & J Beswick, Grindon|
|31.6kg||308p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|35.1kg||292p/kg||DO & MR Hague, Sheffield|
|36kg||311p/kg||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|37kg||300p/kg||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|37.8kg||298p/kg||DE Hodgson, Wormhill|
|38.1kg||309p/kg||S Smith, Crich|
|38.5kg||301p/kg||DO & MR Hague, Sheffield|
|40kg||299p/kg||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|41kg||318p/kg||Stoneyford Farming, Ripley|
|44.3kg||295p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|45.4kg||294p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|45.6kg||290p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.5kg||290p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|47.8kg||284p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|50.5kg||280p/kg||AV Marsden, Great Hucklow|
|52.7kg||256p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|59.3kg||230p/kg||T Hall, Trusley|
|Lights||To 308p/kg||Average 244.53p/kg|
|Standard||To 311p/kg||Average 258.07p/kg|
|Medium||To 318p/kg||Average 269.07p/kg|
|Heavy||To 290p/kg||Average 257.01p/kg|
|Overweight||To 256p/kg||Average 228.92p/kg|
416 Cull Sheep
Trade good right through to the end!
All sectors a good trade but perhaps the plain, lean, old ewes look dearer than ever.
Top call £218 for superb Texels long and smart from the Taylor Family at Knutsford. Better sorts regularly over £170 and plenty of customers particularly for the best and worst. The top 9 pens averaged £181.44.
Mules good to sell with the best frames and no fat regularly over £120 to a top of £129. Better end horned types with good flesh over £81.
Generally, slaughter tups good to sell to a top of £176 and £184 for long good Texels with lonks to £120.
Ewes To: £218 Ave: £122.80
Rams To: £184 Ave: £120.33
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