Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 28-03-2022
Monday 28th March 2022
A smaller market with only 524 cattle and1,336 sheep on offer, with many farmers on lambing duty or taking advantage of the weather to attend to field work.
Store cattle numbers well down at 276 resulting in a very strong trade.
Steers to £1,530, Heifers, £1,600 and Feeding Bulls £1,130.
More Store Cattle are needed to satisfy demand and to give our regular buyers the chance to assemble a load. If you have some to bring – speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07971 982441.
126 Finished cattle forward and again very dear with the best to 323p and £1,924. The 54 Heifers averaged a remarkable 262p.
OTM numbers under pressure with only 80 animals on offer and trade breaking all previous records.
Top figures 230p and £2010 per head. The average an astonishing 179.5p.
42 Calves this week with Bulls to £420 and Heifers £310.
In the sheep department there were 19 Spring lambs selling to top figures of 366p and £152.84 per head. The SQQ average emerged at a healthy 276.3p.
Finally, in the cull sheep section there were 437 head with ewes to £248 and what must be a record average.
Thursday 31st 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.
Saturday 2nd April: Barms Farm, Buxton
Friday 29th April: The Annual Darley Moor Machinery Sale
80 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 179.6p or £1232.73
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Up 15 ½ p or £105 on the week
A completely different level of trade today as we thought that they were dear for the last couple of weeks, but just look at todays results. 18 cows over £2/kilo with a joint top of 230p for X bred Lims from Messrs Heath and Messrs Grummett.
When the price is moving this fast the only way to sell your old cows is on their legs and in Bakewell Livestock Market.
|230p/kg||770kg||Lim, 4yrs||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|230p/kg||576kg||Lim, 5yrs||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|226p/kg||758kg||Lim, 4yrs||J Simpson, Bradwell|
|224p/kg||662kg||Lim, 11yrs||JA Godber, Duffield|
|222p/kg||756kg||Char, 7yrs||GE Stephens, Bradley|
|220p/kg||654kg||Lim, 4yrs||J Simpson, Bradwell|
|218p/kg||582kg||Lim, 7yrs||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|216p/kg||638kg||Char, 6yrs||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|216p/kg||728kg||Hfd, 34 mnths||Wheeldon Farms, Taddington|
|213p/kg||566kg||Stab, 3yrs||S & LJ Dyson, Hollow Meadows|
|213p/kg||898kg||Lim, 10yrs||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|212p/kg||628kg||B Blue x, 3yrs||JA Godber, Derby|
|212p/kg||768kg||B Blue, 3yrs||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|211p/kg||536kg||Lim, 3yrs||J Bonsall, Atlow|
|210p/kg||748kg||Lim, 7 ½ yrs||LG Parkin, Dronfield|
|206p/kg||732kg||Lim, 7 ½ yrs||CM Allen, Holloway|
|204p/kg||760kg||Lim, 10yrs||SF Oldfield & Son, Carsington|
|203p/kg||808kg||Lim, 4yrs||CM Allen, Holloway|
And Gross Prices:
|£1912.74||898kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1771.00||770kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1713.08||758kg||Lim||J Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1678.32||756kg||Char||GE Stephens, Bradley|
|£1640.24||808kg||Lim||CM Allen, Holloway|
|£1628.16||768kg||B Blue x||MJ Burnett & Son, Rowsley|
|£1572.48||728kg||Hfd||Wheeldon Farms, Taddington|
|£1571.76||888kg||Holst||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1570.80||748kg||Lim||LG Parkin, Dronfield|
|£1550.40||760kg||Lim||SF Oldfield & Son, Carsington|
32 Black & White and ex-dairy cows Ave 165.6p/kg
More unbelievable than ever!
1 OTM Heifer – 198p
12 Fed Cows – 177-192p
Leaner Parlour Holsteins – 160-170p
Plain Cows generally – 130-150p
The best Today
|198p/kg||£1338||Fries, 30 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|192p/kg||£1505||Holst, 5yrs||GW & WL Neville, Tansley|
|191p/kg||£1363||Fries, 5yrs||L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest|
|191p/kg||£1451||Fries, 7yrs||RS & EJ Longden, Chinley|
|191p/kg||£1317||Fries, 8yrs||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|187p/kg||£1428||Holst, 7yrs||GW & WL Neville, Tansley|
|187p/kg||£1271||B Swiss, 11yrs||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|187p/kg||£1189||B Swiss, 6yrs||DW & LK Mycock, Over Haddon|
|186p/kg||£1302||Fries, 8yrs||RS & EJ Longden, Chinley|
|183p/kg||£1387||Holst, 9yrs||P Furness, Monyash|
|177p/kg||£1316||Holst, 4yrs||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|177p/kg||£1571||Holst, 6yrs||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
|177p/kg||£1203||Ayr, 6yrs||JD & B Broadley, Hartington|
6 OTM Bulls
|178p/kg||£1794||Lim, 4yrs||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|175p/kg||£1589||AA, 3yrs||A & DT Gregory, Litton|
|172p/kg||£1788||Hfd, 7yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
126 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 247.3p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
44 vendors selling on another record trade to 21 buying accounts at ringside. This really is the finest time to sell cattle and surely the only way to get the best price is to sell them on their legs at Bakewell.
31 Finished Bulls ave 219.6p
14 Continentals and 16 Dairy Bulls sold on a very fast trade, but no best bulls on offer today. Well done Char sold at 245p and well fed Lims at 241p. 7 Dairy Shorthorns sold from 200-230p, 3 Friesian from 208-216p and 6 Holstein from 188 – 220p.
|245p/kg||662kg||Char||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|241p/kg||670kg||Lim||J Watson, Ashover|
|239p/kg||672kg||Lim||RW Valle, Summerly|
|238p/kg||732kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|237p/kg||544kg||B Blue x||C Beever, Alport|
|235p/kg||800kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|230p/kg||530kg||S Horn||J Hole & Sons, Ashover|
And Gross Prices:
|£1880.00||800kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1742.16||732kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1722.12||762kg||Lim||Willetts & Sons, Stanley|
|£1648.64||736kg||Lim||Willetts & Sons, Stanley|
|£1621.90||662kg||Char||L Marshall & J Boam, Monyash|
|£1614.70||670kg||Lim||J Watson, Ashover|
|£1606.08||672kg||Lim||RW Valle, Summerley|
41 Steers – overall average 249.3p
Up 8 pence on the week with a full line up of buyers in the clean section. 5 best Lims sold over 282p with a high of 290p for Messrs Mann. Heavy weights from John Grummett sold at 288p (£1814) 7 Angus to 260p, 1 pure B Galloway at 252p and 4 B/W’s to 229p.
|290p/kg||468kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|288p/kg||630kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|288p/kg||536kg||Lim||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|287p/kg||520kg||Lim||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|282p/kg||648kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|278p/kg||538kg||B Blue x||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|276p/kg||674kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|270p/kg||698kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|267p/kg||672kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|260p/kg||594kg||Stab||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|260p/kg||740kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|260p/kg||686kg||AA||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|260p/kg||666kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
And Gross Prices:
|£1924.00||740kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1884.60||698kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1860.24||674kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1858.56||726kg||Sim||D Hadfield & Daughter, Wheston|
|£1836.00||850kg||AA||DS Gregory, Glossop|
|£1830.24||738kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1828.80||762kg||AA||LR & MJ Lowe, Hulme End|
|£1827.36||648kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1814.40||630kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1794.24||672kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
54 Heifers – overall average 262.1p/kg
Certainly, the dearest ever with handy weight cattle looking unbelievable. Matthew Round, Thorpe late in the sale but still topped the day at 323p for a shapey Blue with a meat Limousin from Nigel Birch at 312p and Keith Harrop at 298p. Peter Gaunt had weighty Lims at 292p or £1901 with the top 7 over £1800. 4 Angus to 248p, 1 Galloway at 250p and even a Jersey x at 226p.
|323p/kg||476kg||B Blue x||RG & E & MJ Round, Thorpe|
|312p/kg||464kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|298p/kg||562kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|292p/kg||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|292p/kg||534kg||B Blue x||JW Dawes & Son, Coal Aston|
|292p/kg||566kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|289p/kg||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|288p/kg||628kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|282p/kg||484kg||Sim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|281p/kg||638kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|280p/kg||600kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1901.62||658kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1892.16||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1838.48||686kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1832.64||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1808.64||6285kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1802.92||658kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1801.44||648kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1792.78||638kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1784.32||656kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|£1766.40||640kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A smaller show after several weeks with big entries, possibly explained by lambing time and the exceptional weather.
We hope that there are the cattle out there to maintain numbers and keep buyers coming. If you have cattle in test Bakewell buyers would like the opportunity to bid at them, give Alastair Sneddon a call on 07971 982441. We are very happy to promote special entries and take photographs, or you could send us your own for inclusion in our advertising.
Not much in the Breeding Cattle section, but what was there was well sold.
|£1550||Angus Cow, 108 mnths & Bull Calf||GG & OM Carthy, Needwood|
|£1320||Angus Cow, 145 mnths & Hfr Calf||JL Foster, Selston|
|£1110||Hfd Cow, 48 mnths i/c||Hobson Farms, Flagg|
|£1250||Feeding Cow, 63 mnths||A Gimbert, Cellarhead|
21 Feeding Bulls
A small sample of Feeding Bulls included:
|£600||Hfd x||9 mnths||E Tricklebank, Wardlow|
|£700||Blonde x||7-9 mnths||JW & AJ Dakin, Smalley|
|£1100||Lim x||21 mnths||A Gimbert, Cellarhead|
|£890||Lim x||15-16 mnths||A Gimbert, Cellarhead|
139 Steers ave £975
A tremendous trade from start to finish with all types in great demand.
Angus & Hereford very much in favour and outliers commanding the usual premium.
|£1200||Lim x||15 mnths||AJ Parker, Ticknall|
|£780||Char x||9 mnths||J Cawser, Marchington|
|£770||Lim x||9 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Burton|
|£690||Hfd x||9 mnths||CJE Carr & Partner, Tissington|
|£775||Lim x||9 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£900||B Blue x||10 mnths||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£760||Lim x||10-11 mnths||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|£1060||Sim x||11-12 mnths||AJ Palmer, Crakemarsh|
|£820||Char x||11 mnths||A Gimbert, Cellarhead|
|£840||Hfd x||Lim x||A & R Bowers, Cellarhead|
|£1280||Lim x||12-14 mnths||HJ Burton & Son, Brailsford|
|£785||Hfd x||14-17 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£940||Lim x||12 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£1050||Lim x||11 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£850||B Blue x||14 mnths||AN & C Sread, Stanton|
|£780||Mont x||14 mnths||DF Chadfield, Cubley|
|£825||Saler||13 mnths||AN & C Sread, Stanton|
|£1245||B Blue x||23 mnths||R Bennett, Bamford|
|£1195||Lim x||17 mnths||R Bennett, Bamford|
|£1150||B Blue x||25-26 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1080||B Blue||16-21 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Brailsford|
|£950||Holst||19-20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1120||Angus||20-21 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1145||B Blue x||16 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1480||Lim x||21 mnths||J Kirkham, Belper|
|£1420||B Blue x||20-23 mnths||R & J Hancock, Eyam|
|£1395||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£1195||Angus x||20-23 mnths||Alma Mount Farm, Rowarth|
|£1095||Hfd x||21-22 mnths||Mrs P Harvey, Sudbury|
|£1530||Char x||18 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1240||Hfd x||21 mnths||DA Bott, Kniveton|
|£1280||Angus x||23 mnths||Mrs M Sellors, Grange Mill|
110 Heifers ave £847
A remarkable trade right through with plenty of buying power in operation.
Short finish cattle very dear as were the harder cattle suitable for immediate turnout.
Sample prices as follows:
|£700||Lim x||9-10 mnths||AJ Parker, Ticknall|
|£655||Lim x||8-9 mnths||JT & RA Deacon, Burton|
|£935||Lim x||11 mnths||ED Ironmonger, Bonsall|
|£960||B Blue x||11-12 mnths||RA & CW Bentley, Church Broughton|
|£955||B Blue x||14 mnths||RR Mason & Son, Hulland|
|£840||Sim x||11-12 mnths||AJ Parker, Crakemarsh|
|£730||Lim x||12 mnths||A Gimbert, Cellarhead|
|£935||Angus x||13-15 mnths||AE & VJ Parkinson, Osliston|
|£1185||Blonde x||21 mnths||J Mellor, Whitehough|
|£1050||Lim x||20-21 mnths||PW Lomas, Flagg|
|£1075||B Blue x||19 mnths||AP Pugh, Pilsley|
|£730||B Blue x||15 mnths||DF Chadfield, Cubley|
|£1000||B Blue x||25 mnths||GW Sutton, Fulstow|
|£900||Saler||15-23 mnths||Hough Park Farm, Brailsford|
|£1290||B Blue x||20 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£985||Angus x||14-21 mnths||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|£1280||Lim x||22 mnths||AG Tomkinson, Thorpe|
|£980||Saler x||18 mnths||D & A Dickinson, Bradbourne|
|£965||Sim x||21-23 mnths||CE & EN Latham, Sudbury|
|£1600||B Blue x||23 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1555||Char x||16-17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1470||Char x||22-23 mnths||S Franks, Bradfield|
|£1135||B Blue x||26 mnths||TA & E Bown & Son, Stonedge|
|£1150||B Blue x||34-35 mnths||TA & E Bown & Son, Stonedge|
|£1075||Hfd x||21 mnths||D Bott, Kniveton|
|£785||Lim x||17 mnths||MH & S Buxton, Yoxall|
42 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Better quality calves very keenly sought after but second quality possibly a little easier.
Best Bulls saw smart B Blues to £420, £345 and £330 with Salers to £295.
A similar story for the heifers with B Blues again topping the day to tops of £310 and £290.
Only a small entry of black & white but plenty of people looking for the stronger types.
B Blue £420 TN Palfreyman, Flagg
B Blue £345 BD Hudson, Ipstones
Saler £295 JF Hayes, Shottle
Hfd £225 AP Critchlow, Wheston
Angus £240 WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough
B Blue £310 JE Seals, Shirland
899 Lambs & 437 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneers Peter Oven & Mark Elliott)
A good show of 1336 sheep included 19 new season lambs and 880 old season lambs. Demand for the Continental x sorts very good with the best pen peaking at 366p/kg and top gross of £152.84, overall lamb average 342.56p/kg.
In the old season lambs, a few less in but demand outstanding right from the start with buyers bidding very briskly to fill trailers to get back and on to the butchers block for tomorrow morning. Best meated butchers lambs to 330p/kg, heavy butchers lambs to 308p/kg and overweight lambs to 283p/kg with a top gross of £155/head.
The overall market average 276.35p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|33.6kg||299p/kg||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|34kg||296p/kg||PC Weston, Ashbourne|
|35kg||296p/kg||JW Fenton & Sons, Hartington|
|38.8kg||316p/kg||D Gosling, Parwich|
|39.9kg||299p/kg||J Hodgson, Kettleshulme|
|40.8kg||298p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|42kg||318p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|42.5kg||325p/kg||RM Brown, Bradwell|
|43.8kg||298p/kg||R Swift & Sons, little Onn|
|44.6kg||330p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|45.7kg||308p/kg||FR Platts & Sons, Bamford|
|47.1kg||300p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|49.4kg||297p/kg||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|54.7kg||283p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 320p/kg||Average 273.85p/kg|
|Medium||To 330p/kg||Average 278.07p/kg|
|Heavy||To 308p/kg||Average 269.72p/kg|
|Overweight||To 283p/kg||Average 238.38p/kg|
437 Cull Sheep
A good show of 437 cull ewes and rams saw demand off the scale with more buyers present and the plainer sorts looking especially well sold. Best heavy top grade Texels peaked at £248 with heavy fat Texels to £190, Suffolk to £182, Mules to £145, Swales to £74 and Welsh to £66. The overall average of £132.22 just reflects how seriously dear the plain sorts were.
Ewes To: £248 Ave: £132.22
Rams To: £168 Ave: £148.95
Livestock, auctioneering and professional services
Property and professional services