Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 19-04-2022
Tuesday 19th April 2022
A modest number of stock for the Easter Tuesday Market with 177 Cattle and 536 Sheep on offer.
Buyers present or represented ensured a decent trade as the following statistics will demonstrate.
There were 88 Store & Breeding Cattle which sold exceedingly well with Steers to £1,320, Heifers £1,100 and Cow & Calf outfits £1,500.
In the Finished Cattle section prices topped at 296p and £2,036 per head with 10 Steers averaging 260.6p.
A short entry of 25 OTM Cattle were even dearer than last week with top figures 196p and £1,640, the average was creditable 153.4p for a very mixed sample.
Just 18 Calves with Bulls to £98 and Heifers £280.
Brisk business in the Sheep department.
The 20 Spring lambs peaked at 374p and £146.61 to average 352.3p.
Hogg numbers drying up fast with 379 forward. Top figures 323p and £158.36. The SQQ average at 287.4p.
The Cull Sheep entry amounted to 137 head with ewes to £198 to average a remarkable £125.13.
Thursday 21st April: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Next week 25th April – Normal Monday Market
The following week Monday 2nd May also normal Monday Market, regardless of the fact that it is a Bank Holiday
Friday 22nd April: Lower Lea Farm, Rugeley
Friday 29th April: The Annual Darley Moor Machinery Sale
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26 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 153.4p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Just a little show for the Tuesday market with 17 B/W, 2 Hfd & 5 Continentals. An ex dairy cow topped the day at 196p or £1317 for a Swedish cow for Messrs Handford, Aspenshaw who had another at 187p (£1503) with a couple of other B/W over £1500. Generally, no change in price for the Bank Holiday Market with all regular buyers in attendance.
|196p/kg||672kg||Swed, 4 ½ yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|187p/kg||804kg||MRI, 5 ½ yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|185p/kg||832kg||Holst, 6 ½ yrs||FJ Knibb Farms, Derby|
|178p/kg||574kg||Hfd, 4 yrs||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|177p/kg||668kg||Stab, 11 yrs||GR Potter, Fenny Bentley|
|177p/kg||856kg||Holst, 7 yrs||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|175p/kg||762kg||Holst, 8 yrs||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|171p/kg||562kg||Lim, 13 yrs||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
|170p/kg||546kg||Lim, 6 yrs||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1539.20||832kg||Holst||FJ Knibb Farms, Derby|
|£1515.12||856kg||Holst||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
|£1503.48||804kg||MRI||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1333.50||762kg||Holst||W Bradbury, Earl Sterndale|
|£1317.12||682kg||Swed R/W||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|£1182.36||668kg||Stab||GRP Cotterill, Fenny Bentley|
|£1078.00||700kg||Stab||GRP Cotterill, Fenny Bentley|
|£1021.72||574kg||Hfd||CS Edge, Ballidon|
|£1010.22||678kg||Stab||GRP Cotterill, Fenny Bentley|
|£965.52||648kg||Holst||WJ & DM Madin, Holymoorside|
1 OTM Bull
|165p/kg||£1640||AA, 6 ½ yrs||PJ Brown, Matlock|
45 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 234.6p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A good Bank Holiday entry and a good line up of buyers at ringside led to a solid trade with cattle very much on par with the last couple of weeks.
16 Finished Bulls ave 214.7p
A run of light weight Limousin from Messrs Parkinson topped at 245p and 240p, Angus to 229p and big B/W up to 205p or £1537 for Neil Massey, Spondon.
|245p/kg||514kg||Lim||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
|240p/kg||578kg||Lim||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
|234p/kg||504kg||Lim||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
|232p/kg||550kg||Lim||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
|230p/kg||500kg||Lim||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
|229p/kg||558kg||AA||JA Brandrick, Sutton on the Hill|
|228p/kg||672kg||Lim||Willetts & Sons, Ilkeston|
And Gross Prices:
|£1537.50||750kg||Holst||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£1532.16||672kg||Lim||Willetts & Sons, Ilkeston|
|£1524.96||706kg||Lim||Willetts & Sons, Ilkeston|
|£1480.00||740kg||Holst||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£1387.20||578kg||Lim||HK & S Parkinson, Mapperley|
10 Steers – overall average 260.6p
A record average with 6 continental 4 Natives today. Handy weighted Limousin topped at 290p for Messrs Mann with big Lims from James Wardman adding up to £1864 and £1830.
|290p/kg||544kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|282p/kg||630kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|280p/kg||666kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|278p/kg||624kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||642kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|270p/kg||678kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|252p/kg||596kg||AA||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
And Gross Prices:
|£1864.80||666kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1830.60||678kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1776.60||630kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1734.72||624kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1733.40||642kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
19 Heifers – overall average 237.5p/kg
A cracking heifer from Keith Harrop topped the market and sold at 296p or a superb £2036 with a posh blue from Alex at Thorp Farms at 272p.
|296p/kg||688kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|272p/kg||604kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|270p/kg||560kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|269p/kg||598kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|264p/kg||526kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|258p/kg||670kg||AA||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|242p/kg||516kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|239p/kg||600kg||Hfd||K Harrop, Alport|
|234p/kg||614kg||Hfd||K Harrop, Alport|
|£2036.48||688kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1728.60||670kg||AA||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|£1642.88||604kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1608.62||598kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1512.00||560kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1436.76||614kg||Hfd||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1434.00||600kg||Hfd||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1408.44||582kg||AA||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|£1388.64||526kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
At 88 only a modest number of cattle forward, but demand certainly exceeded supply resulting in a very decent trade.
Prices well ahead of expectations and every animal changed hands.
The sale commenced with 2 Cow & Calf Outfits
|£1500||Char x Cow, 112 mnths with Str Calf||Bardill Bros, Killamarsh|
|£1280||Stab x, 144 mnths & Hfr Calf||Bardill Bros, Killamarsh|
Then followed a Feeding Cow
|£1160||B Blue x, 30 mnths||S Young, Bradbourne|
Just a handful Feeding Bulls
|£500||Holst||9-10 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
No big cattle this week, so few over the £1000 mark, but younger, smaller cattle sold well.
|£880||Lim x||11 mnths||S Young, Radbourne|
|£920||Angus x||10-12 mnths||Ridgewood Farm, Alderwasley|
|£835||Angus x (11)||10-12 mnths||Ridgewood Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1080||Blonde x||16 mnths||GW Smith, Aldwark|
|£780||Hfd x||19 mnths||Scott & Curley, Hulland|
|£1050||Holst (8)||20-25 mnths||WR Beardow & Son, Ashover|
|£1320||S Horn x||25 mnths||PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell|
|£1300||S Horn x||26 mnths||PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell|
|£610||B Blue x||10-12 mnths||Roefield Farm Partners, Kniveton|
|£830||Lim x||9 mnths||Mrs J Teeboon, Flagg|
Plenty of buying power present to ensure fair play and excellent prices achieved.
Sample prices as follows:
|£740||Lim x||10 mnths||S Young, Bradbourne|
|£1045||Angus x||17 mnths||AJ Bradbury, Uttoxeter|
|£740||Angus x||13-16 mnths||AJ Bradbury, Uttoxeter|
|£790||Angus x||15-16 mnths||Ridgewood Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1030||Blonde x||16 mnths||GW Smith, Aldwark|
|£745||Angus||12-16 mnths||A Petford, Hints|
|£800||Lim x||11 mnths||P Pugh, Pilsley|
|£1100||Sim x||17 mnths||VH Mellor, Chelmorten|
18 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another excellent trade for a mixed sample with best heifers in very keen demand to a top of £280.
B Blue £280 DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor
B Blue £270 TN Palfreyman & Son, Flagg
Lim £240 DR & S Kirby, Eastmoor
A Angus £180 GPK Trickett, Rowsley
Hfd £150 P & A Thornhill, Great Longstone
399 Lambs & 106 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneers Peter Oven)
A total entry of 505 sheep included 20 new season lambs and 379 old season lambs. Demand for best meated sorts very brisk with 20 new season lambs peaking at 374p/kg (£146.61 per head) overall lamb average 352.38p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|36kg||338p/kg||E & D Kemp, Etwall|
|38.6kg||344p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|39kg||344p/kg||E & D Kemp, Etwall|
|39.2kg||374p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
In the old season lambs demand still very brisk with best butchers types to 323p, heavy weight butchers lambs to 292p/kg and overweight catering spec lambs to 280p/kg. Top gross prices of £158.36/head. Overall average 287.46p/kg.
|38.5kg||290p/kg||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|41.2kg||298p/kg||Brooks Bank Farming|
|43.3kg||290p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|45kg||308p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46kg||289p/kg||TA Twyford & Son, Alport|
|46.8kg||289p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|47.7kg||292p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|51.3kg||286p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|55kg||280p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|58.6kg||258p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton|
|Standard||To 290p/kg||Average 271.31p/kg|
|Medium||To 323p/kg||Average 289.25p/kg|
|Heavy||To 292p/kg||Average 278.54p/kg|
|Overweight||To 280p/kg||Average 232.17p/kg|
106 Cull Sheep (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
Just 106 cull ewes & rams saw demand on fire with all types attracting very brisk bidding. Best Texels peaked at £198/head with heavy Suffolks in the £140 – £155 bracket, best meated horned ewes to just over £100/head.
Ewes To: £198 Ave: £125.53
Rams To: £166 Ave: £153
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