Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 23-05-2022
Monday 23rd May 2022
Despite many farmers hard at work with grass harvesting there were decent entries of stock at Bakewell with 747 Cattle and 869 Sheep on offer. Trade remained good in all sections and every animal changed hands.
For the avoidance of doubt Monday markets are unaffected by the Jubilee Bank Holiday with the only change to normal being No sheep Market on Thursday 2nd June.
There were 441 Store & Breeding Cattle and plenty of buying power in operation.
Both Steers and Heifers topped at £1,400 with Feeding Bulls to £1,500.
In the Breeding Section Cow & Calf outfits reached £1,990 and Limousin Stock Bulls £2,900 and £2,500.
There was a good number of Finished Cattle with 153 in total and a wonderful trade from start to finish,
Top figures 308 pence per kilo and £2,000.96 per head.
To give an indication of the level of the strength of demand the 82 heifers averaged 258p and £1,542 per head.
Trade was also outstanding for the 113 OTM and Feeding Cattle. Top prices 233p and £1,948 per head.
The average remained much as last week at 180.6p
A total of 40 Calves were on offer with bulls to £395 and heifers £245.
In the sheep section numbers of Spring lambs are gathering momentum with 298 this week. The best on offer sold at 388p and the gross price of £167.08.
The all important SQQ average was 342p.
Hoggs (Old Season Lambs) are drying up fast with only 251 forward. The best on offer hit 300p and £165.60 with the SQQ average at 269.8p.
In the Cull Sheep department there 320 on offer. Ewes sold to £191 to average £127.17.
Thursday 26th May: Regular Lunchtime Sheep Market
Thursday 26th May – Blakelow Farm, Stone
What could possibly go wrong
The joint Derbyshire NFU/Bagshaws “safety social” evening went very well with a good attendance despite many farmers being on silage duty.
The talk on subjects ranging from the danger of Slurry Gas and the safe handling of ATV’s gave everyone something to think about when they returned to the farm.
Refreshments in the form of Liz Kemps Hog Roast, The Bagshaws Ladies Cake Stall and the delicious assortment of cheese from Pike Hall ensured that there was no lack of concentration due to hunger.
Donations were gathered for the Air Ambulance to the tune of £550.
All in all, an enjoyable event, but with a very serious message.
Before you start a task think, WCPGW – What Could Possibly Go Wrong! – Could I do this more safely?
113 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 180.6p or £1184.25
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A super show of cows again this week and an almost identical average to last week shows the cows are still holding a good price and are still desperately needed. Better cows perhaps a little dearer on the week with top 6 over 225p with a further 10 over £2/kilo. Top call was a superb fed Sim x cow at 233p from PJ Blackshaw with a couple of big cows grossing over £1900.
|233p/kg||636kg||Sim, 9yrs||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|228p/kg||774kg||B Blue x, 7yrs||WS Hudson & Son, Ilam|
|226p/kg||712kg||Lim, 7yrs||GCG Robinson, Longnor|
|226p/kg||708kg||Lim, 10yrs||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|226p/kg||752kg||Char, 5yrs||PC Weston, Mayfield|
|225p/kg||866kg||Char, 7yrs||PC Weston, Mayfield|
|216p/kg||640kg||Lim, 4yrs||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|214p/kg||798kg||Lim, 7yrs||DN & JE Renwick, Middleton|
|213p/kg||812kg||AA, 8yrs||N & SL Brocklehurst, Ashford|
|211p/kg||572kg||Lim, 14yrs||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|210p/kg||646kg||Stab, 4yrs||R Belfield, Upper Hulme|
|204p/kg||756kg||Saler, 4yrs||D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge|
|201p/kg||748kg||AA, 9yrs||B Ainley, Mercaston|
|200p/kg||742kg||B Blue x, 5yrs||SJ Buckley & Partners, Doveholes|
And Gross Prices:
|£1948.80||1160kg||AA||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£1948.50||866kg||Char||PC Weston, Mayfield|
|£1764.72||774kg||B Blue x||WS Hudson & Son, Ilam|
|£1729.56||812kg||AA||N & SL Brocklehurst, Ashford|
|£1707.72||798kg||Lim||DN & JE Renwick, Middleton|
|£1704.78||902kg||Norw||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|£1700.00||Char||R Prue & Son, Alfreton|
|£1699.52||752kg||Char||PC Weston, Mayfield|
|£1609.12||712kg||Lim||GCG Robinson, Longnor|
|£1600.08||708kg||Lim||Conway & Mellor, Pike Hall|
|£1542.24||756kg||Saler||D & J Nightingale, Kelstedge|
33 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 170.8p/kg
Very strong again, look at the top results with big cows over £1700.
10 best over 180p
Big Holsteins 170-180p
Leaner Cows 152-165p
Only 4 under 150p
|196p/kg||£1407||Fries, 4yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|189p/kg||£1704||Norw, 8yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|187p/kg||£1357||Fries, 7yrs||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|186p/kg||£1116||Fries, 7yrs||GJ Tideswell, Marchington|
|186p/kg||£1305||Fries, 9 yrs||J Lomas & Sons, Griffe|
|186p/kg||£1149||Fries, 11 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|186p/kg||£1227||Holst, 8yrs||A & JE Minshall, Tean|
|185p/kg||£1209||Fries, 9yrs||J Melland & Son, Pomeroy|
|181p/kg||£1299||Fries, 8 yrs||G A M Limer, Taddington|
|180p/kg||£1432||Norw, 8yrs||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|179p/kg||£1163||Holst, 3yrs||N & S Pearson, Peak Forest|
|179p/kg||£1145||Holst, 6yrs||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
3 OTM Bulls
|181p/kg||£1353||B Blue||JW Bassett, Hartington|
|180p/kg||£1609||Lim||D Leason, Ashbourne|
3 OTM Steers
|208p/kg||£1639||Holst, 34 mnths||RW Ardern & Sons, Topley Pike|
|202p/kg||£1147||Gall, 31 mnths||G Marsh|
153 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 249.7p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
The edge is back on with all cattle sharper and some outstanding prices throughout the day. Bulls to 315p, Steers to 308p and Heifers to 303p. 50 vendors of finished cattle today sold to 20 different accounts, competition at its finest in the live ring at Bakewell.
27 Finished Bulls ave 218.9p
8 Continental, 3 Native and 16 B/W Bulls today and a very strong trade for all. 2 best topped £3/kilo and up to 315p for a pure Limousin from Roy Mycock, Buxton to gross £2079. David Goddard had 302p for his best with others grossing up to £1913. Herefords to 240p and best B/W at 223 for Chris Beever.
|315p/kg||660kg||Lim||RA & EF Mycock, Dukes Drive|
|302p/kg||592kg||B Blue x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|282p/kg||560kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|282p/kg||672kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|260p/kg||736kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|258p/kg||600kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|240p/kg||636kg||Hfd||P Watson, Ashover|
|237p/kg||634kg||Hfd||P Watson, Ashover|
|234p/kg||500kg||B Blue x||JR Mosedale & Son, Longford|
And Gross Prices:
|£2079.00||660kg||Lim||RA & EF Mycock, Dukes Drive|
|£1913.60||736kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1896.40||862kg||Lim||KD Barlow & Sons, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1895.04||672kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1787.84||592kg||B Blue x||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1623.60||738kg||AA||AB Massie & Son, Spondon|
|£1579.20||560kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1548.00||600kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1526.40||636kg||Hfd||P Watson, Ashover|
44 Steers – overall average 253.4p
As dear as we have seen them with all the regulars trying harder this week to secure a load. A trio of best topped £3 with Nigel & Julie Birch at the top of the heap at 308p or £1915. & Angus to 245p, 4 Hereford to 243p and 6 B/W to 229p to average 214p.
|308p/kg||622kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|300p/kg||492kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|300p/kg||648kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|296p/kg||676kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|284p/kg||648kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|282p/kg||594kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|281p/kg||676kg||Lim||RP Hall, Leek|
|276p/kg||632kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|274p/kg||644kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|273p/kg||612kg||Baz||K Wallbank, Jacksdale|
|270p/kg||650kg||Lim||K Wallbank, Jacksdale|
|269p/kg||658kg||Others||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
And Gross Prices:
|£2000.96||676kg||Lim||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1980.00||792kg||Blonde x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1944.00||648kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1915.76||622kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1899.56||676kg||Lim||RP Hall, Leek|
|£1840.32||648kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|£1804.80||752kg||Hfd||RP Hall, Leek|
|£1804.40||694kg||B Blue x||SL Holland & Son, Matlock|
|£1795.20||704kg||B Blue x||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
|£1770.02||658kg||Others||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
82 Heifers – overall average 258.1p/kg
Like the steers a record average with some super top calls. Michael Wynne was top price today at 303p or £1842, closely followed by Richard Shaw at 298p or £1883 with a couple of big heifers from Keith Harrop in the £1900’s. 4 Hereford to 258p and 3 Angus to 262p.
|303p/kg||608kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|298p/kg||632kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|294p/kg||560kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|292p/kg||604kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|291p/kg||620kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|290p/kg||618kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|290p/kg||508kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|290p/kg||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|288p/kg||612kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|287p/kg||594kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|286p/kg||644kg||Blonde x||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|285p/kg||638kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1999.36||704kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1910.80||680kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1883.36||632kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|£1875.50||682kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1842.24||608kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1841.84||644kg||Blonde x||PJ Blackshaw, Pilsley|
|£1821.60||690kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1819.20||758kg||Char||RG Bacon, Wadhself|
|£1818.30||638kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1816.08||658kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another good entry of 441 Store & Breeding cattle sold on a great trade from start to finish.
The smaller cattle looked particularly dear. At the other end of the age range there are clearly concerns about feed costs, although those currently selling finished animals are enjoying an exceptional trade.
The sale commenced with some 42 Breeding Cattle with results as follows:
|£1780||Lim c Cow, 40 mnths & Bull Calf||Riley Farms, Burnley|
|£1660||Lim x Cow, 47 mnths & Bull Calf||Riley Farms, Burnley|
|£1420||Lim x Cow, 46 mnths & Hfr Calf||Riley Farms, Burnley|
|£1990||Lim x Cow, 50 mnths & Hfr Calf||Miss J Riley, Hartington|
|£1550||Hfd x Cow, 85 mnths & Bull Calf||Miss J Riley, Hartington|
|£1500||Lim x Cow, 53 mnths & Bull Calf||Miss J Riley, Hartington|
Stock Bulls which sold as follows:
|£2500||Lim Stock Bull, 13 mnths||RA & EF Mycock, Buxton|
|£2900||Lim Stock Bull, 22 mnths||J & A & M Bennett, Hazel Grove|
|£2000||Lim Stock Bull, 37 mnths||TW Kent & Co, Yeaveley|
38 Feeding Bulls
Sample Prices as follows:
|£1175||Sim x||11 mnths||GF Wheelhouse, Rotherham|
|£710||Hfd x||8-10 mnths||White Bros, Repton|
|£870||Lim x||9-12 mnths||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£730||B Blue x||14 mnths||Gosling Farms, Parwich|
|£1500||Angus||21 mnths||Gosling Farms, Parwich|
|£900||B Blue x||11 mnths||W Frith, Ashbourne|
|£1160||Lim x||18 mnths||DAW Clarke, Walsall|
|£680||Hfd||12 mnths||SM Fletcher, Heathcote|
238 Steers ave £862
A solid trade for the mixed varieties on sale. A good number of young cattle from weaned calves upwards sold very well indeed.
Stronger cattle making their money, but buyers clearly conscious of increased feed costs.
Distinct premium for well-matched bunched as buyers struggle to assemble a load and justify haulage costs.
|£580||B Blue x||6-7 mnths||PE Lawton & Son, Bradley|
|£380||S Horn x||4-6 mnths||ME Cawser, Sudbury|
|£560||Angus x||5 mnths||PJ Yates Ltd, Kedleston|
|£550||W Blk x||7-8 mnths||PJ Yates Ltd, Kedleston|
|£610||B Blue x||4-5 mnths||T Farrington, Rugeley|
|£500||Angus x||6 mnths||T Farrington, Rugeley|
|£990||Lim x||17 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£780||Lim x||7 mnths||J & C Shardlow, Trussley|
|£800||Char x||8 mnths||K & S Harper, Dungworth|
|£1085||Blonde x||15 mnths||C & J Stone, Farifield|
|£1010||Char x||9-10 mnths||A Mosley & Son, Brassington|
|£990||Char x||8-10 mnths||A Mosley & Son, Brassington|
|£1000||Blonde x||11 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£635||Angus x||9-12 mnths||Ridgewood Farm, Alderwasley|
|£995||Sim x||11 mnths||PW & JA Mansfield, Hyde|
|£1070||Char x||11 mnths||LS & L Watson, Bradley|
|£1030||Lim x||11-12 mnths||BR & SB Archer, Sutton on the Hill|
|£930||Lim x||11 mnths||DR Gould & Son, Grange Mill|
|£855||Sim x||12 mnths||R & J Taylor, Summerley|
|£970||Sim x||13-14 mnths||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£970||Angus x||11-12 mnths||W Hague, Bradfield|
|£905||Angus x||11-12 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£800||Lim x||9-13 mnths||GRP Cotterill, Fenny Bentley|
|£1020||Lim x||14-15 mnths||JA Mosley, Stannington|
|£950||Hfd||25 mnths||ER & CA Kirby, Little Hucklow|
|£880||Hfd||9-12 mnths||J Brown, Mellor|
|£885||Hfd||13-18 mnths||L Boam, Flagg|
|£1340||Char x||18 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1260||Lim||15-17 mnths||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1180||B Blue x||17 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1040||Angus x||16-21 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1140||Lim x||17-22 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£990||Fries||21-22 mnths||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£810||Mont x||11-13 mnths||P Furness, Monyash|
|£1050||B Blue x||16-20 mnths||GW Smith, Aldwark|
|£1400||Char x||18 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£900||Holst||18-21 mnths||PG & AD Godber, Kimberley|
|£970||Angus x||22-26 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£1165||Lim x||23 mnths||SJ Hinchley, Ashover|
|£1055||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||JT & JW Woodfine, Radbourne|
|£870||Fries||19-26 mnths||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|£1105||Hfd x||31-32 mnths||SH Hopkinson, Ashover|
127 Heifers ave £749
Small cattle very dear indeed, but stronger sorts still a very good trade as the results below will indicate.
Sample prices as follows:
|£460||B Blue x||5-7 mnths||PE Lawton & Son, Bradley|
|£460||Angus x||6 mnths||T Farrington, Rugeley|
|£570||B Blue x||8 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£560||Char x||6 mnths||K & S Harper, Dungworth|
|£820||Char x||8 mnths||K & S Harper, Dungworth|
|£1040||Char x||10 mnths||A Mosley & Son, Brassington|
|£670||Lim x||10-13 mnths||JF Kirkham, Hartington|
|£960||Blonde x||9 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£840||Art x||11-12 mnths||Ridgewood Farms, Alderwasley|
|£880||S Horn x||11 mnths||RF & HE Hinchliffe, Whaley Bridge|
|£920||Sim x||12 mnths||P & J Mansfield, Hyde|
|£940||Char x||11 mnths||LS & L Watson, Bradley|
|£940||Lim x||13 mnths||BR & SB Archer, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1070||Lim x||13-14 mnths||CPR & JM Mycock, Friden|
|£945||Angus x||23 mnths||SM Fletcher, Heathcote|
|£775||Lim x||13-15 mnths||GRP Cotterill, Fenny Bentley|
|£1070||Lim x||12 mnths||DE Witham, Wessington|
|£1400||Char x||20 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1070||Lim x||17 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£970||Angus x||18 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£890||Hfd x||18 mnths||J Shardlow, Shirland|
|£1140||B Blue x||21-24 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£955||Lim x||20 mnths||GS & L Wheeldon, Atlow|
|£1200||Blonde x||16 mnths||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|£1340||Lim x||26 mnths||R Wood, Middleton|
40 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Another excellent trade for all with B Blue bulls to £395 and heifers to £245.
All types and sizes in keen demand with B/W looking particularly well sold to a top of £160.
B Blue £395 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
B Blue £385 J & J Walton, Tideswell
B Blue £350 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Hfd £155 BG Goodwin, Abbots Bromley
Fries £160 Wager & Son, Hartington
Fries £140 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Hfd £220 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Char £230 PL Boam, Monyash
B Blue £245 WT Bunting & Sons, Pike Hall
Angus £170 WR & W Hayes, Pilsley
Lambs, Ewes & Rams & Store Sheep (Auctioneers Ivor Lowe & Mark Elliott)
Another excellent trade with all weights in keen demand. Well fleshed types commanding a distinct premium with top prices of 388p/kg and £167 per head.
Leading Prices: –
|38.3kg||378p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|39.0kg||370p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|41.3kg||388p/kg||R Brough & Son, Monyash|
|39.8kg||376p/kg||BR & SB Archer, Sutton on the Hill|
|41.0kg||370p/kg||MJ Turner, Grindon|
|40.5kg||370p/kg||FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen|
|46.8kg||351p/kg||DG Weston, Dayhills|
|Standard||To 388p/kg||Average 345.64p/kg|
|Medium||To 351p/kg||Average 335.35p/kg|
251 Old Season Lambs ave 269.83p/kg
Numbers drying up but a firm level of demand with top prices of 300p/kg and £105/head.
|39.0kg||290p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|42.0kg||300p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|43.0kg||280p/kg||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|42.5kg||280p/kg||A Twyford, Alport|
|46.0kg||300p/kg||AV Marsden, Great Hucklow|
|47.4kg||280p/kg||R Hodgson & Son, Kettleshulme|
|56.0kg||272p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 290p/kg||Average 261.80p/kg|
|Medium||To 300p/kg||Average 275.85p/kg|
|Heavy||To 300p/kg||Average 264.72p/kg|
|Overweight||To 272p/kg||Average 240.78p/kg|
320 Cull Sheep
A Really good trade from start to finish with new buyers present and all categories bid for in a strong manner.
The very best stylish Texels regularly £168 and above to a top of £191/head for the Glover Family at Lichfield.
Perhaps the better meated horned ewes were the trade of the day with PJ Blackshaw having £75 for a pen of Swales.
The top 8 pens averaged £173.88. Better end Mules in the mid £120’s with Mashams to nearly £130.
In the slaughter rams trade good, top price £181 for big Texels with others at £162 and £149.
Ewes averaged £127.17 all in.