Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 30-05-2022
Monday 30th May 2022
Decent entries for the Jubilee week market with 605 cattle and 1,204 sheep on parade.
For the avoidance of doubt there is no Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale on 2nd June, but the Monday Market on 6th June will take place as normal.
The only other item of news is that the Store Cattle list will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 1st June, so please let us know what you want to bring.
Trade has been outstanding again with all sections good and some departments most notably the OTM cattle exceptional.
The Store & Breeding cattle saw numbers starting to reduce with 377 forward.
A very mixed bag of cattle, but all well sold. Steers reached £1,350, Heifers £1,520, Cows & Calves to £1,500 and Lim Stock Bulls to £2,900.
A good show of Finished cattle with a total of 127. Top figures 301p/kg and £2,160.
The average for the 62 heifers was 241.3p which gives a good indication of price levels.
There was a shortage of OTM cattle with only 69 on offer. Top figures 234p and £1,843. The average was a remarkable 189.2p.
Only 32 Calves today, but a decent demand and Bulls to £410 and Heifers to £255.
More numbers in the sheep section with Spring lambs out in force with 454 on offer. Top figures 378p and £169.90 per head.
The average gross price of a 39-45kg lamb was £132.33 which puts things into context. The SQQ average was 352.0p.
The supply of Hoggs (OSLs) is drying up fast with only 284 on offer this week.
They were a rather mixed assortment selling to 326p/kg and £187.60 with the SQQ average 257.3p.
A large entry of 466 Cull sheep included ewes to £194 to average £134.34.
Thursday 2nd June: NO MARKET
Monday 6th June: Normal Market
Store List closes 12 noon Wednesday 1st June
Friday 3rd June: Dairy Dispersal Sale
Thursday 26th May – Blakelow Farm, Stone
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69 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 189.2p or £1225
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
THE BEST AVERAGE EVER!
A smaller entry of cows and with the old laws of supply and demand at the fore, cows were certainly the dearest ever. Having said that, today we had a super show of cows and very few dairy cows in the entry. 24 cows today topped £2/kilo with a high price of 234p for a pure Limousin cow from Rob Rowlinson, Ramsor with plenty of others at 210p+. Natives had Angus to 206p, Hereford to 200p.
|234p/kg||676kg||Lim, 4yrs||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|230p/kg||594kg||Lim, 4yrs||AH & T Carr, Waterfall|
|224p/kg||648kg||Lim, 6yrs||AH & T Carr, Waterfall|
|220p/kg||776kg||Lim, 10yrs||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|216p/kg||578kg||Lim, 10yrs||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|214p/kg||716kg||Sim, 6yrs||RWA Thirlby, Seckington|
|212p/kg||508kg||Sim, 4yrs||RWA Thirlby, Seckington|
|211p/kg||770kg||Lim, 7 yrs||RM Ward, Ridgeway|
|211p/kg||756kg||Lim, 11 yrs||CW Taberner, Tean|
|210p/kg||822kg||B Blue x, 6 yrs||R Toon, Mayfield|
|210p/kg||604kg||Lim, 7yrs||AH & T Carr, Waterfall|
|209p/kg||598kg||Lim, 14yrs||GH Ball & Partners, Hilderstone|
|207p/kg||686kg||Lim, 13 yrs||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|206p/kg||610kg||Sim, 4yrs||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|204p/kg||578kg||Lim, 6yrs||JP Webster, Foolow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1843.80||878kg||B Blue x||R Toon, Mayfield|
|£1726.20||822kg||B Blue x||R Toon, Mayfield|
|£1707.20||776kg||Lim||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|£1656.00||828kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1624.70||770kg||Lim||RM Ward, Ridgeway|
|£1603.60||844kg||B Blue x||R Toon, Mayfield|
|£1595.16||756kg||Lim||CW Taberner, Tean|
|£1581.84||676kg||Lim||CM Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|£1579.76||806kg||Fries||RR Mason & Son, Hulland Ward|
|£1532.24||716kg||Sim||RWA Thirlby, Seckington|
8 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 166.5p/kg
Where have they all gone?
Two good cows 186 &196p
Medium cows 151-180p
Only 1 under 150p
|196p/kg||£1579||Fries, 5yrs||RR Mason & Son, Hulland Ward|
|186p/kg||£1506||Fries, 6yrs||RR Mason & Son, Hulland Ward|
1 OTM Bull
|171p/kg||£1426||Hfd||AG Heath, Derby|
2 OTM Steers
|225p/kg||£1408||Sim||RWA Thirlby, Seckington|
127 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 233.4p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A short week and some Abattoirs are getting full trying to fit five days in to three, but still all buyers operating and a solid trade if not a shade less money.
23 Finished Bulls ave 208.7p
11 Beef Bulls and 12 Dairy Holsteins but a good price and more better bulls could have easily been sold. Top today was a joint at 250p/kg for a smart Limousin from David Goddard and big posh Blue from Messrs Swindells that grossed a superb £2160. Friesians to 226p today.
|250p/kg||604kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|250p/kg||864kg||B Blue x||G Swindell, Buxton|
|241p/kg||736kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|240p/kg||664kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|234p/kg||668kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
|230p/kg||690kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
|229p/kg||688kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
|227p/kg||664kg||Lim||RW Valle, Summerley|
|226p/kg||546kg||Fries||C Beever, Alport|
|220p/kg||578kg||Hfd||C Beever, Alport|
|219p/kg||720kg||Fries||AB Massie & Son, Spondon|
And Gross Prices:
|£2160.00||864kg||B Blue x||G Swindell Buxton|
|£1773.76||736kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1619.64||818kg||Lim||CL Morton & Son, Dronfield|
|£1593.60||664kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1587.00||690kg||Blonde||TC James, Eccleshall|
|£1576.80||720kg||Fries||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£1575.52||688kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
|£1563.12||668kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
|£1512.96||768kg||Swed R/W||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|£1510.00||604kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
42 Steers – overall average 236.4p
The best were perhaps a little less but the second quality would be just as dear. Best pure Limousin from Amos Kaye, Dunford Bridge sold at 275p twice and 267p. 8 Angus to 245p, 2 Galloway to 212p, Lincoln to 236p and 3 B/W up to 222p.
|275p/kg||596kg||Lim||A Kaye & Son, Dunford Bridge|
|275p/kg||624kg||Lim||A Kaye & Son, Dunford Bridge|
|274p/kg||636kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|267p/kg||608kg||Lim||A Kaye & Son, Dunford Bridge|
|265p/kg||624kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|260p/kg||680kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|255p/kg||546kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|254p/kg||736kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|249p/kg||720kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|248p/kg||674kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|248p/kg||674kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
And Gross Prices:
|£1869.44||736kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1792.80||720kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1785.96||738kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1768.00||680kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1742.64||636kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1732.90||806kg||AA||B Sayles, Crich|
|£1729.70||706kg||AA||B Sayles, Crich|
|£1716.00||624kg||Lim||A Kaye & Son, Dunford Bridge|
|£1715.92||712kg||AA||B Sayles, Crich|
|£1707.04||752kg||AA||RS & EJ Longden, Chinley|
62 Heifers – overall average 241.3p/kg
A cracking good entry again and the best still top side of 300p selling to 301p for a powerful posh sort from Keith Harrop to gross £1992 with others from the same home at 281 and 278p. 6 Hereford to 242p, Angus to 226p and B/W to 216p.
|301p/kg||662kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|281p/kg||640kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|278p/kg||640kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|278p/kg||598kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|274p/kg||600kg||Lim||A Kaye & Son, Dunford Bridge|
|270p/kg||522kg||Lim||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|268p/kg||660kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|268p/kg||674kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|266p/kg||610kg||Blonde x||K Harrop, Alport|
|266p/kg||608kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|266p/kg||616kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|261p/kg||672kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|260p/kg||486kg||Lim||B & AB Perkins, Oughtbridge|
|260p/kg||652kg||Lim||H & G Hollinshead, Lichfield|
|260p/kg||514kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1992.62||662kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1806.32||674kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1798.40||640kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1795.20||704kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1779.20||640kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1768.80||660kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1753.92||672kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1715.34||678kg||Sim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1701.40||724kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1698.84||726kg||Hfd||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A few less about this week as Spring moves towards Summer although temperatures have yet to rise.
377 head on offer starting with 61 Breeding Cattle. These attracted plenty of interest and produced the following results:
|£1500||Ped Hfd Cow, 61 mnths & Hfr Calf||DL Elder, Wheatcroft|
|£1500||Ped Hfd Cow, 55 mnths & Hfr Calf||DL Elder, Wheatcroft|
|£1480||Lim x Cow, 67 mnths & Str Calf||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1500||Char x Cow, 38 mnths & Str Calf||Miss J Riley, Hartington|
|£1450||Sim x Cow, 71 mnths & Bull Calf||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£1400||Angus x Cow, 35 mnths & Hfr Calf||SR Hinchley, Ashover|
|£1360||Angus x Cow, 36 mnths & Hfr Calf||SR Hinchley, Ashover|
Stock Bulls which sold as follows:
|£2900||Ped Lim, 20 mnths||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£2120||Ped Lim, 26 mnths||R Swindell, Hognaston|
There were 12 Feeding Cows all finding a ready market with top figures £1140 and £1130.
49 Feeding Bulls
Sample Prices as follows:
|£895||Angus||12-15 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£470||Hfd||5-7 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£710||Sim x||9-11 mnths||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£900||Hfd x||16 mnths||SH Hopkinson, Ashover|
|£1000||Lim||10 mnths||P Hurst, Ipstones|
|£760||Sal x||18 mnths||S Martin, Heanor|
|£1410||Lim||13 mnths||CG Buckston, Sutton on the Hill|
|£395||Fries||8 mnths||GJ Tideswell, Uttoxeter|
|£950||Angus||25 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£550||Angus||6-8 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
|£430||Holst||7-9 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
138 Steers ave £947
Strong trade for all types, Angus crosses in particular demand. Quality rather mixed, but buyers present for all varieties.
|£500||Angus x||6 mnths||T Farrington, Rugeley|
|£550||Lim x||7 mnths||T Farrington, Rugeley|
|£870||Blonde x||9 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£700||Lim x||13 mnths||A Twemlow, Stanton|
|£980||Char x||10 mnths||A Mosley & Son, Brassington|
|£740||Sim x||11-13 mnths||RE & J Taylor, Summerley|
|£1080||B Blue x||14 mnths||RE Staples, Burton on the Wold|
|£1000||Cont x||11-14 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£880||Hfd x||11 mnths||PW & JA Mansfield, Hyde|
|£700||Angus x||16 mnths||Wager & Son, Hartington|
|£980||B Blue x||13 mnths||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1060||Lim x||10 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£770||Fries||13-14 mnths||D & LA Critchlow, Sheen|
|£900||Lim x||13 mnths||W Wright, Harpur Hill|
|£905||Angus x||12 mnths||AC Rouse, Brampton|
|£1075||Hfd x||12-15 mnths||KE Sessions, Foston|
|£770||Lim x||17 mnths||FT Bagnall, Longnor|
|£755||Angus x||11-17 mnths||W Hague & Son, Bradfield|
|£700||B Blue x||14 mnths||Mrs ME Collins, West Hallam|
|£1045||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£970||Angus x||17 mnths||AC Langridge, Fole|
|£1120||B Blue x||16 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£950||Hfd x||19-20 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1170||Angus x||24 mnths||CA Varley, Pentrich|
|£1210||Blonde x||22-23 mnths||W Bowler, Wirksworth|
|£1300||Hfd x||21-26 mnths||Furness Partners, Wheston|
|£1220||Lim x||23-24 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1055||Angus x||22-23 mnths||R & R Bennett, Mellor|
|£1115||Hfd x||20 mnths||R & R Bennett, Mellor|
|£1350||Sim x||24 mnths||RWA Thirlby, Tamworth|
|£1165||Angus x||32 mnths||DG Allen, Smalley|
|£1350||Angus x||26-28 mnths||SG Allen, Smalley|
|£905||Char x||14-16 mnths||A Kirk, Underwood|
|£1210||Lim x||29 mnths||AJ Byron, Denstone|
129 Heifers ave £906
Some very nice consignments with prices to match.
All sorts well sold and plenty of interest at both ends of the age spectrum.
Angus & Hereford crosses selling very well indeed, but top honours to the Limousins.
Sample prices as follows:
|£470||Lim x||6 mnths||T Farrington, Rugeley|
|£600||Lim x||7 mnths||JM & CE Shardlow, Trussley|
|£1060||Lim x||14 mnths||A Twemlow, Stanton|
|£940||Char x||10 mnths||A Mosley & Son, Brassington|
|£600||Angus||11-12 mnths||PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley|
|£720||B Blue x||13 mnths||RE Staples, Burton on the Wolds|
|£930||Hfd x||11 mnths||PW & JA Mansfield, Hyde|
|£500||Red Poll||13-14 mnths||FA Wilson, Edale|
|£660||Angus x||11-13 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£840||Lim x||12 mnths||WS Wright, Harpur Hill|
|£840||Blonde x||8 mnths||JT Cantrell, WBC|
|£1350||Ped Lim||13-15 mnths||CG Buckston, Sutton on the Hill|
|£1000||Hfd x||14 mnths||KE Sessions, Foston|
|£1110||Lim x||13-16 mnths||IC Ford, Whaley Bridge|
|£990||Angus x||16 mnths||A & A Spooner, Macc Forest|
|£1520||Lim x||23 mnths||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|£1500||Char x||23 mnths||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|£1380||Lim x||16 mnths||Boden & Davies, Mellor|
|£1080||Char x||20-27 mnths||RH Bunting, Friden|
|£1090||Sim x||18 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£990||Sim x||23 mnths||J Shardlow, Shirland|
|£1195||Lim x||23-31 mnths||DA Bailey & Son, Sutton on the Hill|
|£950||Hfd x||21-22 mnths||F Mycock & Son, Wormhill|
|£1160||Sim x||25 mnths||RWA Thirlby, Tamworth|
|£1160||Sim x||18-20 mnths||W Tomlinson, Retford|
|£1040||Hfd x||32 mnths||SH Hopkinson, Ashover|
32 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A few less about but all on offer looking well sold with Bulls to £410 and Heifers to £255.
Very few Heifers in today’s entry, but those forward keenly sought after and B/W a similar trade to last week.
B Blue £410 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Angus £315 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Angus £255 S Kirby, Eastmoor
Lim £250 S Kirby, Eastmoor
B Blue £282 RE Poyser & Son, Onecote
Hfd £235 AP Critchlow, Wheston
B Blue £255 WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth
Angus £205 GPK Trickett, Rowsley
Lambs, Ewes & Rams & Store Sheep (Auctioneers Ivor Lowe & Mark Elliott)
454 Finished lambs ave 352.03p/kg
Trade up on last week for a nice show of lambs. All weights in keen demand with well finished lambs again commanding a distinct premium. Top prices of 378p/kg and £171/head.
Leading Prices: –
|38.0kg||377p/kg||R Simpson, Longnor|
|37.1kg||372p/kg||T Hall, Radbourne|
|40.1kg||378p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|41.4kg||378p/kg||S Allen, Thorpe|
|43.2kg||369p/kg||JJ Turner, Okeover|
|48.1kg||351p/kg||S Allen, Thorpe|
|48.7kg||340p/kg||J & J Walton, Tideswell|
|Standard||To 377p/kg||Average 349.36p/kg|
|Medium||To 378p/kg||Average 352.49p/kg|
|Heavy||To 351p/kg||Average 332.54p/kg|
|Overweight||To 342p/kg||Average 339.59p/kg|
284 Old Season Lambs ave 257.39p/kg
Well finished Hoggs again easy to sell to tops of 326p/kg and £187 per head, but a large proportion of tail end types lacking finish more difficult to place.
|36.8kg||284p/kg||PC Mason, Idridgehay|
|40.0kg||326p/kg||RM Brown, Hope|
|44.0kg||318p/kg||CN Clayton, Norton Lees|
|40.0kg||304p/kg||R Swift & Sons, Little Onn|
|52.0kg||289p/kg||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|45.7kg||282p/kg||IR Spendlove, Ambergate|
|Standard||To 284p/kg||Average 239.92p/kg|
|Medium||To 326p/kg||Average 265.67p/kg|
|Heavy||To 289p/kg||Average 248.06p/kg|
|Overweight||To 230p/kg||Average 220.05p/kg|
466 Cull Sheep
A very good entry for the last week of May and vendors were well rewarded as trade was fast.
The plainer sorts, best Mules and premium Texel were all firey to a top call of £194 for a smart long Texel from Salisbury Family at Abney. The Newtons at Mansfield also had £194 for Texels again. The best 10 pens averaged £184.20.
As detailed above best Mules very good to sell between £120 and £132 with the very best just over £135 per head.
Best Suffolks to £175 for Johnny Elkin at Hilderstone.
Better framed Swales (not the very biggest) but very well fleshed to £78/head.
The slaughter rams good to sell with all categories catered for.
Top – A Texel for Mark Hambleton at £179 others at £174 and £175.
Ewes averaged £134.34 all in.
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