Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 04-07-2022
Monday 4th July 2022
Decent entries of stock in all sections with 581 Cattle and 1,818 Sheep on offer.
Buyers out in force and trade remains solid for both sheep and cattle.
There were 307 head in the Store & Breeding Cattle department with prices well up to expectations and good many highlights through the sale.
Steers sold to £1,520, Heifers £1,260 and Feeding Bulls £1,160.
In the Breeding Section a 75 mnth old Limousin Stock Bull made £2,350 and Cows & Calves topped £2,300.
Finished Cattle numbers holding up well with 120 forward.
Top figures 291p and £1,971.
Steers averaged 252.3p and £1,611 per head.
Heifers averaged 246.6p and £1,408 per head.
In the OTM and Feeding Cow department there were exactly 100 animals on offer.
Top prices 241p and £1,845 per head, the average looked good too at 184.3 pence.
Not a bad show of calves and plenty of demand. Bulls sold to £438 and Heifers £340.
Over in the Sheep shed there was plenty going on with 992 lambs on offer. Top prices 329p/kg and £167.70 per head.
The SQQ average was 307.1 pence and to put things in to context the average price per head of lambs in the 39-45 kg bracket was £128.13.
Cull sheep were out in force with 655 forward.
Ewes sold to £192 to average £118.57.
Thursday 7th July: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 22nd July: Orange Sale of TB Restricted Cattle at Bakewell
Friday 15th July: New Buildings Farm, Lichfield
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100 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 184.4p or £1194.87
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A few more again but the average back about 5 pence on the week, not necessarily the best but some of the B/W looked less. 32 best cows still topped £2/kilo and would be no less money. Prices peaked at 241p for a 1 calf Blonde x from Ian Spendlove with 1 calf Lims from Ruben Swift at 232p. Old cows sold up to 230p for a 5-year-old feeding Limousin with big old Stabilizers (10yrs) at £1852 (204p).
|241p/kg||602kg||Blonde x, 36 mnths||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|232p/kg||556kg||Lim, 30 mnths||RJG Swift, Coombs|
|230p/kg||594kg||Lim, 5 yrs||GN Glossop & Son, Elton|
|228p/kg||578kg||Lim, 12 yrs||DL Goddard, Mellor|
|225p/kg||606kg||Lim, 30 mnths||RJG Swift, Coombs|
|222p/kg||624kg||Devon, 30 mnths||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|220p/kg||728kg||Blonde x, 5 yrs||Scriveton Manor Fm Holdings, Youlgreave|
|219p/kg||700kg||Lim, 6yrs||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|219p/kg||566kg||Lim, 30 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|217p/kg||696kg||Lim, 5 yrs||H Wilton, Taddington|
|215p/kg||710kg||Devon, 3 ½ yrs||MG Mosley & Sons. Rivelin|
|211p/kg||698kg||Lim, 5yrs||SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave|
|210p/kg||662kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||IR Spendlove, Belper|
|210p/kg||654kg||Mont, 35 mnths||J & J Walton & Sons, Buxton|
|210p/kg||598kg||Lim, 8 yrs||DL Goddard, Mellor|
And Gross Prices:
|£1852.32||908kg||Stab||B Sayles, Park Head|
|£1712.64||892kg||Holst||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1691.68||872kg||AA||A & B Simpson, Bradwell|
|£1676.34||834kg||Sim||FN Biggin, Holmesfield|
|£1616.64||842kg||AA||A & A Spooner, Macc Forest|
|£1601.60||728kg||Blonde x||Scriveton Manor Fm Holdings, Youlgreave|
|£1533.00||7400kg||Lim||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£1526.50||710kg||Devon||MG Mosley & Sons, Rivelin|
|£1517.00||740kg||AA||B Sayles, Park Head|
|£1510.32||696kg||Lim||H Wilton, Taddington|
30 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 169p/kg
The best still good but the leaner cows less.
9 best over 186p
Big Holsteins 170-180p
Plainer Holsteins 150-160p
Leaner Cows 136-150p
Just 2 under 130p
The best today:
|210p/kg||£1373||Mont, 36 mnths||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|195p/kg||£1361||Holst, 5 yrs||TW & G Fountain, Marston|
|192p/kg||£1712||Holst, 8 yrs||TW & G Fountain, Marston|
|192p/kg||£1367||Fries, 7 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|189p/kg||£1092||Fries, 4 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|188p/kg||£1485||Holst, 9 yrs||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|187p/kg||JW Walker & Sons, Tideswell|
|187p/kg||£1174||Fries, 9 yrs||JR Hallam, Hayfield|
|186p/kg||£1350||Fries, 6 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
5 OTM Bulls
|200p/kg||£1392||Char||J Cawser, Marchington|
|192p/kg||£1945||Lim||SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave|
|175p/kg||£1655||AA||JW Witham, Clifton|
3 OTM Steers
|243p/kg||£1574||BB, 38 mnths||K Harrop, Alport|
|215p/kg||£1573||AA, 46 mnths||AJ Laven, Shottle|
120 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 245.9p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Similar numbers to last week and the equivalent sale last year. 38 vendors today sold cattle to 20 different accounts.
22 Finished Bulls ave 252.4p
Similar trade to last week with a couple of posh Bulls from Nigel Birch at the top at 274 and 270p. 6 B/W averaged 204p and sold up to 215p for Chris Beever.
|274p/kg||604kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|270p/kg||576kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|268p/kg||618kg||Blonde x||CE & SW Mycock, Flagg|
|259p/kg||600kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|255p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|254p/kg||650kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
And Gross Prices:
|£1771.44||726kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1656.24||618kg||Blonde x||CE & SW Mycock, Flagg|
|£1654.96||604kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1651.00||650kg||Blonde x||TC James, Eccleshall|
|£1605.44||692kg||Char||SC Yates, Hope|
|£1603.92||652kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1603.20||668kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
41 Steers – overall average 252.4p
A solid price and some very good cattle on offer. John Grummett and Michael Hadfield both sold well bred and fed Limousin at 290p with the top 13 over 270p and the top 6 over £1900. Herefords to 227p and Angus to 260p.
|290p/kg||588kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|290p/kg||664kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|283p/kg||672kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|280p/kg||684kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|279p/kg||674kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|278p/kg||692kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|276p/kg||614kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|275p/kg||572kg||B Blue x||GK & E Robinson, Wheston|
|274p/kg||668kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|274p/kg||642kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|274p/kg||706kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|272p/kg||574kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|270p/kg||730kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
And Gross Prices:
|£1971.00||730kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1934.44||706kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Sons, Cold Eaton|
|£1925.60||664kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Sons, Cold Eaton|
|£1923.76||692kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Sons, Cold Eaton|
|£1915.20||684kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Sons, Cold Eaton|
|£1901.76||672kg||Lim||LM & D Grummett, Smisby|
|£1881.60||768kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1880.46||674kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1856.86||818kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1830.32||668kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
57 Heifers – overall average 246.6p/kg
A very good price, but 6 small Devons (370-400kg) had their effect on the average. Best heifers easy to sell with the best up to 291p and the top 11 over 272p (All Lims) with big heifers all topping £1700.
|291p/kg||464kg||Lim||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|285p/kg||640kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|283p/kg||598kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|283p/kg||618kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|282p/kg||632kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|280p/kg||520kg||Lim||S & CM Jones & Sons, Idridgehay|
|280p/kg||648kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|279p/kg||626kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|278p/kg||588kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|278p/kg||640kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|272p/kg||686kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1865.92||686kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1824.00||640kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1814.40||648kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1797.12||702kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1782.24||632kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1779.20||640kg||Lim||LW Elkin, Blythe Bridge|
|£1755.60||660kg||Lim||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|£1748.94||618kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1746.54||626kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1716.22||638kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
Another good seasonal turnout of 307 cattle with prices remaining firm and plenty of buyers operating.
The entry included some fine bunches of quality cattle for which bidders competed hard.
The sale commenced with 29 Breeding Cattle which included:
|£2300||Lim Cow, 44 mnths & Bull Calf||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1680||Lim Cow, 43 mnths & Hfr Calf||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|£1720||Lim x Cow, 45 mnths & Str Calf||PV Hawkins, Shirland|
|£1600||Lim Cow, 49 mnths & Bull Calf||J & M Riley, Hartington|
|£2350||Lim Stock Bull, 75 mnths||JP & A Wardman, Warslow|
|£1130||Lim x||14-16 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1160||Lim x||18 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1130||Blonde x||14 mnths||A Brown & Son, Matlock|
|£840||Sim x||14 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£790||Lim x||10 mnths||D Simpson, Castleton|
132 Steers ave £1,015
Some superb cattle in the entry and a good sample of stronger sorts hence the £1000 plus average.
Angus crosses highly sought after. Some nice bunches of hard suckler bred continental crosses looking well sold and some great prices for the strongest continental crosses.
|£620||B Blue x||6-7 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£760||Lim x||7-11 mnths||Mrs JL Wood, Chinley|
|£970||Lim x||8-10 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£640||Fries||10-11 mnths||W Maskery & Son, Mappleton|
|£540||Hfd x||10 mnths||R Wilson, Markeaton|
|£770||B Blue x||10-12 mnths||JR & JW Davies, Hope|
|£760||Lim x||8-12 mnths||JR & JW Davies, Hope|
|£920||Char x||14-17 mnths||JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£800||Char x||8-13 mnths||JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£860||Lim x||9 mnths||ST Walker, Kirk Ireton|
|£1100||Lim x||15 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£800||Angus||15 mnths||RD & A Lomas, Calow|
|£880||Angus x||13 mnths||JR & DJ Hollingworth, Ockbrook|
|£1485||Angus x||25 mnths||JG Jackson, Wardlow|
|£1180||Angus||13 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1360||B Blue x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£910||Fries||20-21 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1310||Angus||18 mnths||N & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1230||B Blue x||18 mnths||N & R Hutchinson, Weston Underwood|
|£1510||Lim x||18 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1500||Blonde x||22 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1330||Blonde x||18-22 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1190||Hfd x||22 mnths||Furness Partners, Wheston|
|£1400||Lim x||23-24 mnths||GN Glossop, Elton|
|£1490||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||G White Partners, Ilam|
|£1205||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||Green Dales, Alderwasley|
|£1520||Lim x||23 mnths||Green Dales, Alderwasley|
|£1360||Lim x||20-23 mnths||H Wilton, Taddington|
|£1490||Lim x||24 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1100||Fries||23-24 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1110||Sim x||24 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1500||Lim x||23-24 mnths||KCR Lomas, Brassington|
|£1420||Sim x||23-25 mnths||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£1190||Hfd x||27-28 mnths||RJ Hill, Totley|
|£1460||Lim x||27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
122 Heifers ave £898
A good selection with buyers operating at all price levels and some excellent prices achieved.
One or two customers clearly looking for replacement suckler heifers added to the competition.
|£550||B Blue x||6 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£580||Lim x||8-9 mnths||Mrs JL Wood, Chinley|
|£880||Lim x||9-10 mnths||PJ Chappell, Alton|
|£790||Lim x||8-11 mnths||H & SJ Hallam, New Mills|
|£680||Lim x||8 mnths||JW & JR Davies, Hope|
|£805||Char x||8-14 mnths||JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£710||Lim x||11-13 mnths||FL Short, Eastmoor|
|£870||Angus||13-14 mnths||JR & DJ Hollingworth, Ockbrook|
|£1070||Lim x||15 mnths||J Burton, Ilam|
|£1000||Lim x||11 mnths||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1140||B Blue x||20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1140||Angus x||15-16 mnths||A & DJ Gregory, Litton|
|£1090||Lim x||22 mnths||J Lomas & Son, Brassington|
|£1040||B Blue x||30 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1080||B Blue x||22-24 mnths||D & L Wain, Ilam|
|£1070||Lim x||23-25 mnths||GN Glossop & Son, Elton|
|£1260||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
|£1230||Lim x||23-24 mnths||H Wilton, Taddington|
|£1190||Sim x||24 mnths||P & J Percival, Waterhouses|
|£1160||Char x||19 mnths||P & J Percival, Waterhouses|
|£1220||Lim x||28 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
54 CALVES (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
Some very good continentals forward today from several vendors who were well rewarded with a fast trade from start to finish.
Plenty of bidders for every category with Friesian Bulls topping at £142 for the Fotherby’s. Montbeliarde Bulls to £172 for the Waltons and a top call of the day was £438 for Geoff Walton, Rising Sun with a 25-day old Blue Bull.
Generally, the second quality continental heifers looked hardest to sell but best good saw plenty of bidding.
In the reared section Messrs Thornhill at Great Longstone received up to £212 for 16-week-old Friesian Bulls.
Hfd £300 JW Brandrick & Son, Uttoxeter
Mont £171 J & J Walton & Sons, Buxton
Friesian £142 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Angus £170 PM Naden, Buxton
B Blue £438 J & J Walton & Sons, Buxton
Hfd £202 JW Brandrick & Son, Uttoxeter
Sim £125 F & M Bradbury & Son, Pike Hall
Angus £152 G & L Belfield, Buxton
B Blue £340 GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton
Lim £178 S Kirby, Eastmoor
1158 Lambs, 655 Ewes & Rams & 5 Store Sheep (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good show of 1818 sheep included 992 New Season lambs. Demand very good throughout with trade holding right to the very end. Best butchers lambs peaked at 329p/kg with heavy sorts to 316p/kg with a top gross of £167.70/head. The overall average 307.14p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|35kg||313p/kg||SB Drabble & Daughter, Chapel|
|36.6kg||324p/kg||M Dunnington, Boston|
|37.3kg||317p/kg||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|38.3kg||319p/kg||S White, Wortley|
|38.9kg||320p/kg||M Dunnington, Boston|
|39kg||328p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|39.5kg||322p/kg||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|40kg||328p/kg||MG Mosley & Son, Rivelin|
|41kg||324p/kg||Dyson Farms, Lincoln|
|41.6kg||324p/kg||Hawksworth Farm, Shardlow|
|42.6kg||326p/kg||L Spencer, Alfreton|
|43.7kg||329p/kg||H Taylor & Partners, Knutsford|
|44kg||320p/kg||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|45.8kg||316p/kg||B Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|46.1kg||315p/kg||Dyson Farms, Lincoln|
|Standard||To 328p/kg||Average 306.35p/kg|
|Medium||To 329p/kg||Average 307.65p/kg|
|Heavy||To 316p/kg||Average 303.81p/kg|
|Overweight||To 260p/kg||Average 258.59p/kg|
Old Season Lambs
Still 166 Old Season lambs on offer saw demand as good as ever to peak at 304p/kg to average 231.99p/kg and to gross £150/head.
655 Cull Sheep
An excellent entry of 655 cull ewes and rams on offer pre the festival with all buyers bidding very briskly for all types and even got grazing buyers in attendance.
Best Texels peaked at £192/head with the top 10 pens averaging £171/head. Heavy Mules sold in the £130-£140 bracket with the best meated horned ewes in the £85-£100/head range.
Ewes to £192 Ave £118.48
Rams to £162 Ave £123.24
Goats to £122 Ave £90.70
A pen of 5 ewe hoggs sold at £85/head.
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