Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 11-07-2022
Monday 11th July 2022
There is never a dull moment at Bakewell, last week a lorry caught fire on the unloading docks, this week a pipe burst in the café which was 4” deep in water at 6am.
Will it be a plague of locusts next week?
Stock numbers were good considering it was a real ‘haymaker’ with temperatures in the 20’s and balers operating in nearly every field.
We ended up with 687 cattle and 801 sheep, useful figures for the time of year.
There was much talk about corn prices and the quantity of meat being sold and feeling that change is in the air.
There were 401 store and breeding cattle a figure which included 100+ weanlings from one farm.
Trade was much the same as last week with steers reaching £1,480, heifers £1,380 and feeding bulls £1,120.
In the breeding section cows with calves made up to £1,800.
In the finished cattle section, there was a good entry of 142, top figures 308p/kg and £1,998 per head.
The 68 heifers averaged 230p with trade a shade easier, but the per head average for the 50 steers still looked reasonable at £1,466.
OTM numbers down a bit at 77, but trade good with top figures of 239p and £1,837.
The average unchanged from last week at a very respectable 180.7p.
More calves about with 67 on offer, bulls reached £385 and heifers £280.
Sheep numbers well down on last week now that the Muslim festival is over. Many farmers making grass harvesting a priority and either dropping in stock very early or missing the market altogether.
The trade for the 611 lambs was less than last week, but time will tell how it compares to the general trend.
Top figures for lambs 321p/kg and £173.40 per head.
The SQQ average emerged at 289.2p.
Only 166 cull sheep after last weeks 600+ with trade somewhat steadier.
Ewes to £150 to average £102.41.
Thursday 14th July: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 22nd July: Orange Sale of TB Restricted Cattle at Bakewell
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77 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 180.7p or £122.92
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Less cows on offer but a remarkable trade once again. The old laws of supply and demand are very much evident in the cow ring with processing meat very much in vogue. The only way to market your cows in these good times is on their legs in the livestock market in Bakewell. 17 cows today topped £2/kilo with the top being a 28 mnth old (1 calf) Blue x heifer from Paul “COYB” Kirkham, Hognaston who also had an old Limmy (12 yrs) at 210p. Plenty of others at 210-230p.
|239p/kg||580kg||B Blue x||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|232p/kg||682kg||Lim||S Wilde, Bradfield|
|223p/kg||630kg||Lim||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|222p/kg||688kg||Sim||D Bown, Ashover|
|220p/kg||714kg||Lim||PW & JA Mansfield, Wermeth Lowe|
|220p/kg||494kg||B Blue x||Meadow Place Farms, Youlgreave|
|219p/kg||688kg||Lim||JP & A Wardman, Warslow|
|216p/kg||634kg||Sim||JW Fentem & Sons, Hartington|
|212p/kg||604kg||Lim||AE Baker & Son, Norfolk|
|210p/kg||652kg||B Blue x||R Wood, Middleton|
|210p/kg||696kg||Lim||PG Kirkham, Hognaston|
|206p/kg||690kg||Char||K Garlick, Derbys|
And Gross Prices:
|£1632.12||812kg||Hfd||DG Ditchfield, Calwich|
|£1582.24||682kg||Lim||S Wilde, Bradfield|
|£1570.80||714kg||Lim||PW & JA Mansfield|
|£1552.20||796kg||Holst||DW& LK Mycock, Over Haddon|
|£1528.10||826kg||B Swiss||DW & LK Mycock, Over Haddon|
|£1527.36||688kg||Sim||D Bown, Ashover|
|£1524.70||790kg||S Horn||R Lees, Whiston|
|£1506.72||688kg||Lim||JP & A Wardman, Warslow|
|£1504.00||800kg||Blonde x||AE Baker & Son, Norfolk|
30 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 171p/kg
Possibly a touch sharper if that is possible.
7 best over 182p
Big Holsteins 170-180p
Plainer parlour cows 155-165p
Leaner cows 130-150p
The best today:
|195p/kg||£1552||Holst, 10yrs||DW & K Mycock, Over Haddon|
|193p/kg||£1405||MRI, 6 yrs||JW Handford & Sons, Aspenshaw|
|189p/kg||£1304||Holst, 5 yrs||RTF & P Marshall, Tansley|
|185p/kg||£1528||B Swiss, 4 yrs||DW & LK Mycock, Over Haddon|
|182p/kg||£1197||Fries, 12 yrs||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|182p/kg||£1292||Fries, 5 yrs||RS Hall, Peak Forest|
5 OTM Bulls
|188p/kg||£1673||Sim||JW Fentem & Sons, Hartington|
|174p/kg||£1837||Sim||AE Baker & Son, Norwich|
|174p/kg||£1740||Char||B & M Frost, Youlgreave|
142 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 228.4p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A very big show today with more than last week and more than the equivalent sale last year.
49 vendors today sold cattle to 22 different accounts. Trade today was very good for the best bred and fed cattle and possibly a touch dearer on the week, but a number of less bred or smaller or not as well-fed cattle looked less money on the week.
24 Finished Bulls ave 218.6p
As I just said they are less money but certainly no disaster. Nigel Birch topped at 259p (£1616) with a Blue x, with better bulls generally 240p+.
|259p/kg||624kg||B Blue x||NA Birch, Monyash|
|257p/kg||676kg||Lim||JM, AM & MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|257p/kg||594kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|250p/kg||642kg||Lim||JM, AM & MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|246p/kg||650kg||Lim||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
|240p/kg||712kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|240p/kg||548kg||Lim||P Redfearn, Stockport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1808.40||822kg||Lim||R Rowlinson, Ilam|
|£1737.32||676kg||Lim||JM, AM & MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
|£1708.80||712kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1644.16||734kg||B Blue x||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|£1623.16||682kg||B Blue x||C & D Jeffery, Timber Lane|
|£1616.16||624kg||Lim||N Birch, Monyash|
|£1605.00||642kg||Lim||JM, AM & MJ Bennett, Threaphurst|
50 Steers – overall average 232.1p
The best possibly dearer but some lesser bred cattle less money. Two today at £3/kilo from Alex Birch (Thorp Farm) and Michael Hadfield, both with suckler bred and very well-fed Limousins. Better sorts generally 250p+.
|300p/kg||666kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|300p/kg||642kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|278p/kg||656kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|277p/kg||626kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|270p/kg||676kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|270p/kg||528kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|265p/kg||620kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|260p/kg||624kg||AA||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|260p/kg||540kg||Char||D Brentnall, Underwood|
|258p/kg||654kg||Char||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|252p/kg||676kg||Char||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
And Gross Prices:
|£1998.00||666kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1926.00||642kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1825.20||676kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1823.68||656kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1734.02||626kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1717.76||704kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|£1703.52||676kg||Char||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1687.32||654kg||Char||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|£1660.00||664kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1651.20||768kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
68 Heifers – overall average 229.5p/kg
The average looks less and some smaller or plain cattle were certainly less money but the best in spec sorts easy to sell. A trio of Limousin sold at 308p for Keith Harrop, Alport.
James and George Blackshaw, Sheldon and Steven and Steff Wells, Monyash and selling to butchers in Hayfield and Catterton, York x2. Hereford to 228p, Angus to 250p with 2 Dexters and 4 small Angus (340-400kg) all having their effect on the averages.
|308p/kg||602kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|308p/kg||538kg||Lim||JW Blackshaw, Bakewell|
|308p/kg||592kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|288p/kg||602kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|286p/kg||626kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|273p/kg||656kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|270p/kg||678kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|270p/kg||612kg||Lim||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|269p/kg||626kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|268p/kg||630kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|266p/kg||566kg||Blonde x||D Brentnall|
|£1854.16||602kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1830.80||796kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1830.60||678kg||B Blue x||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1823.36||592kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|£1790.88||656kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1790.36||626kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1733.36||602kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1732.28||682kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1695.20||652kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|£1688.40||630kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A good entry of 401 on offer which included a special entry of 100+ weanlings.
Not all the regular buyers were on parade with holidays and haymaking taking their toll, but there were a few substitutes and some ‘wild card’ appearances and there was sufficient buying power present to maintain last week’s exceptional trade.
All this in spite much debate about beef sales in supermarkets and the last of corn.
It is clear that buyers want to pay less, but so far, they have not achieved it.
The sale commenced with 53 Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1800||Ped S Horn Cow & Hfr Calf||AN Birch, Baslow|
|£1670||Ped Angus Cow, 48 mnths & Bull Calf||J & SM Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1650||Ped Angus Cow, 49 mnths & Bull Calf||J & SM Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1600||Ped Angus Cow, 84 mnths & Bull Calf||J & SM Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1340||Char x Cow, 48 mnths & Bull Calf||PV Hawkins, Shirland|
|£1340||Lim x Cow, 32 mnths & Hfr Calf||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1380||Lim x Cow, 36 mnths & Bull Calf||GL Brown, Spondon|
|£1570||Sim x Cow, 138 mnths & Str Calf||FN Biggin, Holmesfield|
Next Came 79 Feeding Bulls
|£700||Char x||9 mnths||T & SJ Tunstall, Belper|
|£980||Sim x||22 mnths||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£530||Blonde x||1 mnth||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£1120||Lim x||15 mnths||DAW Clarke, Walsall|
|£900||B Blue x||17 mnths||E Tomkinson, Charnwood|
|£490||Angus x||6 mnths||JF Gibson, Thorpe|
|£750||Char x||8 mnths||Miss C Dawson, Bawtry|
In the Weanling Section
|£250||AA x Bulls||4 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£240||Hfd x Bulls||4 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£450||Hfd x Strs||7-8 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£375||Hfd x Strs||7-8 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£320||Hfd x Hfrs||7-8 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£430||AA x Hfrs||10 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
134 Steers ave £932
A good selection for the time of year with trade unchanged from last week.
|£1005||Hfd x||21 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£690||Angus x||10 mnths||W Millington, Sandon|
|£265||Holst||6-8 mnths||LTL Partners, Leigh|
|£740||Lim x||11 mnths||JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£850||Sim x||14 mnths||RL Taylor, Darley Dale|
|£770||Angus x||11 mnths||Springfield Farm, Ambergate|
|£930||Angus x||11 mnths||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1390||Char x||16 mnths||MA Howe, Moorwood Moor|
|£1210||B Blue x||16 mnths||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|£1135||Lim x||14-15 mnths||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|£1360||Lim x Char||15-17 mnths||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|£1160||Lim x||20 mnths||DG Ditchfield, Calwich|
|£1470||Lim x||22 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1430||Char x||15 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1140||Sim x||17 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1220||B Blue x||22 mnths||CF Edge & Partners, Alsop|
|£1250||B Blue x||18 mnths||Greendales Farm, Alderwasley|
|£1080||B Blue x||20-21 mnths||M Green, Doveholes|
|£1180||B Blue x||18-20 mnths||JW Walker, Tideswell|
|£1250||Sim x||20 mnths||PR & JM Percival, Waterhouses|
|£1130||Holst||23 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1105||Fries||23-25 mnths||Hall Partners, Litton|
|£1240||Blonde x||22 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£1200||Angus x||20-24 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Buxton|
|£1300||Sim x||25-26 mnths||LH Powell, Hundall|
|£1110||Hfd x||19-22 mnths||WT & HP Grindon, Warslow|
|£1295||B Blue x||24 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
|£1410||Angus x||7 mnths||J Thorp, Calver|
|£1480||Lim x||27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
|£1140||Hfd x||28 mnths||RJ Hill, Totley|
A mixed lot, but buyers present for all varieties. Angus and Hereford crosses selling particularly well and plenty of continental cross highlights throughout the sale.
|£510||Lim x||8 mnths||JW & J Pearson, Brackenfield|
|£690||Lim x||11-14 mnths||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£970||Sim||1115 mnths||NC Sherratt, Stannington|
|£805||Angus x||13-15 mnths||BG Adams, Brailsford|
|£1310||Char x||15 mnths||MH Howe, Moorwood Moor|
|£980||Lim x||14 mnths||RH & DT Swinson, Denstone|
|£1090||Char x||15 mnths||LS & L Watson, Bradley|
|£630||B Blue x||13-14 mnths||TR Meakin, Loxley|
|£1130||Sim x||17 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£700||Angus x||16-18 mnths||M Jones, Rudyard|
|£1050||Sim x||21-24 mnths||PR & JM Percival, Waterhouses|
|£1380||B Blue x||25 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1190||Blonde x||19-22 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Hartington|
|£1015||Angus x||21-27 mnths||PK & C Heathcote, Hartington|
|£1015||Hfd x||19-20 mnths||WT & HP Grindon, Warslow|
|£1100||B Blue x||22-23 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
|£995||Hfd x||27 mnths||R Quarmby, Grenoside|
|£1310||Lim x||27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
|£1035||B Blue x||25-27 mnths||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|£1045||Hfd x||28 mnths||RJ Hill, Totley|
|£1070||Lim x||22 mnths||W & P Charlton, Brassington|
67 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A slightly easier calf trade for all types with top prices of £385 for a Limousin Bull and £280 for an Angus Heifer.
Trade on both bulls and heifers very similar and only a small entry of Black & Whites to a top of £42.
B Blue £295 SG Potter, Bonsall
Blonde £260 SG Potter, Bonsall
Lim £250 Frith Bros, Thorpe
Hfd £252 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
Mont £215 J & J Walton, Tideswell
B Blue £220 J Cawser, Uttoxeter
Lim £220 SG Potter, Bonsall
Hfd £155 AP Critchlow, Wheston
635 Lambs & 166 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A good post festival entry of 801 head of sheep included 611 new season lambs. Demand for the 40kg+ lambs very good with best heavy lambs grossing £173/head and 321p/kg.
Overall market average 290p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|38.3kg||314p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|42kg||321p/kg||N Cupit, Newark|
|42.2kg||321p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|43kg||319p/kg||N Cupit, Newark|
|44kg||316p/kg||B Galtry, Clay Cross|
|45.1kg||319p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|46.7kg||310p/kg||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|48kg||309p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|60kg||289p/kg||TJ & SE Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|Standard||To 314p/kg||Average 27663p/kg|
|Medium||To 321p/kg||Average 294.12p/kg|
|Heavy||To 310p/kg||Average 307.67p/kg|
|Overweight||To 289p/kg||Average 269.27p/kg|
Old Season Lambs
Old Season lambs still in demand to peak at 262p/kg average 210p/kg.
Just 166 cull sheep saw best Texels to £166, Suffolks to £125, Mules to £128 and Horned ewes to £80.
Ewes to £150 Ave £101.18
Rams to £126 Ave £108.50
Goats to £90
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