Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 25-07-2022
Monday 25th July 2022
After the fire and the flood that we had a couple of weeks ago we speculated that the next thing might be a plague of locusts.
We never saw any, but last week’s record temperatures and very little rain has made many fields look as if the locusts have actually been.
In terms of the effect on stock numbers we had 1,604 sheep and 486 cattle and the question of keep is clearly on many people’s minds.
Store & Breeding cattle numbers were fair at 212, but trade remains very strong and many more could have been sold before demand was satisfied. Steers sold to £1,470 with heifers to £1,380 and Feeding Bulls £1,280.
If you have Store Cattle and are thinking of selling give Alastair Sneddon a call, Bakewell buyers would certainly like the chance to bid to bid at them.
There was a good show of finished cattle with 100 steers and heifers and 2 young bulls.
Trade remains solid with top figures 300p and £1,921, Steers averaged 246.9p and heifers 245.8p.
OTM and Feeding Cow numbers have picked up with 101 on offer. Top figures 221p and £2,061 per head.
The average much as last week 172.9p.
A nice entry of 53 calves with fresh buyers operating, bulls to £440 and heifers £350.
Over on the sheep department things were distinctly busy with 1,156 lambs on offer the largest entry yet this season.
As might have been expected the price took a big hit at the end of last week and our Monday trade can only be judged as the week progresses.
Top figures 321p and £173.34 per head.
The SQQ average 247.1p
418 cull sheep this week with ewes to £185 average £111.56.
Wednesday 27th July: NSA Sheep Event, Malvern – Come and see us at the Bagshaws stand
Thursday 28th July: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
BAKEWELL SHEEP SALES 2022
BAKEWELL BREEDING SALES 2022
Whether you buy or sell Ewe Lambs or Theaves please note the dates of this year’s Breeding Female Sales at Bakewell
Friday 2nd September: Theaves & Ewes
Thurs/Fri 15th/16th September: Mule/Any other breed Ewe Lambs
Friday 30th September: Theaves & Ewes
Saturday 15th October: HPLS Sheep Sale
Entries are now being taken
Any questions, speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441
Friday 29th July: Measham Collective Sale, Illot Meadows, Measham
27th July – The Counties Show Ground, Malvern
The following AHDB Dairy meetings are taking place over the coming months:
4th August, 11am (prompt) – 2pm – Developing the rumen for optimal calf health (suitable for anybody rearing calves). A discussion-based meeting looking specifically at the weaning stage and the most efficient process with David Wilde (Massey Feeds), David Woolley (Moscar Farm) and Steve West (AHDB). Moscar Farm, Monyash. DE45 1JQ
7th September, 11am (prompt) – 2.45pm – The future of dairy farming, opportunities and challenges. A review and farm walk of an AHDB Strategic Farm and a panel discussion with Nicholas Saphir (AHDB Chair), James Osman (NFU), Thomas Gill (Promar), Emma Gregson (DairyUK), Patty Clayton (AHDB) and Tony and Michael Ball (Coton Wood Farm). Coton Wood Farm, Sudbury. DE6 5HL.
101 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 172.9p or £1151
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Better numbers and a good line up of buyers led to an overall average of 172.9p (1/2 pence less on the week) Some of the horror stories you hear about the dreaded deadweight drops would never have you sell cattle, but Bakewell cow ring came up trumps to deliver a solid trade. Best cow today was a lovely Lim x Cow (4 ½ yrs) from James Wardman at 221p with another 9 cattle over £2/kilo. Plenty of fed x bred cows 180p plus.
|221p/kg||628kg||Lim, 4 ½ yrs||G Wardman, Matlock|
|219p/kg||640kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|217p/kg||724kg||B Blue x, 32 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|215p/kg||674kg||B Blue x, 31 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|214p/kg||622kg||Lim, 7yrs||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|203p/kg||768kg||Parth, 5 yrs||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|201p/kg||580kg||Lim, 4 yrs||J Gibbs, Hartington|
|198p/kg||600kg||Lim, 9 yrs||PJ Goddard, Mellor|
|194p/kg||578kg||Devon, 9 yrs||R Hughes, Ilkeston|
|192p/kg||722kg||Hfd, 4 yrs||TA & EJ Harrison, Okeover|
|189p/kg||746kg||Hfd, 3 yrs||TA & EJ Harrison, Okeover|
|188p/kg||666kg||S Horn, 10 yrs||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
And Gross Prices:
|£1572.48||832kg||Fries||TA & EJ Harrison, Okeover|
|£1571.08||724kg||B Blue x||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|£1559.04||768kg||Parth||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|£1550.14||866kg||Hfd||PJ & PA Mitchell, Fradswell|
|£1513.30||818kg||Hfd||TA & EJ Harrison, Okeover|
|£1454.10||786kg||AA||P & G Pearson, Longsdon|
|£1449.10||674kg||B Blue x||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|£1436.40||798kg||Lim||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|£1427.84||776kg||Sim||A Shuker, Cheshire|
|£1427.56||802kg||Fries||TA & EJ Harrison, Okeover|
40 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 160.4p/kg
More about and some particularly lean, hard worked cows on offer but a solid price for all.
7 best over 178p
Big Holsteins 160-175p
Plainer parlour Holsteins 150-160p
Very lean cows 130-145p
Only a handful under 130p
The best today:
|189p/kg||£1572||Fries, 7 yrs||TA & EJ Harrison, Okeover|
|187p/kg||£1372||Holst, 8yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Tunstead|
|186p/kg||£1104||Fries, 3 yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|183p/kg||£1379||Fries, 6 yrs||GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton|
|179p/kg||£1292||Fries, 7 yrs||D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill|
|179p/kg||£1220||Fries, 5 yrs||J Melland & Sons, Pomeroy|
|178p/kg||£1409||Fries, 6 yrs||W & PE Gosling, Parwich|
4 OTM Bulls
|196p/kg||£2061||Char||B & M Frost, Bakewell|
|174p/kg||£1646||Hfd||Brooklyn Farm Products, Leek|
14 OTM Steers – A bumper crop
|205p/kg||£1590||Blonde, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|204p/kg||£1599||Blonde, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|202p/kg||£1119||R Poll, 31 mnths||GE Wilmott & Son, Ashover|
|198p/kg||£1607||Blonde, 5 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
120 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 241.1p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A proper entry after last week’s scorcher with 20 bulls and 100 clean cattle from 37 vendors and selling to 18 different accounts.
20 Finished Bulls ave 216.4p
Only a few, but some well bred examples at the top of the line.
The Wells family and the Fearn family both had well bred Limousin at 250p with other good bred bulls 232p plus. Mont to 225p and Friesian to 213p.
|250p/kg||558kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|250p/kg||686kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|243p/kg||558kg||B Blue x||P Watson, Ashover|
|241p/kg||656kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|236p/kg||636kg||Sim||P Watson, Ashover|
|232p/kg||788kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|229p/kg||808kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|225p/kg||660kg||Mont||TC James, Eccleshall|
|224p/kg||548kg||Hfd||C Beever, Alport|
And Gross Prices:
|£1850.32||808kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|£1828.16||788kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1715.00||686kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1707.52||736kg||Sim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1580.96||656kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|£1500.96||636kg||Sim||P Watson, Ashover|
|£1485.00||660kg||Mont||TC James, Eccleshall|
|£1475.54||706kg||Lim||KD Barlow & Sons, Hamstall Ridware|
|£1438.10||730kg||Fries||AB Massie & Son, Ockbrook|
41 Steers – overall average 246.9p
Some quality about again today and the buyers were hungry for cattle. Stuart Wainwright had a corker at 300p with a trio of others over 280p. Angus to 240p.
|300p/kg||554kg||B Blue x||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|288p/kg||594kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|288p/kg||566kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|282p/kg||658kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|275p/kg||620kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|270p/kg||648kg||Blonde x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|270p/kg||652kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|268p/kg||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|267p/kg||676kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|262p/kg||566kg||B Blue x||TR Johnson & Sons, Ipstones|
|260p/kg||658kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
And Gross Prices:
|£1921.78||742kg||Lim||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
|£1855.56||658kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1804.92||676kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1787.10||690kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1760.40||652kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1752.72||654kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1749.60||648kg||Blonde x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1730.36||724kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1710.80||658kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1710.72||594kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
59 Heifers – overall average 245.8p/kg
Just like the steers with a lovely quality entry with a few show stoppers for the butchers to get excited about. Steven & Steff Wells and Michael Wynne both sold posh heavy weight suckler cattle at 300p/kilo with plenty of better sorts 270p plus, Hereford to 236p and Angus to 230p.
|300p/kg||542kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|300p/kg||516kg||B Blue x||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|294p/kg||544kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|285p/kg||564kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|280p/kg||566kg||Lim||SJ Wainwright, Poynton|
|280p/kg||572kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|277p/kg||646kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|277p/kg||566kg||Blonde x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|276p/kg||600kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|276p/kg||540kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|£1834.98||714kg||Lim||TW & G Fountain, Marston Montgomery|
|£1791.54||666kg||Char||K Harrop, Alport|
|£1789.76||658kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1789.42||646kg||B Blue x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1750.28||658kg||Lim||D Lownds, Reapsmoor|
|£1726.56||654kg||Lim||FR J & D Charlesworth, Bradbourne|
|£1725.92||644kg||Blonde x||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1713.04||644kg||Lim||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1705.60||656kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1699.04||656kg||Sim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A smallish entry of 212 Store & Breeding cattle, we could have easily handled more.
Quality cattle in great demand.
Angus & Hereford crosses clearly wanted and Black & Whites selling particularly well.
If you have stores to sell, we are very happy to call on farm, or you might wish to send us a photograph to promote your stock in advance.
The sale commenced with a handful of Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1200||Blonde x Cow & Hfr Calf, 43 mnths||A Linell, Barlow|
|£1720||Pure Blonde Stock Bull, 26 mnths||MT Sweetmore, Earl Sterndale|
23 Feeding Bulls
|£715||Lim x||11 mnths||D Crookes, Sheffield|
|£1280||B Blue x||15 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1060||Sim x||9 mnths||A Shuker, Stockport|
|£590||Holst||10-14 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£600||Fries||11 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£500||Hfd x||9-10 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£540||Ayr||11-12 mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
85 Steers ave £944
A mixed bag, but the entry included quite a number of top end sorts as the figures below will demonstrate:
|£550||B Blue x||5 mnths||W & EI Handford, Birch Vale|
|£450||Angus x||5 mnths||W & EI Handford, Birch Vale|
|£910||Lim x||8 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£760||Lim x||5 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£700||S Horn x||11-12 mnths||F & E Hoggard, Holmgate|
|£800||Lim x||11 mnths||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£1400||Lim x||16 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£950||Lim x||15 mnths||BD & A Yates, Youlgreave|
|£1300||Lim x||18 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1240||Lim x||16 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1008||Hfd x||21 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1350||Angus x||22 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
|£1470||B Blue x||23 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1410||B Blue x||25-26 mnths||Red Lion Inn, Dayhills|
|£1300||Angus x||22 mnths||Mrs Y Langton, Aldercarr|
|£1165||Lim x||20-22 mnths||Mrs Y Langton, Aldercarr|
|£1335||B Blue x||22-28 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1455||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£1175||Angus x||23 mnths||Leasows Partners, Uttoxeter|
|£1155||Mont x||26 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£930||Fries||27-28 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£755||Holst||28-29 mnths||WJ Heathcote, Grange Mill|
|£1150||Lim x||31 mnths||S Barratt, Combs|
|£1460||Lim x||26-27 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
93 Heifers ave £860
Plenty of trade for all comers with some well-matched bunches attracting particularly keen bidding.
Angus and Hereford crosses very much in demand as the following prices will demonstrate:
|£495||B Blue x||4-5 mnths||W & EI Handford, Birch Vale|
|£400||Angus x||6 mnths||W & EI Handford, Birch Vale|
|£800||Lim x||9 mnths||AJ Parker & Son, Ticknall|
|£770||S Horn x||13 mnths||FE Hoggard, Clay Cross|
|£1070||Sim x||17-20 mnths||NC Sherratt, Stannington|
|£780||Lim x||7 mnths||D Crookes, Sheffield|
|£1240||Lim x||24 mnths||H Salt & Son, Grindon|
|£830||Lim x||11-13 mnths||PT Chadfield, Marston|
|£1240||B Blue x||13-14 mnths||TJ & MR Gould, Sheen|
|£900||Lim x||15-16 mnths||BD & A Yates, Middleton|
|£860||Lim x||15-16 mnths||BD & A Yates, Middleton|
|£990||Hfd x||21 mnths||Campion Bros, Stretton|
|£735||Angus x||17-20 mnths||Campion Bros, Stretton|
|£1000||Char x||15-16 mnths||JE & CD Blissett, Windley|
|£1320||Lim x||22 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1325||Lim x||25 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1040||Hfd x||18 mnths||TG Adams, Calwich|
|£1200||B Blue x||26-28 mnths||J & D Skidmore, Chelmorten|
|£1380||B Blue x||23-24 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£900||Angus x||22 mnths||PJ Harrison, Taddington|
|£1045||Angus x||28 mnths||M Fearn, Thorpe Hesley|
|£1250||Lim x||27-28 mnths||C Bannister, Colton|
|£905||B Blue x||16-18 mnths||J & JW Stafford, Hulland|
53 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A flying trade for all with bulls to £440 and heifers to £350.
All types keenly sought after and many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.
Black & Whites light on numbers with the best of these seeing Montys to £200 and Friesian to £105.
B Blue £440 J & J Walton, Rising Sun
B Blue £430 J Cawser, Uttoxeter
B Blue £410 F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill
Lim £385 S Kirby, Eastmoor
Lim £375 JW Lynam, The Common
Sim £240 E & MJ Bradbury, Pike Hall
Mont £200 J & J Walton, Rising Sun
B Blue £350 G Matkin, Idridgehay
B Blue £295 TN Palfreyman, Flagg
Hfd £240 AP Critchlow, Wheston
1186 Lambs & 418 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1604 sheep on offer included 1156 new season lambs. Demand still good for the meated heavier sorts with plenty of butchers out bidding briskly for these sorts. Top price was 321p/kg for a Dutch Spotted lamb weighing 54kg and grossing £173.34. Best handier weight butchers lambs to 284p/kg with heavy weights to 280p/kg. Overall average 248p/kg which included several lots of plain sorts.
Leading Prices: –
|35.5kg||265p/kg||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|36.5kg||259p/kg||M Dunnington, Boston|
|38.2kg||259p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|40kg||270p/kg||Hall Partners, Litton|
|41.6kg||278p/kg||Clark Farms, Ringinglow|
|42.1kg||274p/kg||T Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|42.4kg||284p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|42.5kg||278p/kg||H Taylor & Partners, Knutsford|
|43.5kg||280p/kg||H Taylor & Partners, Knutsford|
|45.4kg||268p/kg||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|45.7kg||280p/kg||J Gould & Sons, Chelmorten|
|46kg||275p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|47kg||273p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|50.6kg||275p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|51.3kg||260p/kg||CW Taberner, Tean|
|52.3kg||268p/kg||T Ibbotson, Hathersage|
|54kg||321p/kg||SB Drabble & Daughter, Chapel|
|65kg||230p/kg||Hazlewood Hall Farms|
|Standard||To 265p/kg||Average 241.26p/kg|
|Medium||To 284p/kg||Average 248.97p/kg|
|Heavy||To 280p/kg||Average 255.82p/kg|
|Overweight||To 321p/kg||Average 254.74p/kg|
Old Season Lambs to 191p/kg ave 156.18p/kg
A very good show of 418 cull ewes and rams attracted very brisk bidding for all types with 3 grazing buyers operating as well as the regular group. A pen of 8 smart Texel ewes from Jackie Trueman topped the day at £185 with 2 other pens from Cheshire to £176 and £170. The Salisbury Family had a pen of 12 Texel at £169/head with heavy Charollais ewes from Ben Vernon to £158, lean grazing ewes were £55 to £80/head.
Ewes to £185 Ave £111.56 Rams to £149 Ave £122.78
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