Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 08-08-2022
Monday 8th August 2022
Another respectable entry of stock in all departments with a total of 1504 sheep and 566 cattle on offer, with trade brisk in all departments.
Finished cattle a very similar trade to last week with a top price of 300p/kg and £1854 per head and reports of OTM’s even dearer than recent weeks peaking at 216p/kg and £1850 per head.
An increased entry of store cattle with 323 on offer saw the stronger end in keen demand but the younger grazing cattle a little harder to place as a result of the current lack of grass. Top prices of £1490 for Steers and £1420 for heifers.
Sheep trade a bit sharper than last week, especially for the stronger end with the 935 lambs averaging 244p/kg, whilst a bumper entry off 566 culls continued to sell at rates to a top of £180.
An increased entry of calves sold at similar strong rates with B Blue bulls to a top of £420.
Thursday 11th August: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Thursday 11th August: Store Lamb Sale, 10.30am
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 26th August: The Beeches Fm, Seighford, Stafford
News from the Peak Farmers Group (PFG)
Farm Walk with expert speakers: Is it all in the genes?
UNDERSTANDING how genetics, nutrition and effective husbandry contribute to a successful livestock system.
Our next event will take place at land and buildings between Tideswell and Litton (SK17 8QN) on Friday 12th August from 11am -2.30pm, by kind permission of Richard Baker, lunch included.
Farmer and host Richard will lead the farm walk and give an insight into his farming practices which comprises of a mainly grass-based, paddock system with herbal leys and stubble turnips. He breeds Stabiliser cattle and ‘easy care’ Exlana sheep and has carried out research into genetics and selection.
The PFG also welcomes Dr Claire Whittle and Charlie Mays from LLM Farm Vets. Charlie will be speaking on techniques for improving young stock survival and housing/ventilation while Claire will be talking on how healthy ecosystems mean healthy livestock, on parasite control and how dung beetles are the farmers’ friend!
Please contact us to find out more about becoming a member or to join one of our free events by calling 07483 373 435 or email email@example.com.
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.
We have been asked to inform you
The Funeral of
Mr Gordon Matkin
Aged 91, of Wigwell Cottage Farm, Alderwasley
will take place on
Friday 12th August 2022
St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth
71 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 180.9p or £1259.13
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Cows have got dearer again, up 5 pence on the week and we look to be on the climb again. 16 cattle today over £2 with thick meat the order of the day and wanted from all buyers. Best Limousin cows from Andrew Bowler won the day at 216p (£1516) with lots of cows 190-210p with big cows coming to £1600-£1800.
|216p/kg||702kg||Lim, 4 yrs||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|215p/kg||668kg||B Blue x, 32 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|214p/kg||764kg||Char, 9 yrs||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
|213p/kg||668kg||B Blue x, 32 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|212p/kg||654kg||B Blue x, 33 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|210p/kg||686kg||AA, 5 yrs||JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|206p/kg||838kg||Blonde x, 9 yrs||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|205p/kg||830kg||Char, 11 yrs||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
|205p/kg||610kg||L Horn, 4 yrs||AJ Parker & Sons, Ticknall|
|202p/kg||850kg||Lim, 6 yrs||Conway & Mellor, Chelmorten|
|201p/kg||806kg||Blonde x, 7 yrs||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|201p/kg||842kg||AA, 4 yrs||JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|200p/kg||864kg||Lim, 12 yrs||B Sayles, Park Head|
|199p/kg||704kg||Lim, 13 yrs||AB Bowler, Ashleyhay|
|199p/kg||776kg||Char, 16 yrs||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
|199p/kg||930kg||Saler, 12 yrs||B Sayles, Park Head|
And Gross Prices:
|£1850.70||930kg||Saler||B Sayles, Park Head|
|£1843.00||970kg||Sim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1728.00||864kg||Lim||B Sayles, Park Head|
|£1726.28||838kg||Blonde x||CH Ede & Son, Alkmonton|
|£1717.00||850kg||Lim||Conway & Mellor, Chelmorten|
|£1701.50||830kg||Char||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
|£1692.42||842kg||AA||JS & M Hollinrake, Flagg|
|£1634.96||864kg||Char||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
|£1620.06||806kg||Blonde x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1554.24||776kg||Char||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
27 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 174p/kg
As good as ever.
The best 175-188p
Meated Holsteins 165-175p
Parlour Holsteins 150-160p
Plain Cows under 140p
The best today:
|188p/kg||£1537||Holst, 6 yrs||JS, CE & A Hitch, Stainsby|
|187p/kg||£1361||Fries, 4 yrs||C Shirt, Over Haddon|
|182p/kg||£1463||Mont, 7 yrs||Furness & Taylor, Over Haddon|
|176p/kg||£1175||Fries, 6 yrs||C Shirt, Over Haddon|
|175p/kg||£1325||Holst, 6 yrs||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
6 OTM Steers
|210p/kg||£1751||Char, 50 mnths||DR Ball, Oakamoor|
|207p/kg||£1324||B Blue, 34 mnths||JT Flint, Ible|
|203p/kg||£2188||Char, 61 mnths||D & R Ball, Oakamoor|
109 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 233.2p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
NEXT MONDAY – SALE STARTS AT 11.30am PROMPT
Similar numbers to last week and indeed last year. The best cattle good to sell (as dear as ever) and the second quality better sold than expected with the dreaded “deadweight drops” not evident in Bakewell.
14 Finished Bulls ave 205.3p
Only a few today with 2 suckler bulls selling at 250p (£2170) for a blue from Keith Belfield and 248p for a handy weighted pure Limousin from Steven & Steff Wells.
|250p/kg||868kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|248p/kg||582kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Bakewell|
|219p/kg||762kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|217p/kg||788kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|205p/kg||696kg||Fries||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
And Gross Prices:
|£2170.00||868kg||B Blue x||AK Belfield, Sheen|
|£1709.96||788kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|£1668.78||762kg||Lim||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
|£1443.36||582kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Bakewell|
|£1426.80||696kg||Fries||RS & EJ Longden & Sons, Chinley|
39 Steers – overall average 228.8p
The best are outstanding and still very, very dear, but the second quality look good to sell also. John Kunika T/A Belper Skip Hire won the gold and silver medal with his two continentals at 290 and 289p, with the Wells family close behind at 283p. 15 Angus to 260p with 4 Hereford to 216p.
|290p/kg||634kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|289p/kg||598kg||Blonde x||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|283p/kg||560kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|268p/kg||594kg||B Blue x||GW Smith & Son, Aldwark|
|260p/kg||608kg||Angus||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|252p/kg||666kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|250p/kg||686kg||Angus||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|245p/kg||616kg||Angus||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|244p/kg||666kg||Lim||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|242p/kg||676kg||Angus||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
And Gross Prices:
|£1838.60||634kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|£1728.22||598kg||Blonde||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|£1726.92||738kg||B Blue x||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1715.00||686kg||Angus||WB & DE Gyte, Barmoor Clough|
|£1706.40||790kg||Sim||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1692.00||846kg||Angus||P Rains, Muggington|
|£1678.32||666kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1669.88||766kg||B Blue x||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1657.84||782kg||Blonde x||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
|£1635.92||676kg||AA||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
56 Heifers – overall average 244.6p/kg
A grand bunch of heifers today and some excellent quality at the top end. The Wells family remained at the top of the pile at 300p/kg for a smart Limmy. The top 5 weighty heifers all topped £1800. 5 Hfd/Angus to 240p.
|300p/kg||510kg||Lim||MJ Wells & Son, Monyash|
|294p/kg||460kg||B Blue x||JM & B Mann, Bakewell|
|288p/kg||626kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|288p/kg||644kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|288p/kg||604kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|287p/kg||636kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|286p/kg||560kg||B Blue x||FR J & D Charlesworth|
|286p/kg||598kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|284p/kg||584kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|284p/kg||584kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|282p/kg||634kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1854.72||644kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1825.32||636kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1813.56||762kg||Lim||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|£1802.88||626kg||Lim||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1800.56||634kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1789.76||658kg||Char||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1787.88||634kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
|£1766.40||690kg||B Blue x||RW & R Walker, Ashgate|
|£1758.40||628kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1750.16||668kg||Lim||NH Gaunt & Son, Dronfield|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Mark Elliott)
321 stores in total
A few more cattle about with the strong cattle 20 months and above a good trade and the younger sorts feeling the effects of feed costs and lack of grass.
In the breeders – Cow & Calf outfits topped at £1280.
|£1280||Lim Hfr 35 ½ mnths & Hfr Calf, 4 ½ mnths||D Sherratt, Combs|
|£1250||Lim Cow, 35 mnths & Lim Hfr Calf, 4 mnths||D Sherratt, Combs|
examples as follows:
|£1130||Lim||16 ½ mnths||Redgate Farms, Brinsley|
|£670||Hfd||10 ½ mnths||AC Lowe, Holmesfield|
|£710||Lim||8 ½ mnths||FT Lemon, Alkmonton|
170 Steers ave £978 – A good run of quality
|£1155||Lim||13 mnths||R Boothby, Hazel Grove|
|£800||Lim||8-10 mnths||JF Kirkham, Hartington|
|£1110||Lim||13 mnths||J Barratt, Atlow|
|£1065||Sim||20 mnths||RP Ratcliffe, Sudbury|
|£1330||B Blue x||29 mnths||O Pilkington, Sudbury|
|£1190||Angus||27 mnths||RB Fretwell, Penistone|
|£1420||Char||25 mnths||EE Woodward, Coxbench|
|£1465||Blonde||26 mnths||DJ Renshaw, Sandybrook|
|£1160||Angus||18 ½ mnths||GL Brown, Spondon|
|£1415||B Blue||17-23 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
Generally dairy bred steers saw plenty of bidders, particularly the square Friesians, Norwegian Red etc to fill the feeding yards.
|£895||Fries||21-27 mnths||T Stafford & Son, Ballidon|
|£800||MRI||23 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£860||Fries||20 mnths||FT Lemon & Son, Alkmonton|
|£705||Fries||24 mnths||Liz Mottram, Gratwich|
|£1020||Fries||25 mnths||L Webster & Co, Tissington|
122 Heifers ave £764.55
Yet again some quality about, but the younger sorts hard to sell.
Sample returns as follows:
|£880||Angus||14-15 mnths||W Hague & Son, High Bradfield|
|£1385||B Blue||28 mnths||DS Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1130||Lim||16 mnths||SW Clarke, Dunstall|
|£940||Sim||19 mnths||JC Shepherd, Dungworth|
|£1280||Blue||15 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1360||Char||25 mnths||Woodward, Coxbench|
63 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Trade very similar to last week with all types in strong demand and a large gathering of prospective purchasers.
Best bulls saw B Blue to £420 and £400 with heifers peaking at £270.
Trade for the B/W calves a little more selective today.
B Blue £420 TN Palfreyman, Flagg
B Blue £400 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Lim £260 TW Kent & Co, Yeavley
Fleck £245 JS & CE Hitchin, Derby
Hfd £260 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
B Blue £270 G Matkin, Idridgehay
Sim £230 E & M Bradbury, Pike Hall
Hfd £195 AP Critchlow, Wheston
938 Lambs & 565 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A very good entry of 1503 sheep included 935 new season lambs. Demand for the best meated sorts, regardless of weight and breed continued to be wanted with best butchers lambs to 279p/kg, heavyweights to 269p/kg and overweight lambs to 256p/kg. The big lambs were up on the overall average of 246.43p/kg. The best big lambs grossed £140/head.
Leading Prices: –
|38.8kg||279p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|41.8kg||260p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|42.8kg||269p/kg||B Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|43.4kg||274p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|44.8kg||274p/kg||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|45kg||274p/kg||B Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|45.5kg||270p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|46.6kg||269p/kg||MP Elliott & Son, Eyam|
|47.2kg||262p/kg||M Hambleton, Alstonefield|
|49kg||269p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|50.8kg||261p/kg||FA Lomas, Peak Forest|
|51.4kg||256p/kg||B Rowlinson, Ramsor|
|52.5kg||256p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|53.7kg||255p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|26.2kg||250p/kg||R Swift & Son, Little Onn|
|Standard||To 279p/kg||Average 239.56p/kg|
|Medium||To 274p/kg||Average 245.59p/kg|
|Heavy||To 269p/kg||Average 252.61p/kg|
|Overweight||To 256p/kg||Average 251.92p/kg|
A very good show of 565 cull ewes and rams with all breeds and types on offer. A larger proportion of plain and grazing types on offer was reflected in the overall average. Best Beltex ewes to £180 with Texels to £175, big fat Texels to £148. Heavy Mules sold in the £100-£128 bracket with meated horned ewes in the £60-£80 range. Heavy Texel rams sold to £170/head.
Ewes to £180 Ave £93.12 Rams to £170 Ave £131.43
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