Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 15-08-2022
Monday 15th August 2022
Whether St Swithin had anything to do with it or not the weather definitely changed from wall-to-wall sunshine to overcast with the prospect of rain even if Bakewell only received about 3 drops.
So, with rain forecast 496 cattle and 1,235 sheep on offer the market was usefully busy and trade generally good.
The store & breeding cattle section with 298 head had some excellent consignments on offer which had attracted a full line up of buyers.
Steers reached £1,490 with the average a remarkable £1,034 and heifers £1,600 to average £910, so that even though grass is virtually non-existent, trade for strong cattle was distinctly upbeat.
In the finished cattle section, which is now starting at 11.30am with bulls, numbers were down with 73 in total with top figures 293p and £1,910 per head. The 35 heifers averaged 249.2p and the 29 steers 237.1p.
OTM numbers up a shade at 99 with top figures 225p and £1,926 per head.
The average was back a few pence, but still a good result with the average OTM cow an astonishing £1,153 per head.
Calf numbers well down at 26 in total with bulls to £400 and heifers £250.
In the sheep section well meated lambs are in short supply, which bearing in mind the keep situation is not really surprising.
Lambs peaked at 268p and £168.20 per head with the SQQ average at 234.2p.
Trade was distinctly two tier with a good demand for better fleshed heavier lambs. To illustrate this, lambs in the 39-45kg bracket averaged 236.2p, but those over 45kg averaged 248p.
A moderate show of cull sheep saw ewes to £165 to average £91.51.
Thursday 18th August: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Saturday 20th August: Ashbourne Show
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
The following AHDB Dairy meetings are taking place over the coming months:
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.
99 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows Overall Average 174.4p
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A better turnout of cows this week with more B/W about. Some super quality in the entry and all buyers working hard to secure the cattle. Cows are very dear at present and the only way to sell them is on their legs and preferably in Bakewell Market. 20 cows today topped £2/kilo with a good Limmy cow (11yrs) at the top of the line at 225p or £1665.
|225p/kg||740kg||Lim||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|225p/kg||702kg||Blonde x, 4 yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|224p/kg||838kg||Lim, 6yrs||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|218p/kg||592kg||Lim, 5 yrs||JE Elliott, Coplow Dale|
|216p/kg||662kg||AA, 32 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|215p/kg||800kg||AA, 33 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|213p/kg||716kg||AA, 33 mnths||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|210p/kg||880kg||B Blue x, 5 yrs||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|209p/kg||684kg||Lim, 9 yrs||JE Elliott, Coplow Dale|
|208p/kg||698kg||B Blue x, 6 yrs||SG Potter, Bonsall|
|208p/kg||588kg||Lim, 4 yrs||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|208p/kg||590kg||B Blue x, 4 yrs||A Brown & Son, Bonsall|
And Gross Prices:
|£1877.12||838kg||Lim||Hazelwood Hall Farm, Hazelwood|
|£1848.00||880kg||B Blue x||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£1720.00||800kg||AA||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|£1667.12||916kg||Holst||WJ Sessions & Son, Hilton|
|£1665.00||740kg||Lim||E & C Matkin, Idridgehay|
|£1588.00||794kg||Lim||P Brittain-Cartledge, Staden|
|£1579.50||702kg||Blonde x||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|£1541.60||752kg||Baz||Moor Farmers, Flagg|
|£1528.32||796kg||Devon||K & A Wilton, Buxton|
|£1525.08||716kg||AA||S & M Boam, Flagg|
42 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 161p/kg
Plenty of lean and plain cows today.
The best 175-190p
Big & meated Holsteins 165-175p
Plainer parlour cows 150-160p
Leaner smaller cows just 6 under 130p
The best today:
|190p/kg||£1048||Mont, 35 mnths||FM Ottewell & Son, Shottle|
|186p/kg||£1060||Ayr, 30 mnths||D & JK Mellor, Onecote|
|185p/kg||£1187||Fries, 5 yrs||J Brough & Son, Leek|
|182p/kg||£1667||Holst, 5 yrs||WJ Sessions & Son, Hilton|
|181p/kg||£1426||Fleck, 8 yrs||FM Ottewell & Sons, Shottle|
|179p/kg||£1059||Holst, 3 yrs||TN Palfreyman & Son|
|178p/kg||£1206||Fries, 5 yrs||J Shirt & Sons, Tideswell|
|178p/kg||£1175||Fries, 7 yrs||GJ Tideswell, Marchington|
|176p/kg||£1453||Holst, 4 yrs||E Morley & Sons, Kirk Langley|
6 OTM Steers
|217p/kg||£1905||Blonde, 48 mnths||DC Hoggard, Newark|
|183p/kg||£1207||AA, 45 mnths||WH Allcock, Hulland|
|180p/kg||£1926||Holst, 7 ½ yrs||DC Hoggard, Newark|
73 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 239.8p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Every Monday at 11.30am
The new earlier selling arrangements seem to suit all concerned with the cattle away earlier to their final destination.
9 Finished Bulls ave 212.3p
Only a few today with a top call of 238p twice for a smart Simmental and a small shapey Hereford.
|238p/kg||662kg||Sim||NC Gregory, Blackwell|
|238p/kg||482kg||Hfd||RR Mason & Son, Hulland|
|233p/kg||690kg||Char||S Kidd, Quarnford|
|220p/kg||500kg||Hfd||RR Mason & Son, Hulland|
And Gross Prices:
|£1607.70||690kg||Char||S Kidd, Quarnford|
|£1575.56||662kg||Sim||NC Gregory, Blackwell|
|£1414.70||658kg||Hfd||P Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|£1405.44||732kg||AA||JS & CE & A Hitch, Stainsby Heath|
29 Steers – overall average 237p
Just as dear as last week, but we could do with a lot more to keep the buyers satisfied. Nigel and Julie Birch won the day at 290p and 286p with their Lims and a trio of big boys from Michael Hadfield all over £1800. 10 natives had an Angus to 246p.
|290p/kg||596kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|286p/kg||580kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|286p/kg||668kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|285p/kg||634kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|280p/kg||666kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|260p/kg||564kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|248p/kg||622kg||Lim||A & K Farming, Rushton Spencer|
|248p/kg||644kg||B Blue x||DM Elliott & Son, Little Hucklow|
|246p/kg||668kg||AA||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
And Gross Prices:
|£1910.48||668kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1864.80||666kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1806.90||634kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Cold Eaton|
|£1728.40||596kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1685.44||736kg||B Blue x||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1682.64||738kg||Lim||EA Gagie, Uttoxeter|
|£1666.08||712kg||B Blue x||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1661.40||710kg||Hfd||S & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1658.80||580kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1651.40||718kg||B Blue x||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
35 Heifers – overall average 249.2p/kg
Like the steers no where near enough for the buyers at ringside. Michael Wynne had a lovely run up to 293p (£1804) and purchased by Wayne on behalf of H Meakin, Quality Butchers in Leek. 3 other heifers made 288p.
|293p/kg||616kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|288p/kg||538kg||Lim||RS & JT Shaw, Stanley|
|288p/kg||648kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|288p/kg||584kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|285p/kg||540kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|282p/kg||600kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|276p/kg||570kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|274p/kg||694kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|271p/kg||656kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|268p/kg||560kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|263p/kg||532kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1901.56||694kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1866.24||648kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1816.32||704kg||Lim||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1804.88||616kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1777.76||656kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1692.00||600kg||Lim||Hazledine Farms, Watnall|
|£1681.92||584kg||B Blue x||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1635.76||644kg||AA||B Sayles, Park Head|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A good turnout of 292 cattle in this section sold very well with a strong line up of buyers operating for all categories of stock.
Despite the fact that the ground is as dry as snuff there is still plenty of confidence in the beef sector.
We had some excellent cattle on offer with several large runs which enabled level bunches to be sold and attract a distinct premium.
The sale commenced with a handful of Breeding Cattle and a small number of Feeding Bulls.
A 22 mnth Limousin Bull made £1,850, the vendor being Mrs D Swindell for Lea Bridge.
examples as follows:
|£745||B Blue x||10-11 mnths||CJ Nash, Dayhills|
|£690||Lim x||7-9 mnths||FH Sargeant & Sons, Etwall|
140 Steers ave £1,034
A cracking trade right through with younger sorts finding a ready market and plenty of interest at the short keep end which shows the outstanding average.
Angus & Hereford making their money and plenty of highlights along the way.
|£600||B Blue x||7 mnths||RP Lawley, Draycott|
|£910||Lim x||14 mnths||FH Sargeant & Son, Etwall|
|£860||AA x||12 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Hoar Cross|
|£900||Lim x||12-15 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£975||AA x||17-18 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£1170||Lim x||15 mnths||J & J Mellor, Kniveton|
|£1140||Cont x||15 mnths||Miss J Bonsall, Atlow|
|£1390||B Blue x||25 mnths||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|£1050||B Blue x||14-16 mnths||RJ & JA Hancock, Foolow|
|£1360||Lim x||27 mnths||FR Cooper, Bolehill|
|£1110||B Blue x||20-23 mnths||FR Cooper, Bolehill|
|£900||Char x||13-14 mnths||B & R Ball, Oakamoor|
|£1360||Hfd x||21-24 mnths||D & S Ede Ltd, Cubley|
|£1030||Hfd x||23 mnths||JS Bramall, Totley|
|£1420||B Blue x||19 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1340||Lim x||15 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1160||AA x||19 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1350||Hfd x||23-26 mnths||OR Prince, Hoar Cross|
|£1280||B Blue x||13 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1140||Lim x||11-14 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1060||Mont x||20-21 mnths||CH Leeson, Ipstones|
|£920||Lim x||20 mnths||R & P Ratcliffe, Sudbury|
|£1480||Lim x||17 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£830||Fries||23 mnths||A Brown & Son, Bonsall|
|£1180||Angus x||21 mnths||R & A Beechener, Hitchin|
|£1400||Lim x (7)||23 mnths||A Brown & Son, Bonsall|
|£1490||AA x||26 mnths||A Bethell, Over Haddon|
|£1260||AA x||23-25 mnths||PG Cantrell, Over Haddon|
|£1230||Hfd x||28 mnths||PJ Wheeldon, Longnor|
|£550||B Blue x||11 mnths||WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth|
|£1370||B Blue x||24 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam|
129 Heifers ave £910
Some superb cattle in the entry sold as both individuals and as bunches. Plenty of demand at all age groups as the following results demonstrate.
Sample returns as follows:
|£440||AA x||6 mnths||TR Meakin, Loxley|
|£720||Lim x||11-15 mnths||FH Sargeant & Son, Etwall|
|£970||Hfd x||11 mnths||Miss RJ Stubbs, Hoar Cross|
|£740||Hfd x||12 mnths||A & W Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£910||AA x||16 mnths||GS Heathcote, Romiley|
|£600||Hfd x||13-14 mnths||JM Peach, The Cliff|
|£1050||Lim x||22 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1380||Lim x||17 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1090||AA x||20 mnths||H Young, Peak Forest|
|£1075||Hfd x||21 mnths||OR Prince, Hoar Cross|
|£1295||Sim x||22 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1035||Lim x||17 mnths||K & M Ede & Son, Checkley|
|£850||Hfd x||18-20 mnths||AP Critchlow, Wheston|
|£1200||Lim x||18 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1280||Lim x||25 mnths||NA & JA Stone, Tissington|
|£1570||Char x||25-27 mnths||DL Batterbee, Doveholes|
|£1170||Sim||26 mnths||DL Batterbee, Doveholes|
|£1080||B Blue x||21-22 mnths||CF Edge, Alsop|
|£950||AA x||21 mnths||R & A Beechener, Hitchin|
|£1600||AA x||23 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£1440||B Blue x||24 mnths||P Wood, Wirksworth|
|£1180||Lim (7)||23 mnths||Scropton Farms, Burton on Trent|
|£1160||AA x||26 mnths||L Bethell, Over Haddon|
|£820||Hfd x||26-27 mnths||JR & L Oulton, Ashleyhay|
|£400||B Blue x||9 mnths||WJ Adams & Son, Mackworth|
|£1130||B Blue x||25 mnths||G White & Partners, Ilam
CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
A reduced entry of calves with many potential purchasers going home short of requirements.
All types an excellent trade with B Blue bulls to £400 and heifers to £250.
Black & White calves particularly well sold today to a top of £160 and an overall average at £119.
B Blue £400 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
B Blue £350 F Mycock & Sons, Wormhill
Lim Str £370 JF Kirkham, Hartington
Fries £160 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
B Blue £250 GV Matkin, Kirk Ireton
962 Lambs & 275 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 1237 sheep included 962 lambs. Demand for the best meated sorts very good, but a large proportion of store and plain types harder to sell. Best butchers lambs to 268p/kg with heavy weights to 264p/kg and overweight lambs to 252p/kg with a top gross of £168/head. The overall market average 234.27p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|37.4kg||258p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|38.9kg||257p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|40.1kg||256p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|40.7kg||257p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|42.4kg||258p/kg||A & J Gagie, Hilton|
|43kg||263p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|44.6kg||268p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|45kg||262p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|46kg||264p/kg||Hazlewood Hall Farms|
|47kg||260p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|48kg||258p/kg||H Young, Peak Forest|
|50.5kg||259p/kg||D Hadfield & Daughter, Tideswell|
|55.3kg||248p/kg||Hazlewood Hall Farms|
|71kg||237p/kg||Hazlewood Hall Farms|
|Standard||To 258p/kg||Average 226.81p/kg|
|Medium||To 268p/kg||Average 236.28p/kg|
|Heavy||To 264p/kg||Average 248.74p/kg|
|Overweight||To 252p/kg||Average 248.33p/kg|
A small entry of 275 cull ewes and rams saw demand very brisk with 4 grazing buyers operating. Best Texels to £165 with Beltex to £140, Lleyn to £135 and Suffolk to £146.
Ewes to £165 Ave £91.51 Rams to £129
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