Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
Bakewell Market Report 26-09-2022
MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2022
A full house with large entries of stock for the week following the Queen’s funeral.
Entries of 933 cattle and 2,285 sheep were matched by a full line up of buyers and all sections reported a decent trade.
The Store & Breeding cattle section mustered 545 head and the entries were capped early Friday morning with further bookings made for Monday 3rd October.
The large entry attracted buyers from far and near and the strong cattle in particular were very dear. Steers sold to £1,590, heifers £1,550 and feeding bulls £1,260.
In the breeding section cows and calves reached £1,520. There are already several lots of breeding cattle entered for next Monday.
There was another excellent entry of 178 finished cattle with top figures 311p and £2,006 per head.
The 77 heifers averaged 241.1p and the 56 steers 240.2p.
A good turnout of 146 OTM and feeding cows with top figures 238p and £1,995 per head.
The overall average remains pretty steady at 174.2p.
Another good entry of 64 calves saw quality in demand with bulls to £420 and heifers £240.
In the sheep department there were 1,447 lambs on offer with top figures to 269p/kilo and £148.35 per head.
The SQQ looked respectable at 232.5p, but time will tell as ever with a Monday market.
A very large entry of 825 cull sheep saw ewes to £183 to average £86.14.
Thursday 29th September: Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale
Friday 30th September: Theaves & Ewes
Saturday 1st October: Ram Fair
Friday 7th October: Store Lambs
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 30th September: Theaves & Ewes
Saturday 15th October: HPLS Sheep Sale
Entries are now being taken
Any questions, speak to Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441
We have been asked to inform you that the funeral of
Of Brough, Bradwell
Will take place on
Wednesday 5th October at 11.30am
at St Barnabas Church, Bradwell
Thursday 29th September: Shaw Lane Farm, Marston Montgomery
Saturday 1st October: Barn Farm, Aston by Doxey, Stafford
News from the Peak Farmers Group
Our next event ‘Pasture for Profit’ will take place on Wednesday 28th September from 11am to 2.30pm at Sittinglow Farm, Doveholes, Buxton, SK17 8DN by kind permission of the Buckley family.
This will be a farm walk with speakers including Rob Massey of PastureTec Ltd and Sean Chubb of the Livestock Improvement Corporation.
Hear from our experts who will be sharing knowledge and advice on post drought grassland and crop management as well as the practicalities of establishing a rotational grazing system.
We will also be finding out more about pasture utilisation and cost control – how a grazing management plan can improve grass growth and soil health, cut input costs, improve production and live-weight gain from forage.
This event is free to attend and includes lunch.
To book a place or find out more please call 07483 373 435 or email email@example.com.
A letter by Alastair Sneddon featured in the Farmers Guardian
146 Barren, OTM and Feeding Cows overall average 174.3p/kg (£1,165.58)
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Another week, another big entry of barren cows about with an overall average very similar to what we have seen for the last month. Some very good cows on offer today, but a lot of cows showing the effects of a long dry summer and now cold wet nights. 30 cows today topped £2/kilo and sold to a high of 238p for a pure Limousin cow (1 calf), 32 mnths from Steven Mills, Redmires. 69 vendors of cows today from a wide radius sold cows in Bakewell. Please keep the numbers coming as we move through the Autumn.
|238p/kg||734kg||Lim, 32 mnths||BA & SW Mills, Redmires|
|232p/kg||576kg||B Blue x, 3 yrs||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|231p/kg||756kg||Lim, 6 yrs||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|223p/kg||556kg||Lim, 30 mnths||K & ME Hall & Son, Alton|
|221p/kg||884kg||Lim, 8 yrs||JA Nicholls, Wetley Rocks|
|220p/kg||674kg||Char, 7 yrs||Maddy Mycock, Flagg|
|216p/kg||788kg||B Blue, 10 yrs||Mycock & Bright, Buxton|
|216p/kg||810kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|216p/kg||634kg||B Blue x, 3 yrs||WE Smith & Son, Dale Abbey|
|215p/kg||928kg||Lim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|211p/kg||718kg||B Blue x, 7 yrs||R & P Organic, Moddershall|
|210p/kg||644kg||Char, 3 yrs||S & M Boam, Flagg|
|210p/kg||644kg||Lim, 5 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|£1995.20||928kg||Lim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1953.64||884kg||Lim||JA Nicholls, Wetley Rocks|
|£1762.56||918kg||AA||S Boam, Flagg|
|£1749.60||810kg||Lim||NA Birch, Monyash|
|£1746.92||734kg||Lim||BA & SW Mills, Redmires|
|£1746.36||756kg||Lim||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|£1702.08||788kg||B Blue x||Mycock & Bright, Buxton|
|£1673.10||858kg||Hfd||FP & ST Sykes, Rainow|
53 Black & White and ex Dairy Cows ave 163.1p
Very similar money again although the outside cows looked very cold and at times showing the effects of the weather.
10 best cows over 180p (up to 195p)
Big Framed Holsteins 165-175p
Leaner smaller Holstein 140-160p
Plain cows generally 115-135
3 Jerseys up to 103p
The best today:
|195p/kg||£1428||Fries, 5 yrs||G & M Limer, Taddington|
|189p/kg||£1372||Holst, 7 yrs||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|188p/kg||£1507||Holst, 6 yrs||Gosling Farming, Parwich|
|185p/kg||£1535||Holst, 11 yrs||DJ & KL Leadbetter, Sudbury|
|183p/kg||£1409||Holst, 4 ½ yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|182p/kg||£1339||Holst, 8 yrs||AJ & ME Minshall, Tean|
|182p/kg||£1488||Holst, 8 yrs||P Furness, Monyash|
|181p/kg||£1169||Fries, 7 yrs||J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell|
|180p/kg||£1216||Fries, 30 mnths||Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal|
3 OTM Bulls
|198p/kg||£1853||Lim||A Ballard, Alton|
9 OTM Steers
|223p/kg||£1525||Sim, 31 mnths||GWD & JW Goodwin, Rushton|
|220p/kg||£1623||Blonde, 33 mnths||DC Hoggarth, Newark|
|215p/kg||£2124||Blonde, 5 yrs||DC Hoggarth, Newark|
|214p/kg||£1737||Blonde, 4 yrs||DC Hoggarth, Newark|
178 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 235.3p/kg
(Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
Another staggering entry of 178 cattle from 63 vendors and selling to a packed ring of buyers who today coveted 25 different accounts. The last vendor in the ring still had 13 buyers ringside with cattle possibly dearer at the end.
45 Young Bulls ave 219.2p
A very mixed sample today with the best 6 bulls over 250p but some very plain Holsteins also finding their way in to the averages. Top call today was 255p for a posh well fed Blonde from Mark & Chris Shenton who had others at 254 and 250p (£1916). A big posh Limousin from Steven Mills sold at 251p to gross a remarkable £2253. 10 Friesian averaged 212p up to 221p for Peter Furness with 7 Holstein up to 215p for Doug Leadbetter.
|255p/kg||622kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|254p/kg||584kg||Lim||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|254p/kg||716kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|251p/kg||898kg||Lim||BA & SW Mills, Redmires|
|250p/kg||766kg||Blonde x||BA & SW Mills, Redmires|
|250p/kg||690kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow|
|247p/kg||562kg||B Blue x||JG & JM Belfield, Sheen|
|246p/kg||678kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|245p/kg||728kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£2253.98||898kg||Lim||BA & SW Mills, Redmires|
|£1915.00||766kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1818.64||716kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
|£1789.40||778kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1783.60||728kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1740.00||750kg||Char||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1725.00||690kg||Lim||S & D Fearn, Wardlow Mires|
|£1723.20||718kg||B Blue x||JT Ottewell, Calow|
|£1667.88||678kg||Blonde x||CW Shenton, Handforth|
56 Steers ave 240.2p/kg
A big run of clean today with 56 steers that included 25 natives and 31 continentals. Continentals as always ring the bells and sold to a high of 294p twice for a strong Blue from Clive Bacon, Wadshelf and a handy weight 510kg posh Limousin from Jonathan Hall, Longnor. Angus sold to 268p and Hereford to 250p.
|294p/kg||652kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|294p/kg||510kg||Lim||JA Hall, Longnor|
|290p/kg||646kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|290p/kg||662kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|288p/kg||630kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|283p/kg||648kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|278p/kg||644kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|268p/kg||632kg||AA||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|267p/kg||570kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|267p/kg||618kg||AA||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|266p/kg||710kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|265p/kg||678kg||Sim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1919.80||662kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1916.88||652kg||B Blue x||RG Bacon, Wadshelf|
|£1888.60||710kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1873.40||646kg||Lim||Belper Skip Hire, Moorwood Moor|
|£1833.84||648kg||Lim||D & SE Edge, Pike Hall|
|£1814.40||630kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1796.70||678kg||Sim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|£1790.32||644kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
|£1790.00||716kg||Hfd||E Morten & Sons, Barmoor Clough|
|£1727.82||662kg||Lim||G & J Hadfield & Son, Alsop|
77 Heifers ave 241.1p/kg
A massive show of heifers today with 29 natives and 48 continentals. One of the last vendors in the ring claimed the top price of 311p/kg for one of 5 good heifers from Stan & Geoff Evans, Edwinstowe, who also had others at 292 and 290p (£2001). James Wardman also had a good day with heifers at 304p (£1878) and 296p (£2006). Hereford to 253p and Angus to 250p.
|311p/kg||596kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|304p/kg||618kg||B Blue x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|296p/kg||678kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|296p/kg||584kg||B Blue x||Thorp Farms Ltd, Baslow|
|295p/kg||612kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|292p/kg||674kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|290p/kg||690kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|286p/kg||658kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|285p/kg||572kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
|284p/kg||624kg||Lim||K Harrop, Alport|
|284p/kg||518kg||Lim||Riverside Farmers, Scropton|
|283p/kg||654kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£2006.88||6978kg||Lim||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£2001.00||690kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1968.08||674kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1881.88||658kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1878.72||618kg||B Blue x||G Wardman, Matlock|
|£1859.00||650kg||Lim||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1853.56||596kg||B Blue x||S Evans, Edwinstowe|
|£1850.82||654kg||B Blue x||BD & JH Ponsonby, Tideswell Moor|
|£1849.70||698kg||Lim||H Hodgkinson, & Sons, Earl Sterndale|
|£1805.40||612kg||Lim||M Wynne, Snitterton|
STORE & BREEDING CATTLE – (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A bumper crop of 545 store & breeding cattle for the week following the Queen’s funeral.
Trade much as a fortnight ago with strong short keep cattle attracting very fierce competition with long term animals harder to place if less than best quality.
Nevertheless, a solid trade prevailed from start to finish.
The sale started with a few Breeding Cattle which included:
|£1520||Ped Hfd x, 34 mnths & Hfr Calf||TA & DE Spooner, Leek|
|£1520||S Horn, 54 mnths & Hfr Calf||AN Birch, Baslow|
|£1400||S Horn, 119 mnths & Bull Calf||AN Birch, Baslow|
|£1140||Lim x, 100 mnths & Bull Calf||SR Harrison, Idridgehay|
Please see the special entry of breeding cattle for next week at beginning of this report.
20 Feeding Bulls
|£890||B Blue x||15 mnths||JE Fletcher, Sutton|
|£1260||Lim||15 mnths||GG & OM Carthy, Barton Under Needwood|
|£1070||Lim||12 mnths||GG & OM Carthy, Barton Under Needwood|
|£910||Hfd x||8-15 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£500||Hfd||5-6 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£880||B Blue x||6 mnths||Roger Barlow, Leverton|
312 Steers ave £976.72
A massive entry for a Monday market with something to cater for all tastes.
Angus & Herefords attracting plenty of interest. Black & Whites looking very well sold.
Short keep animals a particularly good trade.
|£590||B Blue x||5 mnths||AW & RA Mycock, Flagg|
|£400||Holst||6-9 mnths||JV Allan, Tutbury|
|£745||Sim||7-8 mnths||R Henshall, Chinley|
|£630||Lim x||6 mnths||GG & OM Carthy, Barton Under Needwood|
|£580||Hfd x||12 mnths||J Smith, Brinsley|
|£1260||Blonde x||11 mnths||JG & SW Smith, Ible|
|£820||Char x||11 mnths||JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£985||Sim x||11-12 mnths||CJ Stone, Buxton|
|£1170||Hfd x||14-17 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£1150||Char x||13 mnths||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|£940||Hfd x||13-14 mnths||A & W Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£1190||B Blue x||26 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|£890||Hfd x||14-15 mnths||Bosworth Bros, Stanley|
|£1000||Lim x||16 mnths||PA Hall, Mercaston|
|£1080||Lim x||14 mnths||TW & E Gratton, King Sterndale|
|£980||Lim x||16 mnths||R Cottrill, Bamford|
|£850||B Blue x (8)||13-15 mnths||T Neville, Tansley|
|£935||B Blue x||15 mnths||T Stafford, Ballidon|
|£1090||Hfd x (6)||17-18 mnths||TH Mills, Baslow|
|£990||Hfd x||15-16 mnths||DA Bott, Kniveton|
|£1380||Hfd x||16-17 mnths||A Hunter, Hognaston|
|£1340||B Blue x||15 mnths||GM Grindey, Hartington|
|£1570||Char x||16-17 mnths||A Hall, Chisworth|
|£1580||B Blue x||17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1490||Char x||16-17 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1340||Char x||13-16 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£835||Hfd||16-17 mnths||ER & CA Kirby, Tideswell|
|£1340||Lim x||17 mnths||BD & A Yates, Middleton|
|£1360||Lim x||19 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1075||B Blue x||15-17 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£1270||S Horn||29 mnths||GR Cope, Ashbourne|
|£1050||B Blue x||19 mnths||RW & GM Richardson, Coton|
|£840||Angus x||17-21 mnths||EW Surguy, Ashover|
|£1265||B Blue x||17 mnths||RA Tatlow, Ashbourne|
|£1590||Lim x||20 mnths||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|£1240||Angus x||19 mnths||GPK Trickett, Rowsley|
|£1095||Fries||19-22 mnths||J Melland & Son, Flagg|
|£1250||Hfd x||15-18 mnths||RG & R Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|£1380||Lim x||26 mnths||Mrs F Evans, & Daughters, Stafford|
|£1350||B Blue x||25 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1220||Sim x||25 mnths||G & R Gould, Elton|
|£1325||B Blue x||26-27 mnths||W&C&J Barratt, Combs|
197 Heifers ave £843.35
A good selection to suit all customers. Native breeds much in fashion with Beef Shorthorn in great demand.
Best quality youngstock good to sell also ran sorts harder work. The biggest short keep animals particularly wanted.
|£1040||Ped Lim||18 mnths||GG & OM Carthy, Barton under Needwood|
|£860||Lim x||12 mnths||RJ Beardsley, Morley|
|£490||Hfd x||10-12 mnths||R Hughes, Stanley|
|£950||Blonde x||12 mnths||JGT & AW Smith, Ible|
|£780||Char x||12 mnths||JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge|
|£1180||B Blue x||27 mnths||MT Wainwright, Poynton|
|£925||B Blue x||16 mnths||C & FM Percival, Youlgreave|
|£910||Lim x||12 mnths||PA Hall, Mercaston|
|£990||B Blue x||15 mnths||TW & E Gratton, King Sterndale|
|£720||Lim x||16-17 mnths||R Cottrill, Bamford|
|£600||Lim x||14 mnths||Mrs ME Collins, West Hallam|
|£835||Lim x||16-18 mnths||Mrs SB Torr, Tissington|
|£880||Angus x||16-17 mnths||D Chadwick, Kniveton|
|£1110||B Blue x||15-16 mnths||GM Grindey & Son, Hartington|
|£1280||Lim x||16 mnths||GM Grindey & Son, Hartington|
|£1500||Char x||17 mnths||A Hall, Glossop|
|£860||Lim x||18-19 mnths||TN Ollerenshaw, Sheffield|
|£1520||Char x||16 mnths||FA & PJ Pilkington, Kniveton|
|£1380||Char x||16 mnths||DJ Sowerby, Edale|
|£1060||Lim x||24 mnths||G Goodall Services, Rocester|
|£1190||Lim x||20-21 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£1550||Sim x||18 mnths||JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave|
|£900||B Blue x||17-20 mnths||JW Handford, Birch Vale|
|£705||S Horn x||18-19 mnths||RW & GM Richardson, Coton|
|£1090||Angus x||20-22 mnths||J Percival, Flagg|
|£1375||Ped Beef S Horn||18 mnths||J & R Pearce, Hollington|
|£1160||Lim x||27 mnths||Mount Pleasant, Middleton|
|£1150||Hfd||27 mnths||IP Carrington, Kniveton|
|£1350||B Blue x||24 mnths||CH Leeson, Ipstones|
|£1400||Blonde||23 mnths||J Melland & Son, Flagg|
|£1270||Hfd x||22 mnths||R & GR Webster, Fenny Bentley|
|£1340||Angus x||26 mnths||Mrs F Evans & Daughters, Colwich|
|£1200||Welsh B||26 mnths||Mrs F Evans & Daughters, Colwich|
|£1360||B Blue x||29 mnths||W & M Whitbread, Biggin|
|£1000||Hfd x||19 mnths||W & M Whitbread, Biggin|
|£920||Hfd x||30 mnths||NH Denniff, Holmesfield|
|£1150||B Blue x||30-33 mnths||W&C&J Barratt, Combs|
60 CALVES (Auctioneer Ivor Lowe)
Calf trade very similar with the best keenly sought after but lesser quality a more selective trade.
Top call went to a smart B Blue bull at £420 and heifers £240.
A better trade on the black & white calves to a top of £85.
B Blue £420 JE Seals & Son, Shirland
B Blue £270 Pidcock & Matkin, Teversal
Blonde £240 SG Potter, Bonsall
Char £240 J Cawser, Uttoxeter
Mont £245 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Hfd £222 AP Critchlow, Wheston
B Blue £240 J & J Walton, Tideswell
Fries £85 T & C Hadfield, Wheston
1460 Lambs & 825 Ewes & Rams (Auctioneer Peter Oven)
A total entry of 2285 sheep on offer this week included 1460 lambs. Meated sorts still very much in demand regardless of weight, with the best lighter weight lambs to 269p/kg with best heavy butchers lambs to 268p/kg and overweight lambs to 238p/kg with a top gross price of £148.35/head.
The overall market average 233.24p/kg.
Leading Prices: –
|34.5kg||260p/kg||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|37.2kg||268p/kg||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|38.8kg||269p/kg||S Allen, Thorpe|
|39.4kg||254p/kg||M Gregory, Peak Forest|
|40.7kg||254p/kg||S Bradbury, Tideswell|
|41kg||249p/kg||T & CJ Hadfield, Tideswell|
|42.1kg||262p/kg||B & K Stevenson, Quarndon|
|43kg||250p/kg||DM Elliott & Son, Hucklow|
|44.6kg||249p/kg||Hall Partnership, Litton|
|47kg||268p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|49.3kg||256p/kg||Hall Partnership, Litton|
|51.3kg||255p/kg||R & S Salisbury, Abney|
|58kg||238p/kg||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|67.4kg||220p/kg||Boden & Davies Ltd, Mellor|
|Standard||To 269p/kg||Average 234.79p/kg|
|Medium||To 262p/kg||Average 232p/kg|
|Heavy||To 268p/kg||Average 238.13p/kg|
|Overweight||To 238p/kg||Average 230.35p/kg|
825 Cull Sheep
A tremendous entry of 825 cull ewes and rams with everyone clearing out before the next breeding ewe sale. Best pedigree Texels peaked at £183/head for a pen of 8 from Mellor with a total of 7 pens over £164/head which included a double pen of 14 ewes selling at £164/head. Best Suffolk x sold in the £125-£148 range with Mules in the £90-£128 range.
Ewes to £183 Ave £86.14
Rams to £160 Ave £102.50
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