Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Report for Monday 6th July 06-07-2020

Another busy day at Bakewell with 544 Cattle and 1233 Sheep on offer, substantially more cattle than a year ago and evidence that new vendors are finding their way to Bakewell and appreciating both the trade and the service. Thank you for your support.

Busiest section was the Store Cattle department with 330 head on offer which included a consignment over 50 young bulls from Messrs Porter Brothers of Teversal. These attracted a great deal of interest and started the sale in style. The store cattle trade has evidentially moved up another notch with Steers to £1270, Heifers to £1200 and Young Bulls to £1010 for the first pen of Porter Bros.

There were good things to report about the finished cattle trade. The 96 on offer sold to 229p and £1447. The average for the 36 heifers was 201.2p and even more noteworthy was the overall average of 191.3p a very respectable figure.
82 OTM and Feeding Cows this week and an excellent trade all through. The figures 166p and £1665 with the overall average a healthy 131.4p.

Calf numbers back a bit at 36 with Bulls to £280 and Heifers £195.

In the sheep department not quite as many lambs as last week at 738. Top figures 270p and £122.36 per head, the sqq average looked good at 222.7 pence.
Ewes peaked at £157 and averaged a very decent £86.69.


• Thursday 9th July – lunchtime sheep sale at 12 noon, together with ewes with lambs at foot & Store Ewe Hoggs sold through the ring at 1pm. All entries and enquires to Peter Oven.

• Thursday 16th July – Monthly Breeding Cattle Sale at 10.30am. Already entered – Genuine Reduction Sale 18 Lim & Her cows with 19 Calves at foot and Ped Lim Stock Bull. Enquiries to Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899.


Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate

Mark Elliott


Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer

Ivor Lowe


Property and professional services

Peter Oven

Market Associate