Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Store Lamb Sale & Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 12-08-2021







        12th August 2021


An excellent start to the Store Sheep Sale Season with 2009 lambs forward and a large gathering of purchasers present from a wide geographic area.


Trade very sharp from start to finish to a top of £105 and an overall average of £82.79 per head, up £11.50 on the same sale last year.


A highlight of todays sale was an excellent entry of lambs from AC Simpson, Bradwell selling to £105 and an overall average returned at a very credible £97/head.


Many purchasers returned home short of requirements and a large entry is required for the next sale on Friday 27th August.


1302 Texels averaged £82.22

£100.00 AC Simpson, Bradwell
£100.00 B Galtrey, Clay Cross
£99.00 J Simpson, Hope Valley
£97.00 AC Simpson, Bradwell
£96.00 AC Simpson, Bradwell
£91.00 B Galtrey, Clay Cross
£90.50 J Simpson, Hope Valley


335 Suffolks averaged £86.17

£105.00 AC Simpson, Bradwell
£93.00 AC Simpson, Bradwell
£87.50 JT Cantrell, Macc Forest
£84.50 K Higton, Wetton
£83.00 MJ Wain, Brassington
£80.00 T & E Lawson, Sheffield


126 Charolais averaged £85.29

£88.00 B & AB Lawson, Sheffield
£85.00 JS & B Goddard, High Peak
£84.00 JT Cantrell, Macc Forest


75 Beltex averaged £91.71

£95.00 Mosley & Kirkwood, Matlock
£90.00 RE Smith, Cheddleton

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale

12th August


953 Sheep including 152 Ewes & Rams

A total of 953 slaughter sheep on offer this week included 801 Lambs.  Demand for best fleshed sorts still very good with brisk bidding for these regardless of weight.  Best butchers lambs peaked at 279p/kg with heavy weight butchers lambs to 268p/kg.  Top gross price today was 126/head.  The overall average 235.13p/kg


Leading Prices:

37kg 258p/kg SJ Wardle, Hollinsclough
37.3kg 248p/kg RJG Swift, High Peak
38kg 244p/kg PJ Buxton, Kirk Langley
42kg 279p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
42.5kg 264p/kg A Ford, Whaley Bridge
43.5kg 273p/kg A Ford, Whaley Bridge
44.1kg 270p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
47kg 268p/kg A Ford, Whaley Bridge
48.5kg 243p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
50kg 238p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
50.8kg 237p/kg RJ Spalton, Stoney Middleton
51.3kg 235p/kg A Ford, Whaley Bridge



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 258p/kg Ave: 235.3p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 279p/kg Ave: 235.15p/kg
45.6 – 52kg To: 268p/kg Ave: 231.51p/kg
52kg+ To: 226p/kg


152 Cull Sheep

A total of 152 cull ewes met a brisk trade once again with a full compliment of buyers operating.  Best heavy Texels to £157, Mules to £130, Suffolks to £120 and Swales to £78.


Ewes to £157  Ave: £93.78


Keep checking our Facebook page for further details on special entries!


Ivor Lowe


Property and professional services

Peter Oven

Market Associate