Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 23-03-2023



23rd  March 2023


874 Sheep including 693 Finished Hoggs, 101 Culls & 80 Store Sheep


A very good entry of 874 sheep included 693 lambs.  Demand very brisk for all types with the overall average not reflecting the excellent demand for meat.  Best butchers lambs to 292p/kg with heavy weight butchers lambs to 282p/kg and overweight lambs to 280p/kg and a top gross of £153.44/head.  The overall average 241p/kg.


Leading Prices:

36.9kg 271p/kg W Hague & Son, Bradfield
38.4kg 268p/kg S Bradbury, Tideswell
39.5kg 288p/kg J Renshaw, Macclesfield
40.1kg 292p/kg W Hague & Son, Bradfield
41.4kg 288p/kg J Simpson, Stoney
45.8kg 282p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
47kg 282p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
49.4kg 268p/kg H & G Hollinshead, Litchfield
54.8kg 280p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 271p/kg Ave: 225.64p/kg
39.1- 45.5kg To: 292p/kg Ave: 245.13p/kg
45.6 -52kg To: 282p/kg Ave: 246.87p/kg
52kg+ To: 280p/kg Ave: 227.6p/kg


101 Cull Sheep

Just 101 cull sheep on offer with demand still very brisk for all types, best Texels to £191 with heavy Mules in the £85-£105 bracket and horned ewes in the £40-£68 bracket.


Ewes to £191                Ave £86.53

Rams to £162               Ave £115.00


Store Sheep

A small entry of store sheep included 62 long term feeding lambs with plenty of bidders for these at this late stage to peak at £68/head.

Two pens of ewes and lambs attracted very brisk bidding with Texel singles to £142 and cross bred singles to £144/family.


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Peter Oven

Market Associate