Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 30-11-2023

782 SHEEP INCLUDING 546 Finished Lambs & 168 Cull Sheep & 68 Store sheep


A good entry of 782 sheep included 546 lambs.  Demand good for the well fleshed sorts with best butchers lambs to 293p/kg, heavy weight butchers lambs to 270p/kg and overweights to 251p/kg with a top gross of £140.56/head.


Leading Prices:

38.3kg 281p/kg P Bennett & Son, Cheshire
41.5kg 293p/kg A & B Simpson, Bradwell
42.5kg 282p/kg P Bennett & Son, Cheshire
43.0kg 285p/kg A & B Simpson, Bradwell
44.5kg 279p/kg A & B Simpson, Bradwell
46.5kg 270p/kg M Simpson, Bradwell
48.0kg 270p/kg M Simpson, Bradwell
49.5kg 268p/kg B Ford, Lymehandley
56.0kg 251p/kg B Ford, Lymehandley



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 281 p/kg Ave: 238.04p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 293p/kg Ave: 245.59p/kg
45.6 – 52.0kg To: 270p/kg Ave: 244.14p/kg
52kg+ To: 251p/kg Ave: 240.69p/kg


168 Cull Sheep

A total of 168 cull sheep saw meated Texels well bid for throughout with the best topping at £135 and 10 pen over £100/head.  Heavy weight cross bred ewes sold to £118/head


Ewes to £135   Ave £56.68

Rams to £128  Ave £80.69


68 Feeding Lambs

68 feeding lambs forward saw most interest with longer term sorts to £68/head



Auctioneer Peter Oven FLAA
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Peter Oven

Market Associate