Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 22-02-2024

639 SHEEP INCLUDING 442 Finished Lambs, 77 Cull Sheep & 120 STORE SHEEP

 

442 Hoggs ave 301.96p/kg

Given the wet weather conditions and a mixed sample of sheep trade was strong, especially for the meated sorts with the best to tops of 370p/kg and £187 per head.

 

Leading Prices:

32.0kg 345p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
36.0kg 370p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
41.0kg 352p/kg GA Waller, Bollington
49.2kg 370p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
56.0kg 335p/kg C Birch, Alport

 

Averages:

32.1 – 39.0kg To: 370p/kg Ave: 291.77p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 352p/kg Ave: 302.89p/kg
45.6 – 52.0kg To: 370p/kg Ave: 313.31p/kg
52kg+ To: 335p/kg Ave: 294.5p/kg

 

77 Cull Sheep ave £85 per head

An excellent trade for all with a number of horned and Mule ewes within the entry.  Top price for continentals at £195 from Graham Ford.

 

120 Store Sheep including 57 Hoggs, 54 in lamb Ewes & 9 Ewes & Lambs

The first ewes and lambs of the season attracted plenty of bidding with demand very good for the quality sheep on offer.  Texel x Cheviot Ewes with Beltex singles sold to £254 (£127/life), Texel x Ewe with single £208 (£104/life) and Mule ewes with twins £208.

In the in-lamb section still plenty of interest despite the poor weather conditions with some outstanding results.  More buyers than sheep with demand for all types.

 

Young Texel x Ewes to £185

Texel Hoggs to £170

Suffolk x Hoggs to £135

Mules to £154

Herdwick to £112

 

The feeding hoggs saw demand good following the excellent finished prices.

 

Cheviots to £102

Texel to £97

 

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Auctioneer:

Peter Oven

Market Associate

Ivor Lowe

Partner

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