Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 29-02-2024

809 SHEEP INCLUDING 403 Finished Lambs, 264 Cull Sheep & 142 STORE SHEEP

 

403 Hoggs ave 326.16p/kg

Another competitive trade throughout with all weights in keen demand with top prices of £188 per head and 382p/kg.  Overall average of £134.50 per head.

 

Leading Prices:

41.0kg 380p/kg N Townsend, Tideswell Moor
45.5kg 368p/kg TB Dalton, Brailsford
48.7kg 382p/kg DL Batterbee, Doveholes
47.0kg 370p/kg TB Dalton, Brailsford
47.3kg 368p/kg B Fitch, Little Eaton
55.3kg 340p/kg G Ford, Waterside Farm

 

Averages:

32.1 – 39.0kg To: 340p/kg Ave: 302.35p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 380p/kg Ave: 337.34p/kg
45.6 – 52.0kg To: 382p/kg Ave: 347.23p/kg
52kg+ To: 340p/kg Ave: 317.13p/kg

 

264 Cull Sheep ave £88.81 per head

A larger entry and a strong trade with continentals to £179, strong Mules in to the £120’s and stronger horned ewes up towards £90.

 

142 Store Sheep

A total of 142 store sheep attracted very brisk bidding in all sections.  The flock dispersal of 65 in lamb Mule and continental ewes from near Lichfield saw numerous local farmers trying to increase their lambing flock with some genuine replacements.  Young Texel ewes, scanned in lamb to £210, Char x ewes scanned in lamb to £176 and Mule ewes scanned in lamb to £170.

 

Feeding Hoggs

In the feeding hoggs demand still good even for the end of season types on offer with Shropshire x to £97, Texel x to £95 and Zwartble to £78.

59 Hoggs average £82.20

 

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Auctioneer:

Ivor Lowe

Partner

Property and professional services

Peter Oven

Market Associate