Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 13-01-2022



13th January 2022


1,048 Sheep including 865 Finished Lambs, 140 Cull Sheep and 43 Store Lambs


A very good entry of 1048 head of sheep included 865 lambs.  Despite trade dipping in the other local centres, trade at the Thursday sale at Bakewell remained very good with an overall average of 261.34p/kg, which included several pens of Mules and plainer hill bred lambs.  Best Texel lambs peaked at 325p/kg with 4 pens over 310p/kg.  The top gross today of £143.96/head.


Leading Prices:

36kg 280p/kg D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
38.8kg 278p/kg MP Elliott & Son, Eyam
39.8kg 284p/kg AC Langridge, Fole
40kg 288p/kg D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
40.8kg 322p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
41kg 316p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
41.6kg 325p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
42.8kg 310p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
43.6kg 292p/kg B Ford, Lyme Handley
44kg 286p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
44.2kg 285p/kg B Fitch, Little Eaton
47kg 288p/kg B Ford, Lyme Handley
47.8kg 284p/kg R Swift & Son, Little Onn
48.8kg 295p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
50.5kg 270p/kg R Swift, Little Onn
52kh 270p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 280p/kg Ave: 256.34p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 325p/kg Ave: 263.77p/kg
45.6 – 52kg To: 295p/kg Ave: 255.59p/kg
52kg+ To: 249p/kg Ave: 228.55p/kg


Cull Sheep

In the Cull Sheep a smaller entry of 140 saw trade very brisk for all types with several grazing buyers operating.  Best heavy Suffolk ewes to £169, Texels to £160, heavy Mules sold in the £110 – £125 bracket and horned ewes in the £65-£85 bracket.


Ewes to £169  Ave: £106.83

Rams to £151  Ave: £75


Feeding lambs

A small show of 43 Feeding Lambs still in demand despite a dip in finished prices.  Texels to £101.




Thursday 20th January: Special entry of 65 Mule and Texel x in lamb Ewes


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Peter Oven

Market Associate