Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 20-01-2022




20th January 2022


1,123 Sheep including 724 Finished Lambs, 238 Cull Sheep and 161 Store Sheep


Another excellent entry of 1123 sheep included 724 lambs.  Despite trade easing throughout the week demand still good for the best meated lambs regardless of weight but half meated and plain sorts being harder to sell.  Best butchers lambs sold to 336p/kg twice with heavy butchers lambs to 297p/kg with a top gross of £149/head.  The overall average 257.56p/kg.


Leading Prices:

33kg 270p/kg WB Moss & Son, Rainow
37.8kg 336p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
38.5kg 318p/kg MJ Wells & Son, Monyash
40.6kg 289p/kg RB Smith, Hayfield
41.2kg 330p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
41.4kg 322p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
43.6kg 336p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
44kg 289p/kg JB Shirt, Edale
46kg 297p/kg J Simpson, Stoney Middleton
47.2kg 286p/kg J Simpson, Stoney Middleton



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 336p/kg Ave: 260.12p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 336p/kg Ave: 257.25p/kg
45.6 – 52kg To: 297p/kg Ave: 242.29p/kg
52kg+ To: 259p/kg Ave: 226.33p/kg


Cull Sheep

A larger entry this week of 238 Cull Ewes and Rams met a brisk trade throughout with Texel ewes to £128 and Mules to £124


Ewes to £128  Ave: £86.23

Rams to £149  Ave: £63


Store Sheep

A total of 161 Store Sheep this week included 131 in lamb ewes, demand for these was very brisk with potential buyers travelling from Lincolnshire as was as neighbouring counties.  The annual consignment from Hayden Fletcher attracted very brisk bidding with his Texels to £170 and Mules to £185 with his 72 ewes averaging £180.  Two pens of Aberfield x Suffolk ewes sold to £164 and £162/head with Beltex/Texel ewes to £150/head.


Just 30 Feeding Lambs were all long-term sorts with Suffolks to £66 and Texel to £63.



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Peter Oven

Market Associate