Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 24-03-2022




24th March 2022


600 Sheep including 449 Finished Hoggs, 116 Cull Sheep and 35 Store Sheep


 A very good show of 600 included 449 lambs.  Demand for the handy-weight meated sorts very brisk with two pens to 330p/kg and 6 pens over the 308p/kg barrier.  Top gross price of £141.24 per head.  The big lambs still harder to sell with best to 224p/kg.  Overall average 263.25p/kg.


Leading Prices:

35.33kg 298p/kg BE & TR Robinson, Tideswell
36kg 324p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
37.17kg 283p/kg C Ford, Whaley Bridge
39kg 288p/kg C Ford, Whaley Bridge
40.2kg 330p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
42.8kg 330p/kg M Shaw, Tideswell
43.3kg 319p/kg W Hague & Son, Bradfield
44kg 288p/kg J Shirt & Son, Tideswell



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 324p/kg Ave: 249.75p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 330p/kg Ave: 268.82p/kg
45.6 – 52kg To: 258p/kg Ave: 242.45p/kg
52kg+ To: 224p/kg Ave: 215.08p/kg


 116 Cull Sheep

Just 116 cull ewes and rams met brisk bidding with 7 different buyers operating on numerous accounts.  More Cull Sheep needed to fill order books.  Best Beltex ewes to £192 with Texel to £188, Mules to £138, Gritstone to £102, Swales to £93 and Jacob to £90.


Ewes to £192  Ave: £105.31

Rams to £159  Ave: £112.36

Goats to £97

35 Store Sheep

Just 35 Store Sheep this week saw feeding lambs to £82 to average £77.85.  Cade lambs to £13.


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Peter Oven

Market Associate