Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale 02-03-2023



2nd March 2023


548 Sheep including 319 Lambs, 158 Culls & 71 Store Sheep


A total entry of 548 sheep included 319 lambs.  First new season lambs of the season for Thursday saw the best selling at 288p/kg with the average of 264.367p/kg.  In the old season lambs 316 on offer of mixed quality with best meated sorts peaking at 280p/kg (twice) and overall market average 224.35p/kg.


Leading Prices:

36.2kg 252p/kg S Bradbury, Tideswell
40.2kg 260p/kg D Edgecox, Onecote
41.0kg 235p/kg GA Waller, Bollington
45.0kg 280p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
46.6kg 280p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
48.0kg 240p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
49.6kg 250p/kg G Ford, Tunstead Milton
51.3kg 220p/kg K Harrop, Alport



32.1-39.0kg To: 252p/kg Ave: 223.02p/kg
39.1- 45.5kg To: 280p/kg Ave: 228.09p/kg
45.6 -52kg To: 280p/kg Ave: 228.64p/kg


Cull Sheep

In the cull ewes and rams best meated sorts in short supply to peak at £118 for continental with Mules in the £85-£95 bracket.  A large proportion of horned and plain ewes was reflected in the overall average.


Ewes to £118                Ave £223.02

Rams to £68                 


Store & Breeding Sheep

Just 71 store and breeding sheep on offer this week included 47 in lamb sheep with a special entry of 5 Grey Faced Dartmoor  ewes scanned in lamb to the Dartmoor attracting keen bidding.  One ewe close to lambing sold at £140 with a further 4 selling at £132 each.  Mule ewe hoggs scanned in lamb to Beltex sold to £102 (twice)

24 feeding lambs sold to a top of £68 to average £60.92.


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Peter Oven

Market Associate

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale