Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale Report 04-05-2023



4th May 2023


911 sheep including 517 hoggs, 53 spring lambs, 182 cull sheep and 159 store sheep


53 Spring Lambs ave 392.72p/kg

An excellent trade for all with top prices of 438p/kg and £182/head.


517 Hoggs ave 282.48/kg

A sharper trade for all with a lot of heavier weights within the entry.  Top prices of 335p/kg and £175/head.  Overall average £131/head.


Leading Prices:

39.0kg 330p/kg B Fitch, Little Eaton
36.5kg 320p/kg H Rickards, Slaley
39.8kg 335p/kg J Simpson, Hope Valley
39.5kg 324p/kg RJG Swift, High Peak
46.9kg 305p/kg H & G Holllinshead, Lichfield
55.6kg 298p/kg A Hunter, Hognaston


182 Cull Sheep ave £109/head  

An excellent trade for all, especially the plainer sorts to a top of £174


159 Store Sheep

Something for everybody in the store section with a few hoggs still in demand to £79.

A total of 30 Hebridean ewes suitable for dog training or conservation grazing attracted brisk bidding to £60 to average £56.80.

In the ewes and lambs plenty of buyers out to fill the grass paddocks.  Best Texel ewes saw most demand.


Sample Prices:

Texel doubles to £186

Texel singles to £180

Cross bred ewes with strong twins to £252

Mule doubles £176

Cheviot singles £106

Herdwick singles £71


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Peter Oven

Market Associate

Ivor Lowe


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