Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale Report 23-11-2023



23rd  November 2023



793 SHEEP INCLUDING 573 Finished Lambs & 163 Cull Sheep & 57 Store sheep


A very good entry of 793 sheep included 573 lambs.  Best shaped lambs regardless of weight still in demand to peak at 291p/kg for the best butchers types and overweights to 255p/kg and a top gross of £156.39/head.  The overall market average 245.95p/kg.


Leading Prices:

35.56kg 265p/kg NC Gregory, Blackwell
40.5kg 260p/kg J Webster & Son, Hartington
43.3kg 277p/kg JC Vickers, Taddington
44.5kg 268p/kg MR Walker, Alport
45.8kg 291p/kg AC Langridge, Uttoxeter
46.5kg 291p/kg AC Langridge, Fole
48.8kg 288p/kg L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
49.4kg 285p/kg L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest
61.3kg 255p/kg L Hadfield & Sons, Peak Forest



32.1 – 39.0kg To: 265 p/kg Ave: 248.98p/kg
39.1 – 45.5kg To: 277p/kg Ave: 245.45p/kg
45.6 – 52.0kg To: 291p/kg Ave: 246.18p/kg
52kg+ To: 255p/kg Ave: 236.27p/kg


163 Cull Sheep

A good entry of 163 cull sheep saw trade less in general, to peak at £102.  With a larger proportion of Swale Ewes on offer the overall average was only £51.18/head.


57 Store Sheep

A total of 57 store sheep saw brisk bidding with Texel x running ewe lambs selling to £81/head and Texel feeding lambs to £84/head.



Auctioneer Peter Oven FLAA
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Peter Oven

Market Associate