Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

HPLS Store Cattle 15-03-2024

HIGH PEAK LIVESTOCK SOCIETY

FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2024

 

 

 

 

One of the finest shows of suckled calves ever seen in Bakewell for a Friday sale was witnessed today when the HPLS hosted their annual spring calf sale.  444 cattle were entered with only one consignment failing to be forward on the day.

 

With the present trade for finished cattle at an all-time high, the buyers were out in force to refill with high quality suckled calves for summer grazing or filling yards.

 

Trade for the cattle can only be described as electric with fast bidding from the start with buyers keen to secure a good load.  The vast majority of the cattle were Spring & Summer 2022 born with nearly all of them under 12 months of age.

 

The sale progressed quickly with the cattle arriving in good even sized bunches which was certainly appreciated by an enthusiastic group of buyers.

 

The star lot of the day was consigned from the days biggest vendor, RM Hadfield at Rowter Farm, Castleton who showed 67 of the finest quality Limousin bulls & heifers.  The cattle were well farmed and well bred and topped the day at £2000 for a 9-month-old heifer that after a strong battle amongst various show men, was knocked down to suckler producers George and James Blackshaw from Bakewell.

 

Bagshaws would like to thank all for making the Spring calf sale a huge success.  The buyers for pushing their necks out to secure the cattle and the vendors for putting their trust in Bagshaws to sell their stock.

 

Averages were way up on the year once again as they were in 2023.

 

 

Sample prices as follows:

 

89 Bulls ave £1192.81 (up £28 on 2023)

£1620 Lim 12 mnths RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
£1510 Lim 11 mnths RJG Swift, High Peak
£1410 Lim 11 mnths MA Salisbury & Son, High Peak
£1400 Lim 12 mnths A & B Simpson, Bradwell
£1250 B Blue x 9 mnths JA Hall, Longnor
£920 B Blue x 9 mnths GA & SM Wainwright & Sons, Bamford
£920 Lim 5 mnths HJ Hitchcock, Belper
£910 B Blue x 9 mnths D Byard, Chesterfield
£910 Lim 10 mnths R Simpson, Longnor

 

127 Steers ave £1079.60 (Up £12 on 2023)

£1420 Lim 14 mnths T & J Gratton, Riber
£1400 Sim 11 mnths D Jones, Blackwell in the Peak
£1390 Lim 11 mnths MJ Turner, Grindon
£1320 Lim 10 mnths D & L Wain, Ilam
£1320 B Blue x 11 mnths CL Sharpley, Wildboarclough
£1310 B Blue x 11 mnths A Dickinson, Heage
£1290 Lim 11 mnths JJ Turner, Okeover
£1280 Lim 11 mnths GA Mallinson, Reapsmoor
£1280 Lim 10 mnths LS Riley, Newtown
£1100 Lim 22 mnths DW Twigg, Bradwell
£1050 Lim 11 mnths PG Kirkham, Hognaston
£1030 Lim 9 mnths D Byard, Chesterfield

 

228 Heifers ave £1050.05 (up £98 on 2023)

£2000 Lim 10 mnths RM Hadfield Ltd, Castleton
£1520 Lim 11 mnths S & CM Jones & Sons, Belper
£1380 Lim 9 mnths MA Salisbury & Son, Hayfield
£1360 Lim 13 mnths T & J Gratton, Riber
£1320 Lim 10 mnths D & l Wain, Ilam
£1250 Lim 11 mnths PG Kirkham, Hognaston
£1210 B Blue x 10 mnths JJ Turner, Okeover
£1180 B Blue x 10 mnths JA Hall, Longnor
£1180 Lim 11 mnths GA Mallinson, Reapsmoor
£1160 B Blue x 12 mnths D Byard, Chesterfield
£1160 Lim 11 mnths B Chadwick, Onecote
£1130 B Blue x 11 mnths A Dickinson, Heage
£1080 B Blue x 12 mnths C Sharpley, Wildboarclough
£1050 Lim 8 mnths N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
£1040 Lim 10 mnths DR Flower, Alstonefield
£1040 Lim 9 mnths DW Twigg, Bradwell

 

 

 

 

Auctioneer:

Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Oliver Hiles

Market Associate