BACK to business after Bakewell Show with decent entries of 625 cattle and 2,444 sheep.
A cooler day with rain in prospect later in the week just in time to make life difficult for straw harvesting.
The store cattle section had mustered no fewer than 246 head, a useful selection for the time of year. Buyers out in force with one or two seasonal new faces and steers reaching £1,300 and heifers £1,190. Cow and calf outfits peaked at £1,390. A number of very smart younger cattle looked very well sold indeed.
OTM numbers were well up to strength at 142 amd trade did not disappoint with 190p/kg and £1,729 per head available for the best.
A solid 99 finished cattle reached 246p/kg and £1,608 per head configuring the auctioneer’s comments that the trade had taken a distinct upward turn.
No fewer than 142 calves sold on an exceptional trade further strengthening Bakewell’s reputation as an up and coming calf market. Bulls reached £340 and heifers £438, but the general level of prices generated plenty of favourable comments.
1,741 lambs sold on a solid trade with the best to 212p and £86.53 per head. The overall average was not as good as had been hoped for reflecting the easing of prices at the end of last week.
One thing that was apparent was the need for meat and buyers were definitely seeking well fleshed lambs in preference to the plainer sorts.
713 cull sheep sold on a steadier trade, but the best ewes on offer reached £109 and rams £89.
138 BARREN & OTM CATTLE – overall average 126.6p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A very good turn out of cows for the day after the week break and trade seems to have stabilised with certainly no further drops but perhaps a hardening in price with good competition for all cows on offer.
Best cows today sold in the mid and high 160’s with a high of 190p for a young Blonde sort from Messrs Watson, Bradley. Once again a large number of grazing and feeding cows in the offering.
76 Black and White and Ex dairy Cows average 116.9p
A good trade with a few younger sorts 160-170p but generally the best was 145-150p with fed Holstein’s 135-142p. Leaner cows certainly in demand at 115-130p depending on meat, weight and belly. Plain cows 100-110p and only the very worst under £1/kilo.
The top Cows read as follows:
190p 466kg Blonde x LS & L Watson, Bradley
185p 662kg BB D & SE Edge, Pikehall
174p 574kg Brit Blue AW Keeling, Cheadle
170p 634kg Holst AJ Bradbury & AW Brookes, Field
170p 770kg Lim Chatsworth Settlement, Bakewell
168p 680kg BB Miss N Beardsley, Muggington
168p 676kg Lim Miss N Beardlsey, Muggington
168p 784kg Lim Chatsworth Settlement, Bakewell
167p 676kg Blonde x PF & S Mellor, Little Hayfield
166p 584kg Brit Blue AW Keeling, Cheadle
The gross figures are:
£1,317.12 784kg Lim Chatsworth Settlement, Bakewell
£1,309.00 770kg Lim Chatsworth Settlement, Bakewell
£1,224.70 662kg BB D & SE Edge, Pikehall
£1,213.60 740kg Lim TM Carr, Waterfall
£1,173.84 804kg Fries MJ & RD Bradbury, Biggin by Hartington
£1,142.40 680kg BB Miss N Beardsley, Muggington
£1,135.68 676kg Lim Miss N Beardsley, Muggington
£1,131.22 674kg Holst GK & E Robinson, Wheston
£1,128.92 676kg Blonde x PF & S Mellor, Little Hayfield
£1,125.04 686kg Holst JR Walker & Sons, Rotherham
6 OTM Stock Bulls – average 146.8p
166p or £1,112 for a Blue from AJ & GH Bland, Mottram
155p or £1,729 for a Blonde from DF & A Wainwright, Cold Eaton
149p or £1,543 for a Blonde from JFW Hayes, Cromford
99 FINISHED CATTLE – overall average 193.9p (Auctioneer Oliver Hiles)
A better trade than anybody had been expecting. The doom and gloom that has surrounded the beef trade over the last month was not present at Bakewell today with a good competitive trade throughout.
40 Young Bulls –overall average 180.0p
20 Black and White, 4 Native and 16 Continentals found a very good trade with some super bulls at the top end and 2 super bulls from Roger White at 238p (£1,513) and 224p (£1,299). Black and whites sold to 184p from Messrs Lomas, Griffe. Best black and whites 178-184p, better Holsteins 168-178p. Leaner Holsteins 150-165p with plain bulls 139-150p. 4 very lean types a little less.
The top Bulls sold as follows:
238p 636kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
225p 650kg Brit Blue G Wardman, Matlock
224p 580kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
218p 654kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
217p 680kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
216p 474kg Brit Blue P Ritter & Sons, Peak Forest
207p 610kg Brit Blue G Matkin, Wigwell
206p 564kg Lim L Slater & Sons, Winster
206p 658kg Sim G Wardman, Matlock
204p 708kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
and gross prices:-
£1,513.68 636kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
£1,475.60 680kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£1,462.50 650kg Brit Blue G Wardman, Matlock
£1,444.32 708kg Blonde x C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£1,425.72 654kg Lim C & D Jeffery, Pilsley
£1,355.48 658kg Sim G Wardman, Matlock
£1,299.20 580kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
£1,262.70 610kg Brit Blue G Matkin, Wigwell
£1,246.78 646kg Here L Stanhope, Barlow
£1,161.84 564kg Lim L Slater & Sons, Winster
22 Steers – overall average 206.5p
More interest from all buyers with a high of 246p from Don Lownds, Reapsmoor with a superb Limousin that sold to Paul Rose on behalf of his Pauls Meats, Grassmoor. 3 Friesians sold to 188p (£1,402) while 2 Angus sold to 198p.
The top Steers sold as follows:-
246p 614kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
240p 506kg Lim JMW & CM Eley, Youlgreave
230p 694kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
220p 648kg Lim JF & B Allen, Taddington
220p 556kg Lim KH & GA Cooper, Wigwell
218p 738kg Brit Blue GA Bradbury, Sutton on the Hill
217p 494kg Brit Blue SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave
216p 568kg Lim KH & GA Cooper, Wigwell
212p 590kg Brit Blue P Wale, Tansley
And Gross prices:-
£1,608.84 738kg Brit Blue GA Bradbury, Sutton on the Hill
£1,596.20 694kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£1,532.30 770kg Lim GM Gagie, Uttoxeter
£1,510.44 614kg Lim D Lownds, Reapsmoor
£1,425.60 648kg Lim JF & B Allen, Taddington
£1,422.72 684kg Brit Blue A Elliott, Pilsley
£1,402.48 746kg Fries GA Bradbury, Sutton on the Hill
£1,400.96 704kg Lim GM Gagie, Uttoxeter
37 Heifers – overall average 201.1p
A cracking trade for the best but a number of also rans including a Jersey non breeder at 70p as well as Holstein and Shorthorn non breeding heifers.
Top today were a super pair of heifers from Roger White, Bamford selling at 244p (£1,254) and 240p (£1,128) both being purchased by Mick Lilly on behalf of CH Spencer & Son, Notts. 7 Hereford heifers topped at 215p and Angus at 199p.
The top Heifers sold as follows:-
244p 514kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
240p 470kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
227p 468kg Brit Blue SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave
226p 522kg Char R Brough & Son, Monyash
226p 624kg Char G Wardman, Matlock
224p 494kg Brit Blue SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave
223p 448kg Brit Blue SL Holland & Son, Youlgreave
223p 510kg Lim T Neville, Tansley
220p 700kg Brit Blue L Berry, Mansfield
Top gross figures:-
£1,540.00 700kg Brit Blue L Berry, Mansfield
£1,410.24 624kg Char G Wardman, Matlock
£1,314.00 600kg Lim JMW & CM Eley, Youlgreave
£1,308.24 632kg Brit Blue JMW & CM Eley, Youlgreave
£1,292.56 604kg Brit Blue JW & M Rose & Sons, Norton
£1,268.50 590kg Here Gilmans LTD, Thorpe
£1,254.16 514kg Lim R & A White & Son, Bamford
£1,251.60 596kg Lim J & C Barratt, Morton
246 STORE CATTLE - (Auctioneer Alastair Sneddon)
A very gratifying entry of 246 store cattle saw the section resume business after the Bakewell Show break. Buyers were out in force with yet again more new faces and some who have not been seen for many months.
All in all a very solid performance with some excellent prices achieved for a very varied selection of cattle. Quality certainly ranged from both extremes with some superb Continental bred show types to a number of Highland crosses more suited to harsher conditions. Needless to say there were customers for all at appropriate prices.
With finished cattle prices looking good store cattle returns show no signs of faltering.
If you have cattle to sell do not hesitate to call we are more than happy to view them on farm and promote special entries with adverts and early warnings.
26 Feeding Bulls
Not nearly enough to satisfy demand, but sufficient to show that prices are very strong in this sector.
Typical examples as follows:-
£980 Blonde x 11m RA Lomas, Aldwark
£960 L’horn 16m TW & BM Pratt, Abbotts Bromley
£795 BB x 13-16m D Sims, Fenny Bentley
£740 BR x 8m T Shally, Allestree
£650 Lim x 14m PJ & N Townsend, Tideswell
£370 Holst 13m CJC & JP Stone, Onecote
Some useful bunches and outstanding individuals all well bid for. There is no question whatsoever, cattle are wanted.
£1,190 Char x 17-18m S Franks, Bradfield
£1,160 BR x 20m C & FM Beal, Bradfield
£1,080 Here 21m SW & S Smith, Selston
£1,070 Char x 24-27m R Worthington, Edale
£1,030 Sim 27m PV Joliffe, Cotton
£1,020 Sim x 25m FG & JR Critchlow, Sheen
£980 Sim x 22-23m C Anders, Roston
£910 Blonde x 10m DV Holland, Blore
£910 Lim x 22m M Anders, Roston
£900 Blonde x 10m DV Holland, Blore
£900 Lim x 18m F & F Wigley, Bonsall
£885 BR x 16-20m S Sims, Fenny Bentley
£870 BR x 9m ID Hammersley, Offcote
£675 Lim x 16m SM Fletcher, Heathcote
£650 S’horn x 12m AW & RA Mycock, Flagg
£610 Char x 7m JP & D Helliwell, Oughtibridge
£610 BR x 16m E Salt, Doveholes
£600 Lim x 8m MJC & PM Reeve, Ipstones
£315 H’land 4-5m S & P Hodson Walker, Burntwood
All sorts and sizes with prices to match.
£1,300 Lim x 24m O & C Prince, Upper Hulme
£1,250 BR x 21m C & FM Beal, Bradfield
£1,200 Lim x 23m RH & M Bunting, Newhaven
£1,110 Char x 14-15m C Bowers, Bradley
£1,090 Char x 14m R Worthington, Edale
£1,085 Here x 22-23m C Anders, Roston
£1,020 Sim x 23m CH Day, Blackshaw
£900 Blonde x 9m DV Holland, Blore
£890 Blonde x 10m DV Holland, Blore
£890 BR x 9m ID Hammersley, Offcote
£880 S’horn 23m PR & G Helliwell, Oughtibridge
£820 AA x 21-22m S Tudor, Kingsley
£790 Char x 8m GPK Trickett, Rowsley
£725 S’horn 13m AW & RA Mycock, Flagg
£625 BR x 14m E Salt, Doveholes
£475 H’land x 15-16m JF Gibson, Thorpe
£450 Brown Swiss x 15-16m S & LJ Dyson, Hollow Meadows
£330 H’land 5m S & P Hodson Walker, Burntwood
33 Breeding Cattle
Rather more than usual for a Monday with plenty of interest:-
£1,390 Here x, 29m & Hfr Calf, 1m GA & R Spencer, Winster
£1,300 Here x, 27m & Hfr Calf, 1m GA & R Spencer, Winster
£1,280 Sim Cow, 77m & Bull Calf, 5m PV Joliffe, Cotton
£1,260 Lim Cow, 126m & Hfr Calf, 1m GW Holling, Blackwell
£1,250 Sim Cow, 81m & Bull Calf, 4m PV Joliffe, Cotton
£1,180 Lim Cow, 46m & Bull Calf, 1m SJ White, Wingerworth
149 CALVES (Auctioneer Nick Hansen)
A much larger entry of calves sold on a strong trade from start to finish. Continental calves very good for choice young sorts but strongest not quite as dear. A wonderful run of Herefords met a consistent demand with the bull average up on last week and top price £55 higher. High spot of the day though was demand for black and whites with 48 Holstein bulls average up £28 a head.
Bulls Average Top Price Vendor
11 Here 235.55 325.00 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
13 Fries 99.92 225.00 GH Gregory, Sheldon
3 Ayr 65.67 78.00 FR Platts & Sons, Bamford
4 AA 165.50 252.00 Shirt Farms, Tideswell
1 S’horn 90.00 90.00 J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
6 Lim 181.67 292.00 FR Platts & Sons, Bamford
7 Sim 218.43 340.00 GME White & Sons, Ecclesfield
1 Char 305.00 305.00 GPK Trickett, Rowsley
48 Holst 74.63 205.00 R & J Hinds, Bradley
1 L’horn 170.00 170.00 RW Potter & Co, Yeaveley
1 B Swiss 151.00 151.00 G & D Shuker & Sons, Whaley Bridge
2 Mont 145.00 180.00 J & J Walton & Sons, Tideswell
1 Galloway 125.00 125.00 TJ Fox, Hurdlow
13 Brit Blue 227.46 305.00 AE Bowler, Shottle
Heifers Average Top Price
12 Here 161.83 285.00 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
2 AA 171.00 222.00 Shirt Farms, Tideswell
9 Lim 185.33 438.00
6 Sim 173.17 230.00 GME White & Sons, Ecclesfield
1 Holst 25.00 25.00 ER Herridge & Son, Tissington
7 Brit Blue 247.43 345.00 D Fotherby & Sons, Wormhill
2,454 SHEEP including 1,741 Lambs & 713 Ewes and Rams
(Auctioneers Mark Elliott, Peter Oven)
An excellent entry of 2,454 sheep included 1,741 lambs. A full complement of buyers present saw farm assured lambs again reaping a premium. The best export lambs peaked at 212p/kg with butchers lambs in the 190-200p/kg bracket. The top 10 pens averaged 204.2p/kg with overall market average of 177.2p.
Lamb Leading prices:-
30.5kg 178p/kg RJ Corbridge, Bakewell
35.6kg 194p/kg D Collier, Hucklow
36.5kg 205p/kg N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
37.5kg 204p/kg MP Elliott & Son, Eyam
38.5kg 197p/kg N & S Pearson, Peak Forest
39.3kg 204p/kg J & J Spillane, Buxton
40.0kg 210p/kg AE & HR Stubbs, Bramshall
40.5kg 212p/kg AE & HR Stubbs, Bramshall
41.6kg 208p/kg AE & HR Stubbs, Bramshall
44.5kg 190p/kg AE & HR Stubbs, Bramshall
46.6kg 184p/kg AV Marsden, Hucklow
48.5kg 161p/kg CW Taberner, Leigh
Hoggs to 137p/kg. Average 118p/kg
Shearlings to 118p/kg. Average 107.8p/kg
32.1kg -39kg to 205p/kg Average 175.61p/kg
39.1kg - 45.5kg to 212p/kg Average 180.60p/kg
45.6kg – 52kg to 184p/kg Average 168.12p/kg
713 Cull Ewes and Rams
A very good entry post show and generally all categories just a little easier in trade. Plenty of good meated strong ewes £80 plus with the best 10 pens averaging a very strong £96.60 with top price of £109 for big Suffolks from Barry Wager. £100 was the second call for Texels for James Percival and John Spillane.
Best Mules over £72 per head but they must be very big to attain such strong figures.
A few grazing sorts forward in every category.
The rams topped at £89 for a Texel from Messrs Charlton at Sycamore Farm with Derek Cooper receiving £80.