Bakewell mar­ket

Leek Post & Times - - FARMING & COUNTRYSIDE -

THE change of clocks meant a lighter morn­ing and as­sisted the de­liv­ery of stock, with 815 Cat­tle and 1,563 – and a great many farm­ing fam­i­lies on a half-term out­ing to Bakewell Mar­ket.

The Store and Breed­ing Cat­tle mus­tered a use­ful turnout of 531 head. For­ward stores re­main a very de­cent trade with top fig­ures of £1,210 for Steers and £1,240 for Heifers and £745 for Feed­ing Bulls. Qual­ity cat­tle of any age or size re­main a strong trade,

86 Fin­ished Cat­tle on of­fer with a use­ful high­light of 260p and a top gross fig­ure of £1,461.

The 110 OTM Cat­tle and Feed­ing Cows sold on a sharper trade with the best on of­fer to 158p and £1,391. The over­all av­er­age at 103.4p was up on last week.

88 Calves with Bulls to £390 and Heifers £255. In the Sheep sec­tion there were 1,012 Fin­ished Lambs which sold on a brisker trade with top fig­ures of 220p and £97.79. The SQQ av­er­age was 167.8p and the over­all 165.6p. A look at the archives shows that the SQQ was only 160p at the equiv­a­lent mar­ket in 2017.

The Cull Sheep sec­tion which had 538 head on of­fers. Ewes sold to £125 to av­er­age £59.62.

110 OTM, BAR­REN & FEED­ING COWS

over­all av­er­age 103.4p

Fewer than last week but an im­proved av­er­age this week by 5p. Cows peaked at 158p or £1,181 for a red Li­mousin, 7.5yrs from JW Foot & Sons, Par­wich. Bet­ter cows 130p-plus with a number of keep­ing cows look­ing well sold.

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