An increased entry of 3196 sheep on offer at Bakewell Marketthis week included 2500 finished hoggs. Several runs of hoggs coming straightoff keep saw demand very brisk from the 34-42kg Continental types with theseregularly selling at 200p/kg for better sorts and a top pen of 219p/kg.

Bakewell sale.JPGThe top12 pens returning an average of 210p/kg and an overall market average of190.09p/kg which included a large proportion of mules and swales.


Leading trade at 215p/kg was AT Froggatt, Abbots Bromley,closely followed by 206p/kg was MV Turner, Sheldon.


A total of 11 new season lambs on offer this week allforward from Edwin Pocock, Totley   sawincreased demand and ranged from 238p/kg to 254p/kg.


A total of 573 cull ewes and rams saw all types of ewes indemand with very brisk bidding throughout. Best of the heavy Continentalspeaked at £138 shown by Broughs of Monyash, with Charolais rams from IanHunter, Radbourne, topping at £118. Ewes went to £138 and averaged £77.58,while rams averaged £77.89.


A total 112 Gritstone store sheep on offer from one vendorsaw in lamb correct ewes go to £84 and broken mouth ewes top at £81.