Trade was good on all sides at Bakewell market this week, which saw 1810 head of sheep forward, with a range in quality of the 571 lambs forward. Topping trade was a pen of
A mixed bag was also forward on the hogg front, which saw best fleshed hoggs selling in excess of 165p/kg and peaking at 179p/kg for R Swift, Little Onn. Hoggs averaged 162.64p/kg.
Ewes and lambs finished off the days trading nicely, with buyers keen to convert cull ewe money into breeding families. Strong competition meant several farmers returned empty handed after
Cattle trade was also strong despite a hampered attendance due to good silage weather. On the OTM front with 116 cattle forward it was a Belgian Blue which topped trade for M A Griffin, Ashbourne at £1074.63 for a 634kg beast. OTM steers averaged 134.3p/kg and topped at £1169.92.
Average trade was realised for continental crosses, with an 838kg Belgian Blue Cross from K Belfield, Longnor selling for £1282.14.
Steers on the other hand saw an excellent bunch forward and grossed £1179.20 for a 670kg
An entry of 56 calves met an outstanding trade, with more needed to fill demand, with buyers travelling from as far field as
In Black and Whites demand was equally as good with