Bakewell beast makes £2,606.25 at Xmas sale

The culmination of two very good days at Bakewell for the Annual Christmas Primestock Show and Sale was the champion beast making 375p/kg or £2,606.25 and an overall average of 247.8p for the show cattle.

The annual event followed the usual format with a show of prime cattle on Sunday with the cattle being housed overnight and sold within the regular Market on Monday.

Judge for the cattle this year was David and Chris Wright from Boston in Lincolnshire. This father and son duo teamed up to find an outstanding specimen within the show cattle. This 695kg black Limousin heifer won the senior heifer class and went on to be overall Champion from A Dickinson and L Powdrill, Heage. She sold on Monday to Mr Lee Machin of Manifold Valley Meats for 375p/kg to gross £2,606.25.

Reserve Champion and best opposite sex was paraded by Messrs Maycock, Holloway who sold their Limousin steer for 270p/kg or £1,822.50 to Richard Hobday of White Peak Farm Butchers, Tissington.

Best exhibitor bred animal was a British Blue Heifer from T Gratton, Riber and this sold for 305p to gross £1,830 selling to Thomas Deakin, Sutton in Ashfield.


An excellent show of 185 quality show lambs forward for the Christmas Primestock Show & Sale gave the judge Neil Redfern of Harpur Hill a very difficult task in selecting his prize winning pens. The Champion pen shown by Paul Slater also won the medium weight class and went on to make 500p/kg. The show lambs saw a total clearance with an amazing average of 311p/kg. (Bagshaws)