Bakewell Livestock Market

Bakewell ABC show ringBagshaws of Bakewell operate the Livestock Markets at the District Council's Agricultural Business Centre (ABC).

A list of livestock market dates is available on the Bagshaws website.

The opening of the Agricultural Business Centre allowed Bagshaws to mix the traditional and the modern, putting over 130 years of experience in livestock auctioneering into operation in a superb up to date premises.

In a typical year around 200,000 sheep and nearly 40,000 cattle and calves are sold through Bakewell Market.

The facilities at Bakewell ABC are second to none with cattle and sheep penning and sale rings all under one roof together with offices, cafes and conference facilities and even a drop-in medical clinic for farmers.

The town centre is only a short walk from the market and the livestock handling facilities are particularly noteworthy with extensive unloading bays, sorting and numbering races.

Lorry parking is extensive with a well equipped lorry wash and wheel disinfecting tank at the exit to the market.

The sale rings are designed to exhibit stock to best advantage and provide easy access for vendors and purchasers.

The main ring has a spiral staircase for access to the rostrum and a viewing gallery overlooking the cattle penning area.

There is also wheelchair access and a lift to the seating areas.

Both main sales rings feature electronic displays of information and are linked to the office computer system.