The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, 12 August is as follows. The total stock was 1145 head.

A cracking cull cow trade to £1,035.18 for a Holstein.

56 Prime and untested forward cattle.

(46) UTM & (10) OTM Prime cattle. Auctioneers comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another short entry of prime cattle when many more are wanted to satisfy demand. Quality, particularly on the steer side of the sale generally lacking.

Steers rose to the day’s top of 186.5ppk for a good, adlib Limousin (16m) from MJ Tuckett & Partners.

Steers sold to £1,177.68 for an Angus from PRS & EB Scott, Axbridge.

Heifers sold to 185.5ppk for a well fleshed, suckler bred Charolais from PJ Hobbs, Bilbrook, who sold others similar at 185, 181.5, 180.5 (x2) 179.5, 179 and 177ppk. Smart Blonde heifer at 181ppk from MJ Tuckett & Partners, Ide.

Heifers sold to £1,104.66 for a Charolais from PJ Hobbs.

80 Barren cows and cull stock bulls. Auctioneers comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent entry of 80 cull cattle met another cracking trade. Turning to the sale, top was 143.5ppk for a Hereford from Hutton & Sons, Bristol. Angus cow at 139.5ppk from MR & SK Westcott & Son, Porlock. Limousin at 134.5ppk from G Wall, Highbridge.

Sucklers sold to £993.96 for the Limousin from G Wall.

Dairy breeds to 117.5ppk for a Holstein from CJ & JC Pine, Stoke St Gregory.

Dairy breeds sold to £1,035.18 for a grand 881kg Holstein also from CJ & JC Pine again, who sold others to £968.94.

993 Finished lambs. Auctioneers comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report more lambs forward at 993 head sold as expected to a firm trade for the best/thicker lambs but much more difficult for the leaner/lighter types. The best sold to 192, 178 and 177ppk from K George. Others 191ppk from GB & AE Pearce and BAV & JE Scriven; 185, 180 and 175ppk from CHE Kidner; 177ppk from DM Ruell; 176ppk from SG Harraway and 175ppk from D Takle and DA & AP Gillbard.

Heavier lambs sold to £106, £98 and £96 from CHE Kidner. Others £100 from GI Ware and SG Harraway; £98 and £95.50 from Foxcombe Farm Somerset Ltd; £97 and £91 from BAV & JE Scriven and £91 from Hensley Farm Ltd. Overall average £72.78.

16 Cull ewes and rams. Auctioneers comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report sold to £70 from J Barrett.