The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, 9 September, is as follows. The total stock was 1052 head.

Prime Lambs £3/head up on the week.

86 Prime and untested forward cattle.

(81) UTM & (5) OTM Prime cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an increased entry of 86 prime cattle met a very similar trade to 189.5ppk for a best type Limousin steer from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary. Further Limousin steers at 183ppk, J & J Meaker & Son, Langport and 176.5ppk, HWC & JM Butler, Bristol. Bazadaise at 175.5ppk, also from HWC & JM Butler. Blues to 174ppk from D Curtis, Street.

Native steers rose to 173.5ppk for a South Devon from AV & N Lee, Crediton. Hereford at 167.5ppk from DF Boyland, Cotleigh.

Steers sold to £1,249.20 for a South Devon from AV & N Lee, who sold another at £1,203.76.

Heifers peaked at 176.5ppk for a pure bred Charolais from AS Cowling, Clatworthy, who sold another at 174ppk. Limousin heifers at 174.5 and 171ppk from HWC & JM Butler and 173 and 171.5ppk, J & S Vinnicombe & Son.

Heifers sold to £1,120.05 for a Limousin from HWC & JM Butler, who sold others at £1,080.16 and £1,072.44. Other heifers over £1000: £1,071.88, Limousin, J & S Vinnicombe & Son; £1,025.60, Blue, D Curtis; £1,016.40, Angus, NJ & HM Baker, Clevedon; £1,012.60, Charolais, CG & C Vigar, Currey Rivel; £1,002.58, Blue, D Curtis again and £1,000.50, Charolais, AS Cowling.

96 Barren cows and cull stock bulls. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a larger entry of cull stock at 96 head met an Autumnal trade. Best quality sold well but generally not enough meat forward to spark the trade.

Top was 154.5ppk for a best type Limousin from A Sutton, Broadway, who sold another Limousin at 137.5ppk. Further good Limousin cows at 132.5ppk, JC & JCM Carroll, Street and 124.5ppk, R Chaddock, Glastonbury. Best Charolais at 130.5ppk, AS Cowling, Clatworthy. Native cows rose to 122.5ppk for a Hereford from R Chaddock again. Further Herefords at 118.5 and 113.5ppk, MJ & RSM Barrow, Arlington and 115.5ppk, B Stanley & Sons, St Brides Major. Angus cows at 120.5, 117.5 and 114.5ppk, R Chaddock again. South Devon, 117.5ppk, Hill & Johnstone, Culmhead. Devon 116.5ppk RJ Chamberlain, Kingston St Mary.

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Sucklers sold to £1,010.63 for a Hereford from R Chaddock, who also sold an Angus at £1,006.189.

Dairy breeds peaked at 124.5ppk for a proper Friesian from Ireosa Ltd, Winterbourne Abbas. Holsteins to 118.5ppk from AJ & WL Turner Ltd, Chard, who sold another at 111.5ppk. Further Holstein 113.5ppk from J & EM Phillips & Sons, Ilton.

Dairy breeds sold to £995.40 for a Holstein from AJ & WL Turner Ltd, who sold another at £972.28.

870 Finished lambs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a smaller entry of 870 lambs, after last week’s difficult trade, sold to a much brighter trade, particularly for the lighter types. The best sold to 178 and 174ppk from Wallmead Farms Partners. Others 176 (x2) and 174ppk from AJB Farm Partnership; 176 and 175ppk from Somerset Lamb Ltd; 176 and 174ppk from DM Ruell and 174ppk from R & K Dorpman, DJ & DA Bloyce, AG Evans and BAV & JE Scriven.

Heavier lambs sold to £90.50 from BAV & JE Scriven. Others £88.50 from HJ & HB Case Ltd; £87 and £86 from A & N Pearse; £87 and £85 from FG, NK & AJ Gammon Ltd; £87 from Wallmead Farms Partners and DJ & DA Bloyce; £86 from AG Evans and £85 from Milborne Wick Farms Ltd. Overall average £77.07.

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