The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Saturday, 14 September, is as follows. The total stock was 5841 head.

A very busy early Autumn market to £2050 for a Holstein heifer.

85 Dairy cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another large entry saw another good trade for the top end. Second quality saw a drop in the trade compared to last week’s exceptional trade, reflecting the fact that the entry quality wise did not compare with last week’s.

Heifers topped at £2050 and £2000 for JG Morgan’s pedigree heifers. Non pedigree heifers sold to £2040 from M & K Churchill & Son and £2000 from Deptford Farms and AP Ractcliffe. Other heifers sold to £1980 and £1880 from Deptford Farms; £1900 from PJ Searle & Son; £1850 and £1800 from RC Taylor; £1800 RJ, HA & MR Popham and £1800 from A & W Vigus. Fewer cows sold to another good trade as buyers chase milk, to a top of £1750 from RC Taylor; £1720 from A & W Vigus; £1520 from EW, SJ & TW Scolding and £1400 from RL & ME Trott.

Incalf heifers (8m incalf) sold to £1300 and £1100 from EJ Badman & Son Ltd. Other 4m incalf heifers sold to £1040, £1010 and £1000 from B & M Hayball & Son.

Heifer calves to £180 x2 from E & HM Sheldon.

1251 Store cattle, sucklers and stirks.

897 Store cattle and grazing cows. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another bigger early Autumn entry of 897 store cattle, part of 1251 with the sucklers, grazers and stirks. Some better cattle on offer to breach the £1200 mark again. More cattle over £1000 with quality.

Steers topped at £1205 for two grand Limousin steers (28m & FA) from ME Sampson & Son, Upottery, who also sold a forward Simmental at £1200 (26m & FA). Further Limousin steers at £1125 (only 17m & FA) WJ Elston & Son, South Molton; £1105 (3x only 16/17m & FA) and £1100 (only 15m & FA) DC & SA Martin, Helston. Further Simmental steers £1055 (33m) GTJ Boundy, Mosterton and £1055 again (2x 21m & FA) DM Dyer, Yarcombe. Blue steers peaked at £1130 (3x 20m & FA) from WJ Elston & Son again. Others £1070 (28m & FA) MJ Frampton & Son, Broadwindsor; £1070 (21/23m & FA) AW Selley & Son, Ash Mill and £1060 (6x 22/23m & FA) SC May, Newton Tracey. Charolais steers rose to £1070 (6x only 17/18m) from LE Sweetland & Son, Musbury. Others also £1070 (23m & FA) AW Selley & Son again and £1055 (2x 23m & FA) DM Dyer again.

Native steers peaked at £1115 for an Angus (21m, FA & sire) from RE James & Partners, Sherborne. Further Angus £1080 (27m & FA) Holway Farms Ltd, Cattistock and £1040 (3x 24/25m & sire) and £1010 (3x 24/25m & sire) A Burland, Spaxton. Devon steer £1040 (31m) RS Baldwin, Bampton.

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Dairy bred stores rose to £895 for Montbeliarde (5x 20m) RH Beaty, Walton. Fleckvieh also at £895 (3x 20m & FA) IR Worth, Shirwell. Further Fleckvieh £850 (3x 22m & FA) and £790, J Yeo, Georgeham, £795 (2x 24m & FA) A & P Bradford, Bawdrip. Montbeliardes to £820 (22m & FA) CM Parker & IF Burnett, Templeton. Friesians and Holsteins at £775 (8x 21/23m & FA) D & S Williams & Son, Priddy. Further Holstein £685 (19m & FA) and Friesians at £680 (2x 26/27m & FA) PA Cleave, Bude.

Heifers sold to £1050 thrice: 28m Blue (FA) from MJ Frampton & Son, Broadwindsor; 30m Blue and 30m (x2) Limousin from WA Ketley & Sons, Essex. Futher Limousin at £1015 (26m & FA) CM Parker & IF Burnett again; £940 (2x only 16m & FA) WA Ketley & Sons again; £930 (23m & FA) AW Selley & Son again; £915 (24m & FA) L Burston, Washfield and £885 (30m & FA) B Withers, Truro. Further Blues £995 (3x 22/24m & FA) AW Selley & Son again; £985 (2x 30m & FA) MJ Frampton & Son again; £985 again (3x 23m & FA) SC May again; £975 (29m & FA) B Withers again; £920 (6x 22/23m & FA) and £900 (6x 22/23m & FA) SC May again. Simmentals at £915 (28m) GTJ Boundy again and £905 (2x 18m) SK & SE Owen, Dunkeswell.

28 Suckler cows, calves and stock bulls. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small weekly entry on offer topped at £1280 x2 for a Blonde cow (04.13) and her Parthenaise steer calf (29.04.19) and for a Blonde cow (05.13) and her Parthenaise steer calf (15.04.19) from P Webber

15 Grazing cows (pre-movement tested). Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report top was £1040 for an Angus September 2010 born cow from JH Brewer.

326 Busk calves and stirks. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a similar entry of stirks saw a brighter trade for the better quality, however there was a high number of second quality stirks forward which continue to be met with some resistance from buyers and this is reflected in our averages. Top price was £810 x3 (9m) for Charolais steers from Ham Farm Partners, who topped the stirk trade for the second week running – well done. Further Charolais steers to £755 x2 (12m) from SG Stacey and £700 (11m) from LD & GA Norman. Limousins to £800 (8m) from Staplegrove Livestock Ltd, when others sold to £665 (10m) from SG Stacey; £635 (15m) J Blake; £620 (10m) Brookfield Livestock Marketing Ltd; £595 from JA & G Aldworth and £585 x4 (only 6m) AJ & TLJ Hawkins. Simmentals to £745 (13m) SG Stacey and £560 x2 (only 6m) AJ & TLJ Hawkins, who also sold British Blues to £655 x4 (6m). Further British Blues to £590 from WL Jasper & Son; £565 (8m) from TE & SJ Popham and £530 x3 from CM Pledge. Devons to £560 (18m) from CG & CR Rabbetts and £455 (11m) from LD & GA Norman. Angus to £525 x2 (17m) Hutchings & Sons.

Herefords to £510 x2 (13m) WL Jasper & Son, when younger Herefords sold to £500 (8m) S Jasper.

Bulls sold to £605 (8m) for a Hereford from AD Bulled & Son.

Heifers sold to a top of £655 (11m) for a Charolais from LD & GA Norman, who sold others to £595 and £560 x2 (11m). Further Charolais to £595 x5 (9m) £595 (8m) and £585 x2 (10m) Ham Farm Partners. Limousins to £600 (15m) J Blake; £580 (13m) SK & SE Owen; £550 NA Ketley & Sons; £540 (9m) SG Stacey. Lincoln to £500 (14m) WA Ketley & Sons. Herefords to £455 x2 WL Jasper & Son and £370 (8m) MR Chown. Few British Blues forward to £405 J Morris & Partners. Angus to £360 x7 (11m) M Peters.

454 Non-export calves.

Beef Breeds (347) – not able to be exported from market. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good entry of 454 calves which lacked quality and are still feeling the effects of the lack of enthusiasm due to the downward beef price and Brexit, etc. Best calves are in good demand when many buyers are still not filled up. Top of the day was £390 for a reared Blue from NF George. Younger Blues to £335 and £320 from J & D Tilbee and £260 from GH Cavill & Sons. Young Limousin to £330 from AK & CM Quick and £290 from HT & ME Quick. Charolais to £320 and £305 from SM & DM Turner Ltd and £248 CE Veysey. Simmentals to £230 from CE Veysey. Best continental bulls £250 plus, mediums £200-240 and plainer types around £150.

Heifers to £340 x4 for reared Blues from NF George. Younger Blues to £285 from J & D Tilbee and £270 from Short Bros & Son. Charolais to £330 from E Davis and £172 from SM & DM Turner. Simmentals to £200 from RD Knight & Son. Limousins to £190 x2 from GF & DV Bussell. Best Continental heifers £200 plus, mediums and plainer types much more selective.

Natives to £300 x2 for reared Herefords from NF George. Younger Herefords to £260 from E Davis and £180 x2 from M & S Powell. Angus to £270 x2 from NF George; £255 Knapp Farm Ltd and £252 from GN Langley.

Native heifers to £205 for Hereford from AD Bulled & Sons. Others £200 from AD Lee. Angus to £165 from B & P Horsey and £158 from NF Clothier.

Friesians (107) – not able to be exported from market. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another good entry of over 100 dairy sired bull calves met another similar trade, when demand was good for the top end and medium calves but many smaller calves meet limited demand. Top of £168 from Brue Farms Ltd; £140 RD Willcox; £105 x2 from RM & CG Drew and GJ & JM Boyer. Best rearing types £80 plus, mediums

£40-£60 and plainer types around £20. Fleckvieh to £238 from Brue Farms Ltd. Norwegain Reds to £125 from J & D Tilbee.

3914 Sheep. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (1945)

A similar entry of 1945 store lambs started with a cautious trade although they got noticeably dearer as the sale went on. Best of the lambs sold to £78.50 from E Ling. Others to £74 from JM Bryant; £71.50 from C Peach and SJ & SJ Finlay; £70.50 from GM Veysey; £70 from CJ Look & Son; £66.50 from C Peach; £66 from AJ Paynter; £65.50 from R Chaddock and £65 from AR & SB Wyatt. Overall average £55.78.

Cull Ewes & Rams (1427)

A larger entry of 1427 cull ewes and rams sold to a similarly firm trade. Best of the continental ewes sold to £125 from H Crofts. Others to £115 and £110 from R Crang; £112 from DM Ellis; £101 from K George; £100 from DA Heard; £99 from WGF Chave & Son; £96 from JE Wakely & Sons; £94 from IJ Pincombe and £90 from B Clarke. Cull rams sold to £106 (x2) and £105 from KJ & LC Popham, when others sold to £99 from P Brooks; £95 from SL King and K George and £92 from NF Clothier & Sons Ltd. Medium ewes £45-£65, plainer types £20-£45 and boners generally £15 plus. Overall average £55.15.

Breeding Ewes (464)

A very large entry of 464 breeding ewes for the non catalogued weekly sale, which met competitive bidding from start to finish. A pair of Blue Texels sold exceptionally well at £152. Suffolk Mule shearlings in demand to £122 (x2) from T Phillips. A run of Scotch Mules to £105 (x2) and £104 (x3) from Wilsey Down. Other Suffolks to £99 from Bushby & Weir.

Stock Rams (29)

A good entry of rams this week overall sold to a solid trade when there was a high clearance rate of 83%. Top price went to NF Clothier & Sons Ltd, who had a cracking run of Charollais and Chartex, top was a Charollais 2T at £220. Others to £190. IJ Pincombe sold a shapely Chartex to £200. Texels sold to £180. Same again next week.

Goats (47)

An entry of 47 goats saw a strong Boer billy fit for breeding top at £165. Nannies topped at £82.50 from C Ainge and Bagborough Farms Ltd, who sold others to £66.50. Overall average £76.53.

137 Pigs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report reduced entry, in particular fewer heavier fat pigs forward. Trade very similar to our previous sale.

Weaners (65)

Good entry sold to a wonderful trade. Overall average £35.52. The best of a good run of 11 w/o Pietrain cross Welsh weaners sold to £64 and £55 from G Blake. 12 w/o Large White cross Pietrain from S Whitaker sold to £39. Gloucester Old Spots from RJ Everitt sold to £28.

Cull Sows & Boars (13)

Smaller entry no real heavy weight sows forward. Overall average £141.08. The best to £200 from D Green. £167 from J Burrough and £160 from R Webber. Single boar from WG Edwards to £118.

Breeders (4)

Maiden gilt from CJ Love at £122, being a Gloucester Old Spot Sow; £132 for 2x February born Gloucester Old Spot gilts £94 from R Everitt.

Forward Stores (54)

Smaller entry of mainly lighter pigs. The best £121 from MT Churchill for some well constructed Pietrains and £119 for the best of a good run from T Stone and £118 from C & J Chilcott.

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