The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, 16 September, is as follows. The total stock was 970 head.

All prime cattle averaged £1,058.16: £133 up on the week.

79 Prime and untested forward cattle.

63 UTM & 16 OTM Prime Cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very similar entry in terms of numbers of generally better cattle, met a better trade.

Top was 201.5ppk for an ad lib Limousin from MJ Tuckett & Partners, Exeter, who sold another at 194.5ppk. Shapely red Limousin steer at 192ppk from Habberfield Bros, North Newton. Very similar smart, lean red Limousin steers at 191.5 and 176ppk from TR Michell, Truro. A run of fed at grass Limousin steers from CRG Wall, Highbridge, met calls of 184.5, 178.5, 178 and 176.5ppk. Well fed Blue steer at 175.5ppk from PJ & BM Coles, Bridgwater.

Steers sold to £1,306.10 for a Limousin from CRG Wall, who sold others at £1,287.81, £1,224.99 and £1,194.38. Limousin at £1,244.32 from TR Michell, who sold another at £1,179.64, a South Devon at £1,183.11 and a Hereford at £1,172.16. Angus steer at £1,197.39 from NJ & HM Baker, Clevedon and a further Limousin at £1,182.56 from MJ Tuckett.

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Heifers topped at 200.5ppk for an exceptional shape Limousin from PJ & BM Coles, Bridgwater. Very nice butchers type heifer at 193.5ppk, Limousin, FG, NK & AJ Gammon Ltd, Tolland; 191ppk, Limousin, CRG Wall, Highbridge; 189.5, 189 and 188.5ppk, TR Michell, Truro; 188.5, Limousin and 188.5ppk again, Hereford, TE Harris, Clevedon and 187.5ppk, Limousin, RC Rowe & Son, Upottery.

Heifers sold to £1,229.07 for a 613kg Limousin from PJ & BM Coles. Further Limousins at £1,198.22, £1,181.59 and £1,115.44 from CRG Wall; £1,185.55 and £1,151.25 RC Rowe & Son; £1,141.62 MJ Tuckett & Partners and £1,082.05, TR Michell. Angus heifer at £1,154.25 from NJ & HM Baker, Clevedon and a Hereford at £1,089.53 from TE Harris, Clevedon.

Steak bulls to £1,039.88 for a Limousin from PJ & BM Coles.

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

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a reduced entry of cull cattle met a much improved trade. Native and black and white dairy types noticeably dearer.

Top was 135.5ppk twice for pure Limousin cows from R Coate, Broomfield, who sold others at 134.5, 133.5, 132.5, 131.5, 128.5 and 127.5ppk. Further well fleshed Limousin at 134.5ppk from AJ Welch & Sons, Ashill. Charolais at 129.5ppk from RG & CJ Gooding, Bridgwater. Native cows to 133.5ppk for a Hereford from PG & JE Baker, Weston Super Mare, who sold another at 119.5ppk. Further Hereford at 119.5ppk from FJ Heal & Son, Shillingford. Devons at 126.5 and 124.5ppk from Messrs Urch, Cheddar.

Sucklers sold to £1076 for the Limousin from AJV Welch & Sons. Further heavier cows £1,030.82, Charolais, RG & CJ Gooding; £1,006.01, Blue, SJ Sibley, Beaminster; £1,001.70, £927.77, £894.20 and £893.08, Limousins, R Coate.

Dairy breeds rose to 124.5ppk for a well fleshed Friesian from AJ Gay & Sons Ltd, East Harptree, who sold another at 115.5ppk. Further fleshed Friesian at 112.5ppk from B & P Horsey & Son, West Hatch. Holsteins to 118.5ppk from DJ Hill & Partners, Wellington, who sold others at 115.5 and 109.5ppk. Good steaky Holsteins at 117.5, 113.5, 111.5 and 109.5ppk from The Mowlem Partners, Chard. Others 113.5ppk, G Pople & Sons Ltd, Walton. Non UK Holsteins to 94.5ppk twice and 88.5ppk from The Mowlem Partners.

Holsteins sold to £886.44 from G Pople & Sons Ltd, Street. Others £870.68, The Mowlem Partners and £854.10, DJ Hill & Partners.

795 Finished lambs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a similar entry of 795 lambs sold to a more difficult trade for all presented. The best sold to 172ppk from FJ Heal & Son. Others 168ppk from J Peaster; 167 and 164ppk from E Wittridge; 166ppk from AJB Farm Partnership; 165ppk from EB & JA Webber and RD Cox and 164ppk from TC & SCI Pain and WGF Chave & Son.

Heavier lambs sold to £87.50 from FJ Heal & Son. Others £85.50 from J Peaster; £84.50 from RW Brunt; £83.50 (x2) from K Gribble; £83 from Milborne Wick Farms Ltd and PJ Holloway and £82 from SL King, TC & SCI Pain and DM Ruell. Overall average £72.37.

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29 Cull ewes and rams. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report sold to £66 from HWC & JM Butler and £64 from LG Taylor to average £55.24.