The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, September 30, is as follows. The total stock was 909 head.

Prime cattle significantly below last year’s levels, barren cows similar & prime lambs a couple of pounds below.

104 Prime and untested forward cattle.

(88) UTM & (16) OTM Prime cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a large entry of prime cattle met a steady trade. Top was 181.5ppk for a very smart Limousin from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary, who sold another for 169.5ppk. Further Limousin steers at 173.5ppk, RJ Smith, Wellington and 173ppk from SER Hunt, Kilve. Blue steer at 165ppk from R & G Speed, Axminster.

Steers sold to £1,206.15 for the Blue from R & G Speed. OTM BF to £1,120.18 from HJ & HB Case Ltd. Limousin steers at £1,117.58 from SER Hunt; £1,108.80 from D & I Dyer, Yarcombe and £1,094.45 from J & S Vinnicombe & Son. Native steers to £1,086.90 for an Angus from NJ & HM Baker, Clevedon.

OTM Limousin heifers to 171ppk from J & S Vinnicombe. UTM Heifers rose to 169.5ppk on two occasions. Firstly for a Limousin from SER Hunt and again for a Charolais from G Vining, Axbridge, who sold another at 163ppk. Further Limousin at 168.5ppk from GDW Isaac & Son, Broadhembury. Further Charolais at 164.5ppk from RJ & AM Pedrick, Buckfastleigh.

Heifers sold to £1,140.74 for a Charolais from G Vining, who sold others at £1,129.92 and £1,075.80. Limousin at £1,044.12 from SER Hunt. Simmental at £1,029.60 from I Forbes. Charolais at £1,011.68 from RJ & AN Pedrick. Blue at £1,001.42 from MP & DM Hine, Northay.

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

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a fair entry of 78 cull cattle, when trade was very similar again to recent weeks. Cow beef is holding its level despite falls in the clean beef.

Top was 123.5ppk for a grand 868kg Charolais from PC Old, who sold another massive 925kg Charolais at 104.5ppk. Simmental cow at 115.5ppk from SD Kunda, Hemyock. Blue at 108.5ppk from SMA Elsworth, Highbridge.

Native cows rose to 117.5ppk for a well fleshed Hereford from ML & D Jenkins, Gloucester, who sold others at 115.5 and 110.5ppk. Angus cows at 113.5ppk on three occasions from WR Taylor, Crewkerne. Further Angus at 110.5ppk from MJ & RSM Barrow, Arlington, who also sold a Hereford at 107.5ppk. Devons to 107.5ppk from C Hancox.

Sucklers sold to £1,118.60 for a tremendous 952kg Hereford from ML & D Jenkins. Charolais at £1,071.98 and £966.63 from PC Old. Angus at £937.51 from WR Taylor. Blue at £930.93 from SMA Elsworth.

Dairy breeds rose to 116.5ppk for a fleshed Holstein from LG Heal & Son, Andersea. Further good meat Holsteins at 115.5ppk, RD Willcox, Wedmore; 109.5 and 108.5ppk RM & HJ Heard, Axminster; 109.5ppk again, GH Cavill & Sons, Taunton and 104.5ppk, RG & IR Tapp, Crediton, who also sold a smart Friesian at 111.5ppk.

Dairy breeds sold to £927.34 for a Holstein from LG Heal & Son. Further Holstein at £888.25 from RG & IR Tapp.

808 Finished lambs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a slightly smaller entry of 808 lambs sold at slightly lower levels for all presented. The best sold to 168ppk from MV Hone. Others 165ppk from AJB Farm Partnership; 164ppk from CDT Sobey and A Ford Farming and 163ppk from LG Taylor, JG Bartlett & Son and G Pike.

Heavier lambs sold to £87 from Milborne Wick Farms Ltd. Others £82.50 from MV Hone; £81.50, £78 and £77 from CHJ Atwell & Sons; £80 from JG Bartlett & Son; £78 (x2) from MB & CJN Ayre; £77.50 from DM Ruell and £77 from Appley Estates Ltd and CHJ French & Sons. Overall average £71.72.

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