The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, October 14, is as follows. The total stock was 1055 head.

A stand on lamb trade at 165.5 ppk. Prime Cattle to 204.5, 181.5, 179.5 & 178 ppk from J & S Vinnicombe & Son.

116 Prime and untested forward cattle.

(81) UTM & (35) OTM Prime cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an increased entry of 116 prime cattle met a typical “autumn flush” trade. After a week or more of inclement weather, the ground is now wet and stock are being driven off. Many are also appearing “cold” having lost their flesh. The biggest “flush” is probably occurring in Ireland, where due to the recent pickets approximately 80,000 cattle were held back. All those cattle will now be being sold accentuating the situation.

Top was 204.5ppk for a superb red Limousin steer from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary, who sold another at 178ppk and best Limousin heifers at 181.5 and 179.5ppk. Further Limousin steers to 172.5ppk from BA Richards, Williton. Leaner pure Charolais steer at 174.5ppk from G Vining, Axbridge, who also sold pure Charolais heifers at 173 and 170ppk. Charolais cross heifers at 170 and 169.5ppk, RJ & AM Pedrick, Buckfastleigh and 169ppk from BA Richards again. Blue steers to 170ppk for a leaner feeding type from RA Reed, Seaton. Further well fleshed Limousin heifers at 173 and 171.5ppk from SER Hunt, Kilve.

Native steers rose to 164.5ppk for a Hereford from EV Tranmer & Sons, Claverham, who sold others at 164, 163.5 and 162ppk.

Heifers sold to £1,168.86 for a Limousin from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, who sold another at £1,015.97 (566kg). Further Limousin heifer at £1,162.56 from SER Hunt. Charolais heifers at £1,060.49, G Vining; £1,032.59, BA Richards; £1,028.13, CG & C Vigar, Curry Rivel and £1020, RJ & AM Pedrick.

Native heifers to £1,126.65 for a huge Angus (870kg) from R & S Dare, Spaxton. Further Angus £1,114.50, S Ford & Co, Blagdon. Herefords to £1,017.67, RF Patten, Yeovil.

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

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a slightly reduced entry of cull cattle after a wet period, saw many cows lacking flesh, having “gone back” due to the conditions at foot. Fed cows in demand but few and far between.

Top was 129.5ppk for a better type Limousin cow from AC Tanner, Bristol. Good flesh Limousins at 118.5 and 117.5ppk from HJ Delbridge, Twitchen. Huge 977kg Charolais at 115.5ppk from Hopcraft Ltd, Churchstanton. Native sucklers saw Angus at 113.5ppk from R & S Dare, Spaxton and more Angus again at 111.5, 110.5 and 109.5ppk twice from Hindon Farm Partnership, Minehead.

Sucklers sold to £1,128.44 for the Charolais (977kg) from Hopcraft Ltd. Limousin cow at £953.12 from AC Tanner.

Dairy bred cows peaked at 108.5ppk for a well fleshed Holstein from JR Dill & Son, Chedon Fitzpaine, who sold further Holsteins at 99.5 and 90.5ppk. More good meat Holsteins at 106.5, 105.5 and 99.5ppk from Garrett Bros, Wrantage, who sold others to 93.5ppk.

Dairy breeds sold to £876.71 for a Holstein from Garrett Bros, who sold others to £847.74.

826 Finished lambs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a similar sized entry of 826 lambs, that overall showed the signs of the recent poor weather, sold to a similar firm trade for all presented. The best sold to 178 and 174ppk from PR Nicholls; 175ppk from J Sprake & Partners Ltd; 174 and 170ppk from DM & DM Ginger; 170ppk from Wallmead Farms Partnership and 169ppk from JR Payne, Maddock & Son, JEF & KF Stephens and J Hartle.

Heavier lambs sold to £90 and £85 from DH & KM Edwards and FA Ford; £87 from KH & PA Govier; £86.50 from Messrs Urch and Milborne Wick Farms Ltd; £85.50 from AG Hicks & Sons; £84.50 and £83.50 from JEF & KF Stephens; £84 from J Sprake & Partners Ltd (x3) GB & MA Holloway and DJ & DA Bloyce and £83 from D Marshall. Overall average £75.03.

45 Cull ewes and rams. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report sold to £70 from Somerset Lamb Ltd to average £61.47.

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