The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, October 21, is as follows. The total stock was 807 head.

Steers sold to £1,301.38 & heifers to £1,191.96, both from HJ & HB Case Ltd.

97 Prime and untested forward cattle.

(82) UTM & (15) OTM Prime cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a slightly reduced entry at 97 prime cattle, met a brighter trade, when more fleshed cattle were on offer. The averages were 10ppk up on the week reflecting the improved quality.

Top was 195.5ppk for a shapely, leaner red Limousin from PJ Hobbs Farm, Minehead, who sold Charolais cross suckler bred heifers at 179.5, 178.5, 178, 176, 175.5 and 173.5ppk (x3). Shapely, leaner, tucked up, suckler bred black Limousin heifer at 194.5ppk from J & J Meaker & Son, Langport, who sold another similar Limousin heifer at 188ppk and a Blonde heifer at 177.5ppk. Smart dairy bred Limousin heifer at 179.5ppk from FG Payne & Sons, Wellington. Shapely, very lean, red Limousin heifer at 178ppk from HJ & HB Case Ltd, East Huntspill, who also sold very well fleshed Limousin heifers at 172ppk.

Steers peaked at 195ppk for a shapely, very lean, tucked up, red Limousin from J & J Meaker & Son again, who sold a nicely fleshed black Blue at 177.5ppk. Shapely, ad lib, red Limousin at 185.5ppk from MJ Tuckett & Partners, Exeter. Best type suckler bred black Limousin steer at 182.5ppk from JF Walker & Partners, North Petherton. Very shapely and well fleshed black Limousin from HJ & HB Case Ltd again at 179.5ppk. Shapely, suckler bred gold Charolais at 175ppk from RA Reed, Seaton. Very shapely and well fleshed Limousin from RC Rowe & Son, Upottery at 174.5ppk.

Steers sold to a tremendous £1,301.38 for a 725kg Limousin from HJ & HB Case Ltd. Further heavyweight steers at £1,251.95 for a Limousin (686kg) from JF Walker & Partners and £1,237.29 for a Limousin (667kg) from MJ Tuckett & Partners.

Heifers sold to a tremendous £1,191.96 for a Limousin (693kg) from HJ & HB Case Ltd, who sold another at £1,135.20 (Lim & 660kg). 565kg Limousin at £1,104.58 from PJ Hobbs. 586kg Limousin at £1,101.68 from J & J Meaker & Son.

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

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a similar sized, medium entry of 63 cull cattle met a very varied trade, reflecting the quality on offer. So many cows lacked any flesh or size.

Top was 134.5ppk for a superb pure Limousin cow from P & J Ley, Alverdiscott, who sold another at 133.5ppk. Big Charolais cows at 118.5 and 113.5ppk from KLS Sweet, East Huntspill.

Sucklers sold to £1,037.30 for a best type Limousin from P & J Ley, who sold their other at £999.34. Charolais cows at £946.59 and £937.34 from KLH Sweet.

Dairy breeds peaked at 107.5ppk for a younger (61m) fleshed Holstein from Newley Farm, Taunton, who sold further Holsteins at 105.5ppk (51m) 98.5, 95.5 and 93.5ppk. Further younger, fleshed Holsteins at 105.5 (61m) and 104.5ppk (50m) R & J Jones & Son, Stogursey. Further meat cows 105.5ppk (HF) Brymore Academy, Cannington; 101.5ppk (Fri) RD Willcox, Wedmore; 100.5ppk (HF & 45m) and 94.5ppk (HF) J Read & Co, Taunton; 94.5ppk (Fri) Ireosa Ltd, Winterbourne Abbas and 93.5ppk (Fri) House & Sons, Beaminster.

Black and whites sold to £854.55 for a 810kg Holstein from R & J Jones & Son. 775kg and 767kg Holsteins at £833.13 and £809.19 from Newley Farm.

647 Finished lambs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a smaller entry of 647 lambs that had again showed signs of the recent poor weather, sold to a very similar trade for all presented. The best sold to 172ppk from RAC Barton. Others 167ppk from AF & AH Powell; 166ppk from CJ Sage, J Sprake & Partners Ltd, WGF Chave & Son and NR Huxter and 165ppk from B Davis.

Heavier lambs sold to £97 and £88.50 from WGF Chave & Son. Others £92 and £89.50 from PC Franklin; £89 (x2) from N Nation and £85 from Milborne Wick Farms Ltd and RC Stock. Overall average £75.51.

9 Cull ewes and rams. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report sold to £70 from Brymore Academy.

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